Car production falls to lowest level for 65 years in UK

Car production falls to lowest level for 65 years in UK
# 27 January 2022 15:25 (UTC +04:00)

Car production in the UK last year fell to its lowest level since 1956, according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, APA reports citing BBC.

The SMMT said the figures were dismal, largely thanks to a global microchip shortage and disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

It said there was optimism for the future, with the announcement of new investment worth nearly £5bn.

But it warned high energy costs could be a challenge for carmakers this year.

Hopes that car production would recover in 2021 were firmly dashed. According to the SMMT's figures, just under 860,000 new cars left UK factories last year.

That was even fewer than in 2020, when the first wave of Covid and the associated lockdowns forced several factories to close.

Production last year was 6.7% lower than in 2020 - and a full 34% below its pre-pandemic level.

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