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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Dec 2008 Quality Declaration 
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
23 073
19 938
16 033
5 044
8 795
1 398
828
1 209
76 319
Seasonally Adjusted
23 188
20 362
16 320
5 025
8 662
1 377
850
1 256
77 039

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
-1.2
-1.5
-1.2
-1.0
-2.1
-2.9
-0.9
0.3
-1.4
Seasonally Adjusted
0.3
3.7
3.7
-0.5
-0.3
-4.9
2.3
4.1
1.8

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
-16.5
-14.3
-20.8
-8.2
-15.2
-18.5
-5.7
-14.6
-16.1
Seasonally Adjusted
-16.0
-12.2
-22.3
-5.1
-16.8
-17.7
-0.5
-11.6
-15.7

(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.

New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles - Short term
Graph: New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles—Short term



DECEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • Trend - The December 2008 trend estimate for new motor vehicle sales (76 319) decreased 1.4% when compared with November 2008. The trend estimate has continued to show a decrease for 12 months. When compared with December 2007, the trend estimate decreased by 16.1%.
  • Seasonally adjusted - The December 2008 estimate for total sales of new motor vehicles (77 039) increased by 1.8% compared with November 2008.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend - When comparing December 2008 with November 2008, trend estimates decreased for all vehicle types, with sports utility vehicles decreasing by 1.9%, passenger vehicles, 1.4% and other vehicles by 0.8%. When compared with the same period 12 months ago all vehicles decreased, sports utility vehicles by 23.5%, passenger vehicles by 16.2% and other vehicles by 8.9%.
  • Seasonally adjusted - When comparing December 2008 with November 2008, sports utility vehicles increased by 3.5%, other vehicles by 3.1% and passenger vehicles by 0.7%.


SALES BY STATE
  • Trend - When comparing December 2008 with November 2008, Australian Capital Territory showed the only increase in the trend estimate of total vehicle sales by 0.2%. The largest decreases were in Tasmania by 2.9%, Western Australia by 2.1% and Victoria, 1.5%.
  • Seasonally adjusted - When comparing December 2008 to November 2008, three states showed decreases in total vehicle sales, Tasmania, 4.8%, South Australia, 0.5% and Western Australia, 0.3%. The largest increases were in the Australian Capital Territory, 4.1%, then Victoria and Queensland both increased by 3.7%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
January 2009 19 February 2009
February 2009 19 March 2009
March 2009 23 April 2009
April 2009 21 May 2009
May 2009 22 June 2009
June 2009 21 July 2009



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details from the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for December 2008.


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SUMMARY COMMENTARY

New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles - Long term
Graph: New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles—Long term


New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles - Short term
Graph: New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles—Short term

New motor vehicle sales by type of vehicle

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

2007
October
53 244
17 812
18 812
89 868
0.6
1.9
1.8
1.1
November
53 509
18 043
19 078
90 630
0.5
1.3
1.4
0.8
December
53 604
18 116
19 265
90 985
0.2
0.4
1.0
0.4
2008
January
53 466
18 089
19 351
90 906
-0.3
-0.1
0.4
-0.1
February
53 100
17 994
19 332
90 427
-0.7
-0.5
-0.1
-0.5
March
52 590
17 806
19 219
89 614
-1.0
-1.0
-0.6
-0.9
April
52 029
17 488
19 011
88 528
-1.1
-1.8
-1.1
-1.2
May
51 439
17 048
18 768
87 255
-1.1
-2.5
-1.3
-1.4
June
50 721
16 503
18 526
85 750
-1.4
-3.2
-1.3
-1.7
July
49 779
15 924
18 287
83 990
-1.9
-3.5
-1.3
-2.1
August
48 644
15 372
18 097
82 113
-2.3
-3.5
-1.0
-2.2
September
47 480
14 877
17 960
80 318
-2.4
-3.2
-0.8
-2.2
October
46 440
14 460
17 828
78 729
-2.2
-2.8
-0.7
-2.0
November
45 565
14 129
17 693
77 386
-1.9
-2.3
-0.8
-1.7
December
44 910
13 858
17 550
76 319
-1.4
-1.9
-0.8
-1.4

Seasonally Adjusted

2007
October
52 528
18 147
18 474
89 149
1.2
2.6
-0.8
1.1
November
54 219
17 796
19 946
91 961
3.2
-1.9
8.0
3.2
December
54 537
17 736
19 164
91 438
0.6
-0.3
-3.9
-0.6
2008
January
54 136
18 438
19 091
91 665
-0.7
4.0
-0.4
0.2
February
52 272
17 992
18 846
89 111
-3.4
-2.4
-1.3
-2.8
March
52 345
17 920
19 504
89 768
0.1
-0.4
3.5
0.7
April
50 974
17 374
19 780
88 128
-2.6
-3.0
1.4
-1.8
May
52 010
16 697
18 463
87 170
2.0
-3.9
-6.7
-1.1
June
51 924
17 458
18 161
87 543
-0.2
4.6
-1.6
0.4
July
49 934
15 419
18 271
83 624
-3.8
-11.7
0.6
-4.5
August
47 946
15 160
17 928
81 035
-4.0
-1.7
-1.9
-3.1
September
47 288
14 902
17 889
80 078
-1.4
-1.7
-0.2
-1.2
October
46 512
14 534
18 794
79 841
-1.6
-2.5
5.1
-0.3
November
45 031
13 744
16 939
75 714
-3.2
-5.4
-9.9
-5.2
December
45 341
14 229
17 469
77 039
0.7
3.5
3.1
1.8

Original

2007
October
53 336
17 748
18 205
89 289
6.3
11.8
4.5
6.9
November
54 195
17 702
20 184
92 081
1.6
-0.3
10.9
3.1
December
51 722
17 114
17 414
86 250
-4.6
-3.3
-13.7
-6.3
2008
January
49 295
17 646
15 329
82 270
-4.7
3.1
-12.0
-4.6
February
53 030
18 277
18 591
89 898
7.6
3.6
21.3
9.3
March
53 122
18 425
19 738
91 285
0.2
0.8
6.2
1.5
April
47 639
16 654
19 768
84 061
-10.3
-9.6
0.2
-7.9
May
51 416
17 279
19 945
88 640
7.9
3.8
0.9
5.4
June
61 524
21 388
23 629
106 541
19.7
23.8
18.5
20.2
July
51 068
14 842
18 066
83 976
-17.0
-30.6
-23.5
-21.2
August
46 114
14 233
16 977
77 324
-9.7
-4.1
-6.0
-7.9
September
48 865
14 200
17 873
80 938
6.0
-0.2
5.3
4.7
October
45 978
14 357
18 770
79 105
-5.9
1.1
5.0
-2.3
November
43 019
12 736
15 862
71 617
-6.4
-11.3
-15.5
-9.5
December
45 696
14 422
16 392
76 510
6.2
13.2
3.3
6.8


New motor vehicle sales by state/territory of registration

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.(a)
NT(a)
ACT(a)
Aus
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

Trend

2007
October
27 373
22 893
20 038
5 327
10 303
1 678
839
1 417
89 868
November
27 573
23 100
20 214
5 425
10 343
1 700
856
1 419
90 630
December
27 618
23 254
20 234
5 493
10 377
1 715
878
1 416
90 985
2008
January
27 510
23 379
20 071
5 531
10 390
1 717
900
1 408
90 906
February
27 274
23 477
19 776
5 533
10 358
1 698
917
1 394
90 427
March
26 933
23 519
19 402
5 510
10 278
1 672
926
1 376
89 614
April
26 532
23 439
18 994
5 474
10 157
1 654
927
1 351
88 528
May
26 115
23 222
18 576
5 436
10 025
1 642
919
1 321
87 255
June
25 662
22 850
18 129
5 396
9 896
1 628
903
1 286
85 750
July
25 173
22 334
17 634
5 351
9 756
1 604
885
1 254
83 990
August
24 665
21 743
17 153
5 295
9 589
1 570
869
1 229
82 113
September
24 170
21 159
16 763
5 225
9 400
1 529
858
1 214
80 318
October
23 729
20 654
16 460
5 156
9 193
1 483
846
1 207
78 729
November
23 355
20 242
16 229
5 094
8 984
1 440
836
1 206
77 386
December
23 073
19 938
16 033
5 044
8 795
1 398
828
1 209
76 319

Seasonally Adjusted

2007
October
27 462
22 504
19 672
5 362
10 191
1 667
869
1 422
89 149
November
27 909
23 120
21 067
5 488
10 287
1 832
853
1 404
91 961
December
27 594
23 178
21 009
5 294
10 413
1 674
854
1 421
91 438
2008
January
27 951
23 685
19 561
5 869
10 584
1 720
875
1 420
91 665
February
27 037
23 482
19 153
5 473
10 079
1 635
899
1 354
89 111
March
27 027
23 423
19 283
5 418
10 479
1 674
1 030
1 434
89 768
April
25 787
22 961
19 699
5 390
10 262
1 780
914
1 334
88 128
May
26 337
23 444
18 241
5 484
9 914
1 564
886
1 301
87 170
June
26 471
23 651
18 541
5 468
9 729
1 533
859
1 292
87 543
July
24 994
22 210
17 518
5 332
9 774
1 593
914
1 289
83 624
August
24 097
21 377
16 678
5 282
9 700
1 786
909
1 205
81 035
September
24 280
20 906
16 740
5 213
9 454
1 457
847
1 182
80 078
October
23 909
21 038
16 881
5 197
9 397
1 413
808
1 197
79 841
November
23 115
19 636
15 738
5 052
8 688
1 447
831
1 207
75 714
December
23 188
20 362
16 320
5 025
8 662
1 377
850
1 256
77 039

Original

2007
October
27 556
23 097
18 933
5 329
10 460
1 708
781
1 425
89 289
November
27 835
23 644
20 189
5 556
10 435
2 225
803
1 394
92 081
December
25 290
22 432
19 557
5 078
9 809
2 010
719
1 355
86 250
2008
January
25 810
21 044
16 972
5 256
9 650
1 490
722
1 326
82 270
February
27 855
23 803
18 914
5 607
9 952
1 484
876
1 407
89 898
March
28 128
23 153
20 231
5 334
10 483
1 470
1 108
1 378
91 285
April
24 489
21 814
19 109
5 293
9 475
1 496
1 049
1 336
84 061
May
26 334
23 865
18 672
5 803
10 067
1 585
1 025
1 289
88 640
June
32 027
27 638
24 335
6 568
11 564
1 778
1 128
1 503
106 541
July
25 216
22 272
17 963
5 237
9 580
1 510
900
1 298
83 976
August
22 669
20 575
15 679
5 034
9 652
1 680
855
1 180
77 324
September
24 513
21 479
16 697
5 074
9 679
1 561
755
1 180
80 938
October
23 448
21 337
16 024
5 069
9 850
1 478
750
1 149
79 105
November
22 043
18 756
14 111
4 935
8 284
1 575
743
1 170
71 617
December
22 421
20 792
16 163
5 028
8 416
1 660
751
1 279
76 510

(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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