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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Nov 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/12/2011   
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NOVEMBER KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
28 152
23 396
18 971
5 436
9 461
1 428
901
1 399
89 144
Seasonally Adjusted
28 020
22 664
18 549
5 156
9 480
1 302
831
1 367
87 370

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
1.7
1.0
1.5
-0.4
1.0
-0.7
1.3
1.3
1.2
Seasonally Adjusted
1.1
-2.2
-1.4
-2.3
3.0
-11.6
-11.0
-2.1
-0.7

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
8.1
1.7
12.8
1.2
0.2
-10.8
9.8
4.5
5.5
Seasonally Adjusted
7.2
-0.8
8.2
-4.5
-0.7
-23.7
-1.8
8.0
2.9

(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.

NOVEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • The November 2011 trend estimate (89 144) has increased by 1.2% when compared with October 2011.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - The November 2011 seasonally adjusted estimate for new motor vehicle sales (87 370) decreased by 0.7% when compared with October 2011.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend - When comparing national trend estimates for November 2011 with October 2011, sales of Passenger, Sports utility and Other vehicles increased by 0.7%, 2.5% and 0.9% respectively.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - When comparing seasonally adjusted estimates for November 2011 with October 2011, sales of Passenger vehicles decreased by 3.5%, while sales of Sports utility vehicles increased by 5.5%. Other vehicles decreased by 0.6% over the same period.


SALES BY STATE
  • Six of the eight states and territories have experienced an increase in the trend estimate for new motor vehicle sales when comparing November 2011 with October 2011. New South Wales recorded the largest percentage increase (1.7%), followed by Queensland (1.5%), Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory (both 1.3%).
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, sales of new motor vehicles decreased in six of the eight states and territories when comparing November 2011 with October 2011. Tasmania recorded the largest percentage decrease of 11.6%, followed by Northern Territory (11.0%) and South Australia (2.3%). Over the same period Western Australia recorded the largest percentage increase of 3.0%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
December 2011 18 January 2012
January 2012 15 February 2012
February 2012 15 March 2012
March 2012 17 April 2012
April 2012 15 May 2012
May 2012 18 June 2012



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details for the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for November 2011.


DATA NOTES

Recent flooding in Thailand may have had an impact on new vehicle sales in Australia due to associated delays in delivery of Thai manufactured vehicles and vehicle parts. Impacts from the flooding could continue to disrupt the supply of new motor vehicles to Australia from Thailand in coming months.

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
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

2010
September
47 820
20 188
16 955
84 963
-0.6
-0.5
-1.2
-0.7
October
47 789
19 900
16 853
84 542
-0.1
-1.4
-0.6
-0.5
November
47 960
19 562
16 935
84 457
0.4
-1.7
0.5
-0.1
December
48 076
19 252
17 155
84 483
0.2
-1.6
1.3
-
2011
January
47 881
18 915
17 350
84 146
-0.4
-1.7
1.1
-0.4
February
47 334
18 544
17 401
83 279
-1.1
-2.0
0.3
-1.0
March
46 652
18 275
17 291
82 218
-1.4
-1.4
-0.6
-1.3
April
46 043
18 269
17 088
81 400
-1.3
-
-1.2
-1.0
May
45 741
18 564
16 935
81 240
-0.7
1.6
-0.9
-0.2
June
45 866
19 182
16 932
81 980
0.3
3.3
-
0.9
July
46 286
20 057
17 100
83 443
0.9
4.6
1.0
1.8
August
46 813
21 031
17 381
85 224
1.1
4.9
1.6
2.1
September
47 292
21 886
17 661
86 838
1.0
4.1
1.6
1.9
October
47 642
22 548
17 878
88 068
0.7
3.0
1.2
1.4
November
47 981
23 119
18 043
89 144
0.7
2.5
0.9
1.2

Seasonally Adjusted

2010
September
48 221
20 971
16 759
85 951
2.0
6.7
-3.9
1.9
October
47 109
20 556
16 729
84 394
-2.3
-2.0
-0.2
-1.8
November
48 460
19 667
16 753
84 880
2.9
-4.3
0.1
0.6
December
51 050
17 990
17 272
86 313
5.3
-8.5
3.1
1.7
2011
January
47 714
18 554
16 949
83 217
-6.5
3.1
-1.9
-3.6
February
46 961
19 321
17 623
83 906
-1.6
4.1
4.0
0.8
March
47 457
21 309
18 391
87 157
1.1
10.3
4.4
3.9
April
47 108
19 100
17 123
83 331
-0.7
-10.4
-6.9
-4.4
May
43 623
16 922
16 263
76 808
-7.4
-11.4
-5.0
-7.8
June
44 888
17 268
15 857
78 013
2.9
2.0
-2.5
1.6
July
46 954
20 867
17 499
85 320
4.6
20.8
10.4
9.4
August
47 639
23 026
17 719
88 385
1.5
10.3
1.3
3.6
September
47 129
21 838
18 154
87 120
-1.1
-5.2
2.5
-1.4
October
48 500
21 750
17 753
88 003
2.9
-0.4
-2.2
1.0
November
46 789
22 940
17 641
87 370
-3.5
5.5
-0.6
-0.7

Original

2010
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
November
49 405
20 806
17 131
87 342
9.1
7.5
5.0
7.9
December
51 039
18 555
16 993
86 587
3.3
-10.8
-0.8
-0.9
2011
January
43 539
17 032
13 013
73 584
-14.7
-8.2
-23.4
-15.0
February
45 455
18 916
16 525
80 896
4.4
11.1
27.0
9.9
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

- 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

2010
September
26 164
22 970
16 975
5 409
9 668
1 558
852
1 366
84 963
October
26 069
22 918
16 852
5 372
9 561
1 587
835
1 348
84 542
November
26 049
23 015
16 815
5 372
9 447
1 601
821
1 338
84 457
December
26 057
23 114
16 854
5 369
9 354
1 589
812
1 332
84 483
2011
January
25 980
23 003
16 897
5 318
9 275
1 544
808
1 322
84 146
February
25 758
22 619
16 914
5 217
9 183
1 475
807
1 305
83 279
March
25 486
22 107
16 936
5 110
9 080
1 408
805
1 286
82 218
April
25 266
21 667
16 978
5 054
8 997
1 367
801
1 270
81 400
May
25 220
21 484
17 073
5 083
8 953
1 359
803
1 264
81 240
June
25 449
21 635
17 264
5 189
8 970
1 382
814
1 276
81 980
July
25 930
22 047
17 557
5 319
9 043
1 412
831
1 303
83 443
August
26 547
22 529
17 954
5 420
9 153
1 434
852
1 334
85 224
September
27 160
22 913
18 357
5 463
9 269
1 443
873
1 361
86 838
October
27 687
23 164
18 683
5 458
9 368
1 439
890
1 381
88 068
November
28 152
23 396
18 971
5 436
9 461
1 428
901
1 399
89 144

Seasonally Adjusted

2010
September
26 436
22 815
17 499
5 506
9 790
1 650
859
1 395
85 951
October
25 982
23 038
17 032
5 209
9 442
1 514
815
1 363
84 394
November
26 131
22 854
17 136
5 396
9 545
1 705
846
1 266
84 880
December
28 023
23 065
16 778
5 421
9 244
1 660
790
1 331
86 313
2011
January
25 973
23 224
15 613
5 350
9 246
1 506
952
1 353
83 217
February
25 606
23 084
17 244
5 356
9 115
1 423
751
1 326
83 906
March
27 159
23 348
18 607
5 163
9 269
1 440
855
1 315
87 157
April
25 717
22 256
17 607
5 070
9 197
1 381
823
1 280
83 331
May
24 353
19 510
16 229
4 602
8 830
1 305
804
1 175
76 808
June
24 038
20 947
16 147
5 057
8 532
1 290
776
1 226
78 013
July
26 372
22 744
17 894
5 664
9 030
1 425
811
1 380
85 320
August
27 547
23 476
18 567
5 558
9 499
1 580
819
1 340
88 385
September
26 978
22 924
18 465
5 671
9 340
1 428
954
1 360
87 120
October
27 721
23 176
18 819
5 278
9 207
1 472
934
1 396
88 003
November
28 020
22 664
18 549
5 156
9 480
1 302
831
1 367
87 370

Original

2010
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
November
27 422
23 491
17 025
5 651
9 738
1 902
809
1 304
87 342
December
27 195
23 873
16 422
5 636
9 238
2 181
714
1 328
86 587
2011
January
23 560
20 323
13 300
4 792
8 289
1 309
772
1 239
73 584
February
25 048
22 446
16 283
5 128
8 686
1 273
680
1 352
80 896
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

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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