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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Apr 2011 Quality Declaration 
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APRIL KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
26 087
22 768
17 689
5 143
9 251
1 424
829
1 319
84 511
Seasonally Adjusted
25 958
22 489
17 992
5 047
9 299
1 406
839
1 301
84 332

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
-0.5
-0.6
1.7
-0.9
0.1
-2.2
-0.2
-0.2
-0.1
Seasonally Adjusted
-5.1
-3.5
-3.4
-1.8
-0.3
-3.3
1.6
-1.8
-3.5

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
-0.9
-4.1
0.5
-8.3
-2.6
-13.9
-3.5
-3.7
-2.5
Seasonally Adjusted
-3.2
-13.2
0.5
-11.9
-21.0
-15.5
-2.2
-6.2
-8.4

(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



APRIL KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • Trend - The April 2011 trend estimate (84,511) has decreased by 0.1% when compared with March 2011.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - The April 2011 seasonally adjusted estimate for new motor vehicle sales (84 332) decreased by 3.5% when compared with March 2011.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend - When comparing national trend estimates for April 2011 with March 2011, sales of Passenger vehicles decreased by 0.5%. Sports utility and Other vehicles increased by 0.3% and 0.8% respectively over the same period.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - When comparing seasonally adjusted estimates for April 2011 with March 2011, sales of Passenger vehicles increased by 22 units (0.0%), Sports utility and Other vehicles decreased by 9.6% and 5.5% 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 April 2011 with March 2011. Tasmania recorded the largest percentage decrease with 2.2%, followed by South Australia (0.9%) and Victoria (0.6%). Queensland recorded the largest increase of 1.7% over the same period.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, sales of new motor vehicles decreased in seven of the eight states and territories for April 2011 when compared with March 2011. New South Wales recorded the largest percentage decrease of 5.1%, followed by Victoria (3.5%) and Queensland (3.4%). Over the same period the Northern Territory recorded the only increase (1.6%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
May 2011 16 June 2011
June 2011 18 July 2011
July 2011 15 August 2011
August 2011 15 September 2011
September 2011 17 October 2011
October 2011 15 November 2011



IMPACT OF THE FLOODS

The impact of recent flooding and cyclone events on new motor vehicles sales has shown in trend estimates for Queensland. For both March and April 2011, Queensland recorded the largest percentage increase in the trend estimate (1.5% and 1.7% respectively). All other states and territories had minimal or negative growth over the same period. It is expected that the flooding events will continue to have an impact on trend and seasonal estimates for Queensland as well as other states as damaged vehicles are replaced. Trend estimates should be treated with caution and may be revised in future months.


ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details for the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for April 2011.


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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 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
February
49 360
18 908
17 557
85 824
1.5
1.2
-0.5
1.0
March
49 884
19 007
17 484
86 375
1.1
0.5
-0.4
0.6
April
50 047
19 119
17 475
86 641
0.3
0.6
-
0.3
May
49 794
19 345
17 478
86 616
-0.5
1.2
-
-
June
49 178
19 710
17 423
86 311
-1.2
1.9
-0.3
-0.4
July
48 506
20 080
17 317
85 903
-1.4
1.9
-0.6
-0.5
August
48 111
20 283
17 167
85 560
-0.8
1.0
-0.9
-0.4
September
48 051
20 261
16 993
85 305
-0.1
-0.1
-1.0
-0.3
October
48 244
20 032
16 903
85 178
0.4
-1.1
-0.5
-0.1
November
48 486
19 686
16 955
85 128
0.5
-1.7
0.3
-0.1
December
48 560
19 347
17 124
85 030
0.2
-1.7
1.0
-0.1
2011
January
48 402
19 117
17 340
84 859
-0.3
-1.2
1.3
-0.2
February
48 124
19 013
17 557
84 694
-0.6
-0.5
1.2
-0.2
March
47 825
18 988
17 747
84 561
-0.6
-0.1
1.1
-0.2
April
47 585
19 041
17 885
84 511
-0.5
0.3
0.8
-0.1

Seasonally Adjusted

2010
February
49 363
18 550
17 457
85 369
0.6
-0.2
-7.3
-1.3
March
49 850
18 681
17 042
85 572
1.0
0.7
-2.4
0.2
April
53 759
20 750
17 540
92 049
7.8
11.1
2.9
7.6
May
51 343
19 691
17 576
88 610
-4.5
-5.1
0.2
-3.7
June
49 495
19 518
17 763
86 776
-3.6
-0.9
1.1
-2.1
July
47 575
20 271
16 940
84 787
-3.9
3.9
-4.6
-2.3
August
47 461
19 793
17 631
84 885
-0.2
-2.4
4.1
0.1
September
48 314
20 821
16 802
85 937
1.8
5.2
-4.7
1.2
October
47 618
20 588
16 699
84 905
-1.4
-1.1
-0.6
-1.2
November
48 292
20 096
16 809
85 197
1.4
-2.4
0.7
0.3
December
50 660
18 168
17 307
86 135
4.9
-9.6
3.0
1.1
2011
January
48 358
18 628
16 967
83 953
-4.5
2.5
-2.0
-2.5
February
46 969
19 408
17 703
84 080
-2.9
4.2
4.3
0.2
March
47 657
21 285
18 421
87 364
1.5
9.7
4.1
3.9
April
47 679
19 243
17 410
84 332
-
-9.6
-5.5
-3.5

Original

2010
February
47 829
18 073
16 317
82 219
9.7
6.9
13.4
9.8
March
53 717
21 643
19 384
94 744
12.3
19.8
18.8
15.2
April
47 156
18 067
16 178
81 401
-12.2
-16.5
-16.5
-14.1
May
50 450
20 065
18 703
89 218
7.0
11.1
15.6
9.6
June
60 820
24 597
23 305
108 722
20.6
22.6
24.6
21.9
July
47 591
19 032
15 753
82 376
-21.8
-22.6
-32.4
-24.2
August
46 504
18 515
17 103
82 122
-2.3
-2.7
8.6
-0.3
September
48 763
19 684
16 607
85 054
4.9
6.3
-2.9
3.6
October
45 268
19 348
16 309
80 925
-7.2
-1.7
-1.8
-4.9
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

- 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

2010
February
26 114
23 163
17 890
5 524
9 272
1 684
849
1 328
85 824
March
26 236
23 507
17 772
5 567
9 405
1 685
853
1 349
86 375
April
26 322
23 736
17 596
5 609
9 497
1 653
858
1 370
86 641
May
26 364
23 790
17 407
5 633
9 561
1 607
865
1 389
86 616
June
26 324
23 662
17 250
5 626
9 617
1 562
872
1 399
86 311
July
26 258
23 413
17 168
5 590
9 668
1 539
870
1 397
85 903
August
26 259
23 175
17 108
5 533
9 692
1 542
865
1 387
85 560
September
26 344
23 030
17 012
5 475
9 653
1 562
858
1 372
85 305
October
26 475
23 013
16 905
5 432
9 561
1 585
851
1 357
85 178
November
26 586
23 059
16 848
5 398
9 454
1 593
845
1 345
85 128
December
26 597
23 106
16 853
5 361
9 361
1 576
841
1 336
85 030
2011
January
26 506
23 088
16 945
5 312
9 300
1 540
838
1 330
84 859
February
26 367
23 011
17 143
5 253
9 263
1 498
834
1 326
84 694
March
26 220
22 904
17 398
5 190
9 240
1 456
830
1 322
84 561
April
26 087
22 768
17 689
5 143
9 251
1 424
829
1 319
84 511

Seasonally Adjusted

2010
February
26 170
22 637
17 781
5 418
9 554
1 667
820
1 322
85 369
March
25 780
24 143
17 105
5 473
9 160
1 732
833
1 346
85 572
April
26 823
25 912
17 908
5 732
11 766
1 663
859
1 386
92 049
May
26 481
23 992
17 806
5 617
10 812
1 603
887
1 411
88 610
June
26 533
23 884
17 291
5 737
9 554
1 552
846
1 380
86 776
July
25 798
23 148
16 660
5 521
9 865
1 495
907
1 393
84 787
August
26 275
23 054
16 756
5 475
9 629
1 465
850
1 381
84 885
September
26 319
22 771
17 479
5 603
9 842
1 646
874
1 403
85 937
October
26 242
23 227
17 122
5 256
9 297
1 548
828
1 384
84 905
November
26 321
22 856
17 176
5 427
9 675
1 624
847
1 272
85 197
December
27 837
23 108
16 774
5 408
9 241
1 649
792
1 327
86 135
2011
January
26 382
23 423
15 716
5 324
9 253
1 538
956
1 362
83 953
February
25 548
23 189
17 312
5 326
9 170
1 440
757
1 337
84 080
March
27 347
23 317
18 629
5 138
9 330
1 454
826
1 324
87 364
April
25 958
22 489
17 992
5 047
9 299
1 406
839
1 301
84 332

Original

2010
February
25 708
21 924
16 744
5 242
9 048
1 474
742
1 337
82 219
March
29 083
26 380
19 480
5 950
9 636
1 711
1 038
1 466
94 744
April
23 616
22 660
16 326
4 944
10 331
1 406
872
1 246
81 401
May
26 531
23 994
18 370
5 798
10 604
1 527
997
1 397
89 218
June
33 240
29 192
22 956
7 109
11 647
1 779
1 133
1 666
108 722
July
25 050
22 499
16 516
5 208
9 572
1 292
881
1 358
82 376
August
25 287
22 312
15 966
5 233
9 753
1 407
819
1 345
82 122
September
26 079
22 511
16 939
5 548
10 121
1 715
785
1 356
85 054
October
24 451
22 847
15 904
4 974
9 244
1 477
717
1 311
80 925
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

(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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