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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Jun 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/07/2009   
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend(a)
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
Seasonally Adjusted
24 277
21 212
17 131
5 101
8 947
1 542
739
1 380
80 330

Change from previous month (%)

Trend(a)
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
Seasonally Adjusted
4.0
5.3
7.7
4.3
7.6
5.6
-2.0
12.8
5.7

Change from previous year (%)

Trend(a)
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
Seasonally Adjusted
-6.6
-8.9
-6.5
-7.8
-7.9
0.6
-14.6
6.3
-7.2

np not available for publication
(a) Trend series temporarily suspended from May 2009.
(b) 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



JUNE KEY POINTS


SUSPENSION OF TREND ESTIMATES

Following the Federal Government Budget in May 2009, the eligibility period for the Small Business and General Business Tax Break was extended to December 2009. The rebate level was also increased for small businesses, allowing eligible businesses to claim an increased tax deduction on the purchase of new motor vehicles.

The trend series attempts to measure the underlying behaviour in new motor vehicle sales. In the short term, this measurement may be significantly affected by unusual influences in the original and seasonally adjusted data, like those observed in May and June 2009. If the trend estimates in the publication were to be calculated without fully accounting for this irregular event, they would be likely to provide a misleading view of the underlying trend in new motor vehicle sales activity.

The new motor vehicle sales trend series has therefore been suspended from May 2009. The trend series will be reintroduced when more certainty emerges in the underlying behaviour of new car sales.

Seasonally adjusted estimates can still be produced and will continue to be published as usual.

This publication shows the trend series to April 2009 and seasonally adjusted series to June 2009.


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • Trend - See Suspension of trend estimates above.
  • Seasonally adjusted - The June 2009 seasonally adjusted estimate for total sales of new motor vehicles (80 330) increased by 5.7% when compared to May 2009.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend - See Suspension of trend estimates above.
  • Seasonally adjusted - Sales of all vehicle types increased when comparing June 2009 with May 2009. Other vehicles recorded the largest increase, up 18.3%, followed by sports utility vehicles which rose 3.2% and passenger vehicles which rose 1.6%.


SALES BY STATE
  • Trend - See Suspension of trend estimates above.
  • Seasonally adjusted - All states/territories except the Northern Territory recorded seasonally adjusted sales for June 2009 above those of May 2009. The Australian Capital Territory had the largest increase at 12.7%, followed by Queensland which rose 7.7%. The Northern Territory decreased 2.1% when compared with May 2009.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
July 2009 24 August 2009
August 2009 21 September 2009
September 2009 21 October 2009
October 2009 23 November 2009
November 2009 21 December 2009
December 2009 21 January 2010



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details from the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for June 2009.


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

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(a)

2008
April
52 290
17 520
19 172
88 982
-1.1
-2.2
-1.1
-1.3
May
51 611
17 001
18 876
87 488
-1.3
-3.0
-1.5
-1.7
June
50 754
16 397
18 567
85 718
-1.7
-3.6
-1.6
-2.0
July
49 675
15 784
18 292
83 752
-2.1
-3.7
-1.5
-2.3
August
48 487
15 230
18 093
81 810
-2.4
-3.5
-1.1
-2.3
September
47 400
14 778
17 893
80 071
-2.2
-3.0
-1.1
-2.1
October
46 479
14 443
17 616
78 538
-1.9
-2.3
-1.5
-1.9
November
45 639
14 201
17 169
77 009
-1.8
-1.7
-2.5
-1.9
December
44 831
14 049
16 596
75 476
-1.8
-1.1
-3.3
-2.0
2009
January
44 115
14 036
16 068
74 219
-1.6
-0.1
-3.2
-1.7
February
43 538
14 152
15 699
73 388
-1.3
0.8
-2.3
-1.1
March
43 160
14 386
15 528
73 074
-0.9
1.7
-1.1
-0.4
April
42 998
14 686
15 506
73 190
-0.4
2.1
-0.1
0.2
May
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
June
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np

Seasonally Adjusted

2008
April
52 118
17 610
20 048
89 775
-1.8
-3.1
2.0
-1.3
May
51 636
16 518
18 435
86 588
-0.9
-6.2
-8.0
-3.5
June
51 347
16 965
18 222
86 534
-0.6
2.7
-1.2
-0.1
July
49 990
15 445
18 258
83 692
-2.6
-9.0
0.2
-3.3
August
47 899
15 123
17 828
80 849
-4.2
-2.1
-2.4
-3.4
September
47 394
14 938
17 664
79 996
-1.1
-1.2
-0.9
-1.1
October
46 371
14 517
18 838
79 725
-2.2
-2.8
6.6
-0.3
November
44 859
13 689
16 713
75 261
-3.3
-5.7
-11.3
-5.6
December
45 300
14 334
16 935
76 569
1.0
4.7
1.3
1.7
2009
January
45 506
14 282
15 811
75 599
0.5
-0.4
-6.6
-1.3
February
43 626
14 165
15 110
72 901
-4.1
-0.8
-4.4
-3.6
March
41 000
13 794
15 571
70 365
-6.0
-2.6
3.1
-3.5
April
42 595
14 444
15 111
72 149
3.9
4.7
-3.0
2.5
May
43 693
15 395
16 940
76 028
2.6
6.6
12.1
5.4
June
44 411
15 884
20 034
80 330
1.6
3.2
18.3
5.7

Original

2008
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
October
45 978
14 357
18 770
79 105
-5.9
1.1
5.0
-2.3
November
43 019
12 736
15 862
71 617
-6.4
-11.3
-15.5
-9.5
December
45 696
14 422
16 392
76 510
6.2
13.2
3.3
6.8
2009
January
41 309
13 435
12 335
67 079
-9.6
-6.8
-24.7
-12.3
February
42 463
13 699
14 079
70 241
2.8
2.0
14.1
4.7
March
43 484
15 022
17 144
75 650
2.4
9.7
21.8
7.7
April
36 697
13 092
14 176
63 965
-15.6
-12.8
-17.3
-15.4
May
42 245
15 562
17 634
75 441
15.1
18.9
24.4
17.9
June
55 837
20 459
26 551
102 847
32.2
31.5
50.6
36.3


np not available for publication
(a) Trend series temporarily suspended from May 2009.

New motor vehicle sales by state/territory of registration

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.(b)
NT(b)
ACT(b)
Aust.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

Trend(a)

2008
April
26 625
23 554
19 108
5 509
10 239
1 654
937
1 355
88 982
May
26 135
23 247
18 656
5 464
10 093
1 641
926
1 326
87 488
June
25 608
22 787
18 159
5 410
9 933
1 626
906
1 290
85 718
July
25 076
22 210
17 617
5 351
9 759
1 600
884
1 255
83 752
August
24 576
21 612
17 103
5 295
9 566
1 566
865
1 226
81 810
September
24 130
21 067
16 711
5 221
9 356
1 524
851
1 211
80 071
October
23 727
20 610
16 418
5 126
9 131
1 483
836
1 209
78 538
November
23 330
20 196
16 135
5 006
8 873
1 444
811
1 213
77 009
December
22 954
19 806
15 825
4 872
8 606
1 412
782
1 220
75 476
2009
January
22 635
19 485
15 574
4 755
8 389
1 402
755
1 224
74 219
February
22 409
19 266
15 408
4 677
8 256
1 412
734
1 226
73 388
March
22 309
19 188
15 356
4 651
8 196
1 426
719
1 229
73 074
April
22 307
19 243
15 401
4 665
8 184
1 442
713
1 235
73 190
May
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
June
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np

Seasonally Adjusted

2008
April
26 191
23 407
20 287
5 422
10 394
1 810
925
1 339
89 775
May
26 160
23 260
17 991
5 427
10 015
1 544
883
1 308
86 588
June
25 986
23 280
18 319
5 534
9 718
1 533
866
1 298
86 534
July
25 025
22 256
17 566
5 312
9 740
1 593
916
1 285
83 692
August
24 098
21 208
16 774
5 248
9 637
1 777
899
1 208
80 849
September
24 319
20 811
16 761
5 219
9 414
1 456
835
1 180
79 996
October
23 883
21 041
16 793
5 187
9 408
1 415
800
1 198
79 725
November
23 104
19 541
15 610
4 961
8 569
1 454
815
1 207
75 261
December
23 141
20 286
16 153
4 966
8 555
1 387
826
1 253
76 569
2009
January
22 843
20 089
15 860
4 867
8 500
1 439
758
1 243
75 599
February
22 405
18 915
15 472
4 413
8 305
1 386
751
1 253
72 901
March
21 542
18 522
14 467
4 619
7 976
1 460
620
1 159
70 365
April
22 302
18 637
15 307
4 540
8 018
1 381
720
1 243
72 149
May
23 333
20 141
15 910
4 891
8 315
1 460
755
1 224
76 028
June
24 277
21 212
17 131
5 101
8 947
1 542
739
1 380
80 330

Original

2008
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
October
23 448
21 337
16 024
5 069
9 850
1 478
750
1 149
79 105
November
22 043
18 756
14 111
4 935
8 284
1 575
743
1 170
71 617
December
22 421
20 792
16 163
5 028
8 416
1 660
751
1 279
76 510
2009
January
21 085
17 493
13 521
4 355
7 648
1 234
588
1 155
67 079
February
21 969
18 273
14 604
4 336
7 864
1 227
706
1 262
70 241
March
23 550
19 503
16 124
4 779
8 329
1 388
718
1 259
75 650
April
19 596
16 395
13 801
4 128
7 043
1 146
772
1 084
63 965
May
22 958
19 995
15 884
5 025
8 150
1 404
851
1 174
75 441
June
31 089
26 508
23 509
6 406
10 838
1 814
991
1 692
102 847

np not available for publication
(a) Trend series temporarily suspended from May 2009.
(b) 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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