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Car manufacturing in UK grows 10.7%, says SMMT

Car manufacturing rose 10.7% in August compared with the same month last year, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

The industry body said that meant that production for the year so far was 4.4% higher than in 2010.

The SMMT's Nikki Rooke told the BBC around 75% of cars built in the UK are destined for export and "it's really that global demand that's driving the UK production at the moment".

  • 22 Sep 2011
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