UK Automotive International Competitiveness

The International Competitiveness of the UK Automotive Industry: November 2015

This report is intended to illustrate where the UK has a competitive advantage over other countries, and to identify where additional attention from government and industry is needed. It will assist the Automotive Council in ensuring it focuses its resources on the areas that will offer the greatest return for the UK automotive sector, and in ensuring that the UK remains one of the more attractive places for investment. The report was undertaken by the UK International Competitiveness workstream, a sub-group of the Business Environment and Skills group. The group has a diverse range of representatives from bodies associated with the UK automotive industry, including vehicle manufacturers, supply chain companies, academic bodies and government. The report is based on hard statistical evidence and more qualitative evidence gathered from surveys and case studies. To view the full report, click here: 

The International Competitiveness of the UK Automotive Industry: 2015 report

Central to this report is the tracking of eight selected KPIs in relation to the UK automotive sector’s international competitiveness. The UK is ranked by number versus other countries both in the EU Customs Union (EUCU) – nine selected EU countries, plus Turkey – and worldwide. In addition to the KPIs, a matrix of further ‘competitiveness drivers’ has been developed to gauge the UK’s performance across a wider range of initiatives. To view the KPI dashboard, click here:

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