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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Aug 2012 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/09/2012   
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AUGUST KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
28 602
24 172
19 937
5 583
10 599
1 344
983
1 482
92 701
Seasonally Adjusted
28 997
24 463
19 999
5 663
10 566
1 278
936
1 478
93 379

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
0.5
0.3
0.8
0.2
0.4
0.3
0.4
1.2
0.5
Seasonally Adjusted
4.7
2.3
6.8
1.5
0.8
-9.9
1.4
6.7
3.6

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
7.0
6.1
9.4
2.9
14.9
-5.2
15.6
9.0
7.8
Seasonally Adjusted
5.8
4.7
8.7
2.8
11.0
-11.3
15.2
10.6
6.4

(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.

AUGUST KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • The August 2012 trend estimate (92 701) has increased by 0.5% when compared with July 2012.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - The August 2012 seasonally adjusted estimate for new motor vehicle sales (93 379) increased by 3.6% when compared with July 2012.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • When comparing national trend estimates for August 2012 with July 2012, sales of Passenger vehicles have decreased by 0.5%, while, Sports utility and Other vehicles have increased by 1.0% and 2.3% respectively.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - When comparing seasonally adjusted estimates for August 2012 with July 2012, sales of Passenger and Sports utility vehicles have increased by 4.7% and 4.3% respectively. Over the same period Other vehicles have increased by 0.4%.


SALES BY STATE
  • All eight states and territories have experienced an increase in the trend estimate for new motor vehicle sales when comparing August 2012 with July 2012. The Australian Capital Territory recorded the largest percentage increase (1.2%), followed by Queensland (0.8%) and New South Wales (0.5%).
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, sales of new motor vehicles increased in seven of the eight states and territories when comparing August 2012 with July 2012. Queensland recorded the largest percentage increase (6.8%), followed by the Australian Capital Territory (6.7%) and New South Wales (4.7%). Over the same period Tasmania recorded a decrease of 9.9%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
September 2012 15 October 2012
October 2012 15 November 2012
November 2012 13 December 2012
December 2012 16 January 2013
January 2013 18 February 2013
February 2013 18 March 2013



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details for the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for August 2012.


DATA NOTES

The flooding which occurred in Thailand in from June 2011 may have had an impact on new vehicle sales in Australia due to associated delays in delivery of Thai manufactured vehicles and vehicle parts. The impacts from the flooding is no longer affecting the supply of new motor vehicles to Australia from Thailand.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.


SUMMARY COMMENTARY

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

Footnote(s): Break in time series for trend between June and July 2000. See paragraph 13 of the Explanatory Notes.

Source(s): Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia


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


New motor vehicle sales by type of vehicle by month

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

Trend

2011
June
46 813
20 358
17 428
84 598
-
2.1
-0.1
0.5
July
46 974
20 823
17 465
85 263
0.3
2.3
0.2
0.8
August
47 165
21 326
17 524
86 015
0.4
2.4
0.3
0.9
September
47 267
21 800
17 549
86 617
0.2
2.2
0.1
0.7
October
47 257
22 229
17 491
86 977
-
2.0
-0.3
0.4
November
47 129
22 638
17 358
87 125
-0.3
1.8
-0.8
0.2
December
46 977
23 060
17 261
87 298
-0.3
1.9
-0.6
0.2
2012
January
46 950
23 518
17 248
87 716
-0.1
2.0
-0.1
0.5
February
47 052
23 987
17 369
88 408
0.2
2.0
0.7
0.8
March
47 168
24 432
17 685
89 284
0.2
1.9
1.8
1.0
April
47 203
24 838
18 165
90 206
0.1
1.7
2.7
1.0
May
47 093
25 216
18 722
91 031
-0.2
1.5
3.1
0.9
June
46 868
25 547
19 284
91 699
-0.5
1.3
3.0
0.7
July
46 603
25 826
19 819
92 248
-0.6
1.1
2.8
0.6
August
46 356
26 072
20 273
92 701
-0.5
1.0
2.3
0.5

Seasonally Adjusted

2011
June
44 648
16 894
15 627
77 169
4.6
3.0
-3.4
2.5
July
47 265
21 163
17 366
85 794
5.9
25.3
11.1
11.2
August
47 580
22 780
17 434
87 794
0.7
7.6
0.4
2.3
September
47 013
21 777
18 098
86 888
-1.2
-4.4
3.8
-1.0
October
48 953
21 799
17 595
88 346
4.1
0.1
-2.8
1.7
November
46 622
23 314
17 467
87 403
-4.8
7.0
-0.7
-1.1
December
46 365
22 772
14 913
84 051
-0.6
-2.3
-14.6
-3.8
2012
January
46 652
23 676
15 536
85 864
0.6
4.0
4.2
2.2
February
46 313
23 465
17 147
86 925
-0.7
-0.9
10.4
1.2
March
48 092
24 983
17 688
90 763
3.8
6.5
3.2
4.4
April
46 828
24 825
18 381
90 033
-2.6
-0.6
3.9
-0.8
May
47 870
25 359
18 847
92 076
2.2
2.2
2.5
2.3
June
47 102
25 590
18 465
91 157
-1.6
0.9
-2.0
-1.0
July
44 285
25 365
20 486
90 135
-6.0
-0.9
10.9
-1.1
August
46 354
26 452
20 573
93 379
4.7
4.3
0.4
3.6

Original

2011
June
54 322
21 518
20 317
96 157
27.6
25.7
14.8
24.2
July
45 701
19 383
15 907
80 991
-15.9
-9.9
-21.7
-15.8
August
48 423
22 111
17 548
88 082
6.0
14.1
10.3
8.8
September
47 700
20 778
18 341
86 819
-1.5
-6.0
4.5
-1.4
October
47 536
20 400
17 260
85 196
-0.3
-1.8
-5.9
-1.9
November
46 712
24 182
17 760
88 654
-1.7
18.5
2.9
4.1
December
45 764
22 367
14 328
82 459
-2.0
-7.5
-19.3
-7.0
2012
January
42 555
22 123
12 105
76 783
-7.0
-1.1
-15.5
-6.9
February
46 019
23 448
16 256
85 723
8.1
6.0
34.3
11.6
March
51 161
27 363
19 092
97 616
11.2
16.7
17.4
13.9
April
40 496
21 841
16 760
79 097
-20.8
-20.2
-12.2
-19.0
May
48 448
26 863
20 758
96 069
19.6
23.0
23.9
21.5
June
57 439
31 617
23 510
112 566
18.6
17.7
13.3
17.2
July
43 354
23 845
19 442
86 641
-24.5
-24.6
-17.3
-23.0
August
46 612
26 216
20 724
93 552
7.5
9.9
6.6
8.0

- 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.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

Trend

2011
June
26 272
22 531
17 828
5 316
9 099
1 396
812
1 344
84 598
July
26 469
22 654
18 015
5 385
9 150
1 412
828
1 351
85 263
August
26 732
22 792
18 216
5 426
9 222
1 418
850
1 360
86 015
September
26 956
22 874
18 399
5 421
9 319
1 408
871
1 367
86 617
October
27 090
22 903
18 529
5 388
9 428
1 380
888
1 370
86 977
November
27 113
22 942
18 568
5 367
9 538
1 337
892
1 367
87 125
December
27 097
23 046
18 571
5 379
9 666
1 295
885
1 359
87 298
2012
January
27 139
23 229
18 602
5 419
9 827
1 264
882
1 354
87 716
February
27 264
23 455
18 698
5 472
10 011
1 256
892
1 359
88 408
March
27 478
23 670
18 870
5 516
10 190
1 270
915
1 375
89 284
April
27 762
23 839
19 100
5 541
10 329
1 294
942
1 399
90 206
May
28 052
23 950
19 343
5 553
10 432
1 315
962
1 426
91 031
June
28 281
24 030
19 569
5 561
10 506
1 330
974
1 448
91 699
July
28 460
24 104
19 774
5 574
10 553
1 340
978
1 465
92 248
August
28 602
24 172
19 937
5 583
10 599
1 344
983
1 482
92 701

Seasonally Adjusted

2011
June
23 574
20 935
15 989
4 944
8 480
1 295
772
1 177
77 169
July
26 710
22 880
18 007
5 658
8 942
1 404
814
1 379
85 794
August
27 409
23 373
18 396
5 509
9 519
1 440
812
1 336
87 794
September
26 805
22 812
18 371
5 772
9 371
1 442
953
1 362
86 888
October
27 923
23 259
18 804
5 262
9 312
1 461
933
1 393
88 346
November
27 889
22 743
18 557
5 143
9 590
1 276
834
1 372
87 403
December
26 352
22 399
17 610
5 083
9 192
1 347
769
1 299
84 051
2012
January
26 410
22 741
18 409
5 084
9 693
1 163
960
1 403
85 864
February
26 466
23 207
18 631
5 434
9 840
1 270
841
1 236
86 925
March
27 910
24 276
18 956
5 810
10 183
1 357
904
1 367
90 763
April
27 792
23 929
18 903
5 522
10 344
1 307
858
1 380
90 033
May
28 535
23 826
19 814
5 401
10 698
1 295
1 067
1 439
92 076
June
28 323
23 873
19 085
5 543
10 405
1 331
1 044
1 553
91 157
July
27 703
23 922
18 724
5 579
10 481
1 418
922
1 386
90 135
August
28 997
24 463
19 999
5 663
10 566
1 278
936
1 478
93 379

Original

2011
June
29 685
25 091
21 062
6 057
10 424
1 443
985
1 410
96 157
July
24 893
21 743
17 341
5 255
8 433
1 196
800
1 330
80 991
August
27 274
23 436
18 298
5 446
9 903
1 581
802
1 342
88 082
September
26 661
22 845
18 040
5 853
9 731
1 494
881
1 314
86 819
October
26 608
22 996
17 972
5 041
8 974
1 439
808
1 358
85 196
November
28 966
23 049
18 038
5 304
9 650
1 435
799
1 413
88 654
December
25 109
22 356
17 225
5 275
8 880
1 687
666
1 261
82 459
2012
January
24 004
20 278
15 732
4 622
9 014
1 008
820
1 305
76 783
February
26 391
23 270
17 839
5 344
9 673
1 148
776
1 282
85 723
March
30 209
26 177
20 718
6 037
10 644
1 361
1 052
1 418
97 616
April
24 426
20 785
17 062
4 746
8 939
1 072
863
1 204
79 097
May
29 811
24 600
20 933
5 689
11 025
1 266
1 252
1 493
96 069
June
34 785
28 662
25 051
6 728
12 698
1 443
1 357
1 842
112 566
July
26 594
22 991
18 234
5 298
9 968
1 268
917
1 371
86 641
August
28 706
24 696
19 791
5 577
11 072
1 365
898
1 447
93 552

(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.



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