UK MANUFACTURING Brexit shutdown slashes UK car production by 45%

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Factory shutdowns designed to cope with disruption from a 29 March Brexit, slashed UK car production in April by almost half.

Even though Brexit is delayed the factories still closed and production fell 44.5% according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

In what it called “an extraordinary month”, the SMMT said only 70,971 cars rolled off production lines. That was 56,999 fewer than in April a year ago. Production for both home and overseas markets fell by 43.7% and 44.7% respectively.

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