Car manufacturing in Britain fell by 11% in July, reports SMMT

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The number of cars built in UK factories slumped by 11% last month compared with a year ago.

Just over 121,000 cars left production lines, with a fall of 35% in models built for the UK, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Car production for export in July fell by 4.2%.

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