UK Automotive Sector: overview

UK Automotive is built on firm foundations with a long heritage of innovation and cutting-edge engineering. As a sector, we are globally leading in our diverse range of products and technologies.

Shipping vehicles, engines and components to more than 150 countries worldwide across all continents, the sector supports thousands of highly skilled, high value jobs across all regions. UK Automotive has the second largest expenditure of research and development after pharmaceuticals and works closely with academia.  

Industry-government collaboration through the Automotive Council has been vital to this success, with the Automotive Sector Deal (2018) published to ensure the right conditions for further growth.  It means genuine long-term opportunities, particularly for supply chain companies and vehicle manufacturers as the industry transitions to net zero.  

To find out the latest key facts and figures about the UK automotive sector, click here.

For the latest industry reports from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) click here.

For the latest industry reports and roadmaps from the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) click here.