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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia (Electronic Publication), Jun 2006  
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The Publication

This publication presents monthly information on sales of new motor vehicles in each state/territory in original, seasonally adjusted and trend estimated terms. The original data are sourced from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. Sales data are available for passenger vehicles, sports utility vehicles (SUVs), other vehicles and total vehicles at the state/territory and national levels.

JUNE 2006 KEY POINTS

Trend

Trend estimates for total sales of new motor vehicles have been in decline since March 2005. The June 2006 trend estimate (78,788) decreased 0.6% compared with the May 2006 estimate.

The 'other vehicle' category recorded the largest decrease from May 2006 to June 2006, falling 1.2%. Over the same period, passenger vehicles decreased 0.4% and sports utility vehicles decreased 0.5%.

Trend estimates for passenger vehicles have been decreasing since June 2005, sports utility vehicles since March 2005 and other vehicles since September 2005.

Western Australia and Tasmania were the only states or territories to show an increase in their trend estimate from May 2006 to June 2006, increasing 0.9% and 0.7% respectively.

Seasonally adjusted

The June 2006 seasonally adjusted estimate for total sales of new motor vehicles (78,510) decreased 1.7% compared with the May 2006 estimate.

Increases were shown in three states and territories. These were Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory with increases of 7.5%, 4.6% and 3.7% respectively. The largest decrease occurred in South Australia with a 4.5% drop.

Over this period, sports utility vehicles were the only vehicle type to increase (up 3.0%). Passenger vehicles fell 1.8% and other vehicles 5.1%.

New motor vehicles sales, June 2006
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.(a)
NT(a)
ACT(a)
Aust.

Vehicle sales
Seasonally adjusted
23 650
19 554
17 587
5 061
8 961
1 724
766
1 207
78 510
Trend
23 763
19 693
17 610
5 154
9 007
1 629
749
1 183
78 788


Percentage change from previous month
Seasonally adjusted
-1.2
-2.6
-1.4
-4.5
-2.6
7.5
3.7
4.6
-1.7
Trend
-1.3
-1.1
-0.0
-0.1
0.9
0.7
-1.2
-0.4
-0.6

Percentage change from previous year
Seasonally adjusted
-5.8
-9.6
-6.2
-5.0
10.8
-3.4
-10.3
0.8
-5.1
Trend
-7.2
-8.5
-4.3
-3.0
8.7
-3.8
-8.9
-5.4
-5.0

(a) Seasonally adjusted numbers of new motor vehicle sales in Tasmania, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory should be used with caution. For further information, see paragraph 7 of the Explanatory Notes.

NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUERELEASE DATE
July 200622 August 2006
August 200621 September 2006
September 200620 October 2006
October 200621 November 2006
November 200621 December 2006
December 200622 January 2007
TREND REVISIONS

Trend estimates are likely to be revised when new seasonally adjusted estimates become available. For further information, see Explanatory Notes, paragraphs 11 and 12.

The graph below presents the effect of two possible scenarios on the previous trend estimates.

1The July 2006 seasonally adjusted estimate of total vehicle sales is higher than the June 2006 seasonally adjusted estimate by 3.6%.
2The July 2006 seasonally adjusted estimate of total vehicle sales is lower than the June 2006 seasonally adjusted estimate by 3.6%.

The percentage change of 3.6% was chosen because the average absolute percentage change over the last 10 years has been 3.6%.
Graph: Trend revisions


SUMMARY - TREND AND SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
Graph: New Motor Vehicle Sales(a), Total Vehicles-LongTerm

graph: New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total Vehicles - Short Term

Table 1: New motor vehicle sales by type of vehicle

Passenger vehicles (No.)
Sports utility vehicles (No.)
Other vehicles (No.)
Total vehicles (No.)
Change passenger vehicles (%)
Change sports utility vehicles (%)
Change other vehicles (%)
Change total vehicles (%)

Original

2005April
46 651
13 812
16 024
76 487
-12.4
-20.9
0.8
-11.7
May
50 463
15 430
18 061
83 954
8.2
11.7
12.7
9.8
June
60 781
18 317
23 047
102 145
20.4
18.7
27.6
21.7
July
49 016
13 822
15 803
78 641
-19.4
-24.5
-31.4
-23.0
August
53 648
15 173
17 356
86 177
9.4
9.8
9.8
9.6
September
52 118
15 080
17 242
84 440
-2.9
-0.6
-0.7
-2.0
October
48 434
12 503
15 181
76 118
-7.1
-17.1
-12.0
-9.9
November
52 751
14 252
16 535
83 538
8.9
14.0
8.9
9.7
December
47 945
15 046
16 286
79 277
-9.1
5.6
-1.5
-5.1
2006January
43 761
13 251
12 991
70 003
-8.7
-11.9
-20.2
-11.7
February
48 483
13 506
15 457
77 446
10.8
1.9
19.0
10.6
March
53 188
15 896
18 072
87 156
9.7
17.7
16.9
12.5
April
42 307
11 901
14 442
68 650
-20.5
-25.1
-20.1
-21.2
May
50 683
14 816
17 958
83 457
19.8
24.5
24.3
21.6
June
57 026
18 079
21 343
96 448
12.5
22.0
18.8
15.6

Seasonally adjusted

2005April
51 306
15 240
16 911
83 457
2.5
-4.0
8.9
2.5
May
50 745
14 775
16 618
82 138
-1.1
-3.1
-1.7
-1.6
June
51 427
14 354
16 950
82 731
1.3
-2.8
2.0
0.7
July
51 010
14 767
16 574
82 351
-0.8
2.9
-2.2
-0.5
August
51 623
14 848
17 255
83 726
1.2
0.5
4.1
1.7
September
51 629
15 821
17 163
84 613
0.0
6.6
-0.5
1.1
October
48 618
14 146
16 336
79 100
-5.8
-10.6
-4.8
-6.5
November
50 062
13 939
16 494
80 495
3.0
-1.5
1.0
1.8
December
49 596
14 926
16 743
81 265
-0.9
7.1
1.5
1.0
2006January
51 287
14 712
16 938
82 937
3.4
-1.4
1.2
2.1
February
50 109
14 199
16 648
80 956
-2.3
-3.5
-1.7
-2.4
March
48 601
14 011
16 589
79 201
-3.0
-1.3
-0.4
-2.2
April
49 156
13 916
16 299
79 371
1.1
-0.7
-1.7
0.2
May
49 548
13 915
16 373
79 836
0.8
-0.0
0.5
0.6
June
48 638
14 326
15 546
78 510
-1.8
3.0
-5.1
-1.7

Trend

2005April
51 240
15 330
16 470
83 040
0.1
-1.4
0.7
-0.1
May
51 261
15 089
16 633
82 983
0.0
-1.6
1.0
-0.1
June
51 233
14 873
16 787
82 893
-0.1
-1.4
0.9
-0.1
July
51 117
14 747
16 891
82 755
-0.2
-0.8
0.6
-0.2
August
50 928
14 722
16 908
82 558
-0.4
-0.2
0.1
-0.2
September
50 654
14 721
16 842
82 217
-0.5
-0.0
-0.4
-0.4
October
50 370
14 690
16 772
81 832
-0.6
-0.2
-0.4
-0.5
November
50 152
14 611
16 731
81 494
-0.4
-0.5
-0.2
-0.4
December
50 003
14 489
16 711
81 203
-0.3
-0.8
-0.1
-0.4
2006January
49 901
14 363
16 689
80 953
-0.2
-0.9
-0.1
-0.3
February
49 783
14 264
16 640
80 687
-0.2
-0.7
-0.3
-0.3
March
49 585
14 178
16 529
80 292
-0.4
-0.6
-0.7
-0.5
April
49 318
14 093
16 359
79 770
-0.5
-0.6
-1.0
-0.7
May
49 052
14 030
16 165
79 247
-0.5
-0.4
-1.2
-0.7
June
48 855
13 964
15 969
78 788
-0.4
-0.5
-1.2
-0.6

Table 2: 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.)

Original

2005April
24 354
19 557
16 831
5 048
7 339
1 375
859
1 124
76 487
May
26 248
21 964
18 285
5 549
8 080
1 641
913
1 274
83 954
June
30 745
25 493
24 656
6 586
10 013
2 052
1 185
1 415
102 145
July
24 998
20 025
17 631
4 813
7 727
1 438
767
1 242
78 641
August
26 292
22 550
19 330
5 458
8 714
1 689
751
1 393
86 177
September
25 457
22 044
18 344
5 243
9 125
2 151
793
1 283
84 440
October
22 949
20 289
16 026
5 030
8 349
1 655
659
1 161
76 118
November
25 716
22 428
17 181
5 500
9 107
1 667
690
1 249
83 538
December
23 054
22 110
16 208
5 335
8 664
2 080
690
1 136
79 277
2006January
21 995
17 876
15 107
4 380
7 604
1 295
616
1 130
70 003
February
24 495
19 979
16 452
5 085
8 165
1 373
731
1 166
77 446
March
27 165
21 461
19 833
5 195
9 750
1 540
913
1 299
87 156
April
21 171
17 636
14 820
4 619
7 507
1 129
764
1 004
68 650
May
25 124
20 776
18 774
5 601
9 472
1 623
863
1 224
83 457
June
28 560
23 015
23 091
6 164
11 170
1 936
1 058
1 454
96 448

Seasonally adjusted

2005April
26 146
21 296
18 739
5 423
8 259
1 647
786
1 161
83 457
May
25 399
21 583
18 043
5 389
8 040
1 661
790
1 233
82 138
June
25 100
21 633
18 742
5 329
8 090
1 785
854
1 198
82 731
July
25 412
21 398
18 185
5 178
8 455
1 613
817
1 293
82 351
August
26 065
21 810
18 209
5 236
8 672
1 624
809
1 301
83 726
September
26 021
21 740
18 336
5 322
9 035
2 012
843
1 304
84 613
October
23 571
20 732
17 473
5 211
8 582
1 606
735
1 190
79 100
November
24 508
21 264
17 214
5 290
8 816
1 474
719
1 210
80 495
December
24 721
21 631
17 438
5 241
8 707
1 580
770
1 177
81 265
2006January
25 755
21 318
18 076
5 303
8 805
1 600
817
1 263
82 937
February
25 377
20 902
17 281
5 244
8 501
1 635
795
1 221
80 956
March
24 609
19 857
17 649
4 846
8 646
1 615
768
1 211
79 201
April
24 036
20 370
17 379
5 325
8 846
1 485
748
1 182
79 371
May
23 946
20 067
17 828
5 297
9 201
1 604
739
1 154
79 836
June
23 650
19 554
17 587
5 061
8 961
1 724
766
1 207
78 510

Trend

2005April
26 014
21 439
18 306
5 423
8 083
1 706
807
1 262
83 040
May
25 813
21 475
18 387
5 375
8 163
1 698
819
1 253
82 983
June
25 620
21 514
18 394
5 314
8 285
1 693
822
1 251
82 893
July
25 438
21 535
18 312
5 268
8 441
1 688
818
1 255
82 755
August
25 265
21 532
18 161
5 252
8 605
1 677
807
1 259
82 558
September
25 087
21 492
17 954
5 257
8 726
1 653
792
1 256
82 217
October
24 958
21 432
17 747
5 262
8 783
1 628
778
1 244
81 832
November
24 909
21 351
17 603
5 258
8 770
1 603
771
1 229
81 494
December
24 918
21 226
17 522
5 243
8 721
1 584
771
1 218
81 203
2006January
24 937
21 035
17 515
5 217
8 689
1 575
774
1 211
80 953
February
24 894
20 784
17 546
5 193
8 706
1 578
776
1 210
80 687
March
24 707
20 491
17 583
5 175
8 769
1 589
773
1 205
80 292
April
24 398
20 192
17 600
5 166
8 847
1 604
766
1 197
79 770
May
24 066
19 921
17 613
5 158
8 925
1 618
758
1 188
79 247
June
23 763
19 693
17 610
5 154
9 007
1 629
749
1 183
78 788

(a) Seasonally adjusted numbers of new motor vehicle sales in Tasmania, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory should be used with caution. For further information, see paragraph 7 of the Explanatory Notes.

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