Sector Insight - UK Automotive Newsletter, May 2017

The UK Automotive sector continues to experience a strong trading environment, in part driven by the emergence and adoption of a range of new technologies as well as a strong credit environment.

Key data points include:

  •   Car registrations year to date up 6.2%;
  •   PCP lending against cars rose 12% to £31.6bn in 2016, with c.90% of new cars now bought on debt;
  •   Increased demand for wage inflation, which hit 2.6% in Q4 2016; and
  •   Automotive OEM valuations up over 2x in the last three years.

This Newsletter is a periodic review of UK Automotive activity and trends in the sector.

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