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Car Industry Suffers Worst June Since 1996

An employee checks the height of a vehicle holding finished Mini automobiles at Bayerische Motoren Werke AG's Mini final assembly plant in Cowley near Oxford, UK.

An employee checks the height of a vehicle holding finished Mini automobiles at Bayerische Motoren Werke AG's Mini final assembly plant in Cowley near Oxford, UK.

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The UK automotive industry suffered its worst June for new car sales since 1996.

Registrations of new cars fell by around 24% last month compared with June 2021, according to preliminary figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).