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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Apr 2008 Quality Declaration 
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APRIL KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
26 679
23 379
19 666
5 509
10 419
1 765
962
1 396
89 775
Seasonally Adjusted
25 994
23 000
20 167
5 432
10 528
1 830
937
1 367
89 255

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
-1.1
-
-0.6
-0.3
0.3
1.1
2.0
-0.4
-0.4
Seasonally Adjusted
-4.2
-1.5
3.5
-0.2
2.0
6.4
-7.3
-5.7
-0.8

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
0.6
7.1
1.5
7.0
4.1
10.3
16.9
0.1
3.5
Seasonally Adjusted
-2.8
7.8
5.4
4.0
4.8
19.1
11.7
-3.9
3.5

- 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



APRIL KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • Trend - The April 2008 estimate for new motor vehicle sales (89 775) decreased 0.4% when compared with March 2008. The trend estimate has been decreasing from January 2008. When compared with April 2007, the trend estimate increased by 3.5%.
  • Seasonally adjusted - The April 2008 estimate for total sales of new motor vehicles (89 255) decreased by 0.8% compared with March 2008.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend - When comparing April 2008 with March 2008, trend estimates decreased for passenger vehicles, 0.8%, and sports utility vehicles, 0.4%, and increased for other vehicles, 0.8%. When compared with the same period 12 months ago, passenger vehicles fell by 2.7% while other vehicles and sports utility vehicles rose 13.7% and 13.4% respectively.
  • Seasonally adjusted - When comparing April 2008 with March 2008, passenger vehicles and sports utility vehicles decreased by 1.9% and 1.7% respectively, while other vehicles increased by 3.0%.


SALES BY STATE
  • Trend - When comparing April 2008 with March 2008, half of the states and territories showed decreases in the trend estimate of total sales of new motor vehicles. The largest decreases were in New South Wales, 1.1%, followed by Queensland, 0.6%, and the Australian Capital Territory, 0.4%. The Northern Territory, Tasmania and Western Australia increased by 2.0%, 1.1% and 0.3% respectively.
  • Seasonally adjusted - When comparing April 2008 to March 2008, five of the states and territories showed decreases in total sales. The largest decreases were observed in the Northern Territory, 7.3%, followed by the Australian Capital Territory, 5.7%, and New South Wales, 4.2%. Tasmania, Queensland and Western Australia showed increases of 6.4%, 3.5% and 2.0% respectively.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
May 2008 23 June 2008
June 2008 21 July 2008
July 2008 21 August 2008
August 2008 22 September 2008
September 2008 21 October 2008
October 2008 19 November 2008



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details from the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for April 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
February
53 068
15 508
17 029
85 605
0.9
1.4
1.8
1.2
March
53 403
15 670
17 247
86 320
0.6
1.0
1.3
0.8
April
53 518
15 825
17 369
86 712
0.2
1.0
0.7
0.5
May
53 388
16 007
17 425
86 820
-0.2
1.2
0.3
0.1
June
53 084
16 256
17 503
86 843
-0.6
1.6
0.4
-
July
52 768
16 573
17 694
87 035
-0.6
2.0
1.1
0.2
August
52 607
16 946
18 018
87 571
-0.3
2.3
1.8
0.6
September
52 615
17 334
18 397
88 346
-
2.3
2.1
0.9
October
52 789
17 690
18 732
89 211
0.3
2.1
1.8
1.0
November
53 032
17 927
18 982
89 941
0.5
1.3
1.3
0.8
December
53 225
18 023
19 158
90 406
0.4
0.5
0.9
0.5
2008
January
53 198
18 039
19 300
90 537
-0.1
0.1
0.7
0.1
February
52 916
18 035
19 445
90 396
-0.5
-
0.8
-0.2
March
52 516
18 005
19 601
90 122
-0.8
-0.2
0.8
-0.3
April
52 080
17 941
19 754
89 775
-0.8
-0.4
0.8
-0.4

Seasonally Adjusted

2007
February
54 036
15 380
17 308
86 724
0.8
1.3
2.3
1.2
March
53 708
15 601
17 558
86 867
-0.6
1.4
1.4
0.2
April
52 472
16 488
17 306
86 266
-2.3
5.7
-1.4
-0.7
May
52 451
15 824
17 290
85 565
-
-4.0
-0.1
-0.8
June
54 290
15 980
17 347
87 617
3.5
1.0
0.3
2.4
July
54 007
16 109
17 810
87 926
-0.5
0.8
2.7
0.4
August
51 662
17 138
17 625
86 425
-4.3
6.4
-1.0
-1.7
September
51 781
17 495
18 498
87 774
0.2
2.1
5.0
1.6
October
52 065
18 185
18 767
89 017
0.5
3.9
1.5
1.4
November
53 098
17 604
19 534
90 236
2.0
-3.2
4.1
1.4
December
54 630
17 818
19 035
91 483
2.9
1.2
-2.6
1.4
2008
January
54 064
18 278
19 248
91 590
-1.0
2.6
1.1
0.1
February
52 026
18 243
19 021
89 290
-3.8
-0.2
-1.2
-2.5
March
52 356
17 961
19 621
89 938
0.6
-1.5
3.2
0.7
April
51 383
17 664
20 208
89 255
-1.9
-1.7
3.0
-0.8

Original

2007
February
52 628
14 912
16 200
83 740
7.0
4.3
20.5
8.8
March
57 757
17 589
19 046
94 392
9.7
18.0
17.6
12.7
April
45 109
14 274
16 231
75 614
-21.9
-18.8
-14.8
-19.9
May
52 727
16 912
18 958
88 597
16.9
18.5
16.8
17.2
June
63 768
18 966
22 363
105 097
20.9
12.1
18.0
18.6
July
53 589
15 396
17 306
86 291
-16.0
-18.8
-22.6
-17.9
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

- 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
February
26 035
21 497
19 199
5 141
9 955
1 598
821
1 359
85 605
March
26 321
21 703
19 348
5 163
9 981
1 599
823
1 382
86 320
April
26 526
21 836
19 376
5 151
10 006
1 600
823
1 394
86 712
May
26 617
21 921
19 302
5 118
10 046
1 597
822
1 397
86 820
June
26 646
22 012
19 184
5 091
10 102
1 594
819
1 395
86 843
July
26 676
22 148
19 157
5 083
10 162
1 598
820
1 391
87 035
August
26 774
22 327
19 307
5 113
10 216
1 617
823
1 394
87 571
September
26 937
22 517
19 589
5 182
10 256
1 639
828
1 398
88 346
October
27 164
22 715
19 887
5 279
10 269
1 657
836
1 404
89 211
November
27 355
22 913
20 090
5 378
10 274
1 670
852
1 409
89 941
December
27 439
23 103
20 149
5 458
10 286
1 689
872
1 410
90 406
2008
January
27 383
23 248
20 069
5 508
10 315
1 709
895
1 410
90 537
February
27 205
23 336
19 922
5 529
10 349
1 728
920
1 407
90 396
March
26 969
23 371
19 780
5 528
10 383
1 746
943
1 402
90 122
April
26 679
23 379
19 666
5 509
10 419
1 765
962
1 396
89 775

Seasonally Adjusted

2007
February
25 968
22 129
19 280
5 157
10 213
1 751
826
1 400
86 724
March
26 470
21 932
19 559
5 238
9 850
1 626
813
1 379
86 867
April
26 731
21 332
19 129
5 225
10 050
1 537
839
1 423
86 266
May
26 136
21 590
19 335
4 948
9 836
1 530
815
1 375
85 565
June
26 990
22 291
19 339
5 109
10 095
1 580
824
1 389
87 617
July
26 875
22 200
19 464
5 148
10 286
1 763
803
1 387
87 926
August
26 567
22 275
18 531
5 060
10 277
1 499
829
1 387
86 425
September
26 377
22 722
19 401
5 112
10 296
1 640
821
1 405
87 774
October
27 319
22 530
19 732
5 336
10 201
1 623
865
1 411
89 017
November
27 571
22 642
20 468
5 384
10 176
1 773
842
1 380
90 236
December
27 493
23 145
21 432
5 247
10 253
1 632
846
1 435
91 483
2008
January
27 803
23 616
19 590
5 934
10 578
1 740
892
1 437
91 590
February
27 060
23 462
19 218
5 446
10 158
1 687
904
1 355
89 290
March
27 137
23 360
19 494
5 441
10 325
1 720
1 011
1 450
89 938
April
25 994
23 000
20 167
5 432
10 528
1 830
937
1 367
89 255

Original

2007
February
25 636
21 510
18 221
5 138
9 625
1 463
771
1 376
83 740
March
29 107
23 408
21 772
5 588
10 530
1 533
978
1 476
94 392
April
23 245
18 833
16 907
4 616
8 701
1 214
883
1 215
75 614
May
26 649
22 151
20 428
5 237
10 172
1 587
973
1 400
88 597
June
31 965
25 491
24 997
6 152
11 995
1 750
1 107
1 640
105 097
July
26 851
21 655
19 600
4 871
9 645
1 561
739
1 369
86 291
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

(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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