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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, May 2012 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/06/2012   
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MAY KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
27 985
24 011
19 292
5 529
10 499
1 283
955
1 390
90 945
Seasonally Adjusted
28 555
23 782
19 838
5 394
10 650
1 275
1 062
1 438
91 994

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
0.9
0.7
1.1
0.1
1.3
1.3
2.9
1.1
0.9
Seasonally Adjusted
2.9
-0.4
5.4
-1.7
2.9
-3.2
25.1
4.7
2.4

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
7.1
6.8
9.3
5.2
15.7
-7.7
19.0
3.5
8.1
Seasonally Adjusted
19.8
24.9
25.5
16.5
23.5
-2.3
34.2
26.9
22.4

(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.



MAY KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • The May 2012 trend estimate (90 945) has increased by 0.9% when compared with April 2012.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - The May 2012 seasonally adjusted estimate for new motor vehicle sales (91 944) increased by 2.4% when compared with April 2012.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • When comparing national trend estimates for May 2012 with April 2012, sales of Passenger, Sports utility and Other vehicles have increased by 0.5%, 1.2% and 1.6% respectively.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - When comparing seasonally adjusted estimates for May 2012 with April 2012, sales of Passenger, Sports utility and Other vehicles increased by 2.3%, 3.0% and 2.1% respectively.


SALES BY STATE
  • All eight states and territories have experienced an increase in the trend estimate for new motor vehicle sales when comparing May 2012 with April 2012. The Northern Territory recorded the largest percentage increase (2.9%), followed by Western Australia (1.3%) and Tasmania (1.3%).
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, sales of new motor vehicles increased in five of the eight states and territories when comparing May 2012 with April 2012. The Northern Territory recorded the largest percentage increase, with 25.1%, followed by the Queensland (5.4%) and The Australian Capital Territory (4.7%). Sales in the Tasmania decreased by 3.2% over the same period.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
June 2012 17 July 2012
July 2012 14 August 2012
August 2012 17 September 2012
September 2012 15 October 2012
October 2012 15 November 2012
November 2012 13 December 2012



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

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


DATA NOTES

The flooding which occured in Thailand 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

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SUMMARY COMMENTARY

New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles - Long term
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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


New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles - Short term
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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
March
47 473
19 360
17 404
84 237
-0.9
0.2
0.1
-0.4
April
47 076
19 592
17 376
84 043
-0.8
1.2
-0.2
-0.2
May
46 824
19 922
17 372
84 119
-0.5
1.7
-
0.1
June
46 805
20 337
17 429
84 571
-
2.1
0.3
0.5
July
46 941
20 815
17 540
85 297
0.3
2.4
0.6
0.9
August
47 113
21 335
17 651
86 098
0.4
2.5
0.6
0.9
September
47 209
21 823
17 691
86 723
0.2
2.3
0.2
0.7
October
47 215
22 262
17 609
87 086
-
2.0
-0.5
0.4
November
47 118
22 670
17 429
87 216
-0.2
1.8
-1.0
0.1
December
46 990
23 080
17 283
87 353
-0.3
1.8
-0.8
0.2
2012
January
46 957
23 515
17 269
87 740
-0.1
1.9
-0.1
0.4
February
47 048
23 973
17 401
88 423
0.2
2.0
0.8
0.8
March
47 206
24 424
17 635
89 265
0.3
1.9
1.3
1.0
April
47 374
24 842
17 912
90 127
0.4
1.7
1.6
1.0
May
47 600
25 150
18 194
90 945
0.5
1.2
1.6
0.9

Seasonally Adjusted

2011
March
47 346
21 023
18 521
86 890
0.1
7.2
3.5
2.5
April
47 646
19 402
17 109
84 157
0.6
-7.7
-7.6
-3.1
May
42 727
16 361
16 072
75 160
-10.3
-15.7
-6.1
-10.7
June
44 671
16 899
15 482
77 053
4.6
3.3
-3.7
2.5
July
47 102
21 011
17 572
85 685
5.4
24.3
13.5
11.2
August
47 574
22 941
17 728
88 244
1.0
9.2
0.9
3.0
September
46 922
21 793
18 236
86 951
-1.4
-5.0
2.9
-1.5
October
48 917
21 789
17 664
88 370
4.3
-
-3.1
1.6
November
46 658
23 390
17 470
87 518
-4.6
7.4
-1.1
-1.0
December
46 338
22 786
14 906
84 030
-0.7
-2.6
-14.7
-4.0
2012
January
46 659
23 639
15 601
85 899
0.7
3.7
4.7
2.2
February
46 473
23 515
17 038
87 026
-0.4
-0.5
9.2
1.3
March
48 141
24 981
17 562
90 684
3.6
6.2
3.1
4.2
April
46 878
24 713
18 221
89 812
-2.6
-1.1
3.8
-1.0
May
47 939
25 447
18 608
91 994
2.3
3.0
2.1
2.4

Original

2011
March
50 228
23 066
20 690
93 984
10.5
21.9
25.2
16.2
April
41 565
17 054
15 595
74 214
-17.2
-26.1
-24.6
-21.0
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

- 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
March
26 101
22 757
17 397
5 215
9 171
1 447
810
1 339
84 237
April
26 100
22 563
17 515
5 213
9 103
1 406
803
1 341
84 043
May
26 131
22 474
17 649
5 254
9 075
1 391
802
1 343
84 119
June
26 247
22 517
17 821
5 328
9 097
1 401
812
1 348
84 571
July
26 462
22 658
18 029
5 401
9 143
1 420
829
1 354
85 297
August
26 742
22 813
18 247
5 441
9 212
1 429
852
1 363
86 098
September
26 977
22 906
18 440
5 431
9 309
1 419
873
1 369
86 723
October
27 117
22 937
18 571
5 393
9 423
1 387
890
1 369
87 086
November
27 142
22 969
18 601
5 366
9 541
1 341
892
1 365
87 216
December
27 127
23 057
18 582
5 373
9 673
1 296
886
1 359
87 353
2012
January
27 158
23 223
18 610
5 411
9 833
1 268
883
1 355
87 740
February
27 278
23 444
18 722
5 460
10 015
1 258
889
1 356
88 423
March
27 486
23 662
18 892
5 499
10 196
1 261
906
1 363
89 265
April
27 741
23 845
19 084
5 525
10 363
1 267
928
1 375
90 127
May
27 985
24 011
19 292
5 529
10 499
1 283
955
1 390
90 945

Seasonally Adjusted

2011
March
27 054
23 077
18 753
5 098
9 247
1 469
863
1 329
86 890
April
25 956
22 308
17 974
5 087
9 298
1 391
825
1 319
84 157
May
23 827
19 044
15 805
4 628
8 626
1 305
792
1 133
75 160
June
23 603
20 898
15 868
4 960
8 470
1 290
775
1 188
77 053
July
26 543
22 802
18 013
5 726
8 973
1 438
816
1 375
85 685
August
27 602
23 524
18 540
5 493
9 479
1 447
815
1 343
88 244
September
26 801
22 832
18 432
5 771
9 368
1 432
953
1 362
86 951
October
27 921
23 267
18 794
5 268
9 300
1 493
935
1 391
88 370
November
27 927
22 799
18 591
5 147
9 581
1 270
833
1 369
87 518
December
26 321
22 396
17 600
5 091
9 211
1 340
773
1 299
84 030
2012
January
26 461
22 702
18 434
5 059
9 727
1 167
956
1 394
85 899
February
26 557
23 217
18 654
5 424
9 844
1 262
837
1 232
87 026
March
27 858
24 281
18 937
5 787
10 206
1 340
911
1 364
90 684
April
27 740
23 875
18 822
5 486
10 349
1 318
849
1 374
89 812
May
28 555
23 782
19 838
5 394
10 650
1 275
1 062
1 438
91 994

Original

2011
March
29 750
24 808
20 395
5 360
9 718
1 520
995
1 438
93 984
April
22 570
19 535
16 403
4 467
8 101
1 124
862
1 152
74 214
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

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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