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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Jul 2012 Quality Declaration 
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JULY KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
28 185
23 927
19 102
5 560
10 579
1 381
996
1 458
91 187
Seasonally Adjusted
27 626
23 854
18 787
5 603
10 499
1 450
927
1 388
90 133

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
0.3
-
-
-
0.4
2.2
1.1
1.0
0.2
Seasonally Adjusted
-2.1
0.2
-0.7
1.0
0.3
9.2
-10.9
-10.3
-0.8

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
6.4
5.6
5.9
3.1
15.6
-2.4
20.2
7.8
6.9
Seasonally Adjusted
3.6
4.3
3.9
-1.4
16.9
2.3
13.8
0.6
5.0

- 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.

JULY KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • The July 2012 trend estimate (91 187) has increased by 0.2% when compared with June 2012.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - The July 2012 seasonally adjusted estimate for new motor vehicle sales (90 133) decreased by 0.8% when compared with June 2012.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • When comparing national trend estimates for July 2012 with June 2012, sales of Passenger have decreased by 0.9%, while, Sports utility and Other vehicles have increased by 0.6% and 2.4% respectively.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - When comparing seasonally adjusted estimates for July 2012 with June 2012, sales of Passenger and Sports utility vehicles have decreased by 5.3% and 1.2% respectively, while over the same period Other vehicles have increased by 11.1%.


SALES BY STATE
  • Seven of the eight states and territories have experienced an increase in the trend estimate for new motor vehicle sales when comparing July 2012 with June 2012. Tasmania recorded the largest percentage increase (2.2%), followed by the Northern Territory (1.1%) and the Australian Capital Territory (1.0%).
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, sales of new motor vehicles increased in four of the eight states and territories when comparing July 2012 with June 2012. Tasmania recorded the largest percentage increase, with (9.2%), followed by South Australia (1.0%) and Western Australia (0.3%). Sales in the remaining four states remain unchanged.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
August 2012 17 September 2012
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



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

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


DATA NOTES

The flooding which occured 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.

The earthquake and tsunami which occurred in Japan in March 2011 had an impact on the number of new vehicle sales in Australia in mid 2011 due to a reduction in supply. These events are no longer affecting the supply of new vehicles, with Japanese motor vehicle production now returning to levels observed before March 2011.

As new motor vehicle sales are influenced by a range of factors, it is not possible to quantify the specific impacts of these events.


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
May
46 729
19 924
17 408
84 060
-0.4
1.7
-0.2
0.1
June
46 789
20 350
17 423
84 561
0.1
2.1
0.1
0.6
July
47 008
20 833
17 496
85 337
0.5
2.4
0.4
0.9
August
47 247
21 352
17 582
86 181
0.5
2.5
0.5
1.0
September
47 371
21 833
17 617
86 822
0.3
2.3
0.2
0.7
October
47 354
22 261
17 549
87 164
-
2.0
-0.4
0.4
November
47 200
22 660
17 392
87 252
-0.3
1.8
-0.9
0.1
December
47 014
23 068
17 264
87 346
-0.4
1.8
-0.7
0.1
2012
January
46 971
23 515
17 224
87 710
-0.1
1.9
-0.2
0.4
February
47 054
23 981
17 354
88 388
0.2
2.0
0.8
0.8
March
47 113
24 421
17 677
89 211
0.1
1.8
1.9
0.9
April
47 057
24 809
18 123
89 988
-0.1
1.6
2.5
0.9
May
46 834
25 139
18 611
90 584
-0.5
1.3
2.7
0.7
June
46 493
25 403
19 094
90 990
-0.7
1.1
2.6
0.4
July
46 087
25 551
19 549
91 187
-0.9
0.6
2.4
0.2

Seasonally Adjusted

2011
May
42 623
16 361
16 114
75 098
-10.0
-15.6
-6.4
-10.6
June
44 419
16 897
15 588
76 903
4.2
3.3
-3.3
2.4
July
47 411
21 098
17 369
85 878
6.7
24.9
11.4
11.7
August
47 774
22 925
17 621
88 320
0.8
8.7
1.4
2.8
September
47 139
21 816
18 168
87 123
-1.3
-4.8
3.1
-1.4
October
49 047
21 797
17 626
88 470
4.0
-0.1
-3.0
1.5
November
46 626
23 323
17 485
87 434
-4.9
7.0
-0.8
-1.2
December
46 361
22 801
14 911
84 073
-0.6
-2.2
-14.7
-3.8
2012
January
46 711
23 648
15 525
85 884
0.8
3.7
4.1
2.2
February
46 270
23 482
17 094
86 846
-0.9
-0.7
10.1
1.1
March
48 062
24 946
17 648
90 656
3.9
6.2
3.2
4.4
April
46 775
24 766
18 301
89 842
-2.7
-0.7
3.7
-0.9
May
47 639
25 356
18 760
91 754
1.8
2.4
2.5
2.1
June
46 924
25 525
18 410
90 859
-1.5
0.7
-1.9
-1.0
July
44 453
25 228
20 452
90 133
-5.3
-1.2
11.1
-0.8

Original

2011
May
r42 577
17 121
17 703
r77 401
2.4
0.4
13.5
4.3
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

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
r revised

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
May
26 102
22 478
17 613
5 250
9 079
1 393
804
1 340
84 060
June
26 250
22 525
17 805
5 320
9 104
1 400
813
1 344
84 561
July
26 495
22 667
18 039
5 391
9 149
1 416
829
1 352
85 337
August
26 796
22 820
18 281
5 433
9 216
1 423
850
1 362
86 181
September
27 039
22 908
18 485
5 426
9 310
1 413
871
1 369
86 822
October
27 167
22 931
18 611
5 390
9 421
1 383
888
1 372
87 164
November
27 166
22 957
18 628
5 367
9 536
1 339
891
1 368
87 252
December
27 116
23 047
18 602
5 375
9 668
1 294
884
1 359
87 346
2012
January
27 125
23 220
18 625
5 413
9 831
1 261
881
1 354
87 710
February
27 241
23 447
18 721
5 467
10 012
1 252
891
1 358
88 388
March
27 449
23 658
18 853
5 512
10 187
1 265
913
1 374
89 211
April
27 701
23 811
18 977
5 538
10 330
1 292
941
1 398
89 988
May
27 925
23 894
19 059
5 550
10 446
1 322
965
1 422
90 584
June
28 088
23 931
19 095
5 558
10 538
1 351
984
1 444
90 990
July
28 185
23 927
19 102
5 560
10 579
1 381
996
1 458
91 187

Seasonally Adjusted

2011
May
23 826
19 039
15 725
4 626
8 643
1 309
799
1 130
75 098
June
23 488
20 884
15 838
4 956
8 496
1 294
771
1 176
76 903
July
26 662
22 868
18 074
5 684
8 980
1 416
814
1 379
85 878
August
27 658
23 504
18 586
5 496
9 474
1 444
814
1 344
88 320
September
26 906
22 862
18 455
5 785
9 368
1 433
951
1 363
87 123
October
27 977
23 251
18 885
5 264
9 288
1 483
929
1 392
88 470
November
27 898
22 742
18 581
5 142
9 593
1 271
835
1 373
87 434
December
26 369
22 393
17 626
5 084
9 187
1 346
768
1 298
84 073
2012
January
26 405
22 739
18 388
5 074
9 748
1 163
959
1 406
85 884
February
26 431
23 189
18 651
5 427
9 817
1 259
842
1 231
86 846
March
27 854
24 274
18 918
5 805
10 186
1 353
901
1 364
90 656
April
27 721
23 888
18 832
5 512
10 341
1 309
857
1 380
89 842
May
28 412
23 787
19 683
5 397
10 672
1 295
1 073
1 435
91 754
June
28 220
23 797
18 913
5 548
10 466
1 327
1 040
1 548
90 859
July
27 626
23 854
18 787
5 603
10 499
1 450
927
1 388
90 133

Original

2011
May
24 470
r19 570
16 519
4 782
8 703
1 268
942
1 147
r77 401
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

r revised
(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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