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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Apr 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 20/05/2005   
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This publication presents monthly information on sales of new motor vehicles in each state/territory in original, seasonally adjusted and trend estimated terms. The original data are sourced from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. Sales data are available for passenger vehicles, sports utility vehicles (SUVs), other vehicles and total vehicles at the state/territory and national levels.


APRIL 2005 KEY POINTS

Trend

The April 2005 trend estimate (83,620) for sales of new motor vehicles increased 0.2% on the March 2005 estimate. It is the sixteenth consecutive monthly increase in the trend estimate. Compared with April 2004 (78,350), the trend estimate has increased 6.7%.

April 2005 sales of new passenger vehicles and other new motor vehicles each recorded a trend increase of 0.2% over the previous month, while sales of sports utility vehicles increased 0.1%. Of all vehicle types, sales of sports utility vehicles has shown the largest increase compared with April 2004 (14.1%). Sales of passenger vehicles recorded a 6.0% increase, while sales of other new vehicles increased by 2.4% over this period.

The Northern Territory recorded the largest increase (1.6%) in April 2005 compared with March 2005, while Tasmania recorded the largest decrease (-1.1%). Tasmania (11.8%) and Western Australia (11.7%) recorded the largest increases compared with April 2004.

Seasonally adjusted

The seasonally adjusted estimate for sales of new motor vehicles for April 2005 recorded an increase (2.0%) over March 2005. Sales of passenger vehicles and other new vehicles increased 2.1% and 8.4% respectively, while sales of sports utility vehicles decreased 4.2% over the same period.

Most states recorded increases in seasonally adjusted estimates for sales of new motor vehicles in April 2005 compared with March 2005. Western Australia recorded the highest increase (7.2%) while decreases were recorded in the Australian Capital Territory (-13.9%), Tasmania (-8.2%) and the Northern Territory (-0.1%).

Sales Of New Motor Vehicles, April 2005
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.(a)
NT(a)
ACT(a)
Aust.

Vehicle Sales
Seasonally Adjusted
26,319
21,278
18,562
5,467
8,287
1,621
782
1,174
83,490
Trend
26,686
21,283
18,264
5,492
8,106
1,698
801
1,290
83,620


Percentage Change From Previous Month
Seasonally Adjusted
0.1
1.2
6.2
1.4
7.2
-8.2
-0.1
-13.9
2.0
Trend
0.2
-0.8
1.1
0.4
0.8
-1.1
1.6
-0.3
0.2


Percentage Change From Previous Year
Seasonally Adjusted
3.9
3.3
14.6
5.4
16.5
7.4
2.6
-4.9
7.1
Trend
4.9
4.6
9.8
6.1
11.7
11.8
5.8
7.2
6.7

(a) Seasonally adjusted numbers of new motor vehicle sales in Tasmania, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory should be used with caution. For further information, see paragraph 7 of the Explanatory Notes.


NOTES

TREND REVISIONS

Trend estimates are likely to be revised when new seasonally adjusted estimates become available. For further information, see Explanatory Notes, paragraphs 11 and 12.

The graph below presents the effect of two possible scenarios on the previous trend estimates.

1The May 2005 seasonally adjusted estimate of total vehicle sales is higher than the April 2005 seasonally adjusted estimate by 3.8%.
2The May 2005 seasonally adjusted estimate of total vehicle sales is lower than the April 2005 seasonally adjusted estimate by 3.8%.

The percentage change of 3.8% was chosen because the average absolute percentage change over the last 10 years has been 3.8%.



graph: Trend Revisions

SUMMARY - TREND AND SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES


graph: Summary - Trend and seasonally adjusted estimates - Long Term





Graph: New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total Vehicles - Short Term



Table 1: New Motor Vehicle Sales

Passenger vehicles (No.)
Sports utility vehicles (No.)
Other vehicles (No.)
Total vehicles (No.)
Change passenger vehicles (%)
Change sports utility vehicles (%)
Change other vehicles (%)
Change total vehicles (%)

Original

2004February
47,876
12,865
15,136
75,877
17.6
4.7
28.4
17.1
March
53,728
15,005
17,313
86,046
12.2
16.6
14.4
13.4
April
44,079
12,351
14,875
71,305
-18.0
-17.7
-14.1
-17.1
May
46,168
15,052
17,059
78,279
4.7
21.9
14.7
9.8
June
58,284
17,981
20,947
97,212
26.2
19.5
22.8
24.2
July
46,724
14,442
15,869
77,035
-19.8
-19.7
-24.2
-20.8
August
48,649
14,910
15,685
79,244
4.1
3.2
-1.2
2.9
September
49,911
14,715
15,826
80,452
2.6
-1.3
0.9
1.5
October
52,290
13,907
15,470
81,667
4.8
-5.5
-2.2
1.5
November
52,888
15,257
16,190
84,335
1.1
9.7
4.7
3.3
December
48,673
14,311
15,996
78,980
-8.0
-6.2
-1.2
-6.3
2005January
43,075
13,826
12,664
69,565
-11.5
-3.4
-20.8
-11.9
February
50,645
15,478
14,886
81,009
17.6
11.9
17.5
16.5
March
53,280
17,348
15,798
86,426
5.2
12.1
6.1
6.7
April
46,645
13,749
15,936
76,330
-12.5
-20.7
0.9
-11.7

Seasonally Adjusted

2004February
48,993
13,206
16,014
78,213
0.5
-5.5
3.5
0.0
March
49,030
13,472
16,476
78,978
0.1
2.0
2.9
1.0
April
48,572
13,531
15,837
77,940
-0.9
0.4
-3.9
-1.3
May
47,749
14,481
15,996
78,226
-1.7
7.0
1.0
0.4
June
49,538
14,447
15,451
79,436
3.7
-0.2
-3.4
1.5
July
47,496
14,745
16,027
78,268
-4.1
2.1
3.7
-1.5
August
48,319
14,842
15,854
79,015
1.7
0.7
-1.1
1.0
September
50,026
15,167
16,305
81,498
3.5
2.2
2.8
3.1
October
51,564
15,432
16,419
83,415
3.1
1.7
0.7
2.4
November
50,025
15,021
15,805
80,851
-3.0
-2.7
-3.7
-3.1
December
47,930
14,431
16,117
78,478
-4.2
-3.9
2.0
-2.9
2005January
52,355
15,943
17,056
85,354
9.2
10.5
5.8
8.8
February
52,629
16,306
16,130
85,065
0.5
2.3
-5.4
-0.3
March
50,312
15,918
15,597
81,827
-4.4
-2.4
-3.3
-3.8
April
51,344
15,242
16,904
83,490
2.1
-4.2
8.4
2.0

Trend

2004February
48,658
13,542
15,815
78,015
-0.4
1.0
1.5
0.2
March
48,592
13,687
15,948
78,227
-0.1
1.1
0.8
0.3
April
48,502
13,867
15,981
78,350
-0.2
1.3
0.2
0.2
May
48,395
14,118
15,952
78,465
-0.2
1.8
-0.2
0.1
June
48,460
14,429
15,916
78,805
0.1
2.2
-0.2
0.4
July
48,701
14,718
15,904
79,323
0.5
2.0
-0.1
0.7
August
49,028
14,918
15,958
79,904
0.7
1.4
0.3
0.7
September
49,439
15,043
16,077
80,559
0.8
0.8
0.7
0.8
October
49,883
15,177
16,188
81,248
0.9
0.9
0.7
0.9
November
50,291
15,332
16,248
81,871
0.8
1.0
0.4
0.8
December
50,638
15,499
16,271
82,408
0.7
1.1
0.1
0.7
2005January
50,901
15,644
16,284
82,829
0.5
0.9
0.1
0.5
February
51,132
15,752
16,307
83,191
0.5
0.7
0.1
0.4
March
51,317
15,807
16,332
83,456
0.4
0.3
0.2
0.3
April
51,430
15,819
16,371
83,620
0.2
0.1
0.2
0.2

Table 2: 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.)

Original

2004February
24,955
19,727
15,901
5,059
7,113
1,297
686
1,139
75,877
March
28,118
22,137
18,611
5,561
8,086
1,343
912
1,278
86,046
April
23,033
19,083
14,831
4,670
6,529
1,229
812
1,118
71,305
May
25,649
20,106
16,373
5,215
7,296
1,513
918
1,209
78,279
June
31,438
23,929
22,026
6,436
8,969
1,982
958
1,474
97,212
July
25,031
19,410
17,141
4,949
7,228
1,449
646
1,181
77,035
August
24,795
20,850
17,269
5,414
7,513
1,585
677
1,141
79,244
September
25,241
20,821
17,188
5,289
8,177
1,855
739
1,142
80,452
October
25,621
22,747
16,079
5,413
7,875
1,981
709
1,242
81,667
November
26,619
23,052
17,117
5,450
8,157
1,944
694
1,302
84,335
December
24,315
21,700
16,537
4,998
7,341
2,245
647
1,197
78,980
2005January
22,467
18,015
14,530
4,466
6,931
1,478
560
1,118
69,565
February
25,754
20,580
17,837
5,489
7,880
1,431
776
1,262
81,009
March
27,474
21,963
19,114
5,452
8,623
1,571
888
1,341
86,426
April
24,329
19,497
16,789
5,034
7,329
1,371
858
1,123
76,330

Seasonally Adjusted

2004February
25,602
20,485
16,333
5,131
7,175
1,535
745
1,207
78,213
March
25,839
20,381
16,815
5,218
7,361
1,402
771
1,191
78,978
April
25,333
20,600
16,202
5,185
7,115
1,509
762
1,234
77,940
May
25,085
20,355
16,590
5,193
7,491
1,541
783
1,188
78,226
June
25,480
20,421
17,360
5,242
7,196
1,808
724
1,205
79,436
July
25,229
19,759
17,139
5,053
7,619
1,569
689
1,211
78,268
August
24,990
20,649
17,043
5,319
7,623
1,534
732
1,125
79,015
September
25,586
20,994
17,263
5,421
8,418
1,801
809
1,206
81,498
October
25,954
22,751
17,259
5,611
7,911
1,908
762
1,259
83,415
November
25,553
21,445
16,943
5,262
8,028
1,677
710
1,233
80,851
December
25,209
21,082
16,726
4,745
7,166
1,679
702
1,169
78,478
2005January
27,166
22,371
17,947
5,599
8,363
1,854
738
1,316
85,354
February
27,199
21,716
18,426
5,642
8,143
1,730
860
1,349
85,065
March
26,280
21,035
17,476
5,391
7,733
1,766
783
1,363
81,827
April
26,319
21,278
18,562
5,467
8,287
1,621
782
1,174
83,490

Trend

2004February
25,555
20,460
16,195
5,205
7,199
1,466
720
1,215
78,015
March
25,525
20,433
16,424
5,189
7,221
1,484
743
1,208
78,227
April
25,447
20,353
16,639
5,175
7,257
1,519
757
1,203
78,350
May
25,334
20,274
16,827
5,175
7,330
1,566
763
1,196
78,465
June
25,267
20,314
16,986
5,207
7,463
1,611
764
1,193
78,805
July
25,261
20,490
17,088
5,255
7,624
1,655
760
1,190
79,323
August
25,287
20,783
17,122
5,296
7,775
1,695
755
1,191
79,904
September
25,391
21,151
17,122
5,328
7,900
1,725
748
1,194
80,559
October
25,589
21,502
17,127
5,353
7,973
1,748
745
1,211
81,248
November
25,845
21,727
17,190
5,372
7,994
1,764
744
1,235
81,871
December
26,117
21,775
17,358
5,390
7,989
1,769
749
1,261
82,408
2005January
26,352
21,690
17,588
5,410
7,991
1,757
761
1,280
82,829
February
26,526
21,571
17,831
5,441
8,017
1,738
775
1,292
83,191
March
26,634
21,449
18,059
5,470
8,045
1,717
788
1,294
83,456
April
26,686
21,283
18,264
5,492
8,106
1,698
801
1,290
83,620

(a) Seasonally adjusted numbers of new motor vehicle sales in Tasmania, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory should be used with caution. For further information, see paragraph 7 of the Explanatory Notes.

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