UK automotive industry: statistics

  • Each year the UK produces over a million cars and vehicles and over two million engines
  • Industry employs over 700,000 people
  • In 2010 75% of vehicles manufactured were exported
  • Vehicles and parts are exported to over 100 markets worldwide

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Nissan creates 2000 UK jobs

Japanese car giant Nissan has announced plans to build a new model at its UK factory under a £125 million investment programme, creating 2000 new jobs.