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Motor Car Production

Volume 981: debated on Monday 17 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many motor vehicles were produced in the United Kingdom in each year from 1950 to the latest year for which figures are available; and what, in each of these years, was this as a percentage of total world motor vehicle production.

[pursuant to his reply, 13 March 1980]: Following is the information:—

YearNumber of motor vehicles produced in the United Kingdom(thousands)Percentage of estimated world production (per cent.)
19507847·5
19517358·2
19526908·4
19538358·4
19541,03810·2
19551,2389·2
19561,0058 8
19571,1519·3
19581,36412·1
19591,56011·3
19601,81111·2
19611,4649·7
19621,6759 3
19632,0129·8
19642,33210·6
19652,1778·9
19662,0428·4
19671,9378·2
19682,2257·9
19692,1837·4
19702,0987·2
19712,1986·7
19722,3296·7
19732,1645·7
19741,9375·7
19751,6485·1
19761,7064·5
19771,7144·3
19781,6073·9
19791,479Not available