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Export Volume Up: Value Down

22nd May 1953, Page 31
22nd May 1953
Page 31
Page 31, 22nd May 1953 — Export Volume Up: Value Down
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EEXPORTS of commercial vehicles during March increased in volume but decreased in value. The number, including trailers but excluding dumpers and industrial trucks, was 9,778, and the value, including dumpers and industrial trucks, £5,484,508.

The average weekly output was 4,044 units, nearly 1,000 lower than in February. The production figure for the first quarter was 61,015, or 3,350 below that for the December quarter of last year.

Total production for the month was 20.222 units, of which 9,747 were for export and 10,475 for the home market. Goods vehicles, road haulage tractors and special types totalled 19,387, of which 10,355 were under 15-cwt. carrying capacity, 7,528 from 15 cwt. to 6 tons and 1,504 over 6 tons.

The number of passenger vehicles produced during the month was 799 (573 single-deck and 215 double-deck motorbuses, and 11 trolleybuses). Battery, electrics produced during the month totalled 36.

In the first three months of the year output reached a total of 61,015 vehicles (26,829 for export and 34,186 for the home market). There were 58,734 goods vehicles, road haulage tractors and special types, of which 29,505 were under 15 cwt., 24,661 from 15 cwt. to 6 tons and 4,568 over 6 tons.

Passenger-vehicle output reached 2.142 Innis (1,488 single-deck and 615 double-deck motorbuses and 39 trolleybuses). Battery-electric vehicles totalled 139 and pedestrian-controlled electric vehicles 242.

Exports during the first three months of the year rose to 28,011 units valued at £17,548,419. In addition to the items given in the accompanying table, 1,198 used commercial vehicles (£575,650), and 23,526 agricultural tractors (£9,246,599) went overseas. Exports of parts and accessories totalled in value £18,294,984.


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