Latest figures released by the SMMT reveal that there was a 28.6% increase in car production compared to the same month in 2009.
Overall 117,938 cars were manufactured in UK during June up over a quarter on June last year. This is the eighth month in succession that production has increased, albeit at a slower rate than the 54% rise seen in May.
The numbers offer a marked contrast to the slump which witnessed waves of layoffs and shift cuts throughout the industry as car manufacturers struggled amidst the credit crisis.
Demand appears buoyant despite the end of the scrappage scheme brought in by the previous Government.
Production is already 55 per cent up on the first 6 months of 2009, but the SMMT are sounding a note of caution.
“UK automotive production rose in June with steady improvement across the car, commercial vehicle and engine sectors against a weak 2009.” said Paul Everitt, SMMT’s chief executive.
“Continued investment in new products and technology is helping to sustain growth for the sector while rising demand from export and home markets is maintaining momentum.
“The coming months remain uncertain and sustaining economic recovery in major markets around the world remains the industry’s top priority.”