1367.5 - Western Australian Statistical Indicators, Sep 2009  
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NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES

  • Sales of new motor vehicles in seasonally adjusted terms increased slightly (0.6%) for the month of August 2009. However, new motor vehicles sales in August 2009 (7,995) were 17% lower than in August 2008 (9,681).
  • The decline in motor vehicle sales from the peak figure (9,826) in July 2008 was driven by falls in the sales of passenger vehicles. Between August 2008 and August 2009, sales of passenger vehicles fell by almost 15%.
  • The sales of sports utility vehicles, including four wheel drive vehicles in the higher price ranges, fell by 6% over the same 12 month period.

2 New motor vehicle sales, by type of vehicle: seasonally adjusted

Passenger vehicles
Sports utility vehicles
Other vehicles
Total vehicles
Month
no.
no.
no.
no.

Seasonally Adjusted

2008
June
5 443
2 013
2 221
9 677
July
5 370
1 947
2 509
9 826
August
5 199
1 958
2 525
9 681
September
4 882
2 112
2 425
9 419
October
4 910
1 941
2 576
9 426
November
4 543
1 666
2 374
8 583
December
4 538
1 754
2 251
8 543
2009
January
4 649
1 710
2 137
8 497
February
4 552
1 808
1 922
8 283
March
4 178
1 751
2 010
7 939
April
4 329
1 774
1 916
8 019
May
4 370
1 842
2 119
8 331
June
4 595
1 860
2 382
8 837
July
4 292
1 829
1 828
7 949
August
4 431
1 837
1 726
7 995

Source: Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, cat. no. 9314.0.



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