July 5, 2017 / 6:05 AM / a month ago

UK new car sales drop around five percent in June - preliminary data

FILE PHOTO: A worker is seen completing final checks on the production line at Nissan car plant in Sunderland, northern England, June 24, 2010.Nigel Roddis/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - British new car registrations fell by around 5 percent last month year-on-year and overall sales for the first six months of the year dropped by 1 percent, according to preliminary data from an industry body.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders will release the full numbers at 0800 GMT.

Reporting by Costas Pitas, Editing by Paul Sandle

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