Output and Exports .Lag .
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rEBRUARY'S output of commercial I vehicles was substantially lower than that of last year, but the Value of exports was higher. In the .first two months, however, the value of exports
was lower than in 1956.. .
Weekly average production . in _February was 5,294 (7,511 in February, 1956) and the total for the month WaS ,21;176. Goods vehicles, road haulage tractors and special types numbered 20,147, made up as follows' Under 15 cwt. capacity; 9,75.2;_. 15 cwt. „ to 3 tons, 4.749; 3 tons to 6 ions, 3,881; over 6 MS, 1,765. The 838 motorbuses and trolleybuseS built 'comprised 617 single-deck. and 206 double-deck .motorbuses and 15 trollevbuses.
In addition, 191_ flattery clectrics were built.
In the first two months of the year weekly output averaged 4.989. The total was 39,911. Of these, 38,013 were goods vehicles, road haulage tractors and special types (i8,615 under 15 cwt., 9,085 from 15 cwt. to 3 tons, 6,952 from 3 tons to 6 tons, and 3,361 over 6 tons).
Ori the passenger side, 1,121 singledeck and 402 double-deck motorbuses and 27 trolleybuses were constructed, giving a total of 1,550. Battery-electric output totalled 348. • February's exports numbered 20,419 vehicles valued at L14,713,786. In the first two months of the year 37.877 vehicles (127,734,923) were shipped.