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UK commercial vehicle production fell for the fifth month in a row, down 45.4% in February. Exports were more than halved, down 51.3% as... CV production drops

UK commercial vehicle production fell for the fifth month in a row, down 45.4% in February. Exports were more than halved, down 51.3% as supply chain shortages, new customs processes and prolonged lockdown measures in many markets continued.

“A fifth consecutive month of decline for Uk commercial vehicle production is grim news, but expected given the challenges the automotive sector is facing,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT chief executive.

“As the country reflects on a full year grappling with the pandemic, commercial vehicles have continued to provide a lifeline for myriad essential services and sectors and, with the UK coming out of lockdown soon, they will play a key role getting the country back up to speed.”