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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Jan 2012 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/02/2012   
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JANUARY KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
26 864
22 447
18 315
5 025
9 525
1 234
881
1 356
85 647
Seasonally Adjusted
26 440
22 566
18 382
5 044
9 703
1 154
955
1 379
85 624

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
-0.9
-0.9
-0.7
-2.2
0.3
-4.4
-
-0.5
-0.9
Seasonally Adjusted
-0.3
1.5
2.6
-0.5
4.1
-14.0
22.5
5.0
1.3

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
3.1
-2.6
8.3
-5.9
2.5
-20.5
9.2
2.3
1.6
Seasonally Adjusted
0.7
-2.6
17.3
-6.1
6.8
-24.7
2.3
2.8
2.7

- 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.



JANUARY KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • The January 2012 trend estimate (85 647) has decreased by 0.9% when compared with December 2011.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - The January 2012 seasonally adjusted estimate for new motor vehicle sales (85 624) increased by 1.3% when compared with December 2011.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • When comparing national trend estimates for January 2012 with December 2011, sales of Passenger vehicles decreased by 0.6%, while sales of Sports utility vehicles increased by 0.4%. Over the same period sales of Other vehicles decreased by 3.3%.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - When comparing seasonally adjusted estimates for January 2012 with December 2011, sales of Passenger vehicles, Sports utility vehicles and Other vehicles increased by 0.2%, 3.0% and 2.3% 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 January 2012 with December 2011. Tasmania recorded the largest percentage decrease (4.4%), followed by South Australia (2.2%). Sales in Western Australia have increased by 0.3% over the same period.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, sales of new motor vehicles increased in five of the eight states and territories when comparing January 2012 with December 2011. Northern Territory recorded the largest percentage increase, with 22.5%, followed by the Australian Capital Territory (5.0%) and Western Australia (4.1%). Over the same period Tasmania decreased by 14.0%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
February 2012 15 March 2012
March 2012 17 April 2012
April 2012 15 May 2012
May 2012 18 June 2012
June 2012 17 July 2012
July 2012 14 August 2012



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details for the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for January 2012.


DATA NOTES

Recent flooding in Thailand may have had an impact on new vehicle sales in Australia due to associated delays in delivery of Thai manufactured vehicles and vehicle parts. Impacts from the flooding could continue to disrupt the supply of new motor vehicles to Australia from Thailand in coming months.

The earthquake and tsunami which occurred in Japan in March 2011 had an impact on the number of new vehicle sales in Australia in mid 2011 due to a reduction in supply. These events are no longer affecting the supply of new vehicles, with Japanese motor vehicle production now returning to levels observed before March 2011.

As new motor vehicle sales are influenced by a range of factors, it is not possible to quantify the specific impacts of these events.


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 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

2010
November
47 981
19 609
16 887
84 477
0.4
-1.6
0.8
-
December
48 120
19 297
17 182
84 598
0.3
-1.6
1.7
0.1
2011
January
47 932
18 948
17 446
84 326
-0.4
-1.8
1.5
-0.3
February
47 376
18 558
17 540
83 474
-1.2
-2.1
0.5
-1.0
March
46 674
18 265
17 427
82 366
-1.5
-1.6
-0.6
-1.3
April
46 043
18 239
17 189
81 471
-1.4
-0.1
-1.4
-1.1
May
45 730
18 521
16 990
81 241
-0.7
1.5
-1.2
-0.3
June
45 857
19 125
16 981
81 963
0.3
3.3
-0.1
0.9
July
46 293
19 985
17 147
83 426
1.0
4.5
1.0
1.8
August
46 807
20 962
17 333
85 102
1.1
4.9
1.1
2.0
September
47 203
21 823
17 382
86 408
0.8
4.1
0.3
1.5
October
47 328
22 420
17 175
86 923
0.3
2.7
-1.2
0.6
November
47 208
22 800
16 766
86 775
-0.3
1.7
-2.4
-0.2
December
46 994
23 091
16 298
86 383
-0.5
1.3
-2.8
-0.5
2012
January
46 707
23 177
15 764
85 647
-0.6
0.4
-3.3
-0.9

Seasonally Adjusted

2010
November
48 284
19 793
16 615
84 692
2.6
-3.6
1.7
0.9
December
51 393
18 247
17 499
87 139
6.4
-7.8
5.3
2.9
2011
January
47 782
18 402
17 200
83 384
-7.0
0.8
-1.7
-4.3
February
46 915
19 278
17 740
83 932
-1.8
4.8
3.1
0.7
March
47 422
21 366
18 398
87 187
1.1
10.8
3.7
3.9
April
47 117
19 064
17 205
83 386
-0.6
-10.8
-6.5
-4.4
May
43 621
16 900
16 459
76 980
-7.4
-11.4
-4.3
-7.7
June
44 904
17 214
15 744
77 861
2.9
1.9
-4.3
1.1
July
46 911
20 841
17 521
85 273
4.5
21.1
11.3
9.5
August
47 638
22 849
17 525
88 012
1.6
9.6
-
3.2
September
47 075
21 869
18 143
87 087
-1.2
-4.3
3.5
-1.1
October
48 462
21 642
17 323
87 427
2.9
-1.0
-4.5
0.4
November
46 558
23 019
17 271
86 849
-3.9
6.4
-0.3
-0.7
December
46 514
22 806
15 165
84 485
-0.1
-0.9
-12.2
-2.7
2012
January
46 617
23 499
15 507
85 624
0.2
3.0
2.3
1.3

Original

2010
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
March
50 228
23 066
20 690
93 984
10.5
21.9
25.2
16.2
April
41 565
17 054
15 595
74 214
-17.2
-26.1
-24.6
-21.0
May
r42 577
17 121
17 703
r77 401
2.4
0.4
13.5
4.3
June
54 322
21 518
20 317
96 157
27.6
25.7
14.8
24.2
July
45 701
19 383
15 907
80 991
-15.9
-9.9
-21.7
-15.8
August
48 423
22 111
17 548
88 082
6.0
14.1
10.3
8.8
September
47 700
20 778
18 341
86 819
-1.5
-6.0
4.5
-1.4
October
47 536
20 400
17 260
85 196
-0.3
-1.8
-5.9
-1.9
November
46 712
24 182
17 760
88 654
-1.7
18.5
2.9
4.1
December
45 764
22 367
14 328
82 459
-2.0
-7.5
-19.3
-7.0
2012
January
42 555
22 123
12 105
76 783
-7.0
-1.1
-15.5
-6.9

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
r revised

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

2010
November
26 011
23 024
16 819
5 377
9 485
1 598
821
1 341
84 477
December
26 080
23 139
16 872
5 383
9 386
1 592
812
1 336
84 598
2011
January
26 057
23 037
16 919
5 338
9 290
1 552
807
1 325
84 326
February
25 868
22 654
16 933
5 238
9 181
1 486
806
1 308
83 474
March
25 595
22 129
16 946
5 125
9 063
1 418
803
1 287
82 366
April
25 344
21 672
16 981
5 060
8 973
1 372
800
1 269
81 471
May
25 256
21 476
17 074
5 080
8 930
1 360
803
1 262
81 241
June
25 455
21 621
17 281
5 184
8 951
1 380
817
1 274
81 963
July
25 922
22 030
17 588
5 318
9 021
1 413
834
1 300
83 426
August
26 495
22 499
17 948
5 416
9 129
1 433
852
1 330
85 102
September
26 972
22 823
18 282
5 430
9 253
1 428
868
1 353
86 408
October
27 210
22 900
18 460
5 360
9 357
1 395
877
1 363
86 923
November
27 217
22 801
18 485
5 250
9 431
1 345
880
1 365
86 775
December
27 117
22 647
18 449
5 139
9 495
1 292
881
1 363
86 383
2012
January
26 864
22 447
18 315
5 025
9 525
1 234
881
1 356
85 647

Seasonally Adjusted

2010
November
26 015
22 763
17 179
5 440
9 544
1 644
847
1 261
84 692
December
28 097
23 313
16 900
5 454
9 496
1 713
804
1 363
87 139
2011
January
26 268
23 179
15 677
5 369
9 083
1 534
934
1 341
83 384
February
25 644
23 110
17 208
5 367
9 106
1 422
751
1 325
83 932
March
27 207
23 367
18 534
5 190
9 269
1 443
853
1 323
87 187
April
25 747
22 282
17 638
5 049
9 185
1 380
829
1 276
83 386
May
24 503
19 477
16 281
4 637
8 801
1 309
796
1 175
76 980
June
23 987
20 940
16 103
5 020
8 521
1 290
775
1 226
77 861
July
26 328
22 723
17 941
5 633
9 034
1 427
816
1 372
85 273
August
27 396
23 381
18 533
5 561
9 435
1 555
819
1 332
88 012
September
26 896
22 976
18 425
5 675
9 358
1 437
960
1 359
87 087
October
27 503
23 039
18 705
5 198
9 215
1 443
926
1 398
87 427
November
27 714
22 548
18 501
5 168
9 474
1 253
835
1 357
86 849
December
26 513
22 242
17 909
5 069
9 317
1 342
780
1 313
84 485
2012
January
26 440
22 566
18 382
5 044
9 703
1 154
955
1 379
85 624

Original

2010
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
March
29 750
24 808
20 395
5 360
9 718
1 520
995
1 438
93 984
April
22 570
19 535
16 403
4 467
8 101
1 124
862
1 152
74 214
May
24 470
r19 570
16 519
4 782
8 703
1 268
942
1 147
r77 401
June
29 685
25 091
21 062
6 057
10 424
1 443
985
1 410
96 157
July
24 893
21 743
17 341
5 255
8 433
1 196
800
1 330
80 991
August
27 274
23 436
18 298
5 446
9 903
1 581
802
1 342
88 082
September
26 661
22 845
18 040
5 853
9 731
1 494
881
1 314
86 819
October
26 608
22 996
17 972
5 041
8 974
1 439
808
1 358
85 196
November
28 966
23 049
18 038
5 304
9 650
1 435
799
1 413
88 654
December
25 109
22 356
17 225
5 275
8 880
1 687
666
1 261
82 459
2012
January
24 004
20 278
15 732
4 622
9 014
1 008
820
1 305
76 783

r revised
(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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