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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Feb 2011 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
26 360
23 400
16 485
5 362
9 173
1 541
827
1 337
84 485
Seasonally Adjusted
25 580
23 376
17 137
5 356
9 133
1 447
747
1 346
84 122

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
-0.5
0.4
-0.6
-0.3
-0.8
-1.5
-0.7
-
-0.3
Seasonally Adjusted
-2.8
-0.8
9.6
-0.1
-1.1
-6.5
-21.1
-1.7
0.2

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
0.9
1.1
-7.6
-2.9
-1.0
-8.4
-2.8
0.6
-1.5
Seasonally Adjusted
-2.4
2.5
-2.8
-1.6
-4.0
-13.5
-8.0
1.1
-1.5

- 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.

New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles - Short term
Graph: New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles—Short term



FEBRUARY KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • Trend - The February 2011 trend estimate (84 485) has shown a decrease of 0.3% when compared with January 2011.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - The February 2011 seasonally adjusted estimate for new motor vehicle sales (84 122) increased by 0.2% when compared with January 2011.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend - When comparing trend estimates for February 2011 with January 2011, sales of Passenger and Sports utility vehicles decreased by 0.3% and 1.1% respectively. Over the same period sales of Other vehicles increased by 0.6%.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - When comparing seasonally adjusted estimates for February 2011 with January 2011, sales of Passenger vehicles decreased by 2.7%, while sales of Sports utility and Other vehicles increased by 4.1% and 4.2% respectively.


SALES BY STATE
  • Six of the eight states and territories have experienced a decrease in the trend estimate for new motor vehicle sales when comparing February 2011 with January 2011. Tasmania recorded the largest percentage decrease with (1.5%), followed by Western Australia (0.8%), Northern Territory (0.7%), Queensland (0.6%), New South Wales (0.5%) and South Australia (0.3%). Victoria recorded a percentage increase of 0.4% over the same period. This was the largest percentage recorded for any state or territory. The estimate for the Australian Capital Territory remained unchanged (0.0%).
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, sales of new motor vehicles decreased in seven of the eight states and territories for February 2011 when compared with January 2011. The Northern Territory recorded the largest percentage decrease of 21.1%, followed by Tasmania (6.5%) and New South Wales (2.8%). For the same period Queensland reported an increase for new motor vehicle sales of 9.6%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
March 2011 14 April 2011
April 2011 16 May 2011
May 2011 16 June 2011
June 2011 18 July 2011
July 2011 15 August 2011
August 2011 15 September 2011



IMPACT OF THE FLOODS

Flooding began in Queensland in late December 2010, and was more extensive across Queensland and other states in January 2011. As a consequence, the number of new motor vehicle sales in Queensland decreased for January 2011 in original, seasonally adjusted, and trend terms. In February 2011, sales of new motor vehicles in Queensland showed an increase in seasonally adjusted and original terms. It is expected that the flooding events will continue to have an impact on new motor vehicle sales in a number of states over the next few months.

The collection and processing of data on new motor vehicle sales for this publication were not disrupted due to the flooding. In general, data produced for this release are of the same scope and quality as normally released by the ABS.


ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details for the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for February 2011.


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 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
December
47 962
18 272
17 656
83 890
1.0
3.7
1.1
1.6
2010
January
48 608
18 695
17 649
84 952
1.3
2.3
-
1.3
February
49 316
18 905
17 544
85 765
1.5
1.1
-0.6
1.0
March
49 855
18 992
17 465
86 313
1.1
0.5
-0.4
0.6
April
50 039
19 095
17 456
86 590
0.4
0.5
-0.1
0.3
May
49 808
19 317
17 463
86 588
-0.5
1.2
-
-
June
49 206
19 687
17 416
86 309
-1.2
1.9
-0.3
-0.3
July
48 539
20 069
17 320
85 928
-1.4
1.9
-0.6
-0.4
August
48 140
20 287
17 176
85 604
-0.8
1.1
-0.8
-0.4
September
48 070
20 272
17 030
85 373
-0.1
-0.1
-0.9
-0.3
October
48 257
20 051
16 953
85 261
0.4
-1.1
-0.5
-0.1
November
48 480
19 716
16 968
85 164
0.5
-1.7
0.1
-0.1
December
48 569
19 367
17 046
84 982
0.2
-1.8
0.5
-0.2
2011
January
48 537
19 061
17 160
84 758
-0.1
-1.6
0.7
-0.3
February
48 386
18 843
17 256
84 485
-0.3
-1.1
0.6
-0.3

Seasonally Adjusted

2009
December
46 357
19 532
22 996
88 885
-3.0
8.3
12.4
3.0
2010
January
48 974
18 651
18 772
86 397
5.6
-4.5
-18.4
-2.8
February
49 400
18 584
17 429
85 413
0.9
-0.4
-7.1
-1.1
March
49 647
18 672
17 154
85 473
0.5
0.5
-1.6
0.1
April
53 902
20 663
17 397
91 962
8.6
10.7
1.4
7.6
May
51 383
19 645
17 590
88 618
-4.7
-4.9
1.1
-3.6
June
49 467
19 512
17 748
86 726
-3.7
-0.7
0.9
-2.1
July
47 607
20 277
16 953
84 837
-3.8
3.9
-4.5
-2.2
August
47 505
19 794
17 626
84 925
-0.2
-2.4
4.0
0.1
September
48 338
20 825
16 832
85 995
1.8
5.2
-4.5
1.3
October
47 635
20 619
16 754
85 008
-1.5
-1.0
-0.5
-1.1
November
48 301
20 157
16 760
85 218
1.4
-2.2
-
0.2
December
50 611
18 142
17 255
86 007
4.8
-10.0
3.0
0.9
2011
January
48 318
18 678
16 968
83 964
-4.5
3.0
-1.7
-2.4
February
47 002
19 443
17 677
84 122
-2.7
4.1
4.2
0.2

Original

2009
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
September
48 763
19 684
16 607
85 054
4.9
6.3
-2.9
3.6
October
45 268
19 348
16 309
80 925
-7.2
-1.7
-1.8
-4.9
November
49 405
20 806
17 131
87 342
9.1
7.5
5.0
7.9
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

- 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
December
25 751
22 379
17 769
5 452
8 800
1 603
838
1 298
83 890
2010
January
25 960
22 781
17 846
5 490
9 064
1 653
846
1 312
84 952
February
26 125
23 142
17 849
5 521
9 266
1 683
851
1 328
85 765
March
26 250
23 447
17 775
5 551
9 407
1 682
854
1 347
86 313
April
26 334
23 653
17 639
5 585
9 506
1 648
858
1 366
86 590
May
26 370
23 712
17 473
5 608
9 574
1 602
864
1 384
86 588
June
26 323
23 609
17 316
5 608
9 630
1 559
869
1 394
86 309
July
26 254
23 395
17 218
5 582
9 678
1 538
868
1 394
85 928
August
26 252
23 188
17 136
5 536
9 698
1 542
865
1 386
85 604
September
26 340
23 057
17 046
5 483
9 653
1 562
859
1 372
85 373
October
26 462
23 043
16 959
5 442
9 560
1 583
854
1 359
85 261
November
26 549
23 113
16 853
5 413
9 450
1 590
848
1 348
85 164
December
26 555
23 211
16 715
5 392
9 343
1 582
841
1 341
84 982
2011
January
26 496
23 313
16 592
5 377
9 245
1 565
834
1 337
84 758
February
26 360
23 400
16 485
5 362
9 173
1 541
827
1 337
84 485

Seasonally Adjusted

2009
December
27 745
22 927
19 321
5 907
9 112
1 759
822
1 292
88 885
2010
January
25 967
22 907
18 250
5 871
9 493
1 719
887
1 303
86 397
February
26 203
22 800
17 639
5 444
9 511
1 673
812
1 331
85 413
March
25 975
23 789
17 183
5 435
9 171
1 724
853
1 342
85 473
April
26 733
25 785
18 112
5 666
11 788
1 645
859
1 375
91 962
May
26 468
23 993
17 848
5 606
10 816
1 603
873
1 411
88 618
June
26 533
23 842
17 265
5 731
9 584
1 553
846
1 371
86 726
July
25 775
23 145
16 728
5 512
9 888
1 492
903
1 393
84 837
August
26 286
23 070
16 764
5 481
9 623
1 469
853
1 380
84 925
September
26 347
22 808
17 486
5 619
9 811
1 645
874
1 405
85 995
October
26 210
23 276
17 185
5 265
9 316
1 550
825
1 382
85 008
November
26 325
22 882
17 117
5 452
9 684
1 625
854
1 280
85 218
December
27 774
23 197
16 595
5 435
9 222
1 650
801
1 332
86 007
2011
January
26 308
23 566
15 631
5 363
9 231
1 547
947
1 369
83 964
February
25 580
23 376
17 137
5 356
9 133
1 447
747
1 346
84 122

Original

2009
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
September
26 079
22 511
16 939
5 548
10 121
1 715
785
1 356
85 054
October
24 451
22 847
15 904
4 974
9 244
1 477
717
1 311
80 925
November
27 422
23 491
17 025
5 651
9 738
1 902
809
1 304
87 342
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

(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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