The number of PCs and CVs manufactured contracted 14% and 8% respectively. That was better than I thought it was going to be. The reasons for the reduction are no doubt of interest to you all. The light brown shading in the charts below indicate estimates. Getting good data these days is a challenge.
PCs. The bad news first. Nissan is realigning it's sales volumes in Europe to improve profitability and Infiniti production has now ceased. JLR sent production offshore at the same time global production is starting to recede. Vauxhall is in the same boat as Nissan while Honda is winding down its UK operation.
Now for some better news. Toyota had a great run with the new Corolla, with production up 15%. Bentley and Rolls Royce both had sizable increases, 39% and 27%. Not big in volume but in dollar terms valuable.
CVs. This side of vehicle production isn't large, mainly Vauxhall vans and Leyland DAF trucks. Alexander Dennis is a successful bus manufacturer and Dennis Eagle is a small truck maker. LVEC is into electric taxis and its 2019 volume is purely speculative. It is moving toward electric vans as well.
|A LVEC Taxi Cab|