Output and Exports Rise
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QCTOBER'S output and exports of commercial vehicles were substantially higher than in September. The weekly average of production was 5,477 units, compared with 4,813 in September and 3,750 in August. Exports in October were 1,855 units higher than in September.
The total number of vehicles built in October was 21.910, of which 13,752 were for export and 8,158 for the home market. The 20,929 goods vehicles, road haulage tractors and special types consisted of 9,709 under 15 cwt., 10,037 from 15 cwt. to 6 tons, and 1,183 over 6 tons. The total of 881 motorbuses and trolley buses was made up of 630 single-deck and 234 double-deck motorbuses and 17 trolleybuses. A hundred hattery-electries were also built during the month.
Production during the first 10 months of the year amounted to 215,636 vehicles-134,392 for export and 81,244 for the home market. Goods vehicles, road haulage tractors arid special types accounted for 205,343, consisting of 99,474 under 15 cwt., 96,206 from 15 cwt. to _6 tons and 9,663 over 6 tons. • So far this year, 9,243 passenger vehicles have been built (6,914 singledeck and 2,224 double-deck motorbuses and 105 trolleyhus:es). Battery-electries totalled 1.050.
Figures issued by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show that the output of pedestrian. controlled electric vehicles in the first 10 months of the year was 411. In the nine months ended September, 5,159 works trucks were made.
October's exports of 11.620 vehicles (excluding dumpers and industrial trucks) compared with 9,775 in Septem
ber. The value of exports, including dumpers and industrial trucks, rose from £5,535,754 in September 10 £6,437,776 in October.
In the 10 months ended October. 116,442 vehicles, excluding dumpers and industrial trucks, were exported. Shipments, including dumpers and industrial trucks, were valued at £59,896,293. Exports were swelled by 3,126 used commercial vehicles (£1,412,431), 95,765 agricultural tractors (£36,309,928), and parts and accessories to the value of £62,649,113,