Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders



SMMT: Business confidence drives cautious recovery in new car registrations

With the year’s first full month of showroom openings, new car registrations in May reached 156,737 units, as renewed business confidence boosted car sales, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Published 4 June 2021

SMMT: April UK car production rebounds, but remains short of recovery

UK car production rose significantly, but artificially, in April according to the latest figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Published 27 May 2021

SMMT: UK car production rises on anniversary of pandemic-driven closures

UK car production rose 46.6% in March, the first increase after 18 months of decline, with 115,498 cars manufactured, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Published 29 April 2021

New car registrations grow for first time since August, SMMT finds

The UK new car market recorded its first ‘growth’ since August 2020, with 29,280 more units registered during March compared to the same month last year, according to figures published yesterday by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Published 7 April 2021

New car registrations drop by 35.5% in February

The UK new car market declined by 35.5% in February as 28,282 fewer units were registered according to figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Published 4 March 2021

New car registrations fall 39.5% in January, as showroom closures stifle demand

The UK new car market fell 39.5% in January with 59,030 fewer registrations compared to the same month last year, according to figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Published 4 February 2021

New car sales drop by over 29% in December signalling toughest year since 1992

The UK new car market fell by almost a third (29.4%) in 2020, with annual registrations dropping to 1,631,064 units, according to figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Published 6 January 2021

UK car manufacturing drops 1.4% in November

UK car production declined by a further 1.4% in November to 106,243 units, according to the latest figures issued today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Published 23 December 2020

November new car registrations decline -27.4% as English lockdown takes toll

The UK new car market again saw a decline last month as registrations in November fell -27.4% year-on-year, or 42,840 units, according to the latest figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Published 4 December 2020

New car registrations fall by 1.6% in October

The UK new car market declined again in October, with registrations falling by 1.6% year on year, according to the latest figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Published 5 November 2020

UK new car sales drop by 4.4% in September

The UK new car market declined -4.4% in September, according to figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Published 5 October 2020

New car sales drop 5.8% in August

UK new car registrations declined by -5.8% in August, according to figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 

Published 4 September 2020

New car registrations rise by over 11% in July

UK new car registrations rose for the first time this year as pent-up demand from the coronavirus lockdown helps to lift the market, according to figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Published 5 August 2020

UK car manufacturing drops to lowest level since 1954

UK car manufacturing output has declined -42.8% in the first half of the year, marking the lowest decline in the industry since 1954.

Published 30 July 2020

SMMT: One in six car industry jobs could be lost

One in six jobs in the UK car industry are at risk as the coronavirus lockdown has taken its toll on the sector, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Published 23 June 2020