UK new automobile gross sales fell three % in October: preliminary knowledge

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

LONDON (Reuters) – British new automobile registrations fell by an annual three % in October, preliminary knowledge launched by a automobile trade physique confirmed on Monday.

Sales have been hit in current months by extra stringent emissions guidelines disrupting the provision of autos, double-digit drops in diesel demand and uncertainty round Brexit, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has stated.

Demand in Europe’s second-largest autos market fell by round 7 % within the first 10 months of the yr, the physique stated.

The SMMT will publish the ultimate figures for October at 0900 GMT.

Reporting by Costas Pitas and William James; Editing by Gareth Jones

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