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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, August 2013 Quality Declaration 
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AUGUST KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
29 679
25 633
19 264
5 743
10 205
1 584
995
1 465
94 569
Seasonally Adjusted
29 864
25 540
19 255
5 815
10 031
1 415
1 007
1 469
94 396

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
0.4
0.1
-0.3
-0.3
-1.2
-1.7
0.9
-0.3
-0.1
Seasonally Adjusted
2.7
0.8
1.3
1.5
-3.6
-14.1
-1.4
2.7
0.8

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
2.8
3.2
-4.3
0.5
-6.3
9.9
0.6
-1.8
0.2
Seasonally Adjusted
2.5
2.6
-4.1
1.4
-6.0
11.0
7.1
-0.7
0.2

(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.


AUGUST KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES

  • Trend estimates: The August 2013 trend estimate (94 569) has decreased by 0.1% when compared with July 2013.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: The August 2013 seasonally adjusted estimate (94 396) has increased by 0.8% when compared with July 2013.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend estimates: When comparing national trend estimates for August 2013 with July 2013, sales of Passenger and Sports utility vehicles increased by 0.2% respectively. Over the same period, Other vehicles decreased by 1.0%.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: When comparing seasonally adjusted estimates for August 2013 with July 2013, sales of Passenger and Sports utility vehicles increased by 2.1% and 2.9% respectively. Over the same period, Other vehicles decreased by 5.3%.


SALES BY STATE
  • Trend estimates: Five of the eight states and territories experienced a decrease for new motor vehicle sales when comparing August 2013 with July 2013. Tasmania recorded the largest percentage decrease (1.7%), followed by Western Australia (1.2%). Over the same period, sales in the Northern Territory and New South Wales increased by 0.9% and 0.4% respectively.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: Five of the eight states and territories experienced an increase in new motor vehicle sales when comparing August 2013 with July 2013. New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory each recorded a 2.7% increase followed by South Australia (1.5%) and Queensland (1.3%). Over the same period, sales in Tasmania decreased by 14.1%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
September 2013 15 October 2013
October 2013 13 November 2013
November 2013 17 December 2013
December 2013 15 January 2014
January 2014 17 February 2014
February 2014 17 March 2014



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details for the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for August 2013.


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SUMMARY COMMENTARY

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

Footnote(s): Break in time series for trend between June and July 2000. See paragraph 13 of the Expanatory Notes.

Source(s): Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia




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

2012
June
47 239
25 741
19 413
92 393
-0.2
1.6
3.3
1.0
July
47 421
26 027
19 912
93 360
0.4
1.1
2.6
1.0
August
47 944
26 196
20 238
94 378
1.1
0.6
1.6
1.1
September
48 568
26 287
20 460
95 315
1.3
0.3
1.1
1.0
October
49 042
26 377
20 631
96 051
1.0
0.3
0.8
0.8
November
49 164
26 508
20 719
96 391
0.2
0.5
0.4
0.4
December
48 850
26 714
20 664
96 227
-0.6
0.8
-0.3
-0.2
2013
January
48 233
26 997
20 508
95 739
-1.3
1.1
-0.8
-0.5
February
47 613
27 303
20 324
95 240
-1.3
1.1
-0.9
-0.5
March
47 249
27 559
20 083
94 891
-0.8
0.9
-1.2
-0.4
April
47 203
27 686
19 810
94 699
-0.1
0.5
-1.4
-0.2
May
47 357
27 705
19 554
94 616
0.3
0.1
-1.3
-0.1
June
47 534
27 738
19 340
94 612
0.4
0.1
-1.1
-
July
47 703
27 790
19 136
94 630
0.4
0.2
-1.1
-
August
47 781
27 840
18 948
94 569
0.2
0.2
-1.0
-0.1

Seasonally Adjusted

2012
June
46 829
25 697
18 350
90 875
-3.9
1.4
-3.3
-2.3
July
44 958
25 440
20 511
90 909
-4.0
-1.0
11.8
-
August
46 950
26 532
20 718
94 199
4.4
4.3
1.0
3.6
September
49 460
27 175
20 628
97 264
5.3
2.4
-0.4
3.3
October
48 955
26 611
20 313
95 879
-1.0
-2.1
-1.5
-1.4
November
50 155
24 969
20 349
95 473
2.5
-6.2
0.2
-0.4
December
50 588
26 705
20 328
97 621
0.9
7.0
-0.1
2.2
2013
January
46 576
27 708
21 139
95 423
-7.9
3.8
4.0
-2.3
February
46 121
27 797
21 575
95 493
-1.0
0.3
2.1
0.1
March
47 758
27 629
19 432
94 819
3.5
-0.6
-9.9
-0.7
April
47 355
27 484
18 729
93 569
-0.8
-0.5
-3.6
-1.3
May
46 898
27 564
19 324
93 786
-1.0
0.3
3.2
0.2
June
48 469
28 021
20 666
97 156
3.4
1.7
6.9
3.6
July
46 994
27 385
19 254
93 633
-3.0
-2.3
-6.8
-3.6
August
47 993
28 168
18 235
94 396
2.1
2.9
-5.3
0.8

Original

2012
June
57 439
31 617
23 510
112 566
18.6
17.7
13.3
17.2
July
43 354
23 845
19 442
86 641
-24.5
-24.6
-17.3
-23.0
August
46 612
26 216
20 724
93 552
7.5
9.9
6.6
8.0
September
49 210
25 079
20 338
94 627
5.6
-4.3
-1.9
1.1
October
49 291
25 737
20 556
95 584
0.2
2.6
1.1
1.0
November
51 652
26 145
20 550
98 347
4.8
1.6
-
2.9
December
50 618
25 548
19 261
95 427
-2.0
-2.3
-6.3
-3.0
2013
January
41 957
26 623
16 850
85 430
-17.1
4.2
-12.5
-10.5
February
43 338
26 834
20 046
90 218
3.3
0.8
19.0
5.6
March
48 664
29 148
19 588
97 400
12.3
8.6
-2.3
8.0
April
42 844
24 384
17 889
85 117
-12.0
-16.3
-8.7
-12.6
May
46 774
29 152
20 862
96 788
9.2
19.6
16.6
13.7
June
57 636
34 398
26 724
118 758
23.2
18.0
28.1
22.7
July
46 318
25 568
18 349
90 235
-19.6
-25.7
-31.3
-24.0
August
48 060
27 515
17 761
93 336
3.8
7.6
-3.2
3.4

- 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

2012
June
28 460
24 221
19 683
5 621
10 621
1 343
983
1 459
92 393
July
28 679
24 497
19 921
5 658
10 750
1 388
990
1 478
93 360
August
28 881
24 837
20 129
5 717
10 891
1 442
989
1 493
94 378
September
29 055
25 175
20 281
5 799
11 030
1 492
982
1 502
95 315
October
29 189
25 404
20 387
5 885
11 168
1 529
976
1 513
96 051
November
29 234
25 460
20 427
5 955
11 271
1 548
972
1 523
96 391
December
29 164
25 376
20 348
6 000
11 292
1 550
968
1 528
96 227
2013
January
29 043
25 260
20 176
6 014
11 213
1 547
959
1 526
95 739
February
28 958
25 210
19 977
5 993
11 080
1 558
949
1 515
95 240
March
28 971
25 258
19 768
5 944
10 917
1 583
946
1 503
94 891
April
29 060
25 353
19 594
5 882
10 753
1 614
952
1 491
94 699
May
29 201
25 448
19 472
5 824
10 596
1 632
963
1 482
94 616
June
29 376
25 533
19 388
5 784
10 452
1 629
974
1 475
94 612
July
29 556
25 595
19 326
5 759
10 326
1 612
987
1 469
94 630
August
29 679
25 633
19 264
5 743
10 205
1 584
995
1 465
94 569

Seasonally Adjusted

2012
June
28 353
23 775
18 880
5 548
10 380
1 322
1 065
1 552
90 875
July
27 866
23 996
19 013
5 618
10 647
1 431
917
1 421
90 909
August
29 125
24 883
20 085
5 736
10 677
1 275
941
1 479
94 199
September
29 606
26 094
20 406
5 897
11 170
1 593
979
1 518
97 264
October
29 179
25 349
20 164
5 879
11 261
1 549
1 018
1 480
95 879
November
28 577
25 151
20 448
5 833
11 261
1 674
998
1 530
95 473
December
30 034
25 499
20 674
6 032
11 396
1 465
959
1 561
97 621
2013
January
28 633
25 258
19 971
6 408
11 044
1 675
903
1 532
95 423
February
28 961
25 306
20 026
5 912
11 282
1 529
980
1 498
95 493
March
29 049
24 683
20 168
5 846
10 942
1 642
967
1 521
94 819
April
28 678
25 601
18 876
5 902
10 604
1 551
919
1 438
93 569
May
28 938
25 386
19 220
5 711
10 405
1 655
977
1 494
93 786
June
30 242
26 012
20 196
5 827
10 680
1 741
937
1 522
97 156
July
29 066
25 327
19 007
5 729
10 404
1 648
1 022
1 431
93 633
August
29 864
25 540
19 255
5 815
10 031
1 415
1 007
1 469
94 396

Original

2012
June
34 785
28 662
25 051
6 728
12 698
1 443
1 357
1 842
112 566
July
26 594
22 991
18 234
5 298
9 968
1 268
917
1 371
86 641
August
28 706
24 696
19 791
5 577
11 072
1 365
898
1 447
93 552
September
28 854
25 263
19 579
5 821
11 054
1 651
918
1 487
94 627
October
28 792
26 078
19 602
5 848
11 228
1 612
949
1 475
95 584
November
30 030
25 740
20 368
6 024
11 676
2 015
938
1 556
98 347
December
28 619
25 238
20 116
6 265
11 014
1 772
859
1 544
95 427
2013
January
26 194
22 583
16 946
5 918
10 198
1 403
748
1 440
85 430
February
27 427
24 415
18 369
5 696
10 679
1 309
867
1 456
90 218
March
29 928
25 360
21 135
5 680
11 145
1 564
1 075
1 513
97 400
April
25 982
23 023
17 666
5 381
9 497
1 273
971
1 324
85 117
May
29 707
26 226
20 221
5 761
10 610
1 597
1 132
1 534
96 788
June
37 194
30 647
26 245
6 999
12 782
1 917
1 162
1 812
118 758
July
27 789
24 584
18 618
5 485
9 848
1 466
1 049
1 396
90 235
August
29 223
25 210
19 101
5 730
10 177
1 491
967
1 437
93 336

(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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