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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Aug 2010 Quality Declaration 
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AUGUST KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
26 310
23 427
16 835
5 587
9 770
1 470
884
1 400
85 683
Seasonally Adjusted
26 422
23 025
16 683
5 483
9 683
1 459
860
1 383
84 999

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
-0.2
-0.6
-1.1
-0.2
0.8
-2.1
0.6
0.2
-0.4
Seasonally Adjusted
2.7
-0.6
0.4
-0.5
-2.4
-1.3
-5.8
-1.1
0.3

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
9.1
14.4
1.0
10.2
20.8
1.9
14.2
13.7
10.0
Seasonally Adjusted
10.2
15.6
1.3
10.1
21.4
-8.6
10.8
13.5
10.5

(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



AUGUST KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • Trend - The August 2010 trend estimate for new motor vehicle sales (85 683) decreased by 0.4% when compared with July 2010.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - The August 2010 seasonally adjusted estimate for new motor vehicle sales (84 999) increased by 0.3% when compared with July 2010.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend - When comparing trend estimates for August 2010 with July 2010, sales of Passenger vehicles decreased by 1.1%. Over the same period sales of Sports utility vehicles and Other vehicles increased by 1.0% and 0.1% respectively.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - When comparing seasonally adjusted estimates for August 2010 with July 2010, sales of Other vehicles increased by 4.5%, while Sports utility vehicles and Passenger vehicles decreased by 2.1% and 0.2% respectively.


SALES BY STATE
  • Trend - Five of the eight states and territories contributed to the national decrease in trend estimate for new motor vehicle sales when comparing August 2010 with July 2010. Tasmania recorded the largest percentage decrease with 2.1%, followed by Queensland (1.1%) and Victoria (0.6%). This was offset by increases in other states and territories. Western Australia recorded the largest percentage increase with 0.8%, followed by the Northern Territory (0.6%) and the Australian Capital Territory (0.2%).
  • Seasonally Adjusted - In seasonally adjusted terms, sales of new motor vehicles decreased in six of the eight states and territories for August 2010 when compared with July 2010. The Northern Territory recorded the largest percentage decrease of 5.8%, followed by Western Australia (2.4%) and Tasmania (1.3%). The largest percentage increase for new motor vehicle sales occurred in New South Wales (2.7%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
September 2010 18 October 2010
October 2010 15 November 2010
November 2010 15 December 2010
December 2010 17 January 2011
January 2011 16 February 2011
February 2011 15 March 2011



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details for the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for August 2010.


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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 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

2009
June
44 212
14 907
15 500
74 618
2.1
1.6
0.7
1.7
July
45 253
15 222
15 728
76 202
2.4
2.1
1.5
2.1
August
46 149
15 666
16 071
77 886
2.0
2.9
2.2
2.2
September
46 785
16 261
16 525
79 571
1.4
3.8
2.8
2.2
October
47 208
16 948
17 005
81 161
0.9
4.2
2.9
2.0
November
47 604
17 630
17 388
82 622
0.8
4.0
2.2
1.8
December
48 085
18 192
17 593
83 869
1.0
3.2
1.2
1.5
2010
January
48 693
18 551
17 627
84 870
1.3
2.0
0.2
1.2
February
49 334
18 745
17 565
85 644
1.3
1.0
-0.4
0.9
March
49 778
18 879
17 504
86 162
0.9
0.7
-0.3
0.6
April
49 882
19 070
17 496
86 447
0.2
1.0
-
0.3
May
49 644
19 354
17 499
86 497
-0.5
1.5
-
0.1
June
49 177
19 653
17 500
86 330
-0.9
1.5
-
-0.2
July
48 604
19 916
17 496
86 017
-1.2
1.3
-
-0.4
August
48 054
20 116
17 513
85 683
-1.1
1.0
0.1
-0.4

Seasonally Adjusted

2009
June
44 746
16 103
20 037
80 886
2.7
4.4
19.3
6.7
July
45 565
15 254
15 117
75 936
1.8
-5.3
-24.6
-6.1
August
46 396
15 169
15 358
76 923
1.8
-0.6
1.6
1.3
September
46 722
15 769
16 504
78 995
0.7
4.0
7.5
2.7
October
47 354
16 556
18 518
82 428
1.4
5.0
12.2
4.3
November
47 824
18 366
20 259
86 449
1.0
10.9
9.4
4.9
December
47 040
19 069
23 065
89 174
-1.6
3.8
13.9
3.2
2010
January
49 095
18 408
18 777
86 279
4.4
-3.5
-18.6
-3.2
February
49 073
18 532
17 485
85 090
-
0.7
-6.9
-1.4
March
49 441
18 343
17 175
84 959
0.7
-1.0
-1.8
-0.2
April
53 997
20 926
17 459
92 382
9.2
14.1
1.7
8.7
May
51 189
19 582
17 702
88 473
-5.2
-6.4
1.4
-4.2
June
49 499
19 671
17 847
87 017
-3.3
0.5
0.8
-1.6
July
47 506
20 300
16 932
84 739
-4.0
3.2
-5.1
-2.6
August
47 416
19 881
17 702
84 999
-0.2
-2.1
4.5
0.3

Original

2009
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
December
46 623
19 616
22 469
88 708
-0.9
6.8
10.1
3.3
2010
January
43 580
16 900
14 384
74 864
-6.5
-13.8
-36.0
-15.6
February
47 829
18 073
16 317
82 219
9.7
6.9
13.4
9.8
March
53 717
21 643
19 384
94 744
12.3
19.8
18.8
15.2
April
47 156
18 067
16 178
81 401
-12.2
-16.5
-16.5
-14.1
May
50 450
20 065
18 703
89 218
7.0
11.1
15.6
9.6
June
60 820
24 597
23 305
108 722
20.6
22.6
24.6
21.9
July
47 591
19 032
15 753
82 376
-21.8
-22.6
-32.4
-24.2
August
46 504
18 515
17 103
82 122
-2.3
-2.7
8.6
-0.3

- 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

2009
June
22 989
19 514
15 861
4 809
8 091
1 412
740
1 202
74 618
July
23 539
19 982
16 262
4 938
8 084
1 424
758
1 214
76 202
August
24 122
20 482
16 673
5 070
8 091
1 442
774
1 232
77 886
September
24 668
20 962
17 075
5 199
8 158
1 469
788
1 251
79 571
October
25 126
21 431
17 409
5 312
8 307
1 507
800
1 268
81 161
November
25 491
21 895
17 657
5 395
8 531
1 556
812
1 284
82 622
December
25 755
22 343
17 804
5 449
8 790
1 607
823
1 298
83 869
2010
January
25 950
22 763
17 860
5 483
9 022
1 649
832
1 311
84 870
February
26 097
23 150
17 844
5 511
9 204
1 671
840
1 327
85 644
March
26 207
23 458
17 762
5 540
9 337
1 664
848
1 346
86 162
April
26 295
23 665
17 631
5 569
9 436
1 629
857
1 365
86 447
May
26 359
23 738
17 455
5 592
9 522
1 584
866
1 381
86 497
June
26 379
23 687
17 246
5 601
9 611
1 541
874
1 391
86 330
July
26 370
23 559
17 023
5 596
9 691
1 501
879
1 397
86 017
August
26 310
23 427
16 835
5 587
9 770
1 470
884
1 400
85 683

Seasonally Adjusted

2009
June
24 436
21 464
17 223
5 158
8 929
1 535
755
1 387
80 886
July
23 562
20 073
16 159
4 915
7 932
1 327
762
1 206
75 936
August
23 977
19 916
16 476
4 983
7 979
1 597
777
1 218
76 923
September
24 550
20 753
16 948
5 237
8 123
1 382
768
1 235
78 995
October
25 108
21 846
17 719
5 552
8 606
1 513
780
1 305
82 428
November
26 384
23 471
18 378
5 730
8 849
1 464
863
1 310
86 449
December
27 919
22 830
19 412
5 945
9 162
1 784
805
1 317
89 174
2010
January
25 983
23 047
18 085
5 864
9 365
1 714
910
1 311
86 279
February
26 095
22 780
17 665
5 414
9 383
1 625
803
1 324
85 090
March
25 734
23 635
17 215
5 374
9 112
1 705
852
1 332
84 959
April
26 889
26 016
18 130
5 691
11 771
1 644
862
1 377
92 382
May
26 413
24 083
17 704
5 611
10 798
1 573
886
1 404
88 473
June
26 664
23 960
17 320
5 745
9 564
1 533
844
1 386
87 017
July
25 726
23 170
16 621
5 510
9 922
1 478
914
1 399
84 739
August
26 422
23 025
16 683
5 483
9 683
1 459
860
1 383
84 999

Original

2009
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
December
26 848
23 398
18 995
6 213
8 967
2 242
737
1 308
88 708
2010
January
22 820
19 746
15 253
5 151
8 521
1 487
716
1 170
74 864
February
25 708
21 924
16 744
5 242
9 048
1 474
742
1 337
82 219
March
29 083
26 380
19 480
5 950
9 636
1 711
1 038
1 466
94 744
April
23 616
22 660
16 326
4 944
10 331
1 406
872
1 246
81 401
May
26 531
23 994
18 370
5 798
10 604
1 527
997
1 397
89 218
June
33 240
29 192
22 956
7 109
11 647
1 779
1 133
1 666
108 722
July
25 050
22 499
16 516
5 208
9 572
1 292
881
1 358
82 376
August
25 287
22 312
15 966
5 233
9 753
1 407
819
1 345
82 122

(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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