THE UK car industry suffered its worst September in 25 years and EU and US exports plummeted, new data revealed today.
Just 114,732 vehicles were produced over the course of the month – down 5% on September 2019, and 35.9% from January to September, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders revealed.
The number of cars sent to the EU was down 3.3% and the number sent to the US was down 30% compared with September 2019 – with the overwhelming majority of vehicles produced in the UK exported.
The news comes as the UK’s chief Brexit negotiator Lord Frost headed to Brussels today, to continue crunch talks on a post Brexit trade deal.
While all sides seem intent on getting a deal, France continues to “play bad cop”, yesterday insisting there was “no reason for us to give in to British pressure” in the key stumbling block of EU fishing rights in UK waters.
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