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Australian Motor Industry New Vehicle Sales

Name of Collection
Australian Motor Industry New Vehicle Sales

Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI)
GPO Box 313

Telephone: Melbourne 03 9829 1234
Facsimile: Melbourne 03 9867 4006
Email: vfacts@ocean.com.au
Internet: autonews.net (Restricted access)

To provide Australian motor industry members and other interested parties with monthly reports on new vehicle sales by make/model and within market segment.

The VFACTS Unit was set up by the Statistics and Economics Committee of FCAI to provide an effective means of reporting new vehicle sales. The previous system was based on registration data gathered from various state jurisdictions. The VFACTS system is based on retail reporting by all member companies, with this information being audited by the ABS.

Data Detail
Each reported sale contains attributes or reference to a model table of attributes, which enable VFACTS to report on details of the sale such as:

  • Date of retail;
  • Town name (locality);
  • Buyer type (private, fleet-government, non-government);
  • Vehicle details:
  • Vehicle identification number (VIN);
  • Make;
  • Model;
  • Generation;
  • Grade;
  • Body style;
  • Number of side doors;
  • Number of seats;
  • Engine displacement;
  • Cylinders;
  • Maximum engine power;
  • Fuel type;
  • Transmission type;
  • Number of forward gears;
  • Wheels;
  • Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM ) (heavy trucks only);
  • Gross Combination Mass (GCM ) (heavy trucks only); and
  • Country of origin.

Geographic Coverage
Australia, States and Territories, metro/rural, post code location.

Frequency of Data Availability
Data are collected daily and released monthly (on the fifth working day of the month).
Historical Data
Data are available from 1992.

Products and Services
VFACTS Service Reports (Sample package is available on request.)
autonews.net (Restricted access)
Email, floppy disk (both in Excel, Lotus or ASCII) and hardcopy reports. There are standard reports which provide a comprehensive view of industry performance, however, specialist reports can be quoted. These may be subject to restriction of information as determined by the FCAI's Statistics and Economics Committee policy.

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