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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Jul 2006  
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The Publication

This publication presents monthly information on sales of new motor vehicles in each state/territory in original, seasonally adjusted and trend estimated terms. The original data are sourced from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. Sales data are available for passenger vehicles, sports utility vehicles (SUVs), other vehicles and total vehicles at the state/territory and national levels.

JULY 2006 KEY POINTS

Trend

Trend estimates continue in decline since March 2005. The July 2006 trend estimate for total sales of new motor vehicles (79,467) decreased 0.1% compared with the June 2006 estimate.

The only category to record a decrease (0.7%) from June 2006 to July 2006 was the 'other vehicles'. Over the same period, sports utility vehicles increased 0.3% with no change recorded for passenger vehicles.

For sports utility vehicles, trend estimates had been decreasing since October 2005 but showed a slight increase for July 2006. The downward trend of passenger vehicles has been arrested, with the last two months remaining stable.

Western Australia and Queensland were the only states or territories to show an increase in their trend estimate from June 2006 to July 2006, increasing 1.4% and 0.5% respectively.

Seasonally adjusted

The July 2006 seasonally adjusted estimate for total sales of new motor vehicles (80,771) increased 2.6% compared to the June 2006 estimate.

Five states and territories increased during this period. They were Western Australia, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and New South Wales with increases of 5.6%, 4.4%, 3.1%, 2.2% and 1.3% respectively. Tasmania had the largest decrease with 12.1%.

Over this period, sports utility vehicles were the only vehicle type to decrease (down 0.9%). Passenger vehicles increased 3.2% and other vehicles 4.0%.


New motor vehicles sales, July 2006
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.(a)
NT(a)
ACT(a)
Aust.

Vehicle sales
Seasonally adjusted
24 042
20 335
18 285
5 170
9 531
1 502
734
1 172
80 771
Trend
23 685
19 872
17 948
5 158
9 314
1 580
736
1 174
79 467


Percentage change from previous month
Seasonally adjusted
1.3
4.4
3.1
2.2
5.6
-12.1
-3.8
-3.5
2.6
Trend
-0.8
-0.3
0.5
-0.1
1.4
-0.3
-1.1
-0.7
-0.1

Percentage change from previous year
Seasonally adjusted
-5.3
-4.7
0.9
-0.2
13.6
-8.1
-10.5
-9.1
-1.7
Trend
-6.9
-7.7
-2.0
-2.1
10.5
-6.7
-10.0
-6.5
-4.0

(a) Seasonally adjusted numbers of new motor vehicle sales in Tasmania, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory should be used with caution. For further information, see paragraph 7 of the Explanatory Notes.

NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUERELEASE DATE
August 200621 September 2006
September 200620 October 2006
October 200621 November 2006
November 200621 December 2006
December 200622 January 2007
January 200721 February 2007


TREND REVISIONS

Trend estimates are likely to be revised when new seasonally adjusted estimates become available. For further information, see Explanatory Notes, paragraphs 11 and 12.

The graph below presents the effect of two possible scenarios on the previous trend estimates.

1The August 2006 seasonally adjusted estimate of total vehicle sales is higher than the July 2006 seasonally adjusted estimate by 3.6%.
2The August 2006 seasonally adjusted estimate of total vehicle sales is lower than the July 2006 seasonally adjusted estimate by 3.6%.

The percentage change of 3.6% was chosen because the average absolute percentage change over the last 10 years has been 3.6%.


Graph: Trend revisions


SUMMARY - TREND AND SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES


Graph: New Motor Vehicle Sales(a), Total Vehicles-LongTerm



Graph: New Motor vehicle Sales, Total Vehicles-Short Term



Table 1: New motor vehicle sales by type of vehicle

Passenger vehicles (No.)
Sports utility vehicles (No.)
Other vehicles (No.)
Total vehicles (No.)
Change passenger vehicles (%)
Change sports utility vehicles (%)
Change other vehicles (%)
Change total vehicles (%)

Original

2005May
50 463
15 430
18 061
83 954
8.2
11.7
12.7
9.8
June
60 781
18 317
23 047
102 145
20.4
18.7
27.6
21.7
July
49 016
13 822
15 803
78 641
-19.4
-24.5
-31.4
-23.0
August
53 648
15 173
17 356
86 177
9.4
9.8
9.8
9.6
September
52 118
15 080
17 242
84 440
-2.9
-0.6
-0.7
-2.0
October
48 434
12 503
15 181
76 118
-7.1
-17.1
-12.0
-9.9
November
52 751
14 252
16 535
83 538
8.9
14.0
8.9
9.7
December
47 945
15 046
16 286
79 277
-9.1
5.6
-1.5
-5.1
2006January
43 761
13 251
12 991
70 003
-8.7
-11.9
-20.2
-11.7
February
48 483
13 506
15 457
77 446
10.8
1.9
19.0
10.6
March
53 188
15 896
18 072
87 156
9.7
17.7
16.9
12.5
April
42 307
11 901
14 442
68 650
-20.5
-25.1
-20.1
-21.2
May
50 683
14 816
17 958
83 457
19.8
24.5
24.3
21.6
June
July
57 026
48 798
18 079
13 279
21 343
15 485
96 448
77 562
12.5
-14.4
22.0
-26.6
18.8
-27.4
15.6
-19.6

Seasonally adjusted

2005May
50 881
14 780
16 690
82 351
-0.8
-2.7
-1.5
-1.3
June
51 618
14 356
16 915
82 889
1.4
-2.9
1.3
0.7
July
50 732
14 801
16 604
82 137
-1.7
3.1
-1.8
-0.9
August
51 531
14 866
17 222
83 619
1.6
0.4
3.7
1.8
September
51 609
15 826
17 192
84 627
0.2
6.5
-0.2
1.2
October
48 517
14 121
16 279
78 917
-6.0
-10.8
-5.3
-6.7
November
50 123
13 983
16 489
80 595
3.3
-1.0
1.3
2.1
December
49 603
14 905
16 733
81 241
-1.0
6.6
1.5
0.8
2006January
51 239
14 725
16 949
82 913
3.3
-1.2
1.3
2.1
February
50 094
14 191
16 637
80 922
-2.2
-3.6
-1.8
-2.4
March
48 703
13 992
16 604
79 299
-2.8
-1.4
-0.2
-2.0
April
49 242
13 866
16 324
79 432
1.1
-0.9
-1.7
0.2
May
49 643
13 935
16 368
79 946
0.8
0.5
0.3
0.6
June
48 810
14 323
15 601
78 734
-1.7
2.8
-4.7
-1.5
July
50 352
14 199
16 220
80 771
3.2
-0.9
4.0
2.6

Trend

2005May
51 316
15 086
16 654
83 056
0.0
-1.5
1.0
-0.1
June
51 248
14 879
16 804
82 931
-0.1
-1.4
0.9
-0.2
July
51 086
14 757
16 899
82 742
-0.3
-0.8
0.6
-0.2
August
50 863
14 733
16 902
82 498
-0.4
-0.2
0.0
-0.3
September
50 584
14 733
16 831
82 148
-0.5
0.0
-0.4
-0.4
October
50 312
14 699
16 757
81 768
-0.5
-0.2
-0.4
-0.5
November
50 119
14 617
16 716
81 452
-0.4
-0.6
-0.2
-0.4
December
49 993
14 489
16 699
81 181
-0.3
-0.9
-0.1
-0.3
2006January
49 884
14 351
16 684
80 919
-0.2
-1.0
-0.1
-0.3
February
49 758
14 242
16 634
80 634
-0.3
-0.8
-0.3
-0.4
March
49 618
14 160
16 536
80 314
-0.3
-0.6
-0.6
-0.4
April
49 449
14 084
16 378
79 911
-0.3
-0.5
-1.0
-0.5
May
49 369
14 045
16 214
79 628
-0.2
-0.3
-1.0
-0.4
June
49 394
14 043
16 077
79 514
0.1
-0.0
-0.8
-0.1
July
49 416
14 087
15 964
79 467
0.0
0.3
-0.7
-0.1



Table 2: 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.)

Original

2005May
26 248
21 964
18 285
5 549
8 080
1 641
913
1 274
83 954
June
30 745
25 493
24 656
6 586
10 013
2 052
1 185
1 415
102 145
July
24 998
20 025
17 631
4 813
7 727
1 438
767
1 242
78 641
August
26 292
22 550
19 330
5 458
8 714
1 689
751
1 393
86 177
September
25 457
22 044
18 344
5 243
9 125
2 151
793
1 283
84 440
October
22 949
20 289
16 026
5 030
8 349
1 655
659
1 161
76 118
November
25 716
22 428
17 181
5 500
9 107
1 667
690
1 249
83 538
December
23 054
22 110
16 208
5 335
8 664
2 080
690
1 136
79 277
2006January
21 995
17 876
15 107
4 380
7 604
1 295
616
1 130
70 003
February
24 495
19 979
16 452
5 085
8 165
1 373
731
1 166
77 446
March
27 165
21 461
19 833
5 195
9 750
1 540
913
1 299
87 156
April
21 171
17 636
14 820
4 619
7 507
1 129
764
1 004
68 650
May
25 124
20 776
18 774
5 601
9 472
1 623
863
1 224
83 457
June
July
28 560
23 688
23 015
19 322
23 091
17 910
6 164
4 794
11 170
8 720
1 936
1 334
1 058
679
1 454
1 115
96 448
77 562

Seasonally adjusted

2005May
25 460
21 608
18 128
5 388
8 090
1 651
792
1 234
82 351
June
25 109
21 632
18 877
5 335
8 100
1 779
853
1 204
82 889
July
25 382
21 331
18 116
5 178
8 387
1 634
820
1 289
82 137
August
26 001
21 823
18 160
5 241
8 639
1 649
809
1 297
83 619
September
26 060
21 736
18 328
5 309
9 049
1 997
843
1 305
84 627
October
23 528
20 731
17 384
5 215
8 533
1 601
734
1 191
78 917
November
24 534
21 285
17 245
5 280
8 845
1 481
717
1 208
80 595
December
24 746
21 632
17 407
5 235
8 699
1 573
770
1 179
81 241
2006January
25 781
21 220
18 118
5 307
8 809
1 602
819
1 257
82 913
February
25 351
20 924
17 251
5 250
8 500
1 631
795
1 220
80 922
March
24 617
19 947
17 648
4 842
8 661
1 606
768
1 210
79 299
April
24 022
20 395
17 395
5 328
8 879
1 482
747
1 184
79 432
May
23 957
20 128
17 857
5 291
9 221
1 598
738
1 156
79 946
June
23 744
19 486
17 738
5 059
9 022
1 708
763
1 214
78 734
July
24 042
20 335
18 285
5 170
9 531
1 502
734
1 172
80 771

Trend

2005May
25 824
21 482
18 428
5 376
8 176
1 697
819
1 254
83 056
June
25 625
21 510
18 424
5 315
8 287
1 696
822
1 252
82 931
July
25 433
21 526
18 319
5 269
8 428
1 694
818
1 255
82 742
August
25 252
21 521
18 145
5 251
8 584
1 682
806
1 257
82 498
September
25 076
21 483
17 925
5 255
8 706
1 658
791
1 254
82 148
October
24 955
21 423
17 717
5 259
8 766
1 629
776
1 243
81 768
November
24 913
21 341
17 579
5 256
8 763
1 602
770
1 228
81 452
December
24 926
21 221
17 506
5 240
8 720
1 582
769
1 217
81 181
2006January
24 942
21 028
17 493
5 217
8 682
1 573
774
1 210
80 919
February
24 890
20 775
17 520
5 192
8 697
1 576
775
1 209
80 634
March
24 711
20 504
17 584
5 176
8 775
1 586
774
1 204
80 314
April
24 403
20 242
17 655
5 166
8 894
1 590
764
1 197
79 911
May
24 106
20 051
17 744
5 162
9 036
1 588
753
1 188
79 628
June
23 882
19 925
17 853
5 162
9 182
1 584
744
1 182
79 514
July
23 685
19 872
17 948
5 158
9 314
1 580
736
1 174
79 467

(a) Seasonally adjusted numbers of new motor vehicle sales in Tasmania, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory should be used with caution. For further information, see paragraph 7 of the Explanatory Notes.

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