The provisional figures just released by ACEA for the European car market to October suggest that sales for the month fell by 0.8% to 1,168,750 from 1,178,209. That kept the YTD gain at 5.6% with sales of 12,990,565 from 1,230,316. The dip was in line with expectations and was brought about by ten of the eighteen countries declaring negative results for the month. The most significant downturn was that in Germany where sales for the month were said to be 10.8% down at 292,000 from 327,296.