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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Jun 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.


JUNE 2005 KEY POINTS

Trend

The June 2005 trend estimate (82,387) for the sales of new motor vehicles decreased 0.3% over the May 2005 estimate. When compared with June 2004 (78,805), the trend estimate increased 4.5%.

In June 2005, decreases were recorded in the trend estimate for sales of new passenger vehicles (-0.1%) and sport utility vehicles (-2.0%) compared with May 2005, while sales of other new motor vehicles increased (0.3%). Compared with June 2004, increases were recorded for sales of all vehicle types, with passenger vehicles recording the largest increase (5.8%).

Most states and territories recorded decreases in the trend estimate for sales of new motor vehicles in June 2005 compared with May 2005. The Australian Capital Territory (-1.9%) and New South Wales (-1.4%) recorded the largest decreases while, the Northern Territory recorded the largest increase (1.3%) over the same period.

Seasonally adjusted

The seasonally adjusted estimate for sales of new motor vehicles for June 2005 (81,914) recorded a decrease (-0.3%) over May 2005. When compared with June 2004 (79,269), the seasonally adjusted estimate increased 3.3%.

Decreases were recorded in the seasonally adjusted sales of new passenger vehicles (-0.4%) and sports utility vehicles (-1.3%) in June 2005 compared with May 2005, while sales of other new motor vehicles increased (0.7%). This is the fourth consecutive month that sales of sports utility vehicles have recorded a decrease.

Most states and territories recorded decreases in the seasonally adjusted estimates for sales of new motor vehicles in June 2005 compared with May 2005. The Australian Capital Territory (-3.2%) and New South Wales (-2.3%) recorded the largest decreases, while the Northern Territory (9.7%) and Tasmania (8.4%) recorded the largest increases.


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

Vehicle Sales
Seasonally Adjusted
24,752
21,376
18,629
5,332
7,975
1,801
868
1,181
81,914
Trend
25,279
21,301
18,587
5,417
8,057
1,712
832
1,202
82,387


Percentage Change From Previous Month
Seasonally Adjusted
-2.3
-0.2
1.7
-1.8
-0.6
8.4
9.7
-3.2
-0.3
Trend
-1.4
-0.2
0.7
-0.3
0.1
-0.1
1.3
-1.9
-0.3


Percentage Change From Previous Year
Seasonally Adjusted
-3.1
4.3
9.9
0.5
10.1
-0.7
20.6
-3.0
3.3
Trend
-0.0
4.8
9.8
3.9
7.7
6.2
9.0
0.6
4.5

(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 July 2005 seasonally adjusted estimate of total vehicle sales is higher than the June 2005 seasonally adjusted estimate by 3.8%.
2The July 2005 seasonally adjusted estimate of total vehicle sales is lower than the June 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: New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total Vehicles - 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

2004April
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
May
50,420
15,329
17,981
83,730
8.1
11.5
12.8
9.7
June
60,720
18,229
22,958
101,907
20.4
18.9
27.7
21.7

Seasonally Adjusted

2004April
48,527
13,447
15,812
77,786
-1.0
0.5
-4.2
-1.4
May
47,840
14,649
16,024
78,513
-1.4
8.9
1.3
0.9
June
49,259
14,514
15,496
79,269
3.0
-0.9
-3.3
1.0
July
47,489
14,712
16,016
78,217
-3.6
1.4
3.4
-1.3
August
48,399
14,912
15,866
79,177
1.9
1.4
-0.9
1.2
September
49,999
15,186
16,239
81,424
3.3
1.8
2.4
2.8
October
51,680
15,412
16,444
83,536
3.4
1.5
1.3
2.6
November
50,143
15,042
15,807
80,992
-3.0
-2.4
-3.9
-3.0
December
47,922
14,400
16,120
78,442
-4.4
-4.3
2.0
-3.1
2005January
52,440
15,924
17,064
85,428
9.4
10.6
5.9
8.9
February
52,629
16,209
16,102
84,940
0.4
1.8
-5.6
-0.6
March
50,240
15,844
15,554
81,638
-4.5
-2.3
-3.4
-3.9
April
51,256
15,012
16,894
83,162
2.0
-5.3
8.6
1.9
May
51,147
14,553
16,499
82,199
-0.2
-3.1
-2.3
-1.2
June
50,942
14,359
16,613
81,914
-0.4
-1.3
0.7
-0.3

Trend

2004April
48,470
13,863
15,986
78,319
-0.2
1.5
0.2
0.2
May
48,345
14,140
15,961
78,446
-0.3
2.0
-0.2
0.2
June
48,409
14,470
15,926
78,805
0.1
2.3
-0.2
0.5
July
48,669
14,764
15,910
79,343
0.5
2.0
-0.1
0.7
August
49,026
14,956
15,958
79,940
0.7
1.3
0.3
0.8
September
49,476
15,068
16,073
80,617
0.9
0.7
0.7
0.8
October
49,950
15,186
16,181
81,317
1.0
0.8
0.7
0.9
November
50,382
15,354
16,244
81,980
0.9
1.1
0.4
0.8
December
50,736
15,544
16,265
82,545
0.7
1.2
0.1
0.7
2005January
50,980
15,653
16,272
82,905
0.5
0.7
0.0
0.4
February
51,117
15,632
16,295
83,044
0.3
-0.1
0.1
0.2
March
51,227
15,481
16,341
83,049
0.2
-1.0
0.3
0.0
April
51,263
15,229
16,405
82,897
0.1
-1.6
0.4
-0.2
May
51,248
14,940
16,479
82,667
0.0
-1.9
0.5
-0.3
June
51,218
14,641
16,528
82,387
-0.1
-2.0
0.3
-0.3

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

2004April
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
May
26,204
21,882
18,221
5,534
8,066
1,639
912
1,272
83,730
June
30,695
25,402
24,613
6,561
9,986
2,052
1,183
1,415
101,907

Seasonally Adjusted

2004April
25,182
20,588
16,275
5,149
7,124
1,512
756
1,200
77,786
May
25,210
20,349
16,704
5,217
7,506
1,532
789
1,206
78,513
June
25,534
20,489
16,949
5,303
7,242
1,814
720
1,218
79,269
July
25,208
19,732
17,157
5,027
7,628
1,573
685
1,207
78,217
August
25,075
20,666
17,086
5,320
7,627
1,543
733
1,127
79,177
September
25,624
20,921
17,234
5,421
8,421
1,782
812
1,209
81,424
October
25,948
22,811
17,328
5,608
7,900
1,917
763
1,261
83,536
November
25,616
21,445
17,017
5,269
8,015
1,685
708
1,237
80,992
December
25,210
21,063
16,744
4,738
7,152
1,673
703
1,159
78,442
2005January
27,185
22,340
18,021
5,604
8,359
1,851
740
1,328
85,428
February
27,122
21,691
18,470
5,618
8,104
1,728
861
1,346
84,940
March
26,153
21,028
17,479
5,381
7,693
1,761
784
1,359
81,638
April
26,009
21,279
18,614
5,431
8,281
1,625
779
1,144
83,162
May
25,341
21,412
18,326
5,428
8,020
1,661
791
1,220
82,199
June
24,752
21,376
18,629
5,332
7,975
1,801
868
1,181
81,914

Trend

2004April
25,409
20,359
16,643
5,173
7,259
1,521
757
1,198
78,319
May
25,323
20,283
16,795
5,179
7,343
1,565
763
1,195
78,446
June
25,287
20,321
16,930
5,216
7,481
1,612
763
1,195
78,805
July
25,301
20,495
17,031
5,263
7,641
1,656
761
1,195
79,343
August
25,336
20,785
17,086
5,302
7,786
1,696
755
1,194
79,940
September
25,439
21,150
17,123
5,330
7,902
1,727
749
1,197
80,617
October
25,631
21,498
17,162
5,352
7,968
1,749
745
1,212
81,317
November
25,901
21,730
17,242
5,371
7,986
1,767
745
1,238
81,980
December
26,198
21,789
17,400
5,390
7,984
1,769
749
1,266
82,545
2005January
26,397
21,700
17,623
5,409
7,978
1,756
759
1,283
82,905
February
26,408
21,551
17,873
5,428
7,993
1,733
774
1,284
83,044
March
26,250
21,440
18,108
5,444
8,023
1,719
792
1,273
83,049
April
25,964
21,372
18,303
5,445
8,042
1,713
807
1,251
82,897
May
25,626
21,338
18,464
5,434
8,046
1,713
821
1,225
82,667
June
25,279
21,301
18,587
5,417
8,057
1,712
832
1,202
82,387

(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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