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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Feb 2012 Quality Declaration 
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FEBRUARY KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
26 290
22 531
18 118
5 163
9 590
1 198
858
1 291
85 038
Seasonally Adjusted
26 106
22 872
18 137
5 386
9 665
1 237
830
1 217
85 448

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
-1.1
-0.2
-0.5
-0.1
0.5
-3.3
-0.8
-1.4
-0.5
Seasonally Adjusted
-0.6
1.3
-1.0
5.7
-
6.3
-13.3
-11.4
-

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
1.6
-0.5
7.0
-1.4
4.5
-19.3
6.5
-1.6
1.9
Seasonally Adjusted
1.3
-0.8
5.2
1.1
6.5
-13.2
11.0
-9.3
1.7

- 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.


FEBRUARY KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • The February 2012 trend estimate (85 038) has decreased by 0.5% when compared with January 2012.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - The February 2012 seasonally adjusted estimate for new motor vehicle sales (85 448) decreased by 31 units when compared with January 2012.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • When comparing national trend estimates for February 2012 with January 2012, sales of Passenger vehicles decreased by 0.6%, while sales of Sports utility vehicles increased by 0.4%. Over the same period sales of Other vehicles decreased by 1.7%.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - When comparing seasonally adjusted estimates for February 2012 with January 2012, sales of Passenger vehicles and Sports utility vehicles have decreased by 0.9% and 1.9% respectively. Over the same period Other vehicles increased by 5.9%.


SALES BY STATE
  • Seven of the eight states and territories have experienced a decrease in the trend estimate for new motor vehicle sales when comparing February 2012 with January 2012. Tasmania recorded the largest percentage decrease (3.3%), followed by the Australian Capital Territory (1.4%) and New South Wales (1.1%). Sales in Western Australia have increased by 0.5% over the same period.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, sales of new motor vehicles decreased in four of the eight states and territories when comparing February 2012 with January 2012. Northern Territory recorded the largest percentage decrease, with 13.3%, followed by the Australian Capital Territory (11.4%) and Queensland (1.0%). Over the same period Tasmania increased by 6.3%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
March 2012 17 April 2012
April 2012 15 May 2012
May 2012 18 June 2012
June 2012 17 July 2012
July 2012 14 August 2012
August 2012 17 September 2012



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

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


DATA NOTES

Recent flooding in Thailand may have had an impact on new vehicle sales in Australia due to associated delays in delivery of Thai manufactured vehicles and vehicle parts. Impacts from the flooding could continue to disrupt the supply of new motor vehicles to Australia from Thailand in coming months.

The earthquake and tsunami which occurred in Japan in March 2011 had an impact on the number of new vehicle sales in Australia in mid 2011 due to a reduction in supply. These events are no longer affecting the supply of new vehicles, with Japanese motor vehicle production now returning to levels observed before March 2011.

As new motor vehicle sales are influenced by a range of factors, it is not possible to quantify the specific impacts of these events.


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 Explanatory 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

2010
December
48 098
19 295
17 172
84 565
0.3
-1.5
1.6
0.2
2011
January
47 930
18 963
17 417
84 310
-0.3
-1.7
1.4
-0.3
February
47 396
18 585
17 501
83 483
-1.1
-2.0
0.5
-1.0
March
46 710
18 296
17 391
82 398
-1.4
-1.6
-0.6
-1.3
April
46 082
18 267
17 164
81 512
-1.3
-0.2
-1.3
-1.1
May
45 756
18 537
16 982
81 274
-0.7
1.5
-1.1
-0.3
June
45 863
19 128
16 989
81 980
0.2
3.2
-
0.9
July
46 283
19 978
17 166
83 427
0.9
4.4
1.0
1.8
August
46 805
20 961
17 350
85 116
1.1
4.9
1.1
2.0
September
47 210
21 834
17 398
86 442
0.9
4.2
0.3
1.6
October
47 306
22 407
17 205
86 918
0.2
2.6
-1.1
0.6
November
47 074
22 688
16 810
86 572
-0.5
1.3
-2.3
-0.4
December
46 749
22 881
16 385
86 015
-0.7
0.9
-2.5
-0.6
2012
January
46 430
23 034
16 013
85 478
-0.7
0.7
-2.3
-0.6
February
46 152
23 138
15 748
85 038
-0.6
0.4
-1.7
-0.5

Seasonally Adjusted

2010
December
51 303
18 247
17 527
87 076
6.4
-7.6
5.3
2.9
2011
January
47 689
18 412
17 219
83 319
-7.0
0.9
-1.8
-4.3
February
47 101
19 359
17 536
83 996
-1.2
5.1
1.8
0.8
March
47 454
21 394
18 413
87 260
0.7
10.5
5.0
3.9
April
47 157
19 098
17 188
83 444
-0.6
-10.7
-6.6
-4.4
May
43 591
16 870
16 479
76 940
-7.6
-11.7
-4.1
-7.8
June
44 944
17 252
15 771
77 968
3.1
2.3
-4.3
1.3
July
46 900
20 807
17 514
85 221
4.4
20.6
11.1
9.3
August
47 581
22 870
17 527
87 979
1.5
9.9
0.1
3.2
September
47 036
21 810
18 174
87 020
-1.1
-4.6
3.7
-1.1
October
48 475
21 613
17 403
87 491
3.1
-0.9
-4.2
0.5
November
46 521
22 992
17 249
86 762
-4.0
6.4
-0.9
-0.8
December
46 405
22 739
15 248
84 393
-0.2
-1.1
-11.6
-2.7
2012
January
46 453
23 424
15 540
85 417
0.1
3.0
1.9
1.2
February
46 015
22 971
16 462
85 448
-0.9
-1.9
5.9
-

Original

2010
December
51 039
18 555
16 993
86 587
3.3
-10.8
-0.8
-0.9
2011
January
43 539
17 032
13 013
73 584
-14.7
-8.2
-23.4
-15.0
February
45 455
18 916
16 525
80 896
4.4
11.1
27.0
9.9
March
50 228
23 066
20 690
93 984
10.5
21.9
25.2
16.2
April
41 565
17 054
15 595
74 214
-17.2
-26.1
-24.6
-21.0
May
r42 577
17 121
17 703
r77 401
2.4
0.4
13.5
4.3
June
54 322
21 518
20 317
96 157
27.6
25.7
14.8
24.2
July
45 701
19 383
15 907
80 991
-15.9
-9.9
-21.7
-15.8
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

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
r revised

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

2010
December
26 072
23 139
16 850
5 395
9 378
1 589
811
1 332
84 565
2011
January
26 063
23 032
16 910
5 343
9 281
1 550
806
1 325
84 310
February
25 887
22 645
16 938
5 237
9 175
1 484
805
1 311
83 483
March
25 622
22 120
16 963
5 119
9 061
1 418
802
1 293
82 398
April
25 371
21 664
17 003
5 052
8 976
1 372
799
1 276
81 512
May
25 273
21 471
17 094
5 071
8 934
1 361
802
1 267
81 274
June
25 460
21 620
17 297
5 174
8 956
1 381
816
1 276
81 980
July
25 918
22 029
17 597
5 307
9 027
1 413
834
1 300
83 427
August
26 507
22 496
17 959
5 403
9 132
1 434
854
1 331
85 116
September
26 993
22 827
18 290
5 422
9 254
1 431
870
1 354
86 442
October
27 200
22 910
18 447
5 365
9 361
1 397
879
1 359
86 918
November
27 098
22 789
18 412
5 273
9 431
1 344
878
1 348
86 572
December
26 856
22 663
18 312
5 206
9 488
1 289
871
1 330
86 015
2012
January
26 571
22 577
18 207
5 166
9 544
1 239
864
1 309
85 478
February
26 290
22 531
18 118
5 163
9 590
1 198
858
1 291
85 038

Seasonally Adjusted

2010
December
28 086
23 333
16 863
5 480
9 484
1 679
802
1 348
87 076
2011
January
26 206
23 171
15 660
5 391
9 075
1 540
934
1 342
83 319
February
25 769
23 064
17 244
5 329
9 077
1 425
748
1 341
83 996
March
27 230
23 360
18 586
5 178
9 281
1 445
853
1 327
87 260
April
25 766
22 266
17 673
5 042
9 203
1 380
828
1 285
83 444
May
24 471
19 508
16 233
4 649
8 793
1 314
798
1 175
76 940
June
24 058
20 939
16 146
5 006
8 535
1 279
774
1 230
77 968
July
26 272
22 707
17 938
5 655
9 028
1 431
815
1 374
85 221
August
27 405
23 373
18 558
5 487
9 448
1 556
819
1 331
87 979
September
26 842
22 976
18 417
5 688
9 347
1 439
957
1 354
87 020
October
27 513
23 062
18 707
5 203
9 237
1 447
933
1 389
87 491
November
27 690
22 540
18 422
5 186
9 484
1 254
834
1 351
86 762
December
26 431
22 267
17 860
5 108
9 315
1 334
779
1 297
84 393
2012
January
26 276
22 577
18 315
5 096
9 661
1 163
957
1 373
85 417
February
26 106
22 872
18 137
5 386
9 665
1 237
830
1 217
85 448

Original

2010
December
27 195
23 873
16 422
5 636
9 238
2 181
714
1 328
86 587
2011
January
23 560
20 323
13 300
4 792
8 289
1 309
772
1 239
73 584
February
25 048
22 446
16 283
5 128
8 686
1 273
680
1 352
80 896
March
29 750
24 808
20 395
5 360
9 718
1 520
995
1 438
93 984
April
22 570
19 535
16 403
4 467
8 101
1 124
862
1 152
74 214
May
24 470
r19 570
16 519
4 782
8 703
1 268
942
1 147
r77 401
June
29 685
25 091
21 062
6 057
10 424
1 443
985
1 410
96 157
July
24 893
21 743
17 341
5 255
8 433
1 196
800
1 330
80 991
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

r revised
(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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