9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, September 2015 Quality Declaration 
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
32 972
26 739
19 794
5 511
8 814
1 789
819
1 566
98 003
Seasonally Adjusted
33 563
27 641
20 152
5 714
8 941
1 929
809
1 622
100 372

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
1.0
0.7
0.5
-0.1
0.3
3.1
-2.3
1.5
0.7
Seasonally Adjusted
4.5
7.4
4.8
9.0
2.3
14.6
-2.3
6.7
5.5

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
10.1
5.1
8.8
-5.3
-7.4
26.8
-9.3
8.8
5.7
Seasonally Adjusted
11.8
9.8
8.2
-2.1
-7.5
23.3
-11.1
12.7
7.7

(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.




SEPTEMBER TREND ESTIMATES KEY POINTS
  • The September 2015 trend estimate (98 003) has increased by 0.7% when compared with August 2015.
  • When comparing national trend estimates for September 2015 with August 2015, sales of Passenger and Sports utility vehicles increased by 0.4% and 2.1% respectively. Over the same period sales for Other vehicles decreased by 1.3%.
  • Six of the eight states and territories experienced an increase in new motor vehicle sales when comparing September 2015 with August 2015. Tasmania recorded the largest percentage increase (3.1%), followed by the Australian Capital Territory (1.5%) and New South Wales (1.0%). Over the same period, the Northern Territory recorded the largest decrease in sales (2.3%).




SUMMARY COMMENTARY

Graph Image for New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles - long term

Graph Image for 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

2014
July
44 191
29 762
19 137
93 090
-0.6
0.9
0.4
0.1
August
43 847
29 874
19 186
92 907
-0.8
0.4
0.3
-0.2
September
43 483
29 973
19 220
92 677
-0.8
0.3
0.2
-0.2
October
43 213
30 122
19 260
92 595
-0.6
0.5
0.2
-0.1
November
43 089
30 395
19 327
92 812
-0.3
0.9
0.3
0.2
December
43 006
30 838
19 403
93 247
-0.2
1.5
0.4
0.5
2015
January
42 955
31 369
19 447
93 772
-0.1
1.7
0.2
0.6
February
42 949
31 925
19 461
94 334
-
1.8
0.1
0.6
March
42 913
32 414
19 474
94 802
-0.1
1.5
0.1
0.5
April
42 881
32 870
19 435
95 186
-0.1
1.4
-0.2
0.4
May
42 893
33 337
19 327
95 557
-
1.4
-0.6
0.4
June
42 974
33 891
19 171
96 037
0.2
1.7
-0.8
0.5
July
43 133
34 549
18 964
96 646
0.4
1.9
-1.1
0.6
August
43 327
35 240
18 732
97 299
0.4
2.0
-1.2
0.7
September
43 515
35 991
18 497
98 003
0.4
2.1
-1.3
0.7

Seasonally Adjusted

2014
July
44 682
29 950
18 430
93 063
0.4
1.2
-8.2
-1.2
August
43 831
29 374
19 191
92 396
-1.9
-1.9
4.1
-0.7
September
43 211
30 671
19 349
93 230
-1.4
4.4
0.8
0.9
October
43 347
29 888
19 248
92 482
0.3
-2.6
-0.5
-0.8
November
42 961
30 427
18 813
92 201
-0.9
1.8
-2.3
-0.3
December
44 104
30 742
20 138
94 984
2.7
1.0
7.0
3.0
2015
January
43 550
30 329
19 297
93 176
-1.3
-1.3
-4.2
-1.9
February
43 137
33 278
19 236
95 652
-0.9
9.7
-0.3
2.7
March
45 044
31 695
19 527
96 267
4.4
-4.8
1.5
0.6
April
41 434
34 388
19 392
95 214
-8.0
8.5
-0.7
-1.1
May
42 180
32 220
19 327
93 727
1.8
-6.3
-0.3
-1.6
June
44 751
33 492
19 427
97 670
6.1
3.9
0.5
4.2
July
42 981
34 509
19 225
96 716
-4.0
3.0
-1.0
-1.0
August
41 803
34 942
18 356
95 101
-2.7
1.3
-4.5
-1.7
September
44 729
37 388
18 254
100 372
7.0
7.0
-0.6
5.5

Original

2014
July
43 464
28 805
17 598
89 867
-19.3
-21.8
-36.3
-24.0
August
42 658
27 543
17 956
88 157
-1.9
-4.4
2.0
-1.9
September
45 194
30 027
19 757
94 978
5.9
9.0
10.0
7.7
October
43 126
28 835
19 275
91 236
-4.6
-4.0
-2.4
-3.9
November
43 063
31 032
18 137
92 232
-0.1
7.6
-5.9
1.1
December
45 051
30 666
21 092
96 809
4.6
-1.2
16.3
5.0
2015
January
39 799
27 679
14 638
82 116
-11.7
-9.7
-30.6
-15.2
February
40 775
32 039
17 610
90 424
2.5
15.8
20.3
10.1
March
48 185
35 503
21 366
105 054
18.2
10.8
21.3
16.2
April
35 015
29 664
16 977
81 656
-27.3
-16.4
-20.5
-22.3
May
40 592
32 530
20 205
93 327
15.9
9.7
19.0
14.3
June
56 386
42 256
27 208
125 850
38.9
29.9
34.7
34.8
July
41 420
32 679
18 209
92 308
-26.5
-22.7
-33.1
-26.7
August
40 673
32 900
17 132
90 705
-1.8
0.7
-5.9
-1.7
September
46 084
36 968
18 340
101 392
13.3
12.4
7.1
11.8

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

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

2014
July
29 752
25 438
18 403
5 879
9 820
1 433
914
1 452
93 090
August
29 883
25 437
18 275
5 858
9 680
1 416
907
1 451
92 907
September
29 961
25 439
18 191
5 819
9 515
1 411
903
1 439
92 677
October
30 027
25 468
18 210
5 778
9 358
1 424
904
1 427
92 595
November
30 099
25 562
18 367
5 757
9 238
1 456
909
1 424
92 812
December
30 165
25 715
18 607
5 765
9 150
1 497
917
1 431
93 247
2015
January
30 266
25 844
18 881
5 788
9 079
1 537
931
1 446
93 772
February
30 454
25 939
19 143
5 810
9 016
1 570
941
1 462
94 334
March
30 724
25 978
19 336
5 806
8 949
1 591
945
1 473
94 802
April
31 069
26 003
19 442
5 763
8 887
1 603
938
1 481
95 186
May
31 459
26 071
19 481
5 691
8 830
1 616
920
1 489
95 557
June
31 869
26 192
19 531
5 614
8 793
1 643
894
1 502
96 037
July
32 273
26 355
19 607
5 556
8 783
1 685
866
1 521
96 646
August
32 642
26 550
19 686
5 515
8 789
1 735
838
1 544
97 299
September
32 972
26 739
19 794
5 511
8 814
1 789
819
1 566
98 003

Seasonally Adjusted

2014
July
29 602
25 426
18 378
5 824
9 952
1 466
920
1 494
93 063
August
29 858
25 357
18 076
5 929
9 431
1 411
877
1 457
92 396
September
30 020
25 165
18 627
5 836
9 668
1 564
911
1 439
93 230
October
30 368
25 226
17 979
5 764
9 399
1 425
907
1 415
92 482
November
29 708
25 863
17 944
5 789
9 149
1 428
897
1 422
92 201
December
30 357
25 970
20 323
5 548
9 028
1 411
953
1 393
94 984
2015
January
30 003
25 594
18 976
5 695
9 030
1 590
850
1 439
93 176
February
30 685
25 729
19 732
6 153
9 196
1 657
1 010
1 490
95 652
March
30 858
26 215
20 328
5 758
9 075
1 586
917
1 528
96 267
April
30 572
26 530
19 492
5 775
8 824
1 595
951
1 474
95 214
May
31 256
25 379
18 973
5 593
8 600
1 554
952
1 418
93 727
June
32 712
26 160
20 139
5 666
8 914
1 674
888
1 517
97 670
July
32 041
26 728
19 527
5 624
8 767
1 646
850
1 532
96 716
August
32 112
25 741
19 237
5 243
8 737
1 683
828
1 520
95 101
September
33 563
27 641
20 152
5 714
8 941
1 929
809
1 622
100 372

Original

2014
July
28 587
24 756
17 767
5 514
9 556
1 302
913
1 472
89 867
August
28 404
24 184
17 169
5 618
9 137
1 418
807
1 420
88 157
September
30 388
25 670
18 890
6 099
9 882
1 734
904
1 411
94 978
October
29 839
25 559
16 990
5 628
9 534
1 488
826
1 372
91 236
November
30 419
26 282
16 814
5 888
8 876
1 650
841
1 462
92 232
December
30 257
26 783
20 853
5 830
9 143
1 645
894
1 404
96 809
2015
January
26 796
22 211
16 570
5 039
8 101
1 364
662
1 373
82 116
February
28 975
24 742
18 212
5 915
8 851
1 409
877
1 443
90 424
March
33 773
28 536
22 499
6 173
9 823
1 560
1 064
1 626
105 054
April
26 264
22 160
17 335
4 843
7 609
1 280
948
1 217
81 656
May
30 996
25 231
19 312
5 429
8 353
1 440
1 144
1 422
93 327
June
42 105
32 615
27 270
7 286
11 503
1 989
1 189
1 893
125 850
July
30 332
25 902
18 700
5 256
8 341
1 445
836
1 496
92 308
August
30 529
24 608
18 183
5 088
8 371
1 710
767
1 449
90 705
September
33 983
27 675
20 387
5 859
9 009
2 090
785
1 604
101 392

(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.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
October 2015 16 November 2015
November 2015 15 December 2015
December 2015 18 January 2016
January 2016 15 February 2016
February 2016 15 March 2016
March 2016 18 April 2016



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