UK Automotive Sector: overview

UK Automotive is built on firm foundations with a long heritage of innovation and cutting-edge engineering. It is agile, flexible and fundamentally competitive, with world-leading levels of efficiency.

In 2019 the sector generated more than £100 billion in total trade for the third consecutive year, highlighting its role as a global trading powerhouse, and held the lead as Britain’s biggest exporter of goods.

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.

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 developers of ultra-low emission vehicles.

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