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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Sep 2008 Quality Declaration 
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
24 612
21 560
16 868
5 315
9 570
1 612
875
1 200
81 612
Seasonally Adjusted
24 749
21 234
16 991
5 291
9 454
1 539
861
1 185
81 304

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
-1.4
-2.0
-2.3
-0.6
-1.2
-0.6
-1.2
-2.4
-1.7
Seasonally Adjusted
2.6
-0.1
2.0
-0.1
-3.4
-11.6
-5.5
-1.3
0.4

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
-9.2
-4.7
-14.6
2.0
-6.9
-1.9
5.9
-14.7
-8.1
Seasonally Adjusted
-6.8
-7.4
-13.5
2.3
-8.8
-7.7
3.5
-16.5
-8.2

(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



SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • Trend - The September 2008 trend estimate for new motor vehicle sales (81 612) decreased 1.7% when compared with August 2008. The trend estimate has decreased for the eighth month in a row. When compared with September 2007 the trend estimate decreased by 8.1%.
  • Seasonally adjusted - The September 2008 estimate for total sales of new motor vehicles (81 304) increased by 0.4% compared with August 2008.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend - When comparing September 2008 with August 2008, trend estimates decreased for sports utility vehicles, 2.7%, passenger vehicles, 1.6%, and other vehicles, 1.1%. When compared with the same period 12 months ago, passenger vehicles fell by 8.1%, sports utility vehicles by 13.3% and other vehicles by 3.3%.
  • Seasonally adjusted - When comparing September 2008 with August 2008, sports utility vehicles decreased by 1.1%, while passenger and other vehicles increased by 0.9% and 0.4% respectively.


SALES BY STATE
  • Trend - When comparing September 2008 to August 2008, all of the states and territories showed decreases in the trend estimate of total sales of new motor vehicles. The largest decreases were in Australian Capital Territory, 2.4% and Queensland, 2.3%.
  • Seasonally adjusted - When comparing September 2008 to August 2008, two of the states showed increases, New South Wales, 2.6% and Queensland, 2.0%. The largest decreases were in Tasmania, 11.6%, Northern Territory, 5.5%, and Western Australia, 3.4%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
October 2008 19 November 2008
November 2008 22 December 2008
December 2008 22 January 2009
January 2009 19 February 2009
February 2009 19 March 2009
March 2009 23 April 2009



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details from the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for September 2008.


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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

2007
July
52 801
16 722
17 830
87 353
-0.3
2.3
1.3
0.5
August
52 778
17 116
18 153
88 047
-
2.4
1.8
0.8
September
52 866
17 482
18 495
88 843
0.2
2.1
1.9
0.9
October
53 028
17 764
18 772
89 564
0.3
1.6
1.5
0.8
November
53 189
17 946
18 979
90 114
0.3
1.0
1.1
0.6
December
53 274
17 997
19 141
90 412
0.2
0.3
0.9
0.3
2008
January
53 208
17 984
19 237
90 429
-0.1
-0.1
0.5
-
February
52 980
17 935
19 266
90 181
-0.4
-0.3
0.2
-0.3
March
52 611
17 802
19 214
89 627
-0.7
-0.7
-0.3
-0.6
April
52 124
17 517
19 069
88 710
-0.9
-1.6
-0.8
-1.0
May
51 553
17 084
18 844
87 481
-1.1
-2.5
-1.2
-1.4
June
50 900
16 570
18 572
86 042
-1.3
-3.0
-1.4
-1.6
July
50 137
16 054
18 302
84 493
-1.5
-3.1
-1.5
-1.8
August
49 343
15 573
18 081
82 997
-1.6
-3.0
-1.2
-1.8
September
48 572
15 159
17 881
81 612
-1.6
-2.7
-1.1
-1.7

Seasonally Adjusted

2007
July
54 072
16 461
17 848
88 381
0.5
4.1
2.1
1.5
August
52 173
17 427
17 872
87 472
-3.5
5.9
0.1
-1.0
September
52 179
17 759
18 638
88 576
-
1.9
4.3
1.3
October
52 351
18 087
18 738
89 176
0.3
1.8
0.5
0.7
November
53 168
17 555
19 534
90 257
1.6
-2.9
4.2
1.2
December
54 432
17 649
18 870
90 951
2.4
0.5
-3.4
0.8
2008
January
54 089
18 327
19 118
91 534
-0.6
3.8
1.3
0.6
February
52 077
17 986
18 875
88 938
-3.7
-1.9
-1.3
-2.8
March
52 222
17 730
19 317
89 269
0.3
-1.4
2.3
0.4
April
51 426
17 638
20 031
89 095
-1.5
-0.5
3.7
-0.2
May
52 024
16 748
18 486
87 258
1.2
-5.0
-7.7
-2.1
June
52 227
17 554
18 205
87 986
0.4
4.8
-1.5
0.8
July
50 485
15 495
18 360
84 340
-3.3
-11.7
0.9
-4.1
August
47 767
15 238
17 961
80 966
-5.4
-1.7
-2.2
-4.0
September
48 191
15 076
18 037
81 304
0.9
-1.1
0.4
0.4

Original

2007
July
53 589
15 396
17 306
86 291
-16.0
-18.8
-22.6
-17.9
August
52 748
17 440
18 018
88 206
-1.6
13.3
4.1
2.2
September
50 197
15 874
17 418
83 489
-4.8
-9.0
-3.3
-5.3
October
53 336
17 748
18 205
89 289
6.3
11.8
4.5
6.9
November
54 195
17 702
20 184
92 081
1.6
-0.3
10.9
3.1
December
51 722
17 114
17 414
86 250
-4.6
-3.3
-13.7
-6.3
2008
January
49 295
17 646
15 329
82 270
-4.7
3.1
-12.0
-4.6
February
53 030
18 277
18 591
89 898
7.6
3.6
21.3
9.3
March
53 122
18 425
19 738
91 285
0.2
0.8
6.2
1.5
April
47 639
16 654
19 768
84 061
-10.3
-9.6
0.2
-7.9
May
51 416
17 279
19 945
88 640
7.9
3.8
0.9
5.4
June
61 524
21 388
23 629
106 541
19.7
23.8
18.5
20.2
July
51 068
14 842
18 066
83 976
-17.0
-30.6
-23.5
-21.2
August
46 114
14 233
16 977
77 324
-9.7
-4.1
-6.0
-7.9
September
48 865
14 200
17 873
80 938
6.0
-0.2
5.3
4.7

- 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)
Aus
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

Trend

2007
July
26 774
22 148
19 335
5 094
10 179
1 606
819
1 398
87 353
August
26 924
22 395
19 503
5 138
10 241
1 623
821
1 402
88 047
September
27 096
22 634
19 744
5 213
10 280
1 644
826
1 406
88 843
October
27 281
22 834
19 956
5 305
10 285
1 659
834
1 410
89 564
November
27 412
22 995
20 091
5 392
10 286
1 673
852
1 413
90 114
December
27 435
23 130
20 109
5 461
10 297
1 691
875
1 414
90 412
2008
January
27 355
23 266
19 979
5 508
10 313
1 703
898
1 407
90 429
February
27 184
23 409
19 742
5 525
10 307
1 700
917
1 397
90 181
March
26 915
23 510
19 424
5 517
10 267
1 687
927
1 380
89 627
April
26 569
23 464
19 055
5 488
10 180
1 673
926
1 355
88 710
May
26 184
23 240
18 648
5 450
10 057
1 659
918
1 325
87 481
June
25 771
22 887
18 206
5 412
9 924
1 643
906
1 293
86 042
July
25 353
22 455
17 723
5 379
9 797
1 632
894
1 260
84 493
August
24 960
21 996
17 268
5 349
9 686
1 622
886
1 230
82 997
September
24 612
21 560
16 868
5 315
9 570
1 612
875
1 200
81 612

Seasonally Adjusted

2007
July
27 179
22 249
19 579
5 175
10 258
1 762
800
1 379
88 381
August
26 946
22 515
18 910
5 111
10 298
1 467
812
1 413
87 472
September
26 561
22 921
19 635
5 173
10 366
1 668
832
1 420
88 576
October
27 304
22 635
19 763
5 343
10 218
1 654
853
1 406
89 176
November
27 607
22 677
20 435
5 396
10 164
1 748
845
1 385
90 257
December
27 363
23 122
21 052
5 250
10 242
1 629
858
1 435
90 951
2008
January
27 853
23 657
19 548
5 879
10 563
1 731
880
1 423
91 534
February
26 988
23 387
19 163
5 449
10 046
1 658
895
1 352
88 938
March
26 904
23 298
19 098
5 448
10 368
1 691
1 023
1 439
89 269
April
26 023
23 130
20 042
5 410
10 419
1 804
923
1 344
89 095
May
26 328
23 540
18 205
5 491
9 937
1 572
887
1 298
87 258
June
26 627
23 735
18 611
5 504
9 780
1 566
865
1 298
87 986
July
25 210
22 437
17 630
5 351
9 846
1 648
921
1 297
84 340
August
24 123
21 250
16 659
5 298
9 783
1 741
911
1 201
80 966
September
24 749
21 234
16 991
5 291
9 454
1 539
861
1 185
81 304

Original

2007
July
26 851
21 655
19 600
4 871
9 645
1 561
739
1 369
86 291
August
26 549
22 958
19 145
5 128
10 730
1 481
791
1 424
88 206
September
24 946
21 788
18 025
4 738
10 244
1 684
724
1 340
83 489
October
27 556
23 097
18 933
5 329
10 460
1 708
781
1 425
89 289
November
27 835
23 644
20 189
5 556
10 435
2 225
803
1 394
92 081
December
25 290
22 432
19 557
5 078
9 809
2 010
719
1 355
86 250
2008
January
25 810
21 044
16 972
5 256
9 650
1 490
722
1 326
82 270
February
27 855
23 803
18 914
5 607
9 952
1 484
876
1 407
89 898
March
28 128
23 153
20 231
5 334
10 483
1 470
1 108
1 378
91 285
April
24 489
21 814
19 109
5 293
9 475
1 496
1 049
1 336
84 061
May
26 334
23 865
18 672
5 803
10 067
1 585
1 025
1 289
88 640
June
32 027
27 638
24 335
6 568
11 564
1 778
1 128
1 503
106 541
July
25 216
22 272
17 963
5 237
9 580
1 510
900
1 298
83 976
August
22 669
20 575
15 679
5 034
9 652
1 680
855
1 180
77 324
September
24 513
21 479
16 697
5 074
9 679
1 561
755
1 180
80 938

(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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