Australian Bureau of Statistics

Rate the ABS website
ABS Home > Statistics > By Release Date
ABS @ Facebook ABS @ Twitter ABS RSS ABS Email notification service
9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Feb 2010  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/03/2010   
   Page tools: Print Print Page Print all pages in this productPrint All RSS Feed RSS Bookmark and Share Search this Product

FEBRUARY KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
Seasonally Adjusted
26 134
22 685
17 675
5 410
9 401
1 625
802
1 304
85 035

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
Seasonally Adjusted
0.9
-1.8
-3.4
-8.1
-1.2
-5.8
-12.5
-0.5
-1.9

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
Seasonally Adjusted
17.3
20.1
14.6
21.5
14.8
19.4
5.6
5.8
17.1

- 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


SUSPENSION OF TREND ESTIMATES
  • Following the Commonwealth 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 from May to July 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 February 2010.


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • Trend - See Suspension of trend estimates above.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - The February 2010 seasonally adjusted estimate for total sales of new motor vehicles (85 035) decreased by 1.9% when compared to January 2010. The February 2010 seasonally adjusted estimate for total new motor vehicle sales increased by 17.1% when compared to the February 2009 estimate.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend - See Suspension of trend estimates above.
  • Seasonally adjusted - When comparing February 2010 with January 2010, Other vehicles decreased by 8.6% and Passenger vehicles by 0.1%. Sports utility vehicles increased by 0.4% over the same period. When comparing February 2010 to February 2009, sales of Sports utility vehicles increased by 31.9%, Other vehicles by 16.4%, and Passenger vehicles by 12.6%.


SALES BY STATE
  • Trend - See Suspension of trend estimates above.
  • Seasonally adjusted - Sales of new motor vehicles decreased for seven of the eight states or territories in seasonally adjusted terms for February 2010 compared to January 2010. Northern Territory recorded the largest percentage decrease, dropping by 12.5%, followed by South Australia and Tasmania, with decreases of 8.1% and 5.8% respectively. New South Wales reported the only percentage increase of 0.9% when comparing February 2010 to January 2010. All states and territories increased when comparing February 2010 to February 2009 with South Australia showing the largest percentage increase of 21.5%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
March 2010 22 April 2010
April 2010 24 May 2010
May 2010 21 June 2010
June 2010 15 July 2010
August 2010 16 August 2010
September 2010 15 September 2010



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

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


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.


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

Count Passenger vehicles
Count Sports utility vehicles
Count Other vehicles
Count Total vehicles
Change Passenger vehicles
Change Sports utility vehicles
Change Other vehicles
Change Total vehicles
no.
no.
no.
no.
%
%
%
%

Trend

2008
December
44 610
14 032
16 576
75 218
-1.7
-1.0
-3.3
-1.9
2009
January
43 895
13 993
16 027
73 915
-1.6
-0.3
-3.3
-1.7
February
43 327
14 039
15 579
72 945
-1.3
0.3
-2.8
-1.3
March
43 042
14 181
15 274
72 497
-0.7
1.0
-2.0
-0.6
April
43 140
14 378
15 110
72 628
0.2
1.4
-1.1
0.2
May
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
June
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
July
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
August
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
September
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
October
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
November
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
December
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
2010
January
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
February
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np

Seasonally Adjusted

2008
December
45 441
14 335
16 916
76 692
1.9
5.2
1.2
2.4
2009
January
45 043
14 309
15 708
75 060
-0.9
-0.2
-7.1
-2.1
February
43 363
14 117
15 114
72 594
-3.7
-1.3
-3.8
-3.3
March
41 278
13 626
15 492
70 396
-4.8
-3.5
2.5
-3.0
April
42 764
14 293
15 012
72 069
3.6
4.9
-3.1
2.4
May
44 038
15 363
17 181
76 582
3.0
7.5
14.4
6.3
June
45 078
16 380
20 028
81 485
2.4
6.6
16.6
6.4
July
45 340
15 159
14 720
75 219
0.6
-7.5
-26.5
-7.7
August
45 712
14 914
14 873
75 499
0.8
-1.6
1.0
0.4
September
46 571
15 314
16 717
78 602
1.9
2.7
12.4
4.1
October
47 301
16 316
18 656
82 273
1.6
6.5
11.6
4.7
November
47 661
18 853
20 449
86 964
0.8
15.6
9.6
5.7
December
46 960
19 483
23 326
89 769
-1.5
3.3
14.1
3.2
2010
January
48 877
18 543
19 237
86 657
4.1
-4.8
-17.5
-3.5
February
48 832
18 618
17 586
85 035
-0.1
0.4
-8.6
-1.9

Original

2008
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
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


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

2008
December
22 866
19 723
15 794
4 838
8 595
1 402
779
1 221
75 218
2009
January
22 569
19 373
15 538
4 720
8 348
1 389
750
1 227
73 915
February
22 343
19 112
15 328
4 633
8 179
1 394
728
1 226
72 945
March
22 257
18 990
15 231
4 594
8 085
1 405
715
1 220
72 497
April
22 343
19 025
15 269
4 607
8 046
1 411
715
1 211
72 628
May
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
June
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
July
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
August
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
September
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
October
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
November
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
December
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
2010
January
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
February
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np

Seasonally Adjusted

2008
December
22 977
20 310
16 437
4 930
8 578
1 362
835
1 264
76 692
2009
January
23 152
19 770
15 604
4 752
8 392
1 395
744
1 251
75 060
February
22 287
18 887
15 428
4 451
8 187
1 362
759
1 233
72 594
March
21 489
18 576
14 511
4 616
7 981
1 448
619
1 157
70 396
April
22 342
18 586
15 255
4 556
7 963
1 399
723
1 246
72 069
May
23 504
20 348
16 079
4 942
8 307
1 442
751
1 209
76 582
June
24 765
21 507
17 375
5 182
8 974
1 555
742
1 385
81 485
July
23 286
19 967
15 926
4 855
7 888
1 297
792
1 208
75 219
August
23 675
19 322
16 170
4 889
8 003
1 453
775
1 211
75 499
September
24 398
20 683
16 899
5 228
8 023
1 379
761
1 230
78 602
October
25 028
21 852
17 642
5 572
8 594
1 512
766
1 306
82 273
November
26 568
23 531
18 575
5 750
8 851
1 480
884
1 326
86 964
December
27 984
23 103
19 585
5 993
9 184
1 808
803
1 308
89 769
2010
January
25 901
23 096
18 306
5 884
9 519
1 725
916
1 310
86 657
February
26 134
22 685
17 675
5 410
9 401
1 625
802
1 304
85 035

Original

2008
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
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

(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.



Bookmark and Share. Opens in a new window

Commonwealth of Australia 2014

Unless otherwise noted, content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence together with any terms, conditions and exclusions as set out in the website Copyright notice. For permission to do anything beyond the scope of this licence and copyright terms contact us.