9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, December 2017 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/01/2018  Final
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CESSATION OF NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES COLLECTION


As foreshadowed in the ABS 2017-2018 Forward Work Program, December 2017 is the final issue of the Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia (cat. no. 9314.0) publication. Data on sales of new motor vehicles (in original terms) is available from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries website: https://www.fcai.com.au/sales.

DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.(a)
NT(a)
ACT(a)
Aust.

Vehicle sales
Trend (no.)
33 161
28 323
19 419
6 128
8 549
1 826
837
1 513
99 756
Seasonally Adjusted (no.)
33 832
31 281
19 678
6 361
8 336
1 869
854
1 533
103 743
Change from previous month
Trend (%)
0.1
0.2
-
0.6
0.4
2.2
-1.9
-0.3
0.2
Seasonally Adjusted (%)
3.5
11.0
0.4
5.6
-3.1
5.8
0.1
-0.6
4.5
Change from previous year
Trend (%)
0.6
3.3
3.2
3.9
8.8
10.9
-1.8
-3.8
2.8
Seasonally Adjusted (%)
0.2
19.3
3.5
6.7
2.3
16.6
0.1
-8.8
6.7

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Seasonally adjusted numbers of new motor vehicle sales in Tasmania, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory should be used with caution. For more information, see paragraph 7 of the Explanatory Notes.



DECEMBER KEY POINTS


DECEMBER TREND ESTIMATES KEY POINTS
  • The December 2017 trend estimate (99,756) increased by 0.2% when compared with November 2017.
  • When comparing national trend estimates for December 2017 with November 2017, sales for Sports utility and Other vehicles both increased by 0.5%. By contrast, Passenger vehicles decreased by 0.3%.
  • The largest upward movement across all states and territories, on a trend basis, was in Tasmania (2.2%), continuing an upward trend that began in April 2017.
  • The Northern Territory (-1.9%) and the Australian Capital Territory (-0.3%) continue the downward trend which commenced in July 2017.



INQUIRIES

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SUMMARY COMMENTARY

Graph Image for New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles - long term
Graph Image for New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles - short term

New motor vehicle sales by type of vehicle by month

Count Passenger vehicles
Count Sports utility vehicles
Count Other vehicles
Count Total vehicles
Change Passenger vehicles
Change Sports utility vehicles
Change Other vehicles
Change Total vehicles
no.
no.
no.
no.
%
%
%
%

Trend

2016
October
39 810
37 518
20 770
98 099
-0.4
-
-0.2
-0.2
November
39 543
37 342
20 725
97 609
-0.7
-0.5
-0.2
-0.5
December
39 169
37 083
20 787
97 040
-0.9
-0.7
0.3
-0.6
2017
January
38 799
36 933
21 015
96 747
-0.9
-0.4
1.1
-0.3
February
38 493
37 066
21 356
96 915
-0.8
0.4
1.6
0.2
March
38 326
37 500
21 751
97 577
-0.4
1.2
1.8
0.7
April
38 252
38 092
22 171
98 515
-0.2
1.6
1.9
1.0
May
38 199
38 630
22 561
99 390
-0.1
1.4
1.8
0.9
June
38 092
38 964
22 869
99 925
-0.3
0.9
1.4
0.5
July
37 840
39 118
23 068
100 027
-0.7
0.4
0.9
0.1
August
37 410
39 166
23 215
99 791
-1.1
0.1
0.6
-0.2
September
36 964
39 181
23 387
99 531
-1.2
-
0.7
-0.3
October
36 636
39 274
23 563
99 473
-0.9
0.2
0.8
-0.1
November
36 394
39 451
23 719
99 565
-0.7
0.5
0.7
0.1
December
36 270
39 643
23 844
99 756
-0.3
0.5
0.5
0.2

Seasonally Adjusted

2016
October
39 244
38 241
20 464
97 948
-2.2
-0.4
-2.2
-1.5
November
38 980
37 009
21 157
97 147
-0.7
-3.2
3.4
-0.8
December
40 827
35 398
21 012
97 237
4.7
-4.4
-0.7
0.1
2017
January
39 209
38 080
20 511
97 800
-4.0
7.6
-2.4
0.6
February
37 699
36 834
20 675
95 208
-3.9
-3.3
0.8
-2.7
March
36 975
37 882
21 985
96 842
-1.9
2.8
6.3
1.7
April
38 076
36 864
22 999
97 939
3.0
-2.7
4.6
1.1
May
39 441
38 474
22 603
100 518
3.6
4.4
-1.7
2.6
June
38 822
40 463
22 639
101 924
-1.6
5.2
0.2
1.4
July
37 825
39 495
22 287
99 607
-2.6
-2.4
-1.6
-2.3
August
36 436
38 937
24 015
99 388
-3.7
-1.4
7.8
-0.2
September
36 799
38 518
23 564
98 882
1.0
-1.1
-1.9
-0.5
October
37 042
38 758
23 281
99 081
0.7
0.6
-1.2
0.2
November
36 389
39 397
23 470
99 256
-1.8
1.6
0.8
0.2
December
36 339
42 240
25 164
103 743
-0.1
7.2
7.2
4.5

Original

2016
October
37 817
36 442
19 098
93 357
-10.1
-7.7
-9.6
-9.1
November
39 852
37 536
21 549
98 937
5.4
3.0
12.8
6.0
December
42 385
34 936
21 442
98 763
6.4
-6.9
-0.5
-0.2
2017
January
34 920
34 127
15 863
84 910
-17.6
-2.3
-26.0
-14.0
February
34 740
35 497
18 788
89 025
-0.5
4.0
18.4
4.8
March
38 972
41 484
24 954
105 410
12.2
16.9
32.8
18.4
April
32 147
31 368
19 620
83 135
-17.5
-24.4
-21.4
-21.1
May
38 842
39 629
24 430
102 901
20.8
26.3
24.5
23.8
June
50 646
51 393
32 132
134 171
30.4
29.7
31.5
30.4
July
35 792
36 979
19 983
92 754
-29.3
-28.0
-37.8
-30.9
August
35 733
38 118
22 811
96 662
-0.2
3.1
14.2
4.2
September
38 147
39 003
23 050
100 200
6.8
2.3
1.0
3.7
October
36 396
36 871
22 496
95 763
-4.6
-5.5
-2.4
-4.4
November
36 929
40 748
23 688
101 365
1.5
10.5
5.3
5.8
December
36 748
40 429
25 643
102 820
-0.5
-0.8
8.3
1.4

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

New motor vehicle sales by state/territory of registration

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.(a)
NT(a)
ACT(a)
Aust.

Trend

2016
October
33 120
27 792
18 982
5 984
8 061
1 735
873
1 552
98 099
November
33 065
27 650
18 884
5 945
7 934
1 700
861
1 570
97 609
December
32 968
27 428
18 818
5 898
7 856
1 646
852
1 573
97 040
2017
January
32 911
27 285
18 825
5 867
7 844
1 597
851
1 566
96 747
February
32 940
27 309
18 935
5 881
7 863
1 570
861
1 557
96 915
March
33 045
27 535
19 165
5 943
7 890
1 563
883
1 553
97 577
April
33 201
27 872
19 452
6 024
7 930
1 569
910
1 557
98 515
May
33 348
28 194
19 688
6 094
7 987
1 582
934
1 563
99 390
June
33 409
28 391
19 801
6 132
8 079
1 600
946
1 567
99 925
July
33 374
28 440
19 766
6 123
8 195
1 625
942
1 561
100 027
August
33 251
28 377
19 639
6 089
8 306
1 660
923
1 547
99 791
September
33 145
28 277
19 511
6 066
8 402
1 701
897
1 532
99 531
October
33 107
28 248
19 436
6 069
8 473
1 745
872
1 522
99 473
November
33 118
28 272
19 410
6 091
8 516
1 787
853
1 517
99 565
December
33 161
28 323
19 419
6 128
8 549
1 826
837
1 513
99 756

Seasonally Adjusted

2016
October
33 438
28 012
18 758
5 698
7 902
1 772
827
1 541
97 948
November
32 286
27 903
19 112
6 085
7 669
1 681
860
1 552
97 147
December
33 751
26 220
19 016
5 961
8 152
1 603
853
1 681
97 237
2017
January
32 966
28 690
18 536
5 862
7 750
1 591
861
1 544
97 800
February
32 350
26 514
18 911
5 654
7 831
1 544
884
1 520
95 208
March
32 682
27 141
19 139
5 998
7 970
1 566
818
1 528
96 842
April
33 577
27 630
18 911
5 980
7 842
1 559
902
1 538
97 939
May
33 562
28 519
19 966
6 197
8 146
1 626
942
1 560
100 518
June
33 639
29 299
20 606
6 190
7 913
1 630
1 010
1 638
101 924
July
33 199
28 231
19 725
6 218
8 133
1 588
941
1 572
99 607
August
33 065
28 299
19 568
6 040
8 397
1 553
935
1 532
99 388
September
33 606
27 863
18 864
5 966
8 401
1 821
866
1 494
98 882
October
32 656
28 255
19 501
6 005
8 581
1 723
857
1 504
99 081
November
32 692
28 177
19 597
6 025
8 602
1 766
853
1 543
99 256
December
33 832
31 281
19 678
6 361
8 336
1 869
854
1 533
103 743

Original

2016
October
31 850
27 546
16 870
5 450
7 580
1 937
713
1 411
93 357
November
32 955
28 991
18 733
6 259
7 657
1 903
808
1 631
98 937
December
33 632
27 065
19 252
6 464
8 026
1 918
734
1 672
98 763
2017
January
29 068
24 535
15 709
5 134
7 037
1 337
652
1 438
84 910
February
30 221
24 917
17 474
5 354
7 526
1 334
760
1 439
89 025
March
35 677
29 252
21 217
6 387
8 712
1 536
946
1 683
105 410
April
28 565
23 292
16 312
4 951
6 634
1 214
910
1 257
83 135
May
34 545
29 077
20 674
6 133
8 154
1 540
1 276
1 502
102 901
June
44 341
37 255
28 768
8 213
10 161
1 953
1 333
2 147
134 171
July
30 620
26 584
18 540
5 663
7 576
1 376
914
1 481
92 754
August
32 137
27 569
18 695
5 790
8 487
1 538
904
1 542
96 662
September
34 168
28 096
19 175
6 029
8 401
2 016
821
1 494
100 200
October
31 454
28 098
17 860
5 831
8 458
1 870
744
1 448
95 763
November
33 463
29 332
19 134
6 330
8 685
2 021
789
1 611
101 365
December
33 014
31 336
19 543
6 611
7 942
2 166
710
1 498
102 820

(a) Seasonally adjusted numbers of new motor vehicle sales in Tasmania, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory should be used with caution. For more information, see paragraph 7 of the Explanatory Notes.