Increased demand for British engine exports

230,634 engines made in UK this March, up 0.3% with year-to-date output stable.
    Positive month for British engine exports, with overall demand up by 2.7%.
    Bright future for sector with investments set to be realised throughout the year.

‘Engine manufacturing has seen a stable first quarter, and the outlook for the sector is very positive,’ said Mike Hawes, SMMT chief executive. ‘UK manufacturers have committed major investments into building the next generation of low emission Euro-6 engines, and with these set to come to fruition this year, we expect output to accelerate in the coming months.’

Engine manufacturing    Mar-14    Mar-15    % Change    YTD-14    YTD-15    % Change
Total                             229,959    230,634    0.3%    651,449    645,093    -1.0%
Home                           81,448      78,129     -4.1%    229,885    227,905    -0.9%
Export                          148,511    152,505    2.7%    421,564    417,188    -1.0%
% export                      64.6%       66.1%                 64.7%       64.7%