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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Nov 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/12/2009   
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NOVEMBER KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
Seasonally Adjusted
26 375
23 120
18 377
5 638
8 794
1 449
875
1 314
85 943

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
Seasonally Adjusted
5.7
7.5
4.5
3.1
4.3
-1.2
13.2
0.9
5.5

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
Seasonally Adjusted
15.8
21.1
19.1
15.5
2.4
-0.4
9.6
10.4
15.8

(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



NOVEMBER KEY POINTS


SUSPENSION OF TREND ESTIMATES
  • Following the Federal Government Budget in May 2009, the eligibility period for the Small Business and General Business Tax Break was extended to December 2009. The rebate level was also increased for small businesses, allowing eligible businesses to claim an increased tax deduction on the purchase of new motor vehicles.
  • The trend series attempts to measure the underlying behaviour in new motor vehicle sales. In the short term, this measurement may be significantly affected by unusual influences in the original and seasonally adjusted data, like those observed in May and June 2009. If the trend estimates in the publication were to be calculated without fully accounting for this irregular event, they would be likely to provide a misleading view of the underlying trend in new motor vehicle sales activity.
  • The new motor vehicle sales trend series has therefore been suspended from May 2009. The trend series will be reintroduced when more certainty emerges in the underlying behaviour of new car sales.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates can still be produced and will continue to be published as usual.
  • This publication shows the trend series to April 2009 and seasonally adjusted series to November 2009.


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • Trend - See Suspension of trend estimates above.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - The November 2009 seasonally adjusted estimate for total sales of new motor vehicles (85 943) increased by 5.5% when compared to October 2009. The November 2009 seasonally adjusted estimate for total new motor vehicle sales increased by 15.8% when compared to the November 2008 estimate.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend - See Suspension of trend estimates above.
  • Seasonally adjusted - All vehicle types increased in seasonally adjusted terms when comparing November 2009 with October 2009. Sports utility vehicles increased by 13.9%, other vehicles increased by 9.0% and passenger vehicles increased by 1.2%. When comparing November 2009 to November 2008, sports utility vehicles increased 37.2%, other vehicles increased by 21.5% and passenger vehicles increased by 7.2%.


SALES BY STATE
  • Trend - See Suspension of trend estimates above.
  • Seasonally adjusted - Sales of new motor vehicles increased for seven out of eight all states or territories in seasonally adjusted terms for November 2009 compared to October 2009. Northern Territory recorded the largest percentage increase, rising by 13.2%, followed by Victoria and New South Wales, rising by 7.5% and 5.7% respectively. New motor vehicle sales decreased in Tasmania by 1.2% for November 2009 compared to October 2009.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
December 2009 21 January 2010
January 2010 22 February 2010
February 2010 22 March 2010
March 2010 22 April 2010
April 2010 24 May 2010
May 2010 21 June 2010



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details for the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for November 2009.


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

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(a)

2008
September
47 158
14 871
17 866
79 895
-2.5
-3.2
-1.9
-2.5
October
46 169
14 473
17 453
78 095
-2.1
-2.7
-2.3
-2.3
November
45 341
14 164
16 926
76 431
-1.8
-2.1
-3.0
-2.1
December
44 603
13 958
16 357
74 919
-1.6
-1.5
-3.4
-2.0
2009
January
43 936
13 906
15 904
73 747
-1.5
-0.4
-2.8
-1.6
February
43 404
14 020
15 626
73 049
-1.2
0.8
-1.8
-0.9
March
43 139
14 290
15 482
72 910
-0.6
1.9
-0.9
-0.2
April
43 240
14 623
15 414
73 276
0.2
2.3
-0.4
0.5
May
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
June
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
July
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
August
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
September
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
October
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
November
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np

Seasonally Adjusted

2008
September
47 070
15 007
17 688
79 764
-1.2
-2.6
-3.0
-1.8
October
46 120
14 504
18 254
78 878
-2.0
-3.3
3.2
-1.1
November
44 389
13 575
16 248
74 211
-3.8
-6.4
-11.0
-5.9
December
45 310
14 251
16 887
76 448
2.1
5.0
3.9
3.0
2009
January
45 340
14 195
15 697
75 232
0.1
-0.4
-7.0
-1.6
February
43 528
14 086
15 128
72 742
-4.0
-0.8
-3.6
-3.3
March
41 222
13 629
15 516
70 367
-5.3
-3.2
2.6
-3.3
April
42 794
14 385
15 221
72 400
3.8
5.5
-1.9
2.9
May
44 194
15 295
17 010
76 498
3.3
6.3
11.7
5.7
June
44 999
16 069
20 177
81 244
1.8
5.1
18.6
6.2
July
45 487
15 369
14 985
75 841
1.1
-4.4
-25.7
-6.7
August
45 624
15 065
15 373
76 063
0.3
-2.0
2.6
0.3
September
46 503
15 573
16 765
78 842
1.9
3.4
9.1
3.7
October
47 010
16 354
18 116
81 480
1.1
5.0
8.1
3.3
November
47 574
18 626
19 743
85 943
1.2
13.9
9.0
5.5

Original

2008
September
48 865
14 200
17 873
80 938
6.0
-0.2
5.3
4.7
October
45 978
14 357
18 770
79 105
-5.9
1.1
5.0
-2.3
November
43 019
12 736
15 862
71 617
-6.4
-11.3
-15.5
-9.5
December
45 696
14 422
16 392
76 510
6.2
13.2
3.3
6.8
2009
January
41 309
13 435
12 335
67 079
-9.6
-6.8
-24.7
-12.3
February
42 463
13 699
14 079
70 241
2.8
2.0
14.1
4.7
March
43 484
15 022
17 144
75 650
2.4
9.7
21.8
7.7
April
36 697
13 092
14 176
63 965
-15.6
-12.8
-17.3
-15.4
May
42 245
15 562
17 634
75 441
15.1
18.9
24.4
17.9
June
55 837
20 459
26 551
102 847
32.2
31.5
50.6
36.3
July
46 099
14 752
14 482
75 333
-17.4
-27.9
-45.5
-26.8
August
44 918
13 972
14 397
73 287
-2.6
-5.3
-0.6
-2.7
September
47 284
14 443
16 404
78 131
5.3
3.4
13.9
6.6
October
46 544
15 741
18 528
80 813
-1.6
9.0
12.9
3.4
November
47 059
18 360
20 414
85 833
1.1
16.6
10.2
6.2

np not available for publication
(a) Trend series temporarily suspended from May 2009.

New motor vehicle sales by state/territory of registration

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.(b)
NT(b)
ACT(b)
Aust.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

Trend(a)

2008
September
24 048
21 044
16 634
5 193
9 379
1 529
853
1 213
79 895
October
23 563
20 482
16 311
5 076
9 135
1 485
835
1 209
78 095
November
23 132
20 005
16 027
4 949
8 857
1 442
807
1 211
76 431
December
22 767
19 610
15 738
4 824
8 578
1 410
776
1 215
74 919
2009
January
22 475
19 315
15 510
4 723
8 355
1 400
747
1 221
73 747
February
22 285
19 162
15 365
4 661
8 220
1 404
725
1 226
73 049
March
22 249
19 165
15 337
4 648
8 161
1 409
714
1 228
72 910
April
22 381
19 298
15 427
4 677
8 142
1 406
716
1 229
73 276
May
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
June
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
July
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
August
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
September
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
October
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
November
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np

Seasonally Adjusted

2008
September
24 129
20 839
16 714
5 159
9 435
1 470
838
1 181
79 764
October
23 683
20 799
16 580
5 069
9 340
1 407
805
1 196
78 878
November
22 780
19 084
15 433
4 883
8 587
1 455
798
1 190
74 211
December
23 015
20 240
16 239
4 965
8 525
1 387
821
1 256
76 448
2009
January
22 797
19 936
15 747
4 841
8 479
1 436
756
1 241
75 232
February
22 326
18 881
15 473
4 423
8 267
1 372
749
1 251
72 742
March
21 531
18 596
14 490
4 619
7 919
1 440
618
1 154
70 367
April
22 383
18 673
15 372
4 582
8 042
1 382
721
1 245
72 400
May
23 549
20 205
16 061
4 927
8 330
1 448
760
1 218
76 498
June
24 745
21 569
17 245
5 185
8 858
1 533
740
1 370
81 244
July
23 351
20 196
16 119
4 863
8 019
1 282
800
1 211
75 841
August
23 930
19 573
16 162
4 936
7 977
1 493
771
1 220
76 063
September
24 445
20 767
16 948
5 238
8 079
1 362
765
1 239
78 842
October
24 943
21 511
17 586
5 469
8 427
1 467
773
1 302
81 480
November
26 375
23 120
18 377
5 638
8 794
1 449
875
1 314
85 943

Original

2008
September
24 513
21 479
16 697
5 074
9 679
1 561
755
1 180
80 938
October
23 448
21 337
16 024
5 069
9 850
1 478
750
1 149
79 105
November
22 043
18 756
14 111
4 935
8 284
1 575
743
1 170
71 617
December
22 421
20 792
16 163
5 028
8 416
1 660
751
1 279
76 510
2009
January
21 085
17 493
13 521
4 355
7 648
1 234
588
1 155
67 079
February
21 969
18 273
14 604
4 336
7 864
1 227
706
1 262
70 241
March
23 550
19 503
16 124
4 779
8 329
1 388
718
1 259
75 650
April
19 596
16 395
13 801
4 128
7 043
1 146
772
1 084
63 965
May
22 958
19 995
15 884
5 025
8 150
1 404
851
1 174
75 441
June
31 089
26 508
23 509
6 406
10 838
1 814
991
1 692
102 847
July
23 472
19 884
16 403
4 632
7 817
1 184
761
1 180
75 333
August
22 704
18 848
15 661
4 696
8 003
1 476
723
1 176
73 287
September
24 367
20 857
16 255
5 141
8 217
1 382
698
1 214
78 131
October
24 251
21 989
16 830
5 506
8 763
1 520
696
1 258
80 813
November
26 559
23 417
17 719
5 698
8 702
1 619
810
1 309
85 833

np not available for publication
(a) Trend series temporarily suspended from May 2009.
(b) 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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