The Nissan car plant in Sunderland has made made more than half a million cars for the second year in a row. The plant kept up its record breaking level of production and introduced three new models in 2013.
The North East Chamber of Commerce says it's a sign that the economy is growing. Watch Julia Barthram's report.
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