UK February automobile gross sales fall 2.5 % – preliminary business knowledge

LONDON (Reuters) – British new automobile registrations fell by 2.5 % in February from a 12 months earlier, persevering with a downward development, in keeping with preliminary knowledge launched by an business physique on Monday

FILE PHOTO: Imported automobiles are parked in a storage space at Sheerness port, Sheerness, Britain, October 24, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) will release the ultimate registration numbers at 0900 GMT.

The dip follows January knowledge exhibiting a fair bigger year-on-year fall of about 6 %.

The SMMT mentioned the January decline was partly attributable to customers being deterred from shopping for diesel fashions that politicians have focused due to issues over air high quality.

Reporting by William James; Editing by David Goodman

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