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UK new car sales fell 3 percent in October: preliminary data

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(Reuters) - British new fell by an annual 3 percent in October, preliminary data released by a showed on Monday.

Sales have been hit in recent months by more stringent emissions rules disrupting the supply of vehicles, double-digit drops in diesel demand and uncertainty around Brexit, the (SMMT) has said.

Demand in Europe's second-largest autos market fell by around 7 percent in the first 10 months of the year, the body said.

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

(Reporting by and William James; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 11:18 IST