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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Oct 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/11/2008   
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OCTOBER KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
24 059
21 091
16 603
5 220
9 513
1 516
844
1 184
80 030
Seasonally Adjusted
24 002
21 249
16 935
5 188
9 570
1 427
801
1 194
80 366

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
-1.3
-1.8
-1.8
-0.8
-0.7
-2.3
-1.2
-1.4
-1.4
Seasonally Adjusted
-1.9
0.6
-
-1.4
1.2
-4.2
-6.0
1.3
-0.5

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
-12.0
-7.7
-16.8
-1.8
-7.6
-9.3
0.8
-16.3
-10.8
Seasonally Adjusted
-13.2
-6.6
-14.8
-3.8
-6.9
-15.2
-7.4
-16.2
-10.6

- 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 2008 trend estimate for new motor vehicle sales (80 030) decreased 1.4% when compared with September 2008. The trend estimate has decreased for the tenth consecutive month. When compared with October 2007 the trend estimate decreased by 10.8%.
  • Seasonally adjusted - The October 2008 estimate for total sales of new motor vehicles (80 366) decreased by 0.5% compared with September 2008.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend - When comparing October 2008 with September 2008, trend estimates decreased for sports utility vehicles, 2.4% and passenger vehicles, 1.7%, while other vehicles, increased by 0.1%. When compared with the same period 12 months ago all vehicles decreased, sports utility vehicles by 17.6%, passenger vehicles by 11.3%, and other vehicles by 2.7%.
  • Seasonally adjusted - When comparing October 2008 with September 2008, sports utility vehicles decreased by 2.3%, and passenger vehicles by 1.5%, while other vehicles increased by 3.6%.


SALES BY STATE
  • Trend - When comparing October 2008 to September 2008, all of the states and territories showed decreases in the trend estimate of new total vehicle sales. The largest decreases were in Tasmania, 2.3%, and Victoria and Queensland both by 1.8%.
  • Seasonally adjusted - When comparing October 2008 to September 2008, three of the states showed increases in total vehicle sales, Australian Capital Territory, 1.3%, Western Australia, 1.2% and Victoria, 0.6%. The largest decreases were in Northern Territory, 6.0% and Tasmania, 4.2%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
November 2008 22 December 2008
December 2008 22 January 2009
January 2009 19 February 2009
February 2009 19 March 2009
March 2009 23 April 2009
April 2009 21 May 2009



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details from the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for October 2008.


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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

Count Passenger vehicles
Count Sports utility vehicles
Count Other vehicles
Count Total vehicles
Change Passenger vehicles
Change Sports utility vehicles
Change Other vehicles
Change Total vehicles
no.
no.
no.
no.
%
%
%
%

Trend

2007
August
52 758
17 116
18 149
88 023
0.1
2.5
1.8
0.9
September
52 924
17 506
18 479
88 909
0.3
2.3
1.8
1.0
October
53 149
17 804
18 747
89 700
0.4
1.7
1.5
0.9
November
53 334
17 992
18 956
90 282
0.3
1.1
1.1
0.6
December
53 401
18 035
19 124
90 560
0.1
0.2
0.9
0.3
2008
January
53 293
18 005
19 235
90 533
-0.2
-0.2
0.6
-
February
53 008
17 934
19 274
90 216
-0.5
-0.4
0.2
-0.4
March
52 594
17 782
19 222
89 598
-0.8
-0.8
-0.3
-0.7
April
52 109
17 505
19 064
88 678
-0.9
-1.6
-0.8
-1.0
May
51 521
17 074
18 828
87 423
-1.1
-2.5
-1.2
-1.4
June
50 793
16 539
18 575
85 907
-1.4
-3.1
-1.3
-1.7
July
49 906
15 999
18 371
84 276
-1.7
-3.3
-1.1
-1.9
August
48 908
15 487
18 260
82 655
-2.0
-3.2
-0.6
-1.9
September
47 939
15 038
18 224
81 201
-2.0
-2.9
-0.2
-1.8
October
47 117
14 674
18 239
80 030
-1.7
-2.4
0.1
-1.4

Seasonally Adjusted

2007
August
52 344
17 358
17 823
87 525
-2.5
5.6
-0.5
-0.6
September
51 955
17 693
18 696
88 344
-0.7
1.9
4.9
0.9
October
52 957
18 347
18 606
89 910
1.9
3.7
-0.5
1.8
November
53 208
17 560
19 509
90 277
0.5
-4.3
4.9
0.4
December
54 451
17 638
18 919
91 008
2.3
0.4
-3.0
0.8
2008
January
54 123
18 347
19 099
91 569
-0.6
4.0
1.0
0.6
February
52 193
17 986
18 856
89 035
-3.6
-2.0
-1.3
-2.8
March
52 235
17 717
19 373
89 325
0.1
-1.5
2.7
0.3
April
51 248
17 639
20 040
88 927
-1.9
-0.4
3.4
-0.4
May
52 040
16 667
18 467
87 174
1.5
-5.5
-7.8
-2.0
June
52 063
17 531
18 217
87 811
-
5.2
-1.4
0.7
July
50 194
15 466
18 373
84 033
-3.6
-11.8
0.9
-4.3
August
47 923
15 180
17 994
81 097
-4.5
-1.8
-2.1
-3.5
September
47 563
15 033
18 166
80 762
-0.8
-1.0
1.0
-0.4
October
46 845
14 694
18 827
80 366
-1.5
-2.3
3.6
-0.5

Original

2007
August
52 748
17 440
18 018
88 206
-1.6
13.3
4.1
2.2
September
50 197
15 874
17 418
83 489
-4.8
-9.0
-3.3
-5.3
October
53 336
17 748
18 205
89 289
6.3
11.8
4.5
6.9
November
54 195
17 702
20 184
92 081
1.6
-0.3
10.9
3.1
December
51 722
17 114
17 414
86 250
-4.6
-3.3
-13.7
-6.3
2008
January
49 295
17 646
15 329
82 270
-4.7
3.1
-12.0
-4.6
February
53 030
18 277
18 591
89 898
7.6
3.6
21.3
9.3
March
53 122
18 425
19 738
91 285
0.2
0.8
6.2
1.5
April
47 639
16 654
19 768
84 061
-10.3
-9.6
0.2
-7.9
May
51 416
17 279
19 945
88 640
7.9
3.8
0.9
5.4
June
61 524
21 388
23 629
106 541
19.7
23.8
18.5
20.2
July
51 068
14 842
18 066
83 976
-17.0
-30.6
-23.5
-21.2
August
46 114
14 233
16 977
77 324
-9.7
-4.1
-6.0
-7.9
September
48 865
14 200
17 873
80 938
6.0
-0.2
5.3
4.7
October
45 978
14 357
18 770
79 105
-5.9
1.1
5.0
-2.3

- 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)
Aus
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

Trend

2007
August
26 900
22 417
19 486
5 133
10 240
1 623
821
1 403
88 023
September
27 122
22 658
19 739
5 215
10 286
1 652
827
1 410
88 909
October
27 349
22 854
19 962
5 314
10 298
1 671
837
1 415
89 700
November
27 504
23 004
20 109
5 405
10 299
1 688
855
1 418
90 282
December
27 522
23 130
20 132
5 475
10 308
1 700
877
1 416
90 560
2008
January
27 416
23 264
20 002
5 519
10 317
1 706
900
1 409
90 533
February
27 206
23 404
19 760
5 532
10 306
1 696
917
1 395
90 216
March
26 904
23 504
19 433
5 518
10 259
1 676
926
1 378
89 598
April
26 542
23 476
19 055
5 488
10 171
1 664
928
1 354
88 678
May
26 143
23 257
18 634
5 448
10 047
1 652
920
1 322
87 423
June
25 701
22 882
18 185
5 401
9 911
1 634
904
1 289
85 907
July
25 246
22 423
17 705
5 360
9 786
1 611
887
1 258
84 276
August
24 791
21 932
17 261
5 312
9 677
1 583
871
1 228
82 655
September
24 373
21 477
16 899
5 263
9 582
1 552
854
1 201
81 201
October
24 059
21 091
16 603
5 220
9 513
1 516
844
1 184
80 030

Seasonally Adjusted

2007
August
26 977
22 592
18 872
5 090
10 282
1 480
815
1 417
87 525
September
26 439
22 930
19 547
5 157
10 369
1 652
828
1 422
88 344
October
27 643
22 743
19 883
5 393
10 275
1 683
865
1 425
89 910
November
27 631
22 612
20 427
5 403
10 172
1 799
848
1 385
90 277
December
27 439
23 107
21 063
5 262
10 231
1 617
856
1 433
91 008
2008
January
27 887
23 621
19 582
5 883
10 569
1 727
878
1 422
91 569
February
27 010
23 432
19 169
5 457
10 058
1 654
899
1 356
89 035
March
26 984
23 305
19 100
5 453
10 350
1 675
1 023
1 435
89 325
April
25 830
23 139
20 087
5 401
10 413
1 794
922
1 341
88 927
May
26 358
23 490
18 157
5 489
9 928
1 570
886
1 296
87 174
June
26 543
23 734
18 591
5 484
9 757
1 545
863
1 294
87 811
July
25 066
22 356
17 622
5 339
9 837
1 607
917
1 289
84 033
August
24 147
21 377
16 640
5 280
9 761
1 780
908
1 204
81 097
September
24 479
21 116
16 931
5 259
9 456
1 490
852
1 179
80 762
October
24 002
21 249
16 935
5 188
9 570
1 427
801
1 194
80 366

Original

2007
August
26 549
22 958
19 145
5 128
10 730
1 481
791
1 424
88 206
September
24 946
21 788
18 025
4 738
10 244
1 684
724
1 340
83 489
October
27 556
23 097
18 933
5 329
10 460
1 708
781
1 425
89 289
November
27 835
23 644
20 189
5 556
10 435
2 225
803
1 394
92 081
December
25 290
22 432
19 557
5 078
9 809
2 010
719
1 355
86 250
2008
January
25 810
21 044
16 972
5 256
9 650
1 490
722
1 326
82 270
February
27 855
23 803
18 914
5 607
9 952
1 484
876
1 407
89 898
March
28 128
23 153
20 231
5 334
10 483
1 470
1 108
1 378
91 285
April
24 489
21 814
19 109
5 293
9 475
1 496
1 049
1 336
84 061
May
26 334
23 865
18 672
5 803
10 067
1 585
1 025
1 289
88 640
June
32 027
27 638
24 335
6 568
11 564
1 778
1 128
1 503
106 541
July
25 216
22 272
17 963
5 237
9 580
1 510
900
1 298
83 976
August
22 669
20 575
15 679
5 034
9 652
1 680
855
1 180
77 324
September
24 513
21 479
16 697
5 074
9 679
1 561
755
1 180
80 938
October
23 448
21 337
16 024
5 069
9 850
1 478
750
1 149
79 105

(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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