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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, October 2013 Quality Declaration 
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OCTOBER KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
29 114
25 596
19 010
5 801
10 157
1 624
959
1 430
93 690
Seasonally Adjusted
28 787
25 567
18 788
5 774
10 269
1 646
941
1 437
93 209

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
-0.3
-0.1
-0.3
0.1
-0.4
0.2
-0.6
-0.4
-0.2
Seasonally Adjusted
-0.9
-0.5
-1.5
-1.3
1.1
-3.5
2.3
1.8
-0.7

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
-0.5
0.6
-6.8
-1.5
-9.1
6.6
-2.2
-5.8
-2.6
Seasonally Adjusted
-1.9
0.6
-7.4
-2.2
-8.4
7.2
-8.3
-2.9
-3.1

(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.




OCTOBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES

  • Trend estimates: The October 2013 trend estimate (93 690) has decreased by 0.2% when compared with September 2013.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: The October 2013 seasonally adjusted estimate (93 209) has decreased by 0.7% when compared with September 2013.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend estimates: When comparing national trend estimates for October 2013 with September 2013, sales of Sports utility and Other vehicles decreased by 0.3% and 0.6% respectively. Over the same period, Passenger vehicles decreased by 18 units.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: When comparing seasonally adjusted estimates for October 2013 with September 2013, sales of Sports utility and Other vehicles decreased by 2.7% and 0.8% respectively. Over the same period, Passenger vehicles increased by 0.5%.


SALES BY STATE
  • Trend estimates: Six of the eight states and territories experienced a decrease for new motor vehicle sales when comparing October 2013 with September 2013. The Northern Territory recorded the largest percentage decrease (0.6%), followed by Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory (0.4%). Over the same period, sales in Tasmania and South Australia increased by 0.2% and 0.1% respectively.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: Five of the eight states and territories experienced a decrease in new motor vehicle sales when comparing October 2013 with September 2013. Tasmania recorded the largest percentage decrease (3.5%) followed by Queensland (1.5%) and South Australia (1.3%). Over the same period, sales in the Northern Territory increased by 2.3%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

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November 2013 17 December 2013
December 2013 15 January 2014
January 2014 17 February 2014
February 2014 17 March 2014
March 2014 17 April 2014
April 2014 15 May 2014



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details for the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for October 2013.


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SUMMARY COMMENTARY

Graph Image for New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles - long term

Footnote(s): Break in time series for trend between June and July 2000. See paragraph 13 of the Expanatory Notes.

Source(s): Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia


Graph Image for 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

2012
August
47 953
26 203
20 225
94 381
1.2
0.8
1.6
1.2
September
48 608
26 336
20 438
95 382
1.4
0.5
1.1
1.1
October
49 098
26 458
20 605
96 161
1.0
0.5
0.8
0.8
November
49 216
26 597
20 693
96 507
0.2
0.5
0.4
0.4
December
48 885
26 785
20 647
96 316
-0.7
0.7
-0.2
-0.2
2013
January
48 248
27 033
20 502
95 783
-1.3
0.9
-0.7
-0.6
February
47 614
27 298
20 327
95 240
-1.3
1.0
-0.9
-0.6
March
47 233
27 528
20 092
94 854
-0.8
0.8
-1.2
-0.4
April
47 156
27 669
19 822
94 646
-0.2
0.5
-1.3
-0.2
May
47 277
27 689
19 569
94 536
0.3
0.1
-1.3
-0.1
June
47 442
27 663
19 379
94 484
0.3
-0.1
-1.0
-0.1
July
47 466
27 652
19 248
94 365
-
-
-0.7
-0.1
August
47 422
27 616
19 118
94 155
-0.1
-0.1
-0.7
-0.2
September
47 363
27 550
18 997
93 910
-0.1
-0.2
-0.6
-0.3
October
47 345
27 467
18 878
93 690
-
-0.3
-0.6
-0.2

Seasonally Adjusted

2012
August
46 869
26 499
20 744
94 112
4.4
4.2
1.3
3.7
September
49 709
27 169
20 505
97 383
6.1
2.5
-1.2
3.5
October
48 998
26 892
20 325
96 215
-1.4
-1.0
-0.9
-1.2
November
50 188
25 023
20 360
95 571
2.4
-7.0
0.2
-0.7
December
50 573
26 711
20 287
97 572
0.8
6.7
-0.4
2.1
2013
January
46 610
27 771
21 130
95 511
-7.8
4.0
4.2
-2.1
February
46 085
27 789
21 582
95 456
-1.1
0.1
2.1
-0.1
March
47 775
27 599
19 418
94 792
3.7
-0.7
-10.0
-0.7
April
47 331
27 405
18 796
93 532
-0.9
-0.7
-3.2
-1.3
May
46 918
27 466
19 345
93 729
-0.9
0.2
2.9
0.2
June
48 314
27 969
20 670
96 953
3.0
1.8
6.8
3.4
July
46 943
27 289
19 259
93 490
-2.8
-2.4
-6.8
-3.6
August
47 725
28 098
18 330
94 154
1.7
3.0
-4.8
0.7
September
47 116
27 684
19 067
93 866
-1.3
-1.5
4.0
-0.3
October
47 343
26 942
18 924
93 209
0.5
-2.7
-0.8
-0.7

Original

2012
August
46 612
26 216
20 724
93 552
7.5
9.9
6.6
8.0
September
49 210
25 079
20 338
94 627
5.6
-4.3
-1.9
1.1
October
49 291
25 737
20 556
95 584
0.2
2.6
1.1
1.0
November
51 652
26 145
20 550
98 347
4.8
1.6
-
2.9
December
50 618
25 548
19 261
95 427
-2.0
-2.3
-6.3
-3.0
2013
January
41 957
26 623
16 850
85 430
-17.1
4.2
-12.5
-10.5
February
43 338
26 834
20 046
90 218
3.3
0.8
19.0
5.6
March
48 664
29 148
19 588
97 400
12.3
8.6
-2.3
8.0
April
42 844
24 384
17 889
85 117
-12.0
-16.3
-8.7
-12.6
May
46 774
29 152
20 862
96 788
9.2
19.6
16.6
13.7
June
57 636
34 398
26 724
118 758
23.2
18.0
28.1
22.7
July
46 318
25 568
18 349
90 235
-19.6
-25.7
-31.3
-24.0
August
48 060
27 515
17 761
93 336
3.8
7.6
-3.2
3.4
September
47 149
26 199
19 314
92 662
-1.9
-4.8
8.7
-0.7
October
46 939
26 258
19 406
92 603
-0.4
0.2
0.5
-0.1

- 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)
Aust.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

Trend

2012
August
28 851
24 852
20 132
5 718
10 902
1 439
992
1 495
94 381
September
29 071
25 200
20 294
5 801
11 038
1 487
986
1 506
95 382
October
29 247
25 433
20 404
5 888
11 168
1 524
980
1 517
96 161
November
29 318
25 481
20 441
5 957
11 262
1 545
975
1 527
96 507
December
29 249
25 386
20 355
6 001
11 276
1 549
969
1 530
96 316
2013
January
29 110
25 257
20 175
6 014
11 195
1 549
958
1 526
95 783
February
28 998
25 195
19 969
5 992
11 065
1 561
947
1 514
95 240
March
28 984
25 231
19 755
5 941
10 911
1 584
945
1 502
94 854
April
29 054
25 327
19 584
5 878
10 749
1 614
952
1 490
94 646
May
29 156
25 429
19 466
5 821
10 591
1 633
963
1 477
94 536
June
29 258
25 523
19 382
5 790
10 456
1 638
970
1 467
94 484
July
29 297
25 586
19 292
5 785
10 346
1 632
971
1 457
94 365
August
29 265
25 613
19 189
5 789
10 260
1 625
970
1 445
94 155
September
29 193
25 628
19 076
5 798
10 194
1 621
965
1 435
93 910
October
29 114
25 596
19 010
5 801
10 157
1 624
959
1 430
93 690

Seasonally Adjusted

2012
August
28 955
24 909
20 104
5 739
10 716
1 277
940
1 472
94 112
September
29 746
26 110
20 310
5 877
11 225
1 579
988
1 548
97 383
October
29 347
25 422
20 291
5 905
11 209
1 535
1 026
1 479
96 215
November
28 599
25 169
20 492
5 829
11 275
1 679
999
1 530
95 571
December
30 064
25 481
20 639
6 035
11 369
1 464
959
1 561
97 572
2013
January
28 774
25 264
19 949
6 405
11 006
1 684
901
1 529
95 511
February
28 967
25 276
20 025
5 909
11 276
1 527
978
1 497
95 456
March
29 042
24 680
20 139
5 846
10 950
1 643
964
1 528
94 792
April
28 664
25 567
18 891
5 904
10 592
1 560
920
1 435
93 532
May
28 887
25 372
19 244
5 697
10 418
1 653
973
1 485
93 729
June
30 141
25 982
20 097
5 837
10 697
1 750
931
1 518
96 953
July
28 912
25 309
19 061
5 732
10 385
1 645
1 025
1 422
93 490
August
29 592
25 561
19 224
5 820
10 057
1 435
1 006
1 459
94 154
September
29 053
25 694
19 080
5 852
10 153
1 705
919
1 411
93 866
October
28 787
25 567
18 788
5 774
10 269
1 646
941
1 437
93 209

Original

2012
August
28 706
24 696
19 791
5 577
11 072
1 365
898
1 447
93 552
September
28 854
25 263
19 579
5 821
11 054
1 651
918
1 487
94 627
October
28 792
26 078
19 602
5 848
11 228
1 612
949
1 475
95 584
November
30 030
25 740
20 368
6 024
11 676
2 015
938
1 556
98 347
December
28 619
25 238
20 116
6 265
11 014
1 772
859
1 544
95 427
2013
January
26 194
22 583
16 946
5 918
10 198
1 403
748
1 440
85 430
February
27 427
24 415
18 369
5 696
10 679
1 309
867
1 456
90 218
March
29 928
25 360
21 135
5 680
11 145
1 564
1 075
1 513
97 400
April
25 982
23 023
17 666
5 381
9 497
1 273
971
1 324
85 117
May
29 707
26 226
20 221
5 761
10 610
1 597
1 132
1 534
96 788
June
37 194
30 647
26 245
6 999
12 782
1 917
1 162
1 812
118 758
July
27 789
24 584
18 618
5 485
9 848
1 466
1 049
1 396
90 235
August
29 223
25 210
19 101
5 730
10 177
1 491
967
1 437
93 336
September
28 702
25 430
18 498
5 847
10 153
1 835
852
1 345
92 662
October
28 519
25 961
18 057
5 732
10 305
1 737
853
1 439
92 603

(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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