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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Jan 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/02/2008   
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JANUARY KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
28 026
23 289
20 577
5 632
10 416
1 706
874
1 438
91 958
Seasonally Adjusted
28 247
23 605
19 757
5 955
10 647
1 747
904
1 447
92 309

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
1.0
0.9
0.9
2.1
0.4
0.7
1.5
0.6
0.9
Seasonally Adjusted
1.8
2.0
-7.4
12.2
3.3
7.0
6.6
-0.1
0.6

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
8.6
9.7
8.9
10.5
5.3
7.7
6.6
8.0
8.6
Seasonally Adjusted
6.9
9.4
2.8
13.5
7.3
11.2
7.9
8.7
7.2

(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



JANUARY KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • Trend - The January 2008 estimate for new motor vehicle sales (91 958) increased 0.9% when compared with December 2007. The trend estimate has been increasing for over 15 consecutive months. When compared to January 2007, the trend estimate increased by 8.6%.
  • Seasonally adjusted - The January 2008 estimate for total sales of new motor vehicles (92 309) increased by 0.6% compared with December 2007.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend - All vehicle types recorded increases in trend estimates when comparing January 2008 to December 2007. Passenger vehicles increased by 1.0% while both other vehicles and sports utility vehicles increased by 0.8%. When compared to the same period 12 months ago, sports utility vehicles, other vehicles and passenger vehicles rose 19.0%, 15.9% and 3.3% respectively.
  • Seasonally adjusted - When comparing January 2008 to December 2007, sports utility vehicles and other vehicles increased by 2.9% and 1.5% respectively, while passenger vehicles decreased by 0.5%.


SALES BY STATE
  • Trend - When comparing January 2008 to December 2007, all states and territories showed increases in the trend estimate of total sales of new motor vehicles. The largest increase was for South Australia (2.1%) and Western Australia had the smallest increase of 0.4%.
  • Seasonally adjusted - When comparing January 2008 to December 2007, six states and territories showed increases in total sales. The largest increases were in South Australia and Tasmania, increasing by 12.2% and 7.0% respectively. Total sales decreased in Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory, by 7.4% and 0.1% respectively.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
February 2008 20 March 2008
March 2008 21 April 2008
April 2008 21 May 2008
May 2008 23 June 2008
June 2008 21 July 2008
July 2008 21 August 2008



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details from the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for January 2008.



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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

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

2006
November
51 686
14 700
16 148
82 534
1.1
2.0
1.0
1.2
December
52 205
15 020
16 408
83 633
1.0
2.2
1.6
1.3
2007
January
52 634
15 319
16 712
84 665
0.8
2.0
1.9
1.2
February
53 012
15 537
17 021
85 570
0.7
1.4
1.8
1.1
March
53 254
15 693
17 254
86 201
0.5
1.0
1.4
0.7
April
53 322
15 834
17 389
86 545
0.1
0.9
0.8
0.4
May
53 205
15 997
17 450
86 652
-0.2
1.0
0.4
0.1
June
52 959
16 231
17 524
86 714
-0.5
1.5
0.4
0.1
July
52 713
16 538
17 708
86 959
-0.5
1.9
1.0
0.3
August
52 597
16 907
18 009
87 513
-0.2
2.2
1.7
0.6
September
52 637
17 289
18 372
88 298
0.1
2.3
2.0
0.9
October
52 864
17 630
18 715
89 209
0.4
2.0
1.9
1.0
November
53 290
17 889
19 002
90 181
0.8
1.5
1.5
1.1
December
53 798
18 085
19 225
91 108
1.0
1.1
1.2
1.0
2008
January
54 359
18 224
19 375
91 958
1.0
0.8
0.8
0.9

Seasonally Adjusted

2006
November
50 741
14 915
15 886
81 542
-0.5
1.9
-2.2
-0.4
December
51 308
14 937
15 938
82 183
1.1
0.1
0.3
0.8
2007
January
53 969
15 244
16 915
86 128
5.2
2.1
6.1
4.8
February
53 616
15 452
17 229
86 297
-0.7
1.4
1.9
0.2
March
53 752
15 643
17 530
86 925
0.3
1.2
1.7
0.7
April
51 858
16 498
17 415
85 771
-3.5
5.5
-0.7
-1.3
May
52 532
15 713
17 355
85 600
1.3
-4.8
-0.3
-0.2
June
54 161
16 015
17 335
87 511
3.1
1.9
-0.1
2.2
July
53 980
16 090
17 791
87 861
-0.3
0.5
2.6
0.4
August
51 570
17 100
17 624
86 294
-4.5
6.3
-0.9
-1.8
September
52 041
17 450
18 481
87 972
0.9
2.0
4.9
1.9
October
52 165
18 133
18 788
89 086
0.2
3.9
1.7
1.3
November
53 178
17 649
19 516
90 343
1.9
-2.7
3.9
1.4
December
54 985
17 808
18 965
91 758
3.4
0.9
-2.8
1.6
2008
January
54 737
18 331
19 241
92 309
-0.5
2.9
1.5
0.6

Original

2006
November
51 850
15 193
16 254
83 297
2.6
9.1
5.0
4.2
December
48 348
14 258
14 457
77 063
-6.8
-6.2
-11.1
-7.5
2007
January
49 189
14 303
13 444
76 936
1.7
0.3
-7.0
-0.2
February
52 628
14 912
16 200
83 740
7.0
4.3
20.5
8.8
March
57 757
17 589
19 046
94 392
9.7
18.0
17.6
12.7
April
45 109
14 274
16 231
75 614
-21.9
-18.8
-14.8
-19.9
May
52 727
16 912
18 958
88 597
16.9
18.5
16.8
17.2
June
63 768
18 966
22 363
105 097
20.9
12.1
18.0
18.6
July
53 589
15 396
17 306
86 291
-16.0
-18.8
-22.6
-17.9
August
52 748
17 440
18 018
88 206
-1.6
13.3
4.1
2.2
September
50 197
15 874
17 418
83 489
-4.8
-9.0
-3.3
-5.3
October
53 336
17 748
18 205
89 289
6.3
11.8
4.5
6.9
November
54 195
17 702
20 184
92 081
1.6
-0.3
10.9
3.1
December
51 722
17 114
17 414
86 250
-4.6
-3.3
-13.7
-6.3
2008
January
49 295
17 646
15 329
82 270
-4.7
3.1
-12.0
-4.6

New motor vehicle sales by state/territory of registration

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.(a)
NT(a)
ACT(a)
Aus
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

Trend

2006
November
25 205
20 667
18 261
5 000
9 767
1 563
805
1 266
82 534
December
25 525
20 946
18 582
5 047
9 844
1 578
813
1 298
83 633
2007
January
25 808
21 237
18 895
5 099
9 890
1 584
820
1 332
84 665
February
26 054
21 511
19 173
5 142
9 917
1 588
826
1 359
85 570
March
26 261
21 704
19 344
5 157
9 935
1 592
829
1 379
86 201
April
26 403
21 824
19 394
5 142
9 967
1 598
827
1 390
86 545
May
26 471
21 898
19 334
5 108
10 025
1 601
823
1 392
86 652
June
26 515
21 984
19 218
5 083
10 104
1 602
818
1 390
86 714
July
26 588
22 125
19 179
5 076
10 181
1 607
815
1 388
86 959
August
26 731
22 318
19 288
5 107
10 238
1 622
818
1 391
87 513
September
26 938
22 515
19 528
5 177
10 273
1 642
825
1 400
88 298
October
27 195
22 696
19 836
5 277
10 302
1 658
836
1 409
89 209
November
27 479
22 890
20 140
5 394
10 334
1 676
849
1 419
90 181
December
27 754
23 088
20 392
5 514
10 376
1 694
861
1 429
91 108
2008
January
28 026
23 289
20 577
5 632
10 416
1 706
874
1 438
91 958

Seasonally Adjusted

2006
November
24 965
20 027
18 239
4 958
9 697
1 609
762
1 285
81 542
December
25 050
20 458
18 369
4 920
9 914
1 418
804
1 250
82 183
2007
January
26 417
21 579
19 222
5 248
9 922
1 571
838
1 331
86 128
February
25 906
22 185
19 109
5 141
10 026
1 708
826
1 396
86 297
March
26 591
21 933
19 578
5 228
9 784
1 605
830
1 376
86 925
April
26 242
21 298
19 175
5 202
10 035
1 563
839
1 417
85 771
May
25 995
21 548
19 484
4 954
9 888
1 543
815
1 373
85 600
June
26 970
22 277
19 317
5 099
10 067
1 578
821
1 382
87 511
July
26 829
22 145
19 491
5 150
10 289
1 770
802
1 385
87 861
August
26 489
22 312
18 454
5 048
10 287
1 499
818
1 387
86 294
September
26 490
22 693
19 448
5 107
10 358
1 647
819
1 410
87 972
October
27 323
22 524
19 745
5 333
10 259
1 637
850
1 415
89 086
November
27 662
22 697
20 436
5 394
10 179
1 752
835
1 388
90 343
December
27 738
23 137
21 340
5 309
10 305
1 632
848
1 449
91 758
2008
January
28 247
23 605
19 757
5 955
10 647
1 747
904
1 447
92 309

Original

2006
November
25 418
20 739
18 076
5 116
9 972
1 973
733
1 270
83 297
December
22 927
19 790
16 551
4 700
9 471
1 748
688
1 188
77 063
2007
January
24 429
19 000
16 769
4 620
8 929
1 285
651
1 253
76 936
February
25 636
21 510
18 221
5 138
9 625
1 463
771
1 376
83 740
March
29 107
23 408
21 772
5 588
10 530
1 533
978
1 476
94 392
April
23 245
18 833
16 907
4 616
8 701
1 214
883
1 215
75 614
May
26 649
22 151
20 428
5 237
10 172
1 587
973
1 400
88 597
June
31 965
25 491
24 997
6 152
11 995
1 750
1 107
1 640
105 097
July
26 851
21 655
19 600
4 871
9 645
1 561
739
1 369
86 291
August
26 549
22 958
19 145
5 128
10 730
1 481
791
1 424
88 206
September
24 946
21 788
18 025
4 738
10 244
1 684
724
1 340
83 489
October
27 556
23 097
18 933
5 329
10 460
1 708
781
1 425
89 289
November
27 835
23 644
20 189
5 556
10 435
2 225
803
1 394
92 081
December
25 290
22 432
19 557
5 078
9 809
2 010
719
1 355
86 250
2008
January
25 810
21 044
16 972
5 256
9 650
1 490
722
1 326
82 270

(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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