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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Oct 2012 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/11/2012   
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OCTOBER KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
29 473
25 661
20 373
5 875
11 081
1 516
993
1 493
96 465
Seasonally Adjusted
29 202
25 407
20 044
5 849
11 193
1 544
1 025
1 455
95 720

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
0.8
1.5
0.6
1.4
1.2
2.5
0.3
0.2
1.0
Seasonally Adjusted
-2.8
-4.2
-2.8
-1.7
-
-2.2
4.1
-5.9
-2.8

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
9.0
12.1
10.0
9.2
17.7
11.4
12.3
9.1
11.0
Seasonally Adjusted
4.4
9.7
6.0
12.0
21.5
10.2
11.7
4.3
8.6

- 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.



OCTOBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • Trend estimates: October 2012 trend estimate (96 465) has increased by 1.0% when compared with September 2012.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: The October 2012 seasonally adjusted estimate for new motor vehicle sales (95 720) decreased by 2.8% when compared with September 2012.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend estimates: When comparing national trend estimates for October 2012 with September 2012, sales of Passenger, Sports utility and Other vehicles have increased by 1.0%, 1.1% and 1.0% respectively.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: When comparing seasonally adjusted estimates for October 2012 with September 2012, sales of Passenger, Sports utility vehicles and Other vehicles have decreased by 3.1%, 3.0% and 1.6% respectively.


SALES BY STATE
  • In trend terms, all eight states and territories experienced an increase for new motor vehicle sales when comparing October 2012 with September 2012. Tasmania recorded the largest percentage increase (2.5%), followed by Victoria (1.5%) and South Australia (1.4%).
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, seven of eight states and territories experienced a decrease in new motor vehicle sales when comparing October 2012 with September 2012. The Australian Capital Territory recorded the largest percentage decrease with (5.9%), followed by Victoria (4.2%) and New South Wales (2.8%). Over the same period, The Northern Territory was the only state or territory to experience an increase of 4.1%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
November 2012 13 December 2012
December 2012 16 January 2013
January 2013 18 February 2013
February 2013 18 March 2013
April 2013 15 May 2013



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details for the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for October 2012.


DATA NOTES

The flooding which occurred in Thailand in from June 2011 may have had an impact on new vehicle sales in Australia due to associated delays in delivery of Thai manufactured vehicles and vehicle parts. The impacts from the flooding is no longer affecting the supply of new motor vehicles to Australia from Thailand.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.


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

2011
August
47 223
21 319
17 508
86 051
0.3
2.3
0.3
0.8
September
47 249
21 781
17 539
86 569
0.1
2.2
0.2
0.6
October
47 172
22 207
17 489
86 869
-0.2
2.0
-0.3
0.3
November
47 011
22 622
17 362
86 995
-0.3
1.9
-0.7
0.1
December
46 864
23 053
17 268
87 185
-0.3
1.9
-0.5
0.2
2012
January
46 870
23 522
17 257
87 648
-
2.0
-0.1
0.5
February
47 007
23 999
17 381
88 387
0.3
2.0
0.7
0.8
March
47 091
24 433
17 687
89 210
0.2
1.8
1.8
0.9
April
47 096
24 842
18 168
90 106
-
1.7
2.7
1.0
May
47 107
25 254
18 747
91 108
-
1.7
3.2
1.1
June
47 178
25 657
19 318
92 153
0.2
1.6
3.0
1.1
July
47 392
26 047
19 813
93 252
0.5
1.5
2.6
1.2
August
47 745
26 430
20 225
94 399
0.7
1.5
2.1
1.2
September
48 163
26 766
20 548
95 477
0.9
1.3
1.6
1.1
October
48 642
27 063
20 759
96 465
1.0
1.1
1.0
1.0

Seasonally Adjusted

2011
August
47 953
23 042
17 443
88 437
1.2
9.1
0.9
3.1
September
46 723
21 473
18 089
86 286
-2.6
-6.8
3.7
-2.4
October
48 722
21 826
17 615
88 163
4.3
1.6
-2.6
2.2
November
46 524
23 384
17 490
87 398
-4.5
7.1
-0.7
-0.9
December
46 299
22 696
14 893
83 888
-0.5
-2.9
-14.9
-4.0
2012
January
46 603
23 677
15 545
85 825
0.7
4.3
4.4
2.3
February
46 383
23 542
17 164
87 089
-0.5
-0.6
10.4
1.5
March
47 963
25 005
17 675
90 643
3.4
6.2
3.0
4.1
April
46 822
24 786
18 427
90 035
-2.4
-0.9
4.3
-0.7
May
47 979
25 386
18 911
92 276
2.5
2.4
2.6
2.5
June
47 296
25 673
18 438
91 407
-1.4
1.1
-2.5
-0.9
July
44 354
25 429
20 493
90 276
-6.2
-1.0
11.1
-1.2
August
46 980
26 591
20 553
94 123
5.9
4.6
0.3
4.3
September
50 224
27 543
20 670
98 436
6.9
3.6
0.6
4.6
October
48 677
26 712
20 332
95 720
-3.1
-3.0
-1.6
-2.8

Original

2011
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
December
45 764
22 367
14 328
82 459
-2.0
-7.5
-19.3
-7.0
2012
January
42 555
22 123
12 105
76 783
-7.0
-1.1
-15.5
-6.9
February
46 019
23 448
16 256
85 723
8.1
6.0
34.3
11.6
March
51 161
27 363
19 092
97 616
11.2
16.7
17.4
13.9
April
40 496
21 841
16 760
79 097
-20.8
-20.2
-12.2
-19.0
May
48 448
26 863
20 758
96 069
19.6
23.0
23.9
21.5
June
57 439
31 617
23 510
112 566
18.6
17.7
13.3
17.2
July
43 354
23 845
19 442
86 641
-24.5
-24.6
-17.3
-23.0
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

- 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

2011
August
26 717
22 817
18 223
5 437
9 235
1 414
849
1 360
86 051
September
26 922
22 876
18 401
5 422
9 319
1 394
869
1 366
86 569
October
27 050
22 884
18 525
5 380
9 416
1 361
885
1 369
86 869
November
27 083
22 909
18 559
5 353
9 517
1 320
888
1 366
86 995
December
27 086
23 011
18 559
5 362
9 643
1 284
882
1 358
87 185
2012
January
27 153
23 202
18 584
5 404
9 808
1 262
881
1 354
87 648
February
27 293
23 440
18 678
5 463
10 000
1 262
893
1 359
88 387
March
27 484
23 628
18 843
5 509
10 180
1 276
916
1 374
89 210
April
27 746
23 778
19 083
5 538
10 321
1 298
943
1 399
90 106
May
28 071
23 950
19 370
5 562
10 438
1 325
965
1 429
91 108
June
28 387
24 181
19 645
5 598
10 553
1 357
978
1 454
92 153
July
28 673
24 505
19 888
5 652
10 680
1 395
986
1 473
93 252
August
28 960
24 896
20 094
5 723
10 817
1 436
989
1 484
94 399
September
29 227
25 285
20 258
5 794
10 955
1 478
990
1 490
95 477
October
29 473
25 661
20 373
5 875
11 081
1 516
993
1 493
96 465

Seasonally Adjusted

2011
August
27 608
23 615
18 483
5 546
9 572
1 459
813
1 342
88 437
September
26 471
22 690
18 241
5 767
9 399
1 414
949
1 356
86 286
October
27 962
23 150
18 906
5 220
9 210
1 401
918
1 395
88 163
November
27 929
22 784
18 533
5 123
9 554
1 271
834
1 369
87 398
December
26 242
22 356
17 555
5 088
9 241
1 346
767
1 293
83 888
2012
January
26 428
22 696
18 444
5 073
9 643
1 169
965
1 406
85 825
February
26 632
23 235
18 613
5 417
9 841
1 276
840
1 236
87 089
March
27 869
24 255
18 885
5 808
10 192
1 363
906
1 364
90 643
April
27 799
23 923
18 938
5 518
10 294
1 319
857
1 386
90 035
May
28 581
23 878
19 808
5 425
10 767
1 311
1 069
1 438
92 276
June
28 424
23 919
19 129
5 564
10 409
1 356
1 050
1 556
91 407
July
27 618
23 930
18 830
5 617
10 520
1 444
928
1 389
90 276
August
29 219
24 733
20 082
5 713
10 658
1 296
946
1 478
94 123
September
30 054
26 507
20 621
5 949
11 196
1 579
985
1 545
98 436
October
29 202
25 407
20 044
5 849
11 193
1 544
1 025
1 455
95 720

Original

2011
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
December
25 109
22 356
17 225
5 275
8 880
1 687
666
1 261
82 459
2012
January
24 004
20 278
15 732
4 622
9 014
1 008
820
1 305
76 783
February
26 391
23 270
17 839
5 344
9 673
1 148
776
1 282
85 723
March
30 209
26 177
20 718
6 037
10 644
1 361
1 052
1 418
97 616
April
24 426
20 785
17 062
4 746
8 939
1 072
863
1 204
79 097
May
29 811
24 600
20 933
5 689
11 025
1 266
1 252
1 493
96 069
June
34 785
28 662
25 051
6 728
12 698
1 443
1 357
1 842
112 566
July
26 594
22 991
18 234
5 298
9 968
1 268
917
1 371
86 641
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

(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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