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UK car sales fell around 3 percent in November - preliminary data

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(Reuters) - British new dropped by around 3 percent last month compared with November 2017, according to preliminary data released by an industry body on Wednesday.

Europe's second-largest has been hit by double-digit drops in sales of diesel vehicles due to uncertainty over government policy and a levy hike, the (SMMT) has previously said.

Britain's imminent departure from the has also weighed on sales after they hit record highs in 2015 and 2016, the SMMT has said.

Since September, stricter emissions rules have disrupted the supply of some vehicles across

The SMMT body will publish final figures for November registrations at 0900 GMT on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Costas Pitas; Editing by William Schomberg)

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 11:01 IST