U.K. car production smashed its export record in 2012 with volumes rising 7.8% to 1,212,031 units as total output climbed 9% to 1,464,906 units, the highest level since 2008. Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders CEO Paul Everitt says 2012 was a very good year for U.K. car production, and the outlook for 2013 remains positive. Demand in many faster-growing global markets is offsetting continued weakness in European economies, he says in a statement. “The £6 billion ...

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