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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Jan 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/02/2010   
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JANUARY KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend(a)
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
Seasonally Adjusted
25 710
23 102
18 341
5 944
9 611
1 712
920
1 296
86 636

Change from previous month (%)

Trend(a)
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
Seasonally Adjusted
-7.9
-0.1
-6.3
-1.3
4.8
-5.1
14.0
-0.8
-3.4

Change from previous year (%)

Trend(a)
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
Seasonally Adjusted
11.8
16.9
17.3
24.1
14.3
23.2
23.5
4.6
15.6

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Trend series temporarily suspended from May 2009.
(b) 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


SUSPENSION OF TREND ESTIMATES
  • Following the Commonwealth Budget in May 2009, the eligibility period for the Small Business and General Business Tax Break was extended to December 2009. The rebate level was also increased for small businesses, allowing eligible businesses to claim an increased tax deduction on the purchase of new motor vehicles.
  • The trend series attempts to measure the underlying behaviour in new motor vehicle sales. In the short term, this measurement may be significantly affected by unusual influences in the original and seasonally adjusted data, like those observed from May to July 2009. If the trend estimates in the publication were to be calculated without fully accounting for this irregular event, they would be likely to provide a misleading view of the underlying trend in new motor vehicle sales activity.
  • The new motor vehicle sales trend series has therefore been suspended from May 2009. The trend series will be reintroduced when more certainty emerges in the underlying behaviour of new car sales.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates can still be produced and will continue to be published as usual.
  • This publication shows the trend series to April 2009 and seasonally adjusted series to January 2010.


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • Trend - See Suspension of trend estimates above.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - The January 2010 seasonally adjusted estimate for total sales of new motor vehicles (86 636) decreased by 3.4% when compared to December 2009. The January 2010 seasonally adjusted estimate for total new motor vehicle sales increased by 15.6% when compared to the January 2009 estimate.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend - See Suspension of trend estimates above.
  • Seasonally adjusted - When comparing January 2010 with December 2009, Other vehicles decreased by 17.4% and Sports utility vehicles by 4.7%. Passenger vehicles increased by 4.0% over the same period. When comparing January 2010 to January 2009, sales of Sports utility vehicles increased by 29.8%, Other vehicles by 22.7%, and Passenger vehicles by 8.6%.


SALES BY STATE
  • Trend - See Suspension of trend estimates above.
  • Seasonally adjusted - Sales of new motor vehicles decreased for six of the eight states or territories in seasonally adjusted terms for January 2010 compared to December 2009. New South Wales recorded the largest percentage decrease, dropping by 7.9%, followed by Queensland and Tasmania, with decreases of 6.3% and 5.1% respectively. The Northern Territory reported the largest percentage increase of 14.0% followed by Western Australia with an increase of 4.8% when comparing January 2010 to December 2009.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
February 2010 22 March 2010
March 2010 22 April 2010
April 2010 24 May 2010
May 2010 21 June 2010
June 2010 15 July 2010
August 2010 16 August 2010



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details for the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for January 2010.


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

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(a)

2008
November
45 352
14 179
17 152
76 684
-1.9
-1.8
-2.6
-2.0
December
44 582
14 032
16 584
75 198
-1.7
-1.0
-3.3
-1.9
2009
January
43 892
13 990
16 026
73 908
-1.5
-0.3
-3.4
-1.7
February
43 347
14 034
15 571
72 952
-1.2
0.3
-2.8
-1.3
March
43 080
14 177
15 262
72 519
-0.6
1.0
-2.0
-0.6
April
43 186
14 374
15 100
72 660
0.2
1.4
-1.1
0.2
May
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
June
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
July
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
August
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
September
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
October
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
November
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
December
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
2010
January
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np

Seasonally Adjusted

2008
November
44 523
13 628
16 731
74 882
-3.4
-5.3
-10.4
-5.4
December
45 409
14 336
16 945
76 690
2.0
5.2
1.3
2.4
2009
January
44 920
14 309
15 737
74 966
-1.1
-0.2
-7.1
-2.2
February
43 524
14 095
15 042
72 661
-3.1
-1.5
-4.4
-3.1
March
41 330
13 628
15 485
70 443
-5.0
-3.3
2.9
-3.1
April
42 779
14 287
15 011
72 078
3.5
4.8
-3.1
2.3
May
44 076
15 373
17 188
76 638
3.0
7.6
14.5
6.3
June
45 081
16 375
20 012
81 468
2.3
6.5
16.4
6.3
July
45 365
15 164
14 736
75 265
0.6
-7.4
-26.4
-7.6
August
45 711
14 909
14 871
75 491
0.8
-1.7
0.9
0.3
September
46 507
15 322
16 719
78 547
1.7
2.8
12.4
4.0
October
47 217
16 317
18 661
82 196
1.5
6.5
11.6
4.6
November
47 681
18 865
20 497
87 043
1.0
15.6
9.8
5.9
December
46 874
19 487
23 367
89 728
-1.7
3.3
14.0
3.1
2010
January
48 762
18 569
19 305
86 636
4.0
-4.7
-17.4
-3.4

Original

2008
November
43 019
12 736
15 862
71 617
-6.4
-11.3
-15.5
-9.5
December
45 696
14 422
16 392
76 510
6.2
13.2
3.3
6.8
2009
January
41 309
13 435
12 335
67 079
-9.6
-6.8
-24.7
-12.3
February
42 463
13 699
14 079
70 241
2.8
2.0
14.1
4.7
March
43 484
15 022
17 144
75 650
2.4
9.7
21.8
7.7
April
36 697
13 092
14 176
63 965
-15.6
-12.8
-17.3
-15.4
May
42 245
15 562
17 634
75 441
15.1
18.9
24.4
17.9
June
55 837
20 459
26 551
102 847
32.2
31.5
50.6
36.3
July
46 099
14 752
14 482
75 333
-17.4
-27.9
-45.5
-26.8
August
44 918
13 972
14 397
73 287
-2.6
-5.3
-0.6
-2.7
September
47 284
14 443
16 404
78 131
5.3
3.4
13.9
6.6
October
46 544
15 741
18 528
80 813
-1.6
9.0
12.9
3.4
November
47 059
18 360
20 414
85 833
1.1
16.6
10.2
6.2
December
46 623
19 616
22 469
88 708
-0.9
6.8
10.1
3.3
2010
January
43 580
16 900
14 384
74 864
-6.5
-13.8
-36.0
-15.6


- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Trend series temporarily suspended from May 2009.

New motor vehicle sales by state/territory of registration

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.(b)
NT(b)
ACT(b)
Aust.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

Trend(a)

2008
November
23 159
20 112
16 081
4 976
8 893
1 440
811
1 211
76 684
December
22 823
19 722
15 796
4 844
8 609
1 404
780
1 220
75 198
2009
January
22 540
19 371
15 539
4 723
8 366
1 392
750
1 227
73 908
February
22 333
19 109
15 330
4 631
8 195
1 398
727
1 228
72 952
March
22 270
18 987
15 233
4 589
8 096
1 409
714
1 222
72 519
April
22 373
19 025
15 270
4 600
8 051
1 414
714
1 213
72 660
May
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
June
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
July
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
August
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
September
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
October
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
November
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
December
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
2010
January
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np

Seasonally Adjusted

2008
November
22 811
19 432
15 557
4 969
8 650
1 461
803
1 198
74 882
December
22 945
20 317
16 427
4 937
8 597
1 360
843
1 263
76 690
2009
January
22 992
19 762
15 638
4 788
8 412
1 390
745
1 239
74 966
February
22 379
18 859
15 410
4 407
8 229
1 375
750
1 252
72 661
March
21 539
18 585
14 527
4 614
7 947
1 454
620
1 157
70 443
April
22 340
18 595
15 243
4 552
7 980
1 402
721
1 244
72 078
May
23 522
20 353
16 076
4 944
8 342
1 440
752
1 208
76 638
June
24 817
21 494
17 385
5 177
8 909
1 556
743
1 386
81 468
July
23 313
19 975
15 917
4 852
7 911
1 296
793
1 208
75 265
August
23 692
19 325
16 187
4 881
7 988
1 437
772
1 210
75 491
September
24 375
20 671
16 883
5 241
8 007
1 380
763
1 228
78 547
October
24 995
21 851
17 646
5 575
8 550
1 509
767
1 303
82 196
November
26 547
23 574
18 581
5 760
8 888
1 486
887
1 321
87 043
December
27 926
23 120
19 572
6 023
9 169
1 804
807
1 307
89 728
2010
January
25 710
23 102
18 341
5 944
9 611
1 712
920
1 296
86 636

Original

2008
November
22 043
18 756
14 111
4 935
8 284
1 575
743
1 170
71 617
December
22 421
20 792
16 163
5 028
8 416
1 660
751
1 279
76 510
2009
January
21 085
17 493
13 521
4 355
7 648
1 234
588
1 155
67 079
February
21 969
18 273
14 604
4 336
7 864
1 227
706
1 262
70 241
March
23 550
19 503
16 124
4 779
8 329
1 388
718
1 259
75 650
April
19 596
16 395
13 801
4 128
7 043
1 146
772
1 084
63 965
May
22 958
19 995
15 884
5 025
8 150
1 404
851
1 174
75 441
June
31 089
26 508
23 509
6 406
10 838
1 814
991
1 692
102 847
July
23 472
19 884
16 403
4 632
7 817
1 184
761
1 180
75 333
August
22 704
18 848
15 661
4 696
8 003
1 476
723
1 176
73 287
September
24 367
20 857
16 255
5 141
8 217
1 382
698
1 214
78 131
October
24 251
21 989
16 830
5 506
8 763
1 520
696
1 258
80 813
November
26 559
23 417
17 719
5 698
8 702
1 619
810
1 309
85 833
December
26 848
23 398
18 995
6 213
8 967
2 242
737
1 308
88 708
2010
January
22 820
19 746
15 253
5 151
8 521
1 487
716
1 170
74 864

(a) Trend series temporarily suspended from May 2009.
(b) 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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