9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, February 2016 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
32 835
26 759
19 676
6 068
8 786
1 561
866
1 444
97 996
Seasonally Adjusted
33 173
26 680
19 531
5 924
8 709
1 508
935
1 460
97 921

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
0.2
0.1
-0.2
0.9
-0.1
-0.9
1.9
-1.3
0.1
Seasonally Adjusted
1.5
0.1
-1.9
-2.8
-1.9
-3.7
14.2
0.4
-0.1

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
7.6
3.1
2.7
4.6
-2.5
-1.3
-8.3
-1.7
3.8
Seasonally Adjusted
8.5
3.6
-1.3
-4.2
-5.3
-9.6
-6.8
-3.4
2.3

(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 TREND ESTIMATES KEY POINTS
  • The February 2016 trend estimate (97 996) has increased by 0.1% when compared with January 2016.
  • When comparing national trend estimates for February 2016 with January 2016, sales of Passenger vehicles decreased by 0.9% and Sports utility and Other vehicles increased by 0.4% and 1.6% respectively.
  • The largest upward movement across all states and territories, on a trend basis, was in the Northern Territory (1.9%) which has been trending upwards since November 2015.
  • The largest downward movement across all states and territories, on a trend basis, was in the Australian Capital Territory (-1.3%), continuing a downward trend which commenced in October 2015.





SUMMARY COMMENTARY

Graph Image for New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles - long term



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

2014
December
43 131
30 911
19 422
93 463
-0.1
1.5
0.2
0.5
2015
January
43 077
31 433
19 430
93 939
-0.1
1.7
-
0.5
February
43 042
31 966
19 415
94 423
-0.1
1.7
-0.1
0.5
March
42 963
32 422
19 401
94 786
-0.2
1.4
-0.1
0.4
April
42 913
32 839
19 347
95 098
-0.1
1.3
-0.3
0.3
May
42 912
33 290
19 219
95 422
-
1.4
-0.7
0.3
June
42 896
33 856
19 081
95 833
-
1.7
-0.7
0.4
July
42 897
34 471
18 971
96 339
-
1.8
-0.6
0.5
August
42 862
35 074
18 928
96 864
-0.1
1.7
-0.2
0.5
September
42 658
35 590
19 057
97 305
-0.5
1.5
0.7
0.5
October
42 278
35 933
19 349
97 560
-0.9
1.0
1.5
0.3
November
41 839
36 123
19 726
97 689
-1.0
0.5
1.9
0.1
December
41 423
36 264
20 112
97 798
-1.0
0.4
2.0
0.1
2016
January
41 032
36 417
20 456
97 906
-0.9
0.4
1.7
0.1
February
40 666
36 554
20 776
97 996
-0.9
0.4
1.6
0.1

Seasonally Adjusted

2014
December
43 709
31 032
20 583
95 323
1.7
1.2
10.3
3.3
2015
January
44 064
30 105
19 071
93 240
0.8
-3.0
-7.3
-2.2
February
43 343
33 282
19 078
95 703
-1.6
10.6
-
2.6
March
45 137
31 752
19 509
96 399
4.1
-4.6
2.3
0.7
April
41 139
34 424
19 443
95 006
-8.9
8.4
-0.3
-1.4
May
42 225
32 163
19 227
93 615
2.6
-6.6
-1.1
-1.5
June
44 606
33 402
19 210
97 218
5.6
3.9
-0.1
3.8
July
42 808
34 347
19 340
96 496
-4.0
2.8
0.7
-0.7
August
41 642
34 779
18 491
94 912
-2.7
1.3
-4.4
-1.6
September
44 515
37 528
18 565
100 608
6.9
7.9
0.4
6.0
October
41 057
36 225
19 175
96 457
-7.8
-3.5
3.3
-4.1
November
41 533
35 538
20 533
97 603
1.2
-1.9
7.1
1.2
December
42 909
35 179
19 570
97 658
3.3
-1.0
-4.7
0.1
2016
January
40 039
37 095
20 909
98 043
-6.7
5.4
6.8
0.4
February
40 379
36 867
20 675
97 921
0.8
-0.6
-1.1
-0.1

Original

2014
December
45 051
30 666
21 092
96 809
4.6
-1.2
16.3
5.0
2015
January
39 799
27 679
14 638
82 116
-11.7
-9.7
-30.6
-15.2
February
40 775
32 039
17 610
90 424
2.5
15.8
20.3
10.1
March
48 185
35 503
21 366
105 054
18.2
10.8
21.3
16.2
April
35 015
29 664
16 977
81 656
-27.3
-16.4
-20.5
-22.3
May
40 592
32 530
20 205
93 327
15.9
9.7
19.0
14.3
June
56 386
42 256
27 208
125 850
38.9
29.9
34.7
34.8
July
41 420
32 679
18 209
92 308
-26.5
-22.7
-33.1
-26.7
August
40 673
32 900
17 132
90 705
-1.8
0.7
-5.9
-1.7
September
46 084
36 968
18 340
101 392
13.3
12.4
7.1
11.8
October
40 856
34 744
18 721
94 321
-11.3
-6.0
2.1
-7.0
November
41 726
36 070
20 843
98 639
2.1
3.8
11.3
4.6
December
44 172
35 439
20 005
99 616
5.9
-1.7
-4.0
1.0
2016
January
35 214
33 073
16 086
84 373
-20.3
-6.7
-19.6
-15.3
February
39 558
36 865
20 020
96 443
12.3
11.5
24.5
14.3

- 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

2014
December
30 323
25 731
18 634
5 750
9 156
1 510
924
1 436
93 463
2015
January
30 384
25 858
18 905
5 775
9 077
1 550
936
1 452
93 939
February
30 512
25 945
19 162
5 802
9 008
1 581
944
1 469
94 423
March
30 702
25 975
19 345
5 803
8 938
1 600
946
1 477
94 786
April
30 987
26 003
19 449
5 760
8 876
1 604
937
1 481
95 098
May
31 360
26 073
19 479
5 686
8 819
1 601
917
1 487
95 422
June
31 763
26 176
19 519
5 612
8 775
1 596
891
1 502
95 833
July
32 134
26 302
19 594
5 572
8 755
1 597
863
1 522
96 339
August
32 396
26 439
19 688
5 596
8 762
1 605
837
1 540
96 864
September
32 538
26 571
19 764
5 674
8 780
1 611
822
1 546
97 305
October
32 584
26 665
19 789
5 773
8 789
1 609
818
1 534
97 560
November
32 618
26 698
19 779
5 872
8 789
1 600
824
1 510
97 689
December
32 679
26 714
19 753
5 954
8 789
1 589
835
1 485
97 798
2016
January
32 766
26 724
19 722
6 016
8 791
1 575
850
1 463
97 906
February
32 835
26 759
19 676
6 068
8 786
1 561
866
1 444
97 996

Seasonally Adjusted

2014
December
30 590
26 002
20 389
5 532
9 029
1 413
974
1 394
95 323
2015
January
30 146
25 641
18 887
5 660
8 994
1 618
849
1 446
93 240
February
30 582
25 765
19 793
6 182
9 198
1 668
1 003
1 512
95 703
March
30 982
26 128
20 405
5 752
9 081
1 578
930
1 544
96 399
April
30 365
26 597
19 486
5 760
8 810
1 597
949
1 441
95 006
May
31 234
25 333
18 958
5 609
8 585
1 528
941
1 428
93 615
June
32 449
26 093
20 035
5 672
8 915
1 650
887
1 517
97 218
July
31 894
26 753
19 479
5 651
8 737
1 612
848
1 523
96 496
August
31 835
25 730
19 312
5 278
8 721
1 706
827
1 503
94 912
September
33 750
27 582
20 218
5 761
8 916
1 940
807
1 633
100 608
October
32 249
26 192
19 449
5 856
8 690
1 617
851
1 553
96 457
November
32 246
26 545
20 377
5 820
8 776
1 543
800
1 497
97 603
December
32 652
26 999
19 238
6 040
8 802
1 667
822
1 438
97 658
2016
January
32 669
26 649
19 915
6 094
8 877
1 566
819
1 454
98 043
February
33 173
26 680
19 531
5 924
8 709
1 508
935
1 460
97 921

Original

2014
December
30 257
26 783
20 853
5 830
9 143
1 645
894
1 404
96 809
2015
January
26 796
22 211
16 570
5 039
8 101
1 364
662
1 373
82 116
February
28 975
24 742
18 212
5 915
8 851
1 409
877
1 443
90 424
March
33 773
28 536
22 499
6 173
9 823
1 560
1 064
1 626
105 054
April
26 264
22 160
17 335
4 843
7 609
1 280
948
1 217
81 656
May
30 996
25 231
19 312
5 429
8 353
1 440
1 144
1 422
93 327
June
42 105
32 615
27 270
7 286
11 503
1 989
1 189
1 893
125 850
July
30 332
25 902
18 700
5 256
8 341
1 445
836
1 496
92 308
August
30 529
24 608
18 183
5 088
8 371
1 710
767
1 449
90 705
September
33 983
27 675
20 387
5 859
9 009
2 090
785
1 604
101 392
October
31 196
26 503
18 246
5 825
8 534
1 719
785
1 513
94 321
November
33 176
27 421
19 249
6 019
8 724
1 764
734
1 552
98 639
December
32 740
27 785
19 711
6 315
8 969
1 913
733
1 450
99 616
2016
January
28 392
22 426
17 193
5 208
7 861
1 298
626
1 369
84 373
February
32 633
26 782
18 711
5 988
8 725
1 319
851
1 434
96 443

(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.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES
ISSUE Release Date
March 2016 18 April 2016
April 2016 17 May 2016
May 2016 16 June 2016
June 2016 14 July 2016
July 2016 16 August 2016
August 2016 15 September 2016



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