Car manufacturing has grown during the first half of the year.
It grew by 1.1% to 764,390 vehicles.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders say that figures show that while 4 out of 5 cars built in the UK are exported, an increase in output for the home market has boosted 2013 figures.
They say that home market has risen by almost 25%.
Cars that are still made in the Midlands include
- Jaguar and Landrover in Birmingham
- Toyota in Derbyshire
- Aston Martin in Warwickshire
- Morgan in Worcestershire
- MG assembled in Longbridge
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