9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Mar 2003
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Trend positive for March new motor vehicle sales: ABS
The trend estimate for new motor vehicle sales increased by 1.1% in March 2003 (72,570) compared with February 2003 (71,750). This is the fifth consecutive month of trend increases. Passenger vehicle sales increased by 1.1%, while other vehicle sales increased by 1.2% over the same period.
All states and territories recorded increases in the trend for sales of new motor vehicles in March 2003. The Northern Territory had the highest growth with 3.3%, while the Australian Capital Territory had the lowest growth with 0.6% between February 2003 and March 2003.
Seasonally adjusted estimates increased by 2.0% in March 2003 (72,907) compared with February 2003 (71,460). Seasonally adjusted sales of passenger and other vehicles increased by 2.5% and 1.0% respectively.
This publication draws on new motor vehicle sales data provided by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI).
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Further details are contained in Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Electronic Publication, (cat. no. 9314.0) available via this website.
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