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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Oct 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/11/2010   
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OCTOBER KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
26 129
23 002
16 989
5 445
9 622
1 530
851
1 396
84 964
Seasonally Adjusted
26 252
23 282
17 325
5 327
9 319
1 532
827
1 396
85 260

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
-0.3
-0.5
-0.2
-0.9
-0.4
0.5
-0.8
-0.1
-0.4
Seasonally Adjusted
0.1
1.8
-
-5.4
-5.2
-5.9
-4.7
-0.5
-0.6

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
3.9
7.2
-2.1
2.3
15.8
1.6
6.3
10.1
4.7
Seasonally Adjusted
4.3
6.6
-1.8
-5.1
7.7
0.9
5.5
6.8
3.3

- 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.

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



OCTOBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • Trend - The October 2010 trend estimate for new motor vehicle sales (84 964) decreased by 0.4% when compared with September 2010.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - The October 2010 seasonally adjusted estimate for new motor vehicle sales (85 260) decreased by 0.6% when compared with September 2010.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend - When comparing trend estimates for October 2010 with September 2010, sales of Passenger vehicles decreased by 0.7%, while sales of Sports utility vehicles increased by 0.9%. Over the same period sales of Other vehicles decreased by 0.9%.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - When comparing seasonally adjusted estimates for October 2010 with September 2010, sales of Passenger vehicles decreased by 1.6%, while sales of Sports utility vehicles increased by 1.5%. Over the same period sales of Other vehicles decreased by 0.4%.


SALES BY STATE
  • Trend - Seven of the eight states and territories contributed to the national decrease in trend estimate for new motor vehicle sales when comparing October 2010 with September 2010. South Australia recorded the largest percentage decrease with 0.9%, followed by the Northern Territory (0.8%) and Victoria (0.5%). Tasmania recorded a percentage increase of 0.5% over the same period.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - In seasonally adjusted terms, sales of new motor vehicles decreased in five of the eight states and territories for October 2010 when compared with September 2010. Tasmania recorded the largest percentage decrease of 5.9%, followed by South Australia (5.4%) and Western Australia (5.2%). The largest percentage increase for new motor vehicle sales occurred in Victoria (1.8%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
November 2010 15 December 2010
December 2010 17 January 2011
January 2011 16 February 2011
February 2011 15 March 2011
March 2011 14 April 2011
April 2011 16 May 2011



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details for the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for October 2010.


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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 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

2009
August
46 099
15 671
16 086
77 856
2.0
2.8
2.3
2.2
September
46 745
16 243
16 562
79 550
1.4
3.7
3.0
2.2
October
47 191
16 910
17 054
81 155
1.0
4.1
3.0
2.0
November
47 614
17 582
17 437
82 633
0.9
4.0
2.2
1.8
December
48 119
18 148
17 632
83 899
1.1
3.2
1.1
1.5
2010
January
48 743
18 521
17 648
84 911
1.3
2.1
0.1
1.2
February
49 384
18 734
17 565
85 683
1.3
1.2
-0.5
0.9
March
49 836
18 887
17 496
86 219
0.9
0.8
-0.4
0.6
April
49 957
19 080
17 483
86 520
0.2
1.0
-0.1
0.3
May
49 694
19 366
17 472
86 533
-0.5
1.5
-0.1
-
June
49 148
19 717
17 415
86 280
-1.1
1.8
-0.3
-0.3
July
48 541
20 046
17 326
85 913
-1.2
1.7
-0.5
-0.4
August
48 014
20 340
17 200
85 555
-1.1
1.5
-0.7
-0.4
September
47 600
20 606
17 065
85 271
-0.9
1.3
-0.8
-0.3
October
47 248
20 798
16 917
84 964
-0.7
0.9
-0.9
-0.4

Seasonally Adjusted

2009
August
46 325
15 208
15 229
76 762
1.7
-0.3
0.1
1.0
September
46 601
15 746
16 574
78 921
0.6
3.5
8.8
2.8
October
47 324
16 495
18 713
82 532
1.6
4.8
12.9
4.6
November
47 911
18 314
20 245
86 469
1.2
11.0
8.2
4.8
December
47 104
19 010
23 070
89 184
-1.7
3.8
14.0
3.1
2010
January
49 113
18 378
18 819
86 309
4.3
-3.3
-18.4
-3.2
February
49 095
18 519
17 476
85 091
-
0.8
-7.1
-1.4
March
49 500
18 387
17 133
85 020
0.8
-0.7
-2.0
-0.1
April
54 054
20 937
17 507
92 498
9.2
13.9
2.2
8.8
May
51 157
19 613
17 583
88 352
-5.4
-6.3
0.4
-4.5
June
49 485
19 716
17 739
86 939
-3.3
0.5
0.9
-1.6
July
47 410
20 354
16 935
84 699
-4.2
3.2
-4.5
-2.6
August
47 393
19 966
17 573
84 931
-
-1.9
3.8
0.3
September
48 229
20 693
16 848
85 770
1.8
3.6
-4.1
1.0
October
47 473
20 999
16 788
85 260
-1.6
1.5
-0.4
-0.6

Original

2009
August
44 918
13 972
14 397
73 287
-2.6
-5.3
-0.6
-2.7
September
47 284
14 443
16 404
78 131
5.3
3.4
13.9
6.6
October
46 544
15 741
18 528
80 813
-1.6
9.0
12.9
3.4
November
47 059
18 360
20 414
85 833
1.1
16.6
10.2
6.2
December
46 623
19 616
22 469
88 708
-0.9
6.8
10.1
3.3
2010
January
43 580
16 900
14 384
74 864
-6.5
-13.8
-36.0
-15.6
February
47 829
18 073
16 317
82 219
9.7
6.9
13.4
9.8
March
53 717
21 643
19 384
94 744
12.3
19.8
18.8
15.2
April
47 156
18 067
16 178
81 401
-12.2
-16.5
-16.5
-14.1
May
50 450
20 065
18 703
89 218
7.0
11.1
15.6
9.6
June
60 820
24 597
23 305
108 722
20.6
22.6
24.6
21.9
July
47 591
19 032
15 753
82 376
-21.8
-22.6
-32.4
-24.2
August
46 504
18 515
17 103
82 122
-2.3
-2.7
8.6
-0.3
September
48 763
19 684
16 607
85 054
4.9
6.3
-2.9
3.6
October
45 268
19 348
16 309
80 925
-7.2
-1.7
-1.8
-4.9

- 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

2009
August
24 120
20 511
16 643
5 069
8 071
1 438
773
1 232
77 856
September
24 675
20 995
17 024
5 205
8 147
1 465
787
1 251
79 550
October
25 143
21 454
17 350
5 323
8 310
1 506
800
1 268
81 155
November
25 513
21 903
17 607
5 408
8 548
1 557
814
1 283
82 633
December
25 777
22 335
17 778
5 462
8 816
1 610
825
1 297
83 899
2010
January
25 964
22 744
17 867
5 491
9 049
1 652
834
1 311
84 911
February
26 103
23 122
17 879
5 514
9 225
1 672
841
1 327
85 683
March
26 212
23 450
17 809
5 538
9 352
1 663
849
1 347
86 219
April
26 297
23 680
17 667
5 570
9 455
1 627
858
1 367
86 520
May
26 346
23 742
17 483
5 592
9 537
1 584
866
1 383
86 533
June
26 342
23 633
17 297
5 596
9 600
1 550
871
1 391
86 280
July
26 288
23 452
17 150
5 577
9 652
1 531
870
1 394
85 913
August
26 230
23 274
17 055
5 540
9 672
1 523
865
1 396
85 555
September
26 195
23 118
17 018
5 497
9 665
1 522
858
1 397
85 271
October
26 129
23 002
16 989
5 445
9 622
1 530
851
1 396
84 964

Seasonally Adjusted

2009
August
23 945
19 936
16 409
4 967
7 928
1 587
773
1 217
76 762
September
24 532
20 851
16 887
5 241
8 070
1 342
764
1 233
78 921
October
25 180
21 838
17 638
5 616
8 649
1 518
784
1 308
82 532
November
26 397
23 453
18 333
5 721
8 887
1 501
865
1 312
86 469
December
27 898
22 862
19 398
5 940
9 193
1 779
803
1 311
89 184
2010
January
26 040
22 983
18 078
5 882
9 392
1 709
918
1 308
86 309
February
26 114
22 755
17 670
5 414
9 386
1 623
802
1 326
85 091
March
25 696
23 609
17 313
5 386
9 121
1 709
852
1 335
85 020
April
26 860
26 042
18 251
5 680
11 785
1 641
860
1 379
92 498
May
26 410
24 003
17 700
5 592
10 778
1 579
888
1 403
88 352
June
26 619
23 894
17 348
5 742
9 570
1 535
842
1 388
86 939
July
25 770
23 174
16 611
5 491
9 872
1 480
903
1 398
84 699
August
26 274
23 126
16 739
5 468
9 626
1 463
855
1 380
84 931
September
26 224
22 867
17 322
5 630
9 828
1 628
868
1 403
85 770
October
26 252
23 282
17 325
5 327
9 319
1 532
827
1 396
85 260

Original

2009
August
22 704
18 848
15 661
4 696
8 003
1 476
723
1 176
73 287
September
24 367
20 857
16 255
5 141
8 217
1 382
698
1 214
78 131
October
24 251
21 989
16 830
5 506
8 763
1 520
696
1 258
80 813
November
26 559
23 417
17 719
5 698
8 702
1 619
810
1 309
85 833
December
26 848
23 398
18 995
6 213
8 967
2 242
737
1 308
88 708
2010
January
22 820
19 746
15 253
5 151
8 521
1 487
716
1 170
74 864
February
25 708
21 924
16 744
5 242
9 048
1 474
742
1 337
82 219
March
29 083
26 380
19 480
5 950
9 636
1 711
1 038
1 466
94 744
April
23 616
22 660
16 326
4 944
10 331
1 406
872
1 246
81 401
May
26 531
23 994
18 370
5 798
10 604
1 527
997
1 397
89 218
June
33 240
29 192
22 956
7 109
11 647
1 779
1 133
1 666
108 722
July
25 050
22 499
16 516
5 208
9 572
1 292
881
1 358
82 376
August
25 287
22 312
15 966
5 233
9 753
1 407
819
1 345
82 122
September
26 079
22 511
16 939
5 548
10 121
1 715
785
1 356
85 054
October
24 451
22 847
15 904
4 974
9 244
1 477
717
1 311
80 925

(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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