New car market down 6.7% in October

Demand for new cars fell 6.7% last month, the automotive industry said.

Some 10,348 fewer cars were registered in October than during the same month in 2018, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

The figure reflects a tough environment for businesses and consumers as economic and political uncertainty continue to hit confidence, the trade association said.

The decline was driven by a 13.2% drop in demand from private consumers.

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