Spike in number of cars being made

UK car factories made more than 140,000 cars in May, the month’s highest output since 2004. The factories posted a 42.2% hike in May, with year-to-date volumes up 17.3%.

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Positive news from car factories

Car makers in the UK saw a spike in manufacturing last month, according to figures released today.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders say it was the busiest May since 2004.

UK factories, which include Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port plant in Cheshire and Jaguar Land Rover's base in Halewood on Merseyside, made 141,146 cars last month. That was a 42.2% hike, with year-to-date volumes up by 17.3%

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