Lowest levels of car production for any July since 1956, UK industry reports

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Sector struggled with worker absences due to Brexit and Covid, and computer chips shortage

British car factories produced the fewest cars for any July since 1956 as they struggled with worker absences and the global shortage of computer chips.

UK carmakers made 53,400 vehicles in July, a 37.6% drop when compared with the same month in 2020, according to data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the industry’s lobby group.

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