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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, May 2008 Quality Declaration 
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14/07/2008 Note: The Y-axis, legend labels and title have changed for the Trend Sensitivity graph in the 'What If' page.

MAY KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
26 368
23 527
18 993
5 518
10 217
1 686
943
1 351
88 603
Seasonally Adjusted
26 495
23 714
18 350
5 550
9 917
1 593
893
1 309
87 821

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
-0.9
0.1
-1.3
-0.1
-0.4
-0.9
0.4
-1.1
-0.6
Seasonally Adjusted
2.3
2.6
-9.1
1.8
-5.8
-11.5
-3.9
-3.4
-1.6

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
-0.9
7.4
-2.0
7.9
1.6
5.0
14.7
-3.6
2.0
Seasonally Adjusted
1.5
11.0
-6.5
13.2
0.5
1.6
8.6
-6.4
2.6

(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



MAY KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • Trend - The May 2008 estimate for new motor vehicle sales (88 603) decreased 0.6% when compared with April 2008. The trend estimate has been decreasing from January 2008. When compared with May 2007, the trend estimate increased by 2.0%.
  • Seasonally adjusted - The May 2008 estimate for total sales of new motor vehicles (87 821) decreased by 1.6% compared with April 2008.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend - When comparing May 2008 with April 2008, trend estimates decreased for sports utility vehicles, 0.8%, passenger vehicles, 0.7%, and other vehicles, 0.2%. When compared with the same period 12 months ago, passenger vehicles fell by 3.0% while other vehicles and sports utility vehicles rose 10.6% and 9.2% respectively.
  • Seasonally adjusted - When comparing May 2008 with April 2008, other vehicles and sports utility vehicles decreased by 7.8% and 4.0% respectively, while passenger vehicles increased by 1.6%.


SALES BY STATE
  • Trend - When comparing May 2008 with April 2008, six of the states and territories showed decreases in the trend estimate of total sales of new motor vehicles. The largest decreases were in Queensland, 1.3%, the Australian Capital Territory, 1.1%, New South Wales, 0.9%, and Tasmania, 0.9%. The Northern Territory and Victoria showed increases of 0.4% and 0.1% respectively.
  • Seasonally adjusted - When comparing May 2008 to April 2008, five of the states and territories showed decreases in total sales. The largest decreases were in Tasmania, 11.5%, followed by Queensland, 9.1%, Western Australia, 5.8%, and the Northern Territory, 3.9%. Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia showed increases of 2.6%, 2.3% and 1.8% respectively.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

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June 2008 21 July 2008
July 2008 21 August 2008
August 2008 22 September 2008
September 2008 21 October 2008
October 2008 19 November 2008
November 2008 22 December 2008



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details from the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for May 2008.


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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

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

2007
March
53 405
15 689
17 234
86 328
0.6
1.3
1.4
0.9
April
53 495
15 872
17 388
86 755
0.2
1.2
0.9
0.5
May
53 352
16 063
17 466
86 881
-0.3
1.2
0.4
0.1
June
53 045
16 305
17 557
86 907
-0.6
1.5
0.5
-
July
52 739
16 602
17 742
87 083
-0.6
1.8
1.1
0.2
August
52 596
16 951
18 045
87 592
-0.3
2.1
1.7
0.6
September
52 625
17 319
18 398
88 342
0.1
2.2
2.0
0.9
October
52 811
17 656
18 713
89 180
0.4
1.9
1.7
0.9
November
53 062
17 912
18 977
89 951
0.5
1.4
1.4
0.9
December
53 254
18 021
19 160
90 435
0.4
0.6
1.0
0.5
2008
January
53 237
18 013
19 265
90 515
-
-
0.5
0.1
February
52 933
17 944
19 315
90 192
-0.6
-0.4
0.3
-0.4
March
52 517
17 828
19 347
89 692
-0.8
-0.6
0.2
-0.6
April
52 129
17 675
19 354
89 158
-0.7
-0.9
-
-0.6
May
51 754
17 536
19 313
88 603
-0.7
-0.8
-0.2
-0.6

Seasonally Adjusted

2007
March
53 773
15 680
17 509
86 962
-0.5
2.3
1.4
0.4
April
52 519
16 531
17 266
86 316
-2.3
5.4
-1.4
-0.7
May
52 217
15 934
17 486
85 637
-0.6
-3.6
1.3
-0.8
June
54 279
16 026
17 399
87 704
3.9
0.6
-0.5
2.4
July
54 014
16 096
17 784
87 894
-0.5
0.4
2.2
0.2
August
51 698
17 154
17 709
86 561
-4.3
6.6
-0.4
-1.5
September
51 758
17 473
18 459
87 690
0.1
1.9
4.2
1.3
October
52 068
18 141
18 730
88 939
0.6
3.8
1.5
1.4
November
53 179
17 602
19 571
90 352
2.1
-3.0
4.5
1.6
December
54 642
17 743
18 929
91 314
2.8
0.8
-3.3
1.1
2008
January
54 034
18 224
19 182
91 440
-1.1
2.7
1.3
0.1
February
52 125
18 144
19 014
89 283
-3.5
-0.4
-0.9
-2.4
March
52 431
17 951
19 457
89 839
0.6
-1.1
2.3
0.6
April
51 380
17 707
20 172
89 259
-2.0
-1.4
3.7
-0.6
May
52 216
17 002
18 603
87 821
1.6
-4.0
-7.8
-1.6

Original

2007
March
57 757
17 589
19 046
94 392
9.7
18.0
17.6
12.7
April
45 109
14 274
16 231
75 614
-21.9
-18.8
-14.8
-19.9
May
52 727
16 912
18 958
88 597
16.9
18.5
16.8
17.2
June
63 768
18 966
22 363
105 097
20.9
12.1
18.0
18.6
July
53 589
15 396
17 306
86 291
-16.0
-18.8
-22.6
-17.9
August
52 748
17 440
18 018
88 206
-1.6
13.3
4.1
2.2
September
50 197
15 874
17 418
83 489
-4.8
-9.0
-3.3
-5.3
October
53 336
17 748
18 205
89 289
6.3
11.8
4.5
6.9
November
54 195
17 702
20 184
92 081
1.6
-0.3
10.9
3.1
December
51 722
17 114
17 414
86 250
-4.6
-3.3
-13.7
-6.3
2008
January
49 295
17 646
15 329
82 270
-4.7
3.1
-12.0
-4.6
February
53 030
18 277
18 591
89 898
7.6
3.6
21.3
9.3
March
53 122
18 425
19 738
91 285
0.2
0.8
6.2
1.5
April
47 639
16 654
19 768
84 061
-10.3
-9.6
0.2
-7.9
May
51 416
17 279
19 945
88 640
7.9
3.8
0.9
5.4

- 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)
Aus
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

Trend

2007
March
26 314
21 721
19 348
5 167
9 974
1 598
824
1 382
86 328
April
26 514
21 837
19 421
5 153
10 005
1 605
823
1 397
86 755
May
26 606
21 904
19 375
5 115
10 053
1 605
822
1 401
86 881
June
26 638
21 982
19 263
5 087
10 115
1 603
820
1 399
86 907
July
26 674
22 119
19 219
5 078
10 175
1 603
820
1 395
87 083
August
26 778
22 309
19 335
5 109
10 227
1 617
823
1 394
87 592
September
26 945
22 517
19 578
5 180
10 260
1 636
828
1 398
88 342
October
27 175
22 726
19 842
5 279
10 267
1 650
837
1 404
89 180
November
27 379
22 927
20 058
5 381
10 275
1 669
853
1 409
89 951
December
27 465
23 113
20 134
5 460
10 289
1 690
874
1 410
90 435
2008
January
27 394
23 269
20 022
5 513
10 307
1 706
896
1 408
90 515
February
27 176
23 378
19 774
5 531
10 310
1 711
915
1 397
90 192
March
26 896
23 450
19 501
5 532
10 293
1 708
929
1 383
89 692
April
26 615
23 502
19 249
5 526
10 259
1 702
939
1 366
89 158
May
26 368
23 527
18 993
5 518
10 217
1 686
943
1 351
88 603

Seasonally Adjusted

2007
March
26 489
21 976
19 563
5 259
9 854
1 629
817
1 375
86 962
April
26 686
21 518
19 071
5 240
10 028
1 523
835
1 415
86 316
May
26 108
21 355
19 616
4 901
9 869
1 568
822
1 398
85 637
June
26 985
22 285
19 390
5 120
10 114
1 593
823
1 394
87 704
July
26 885
22 143
19 483
5 146
10 294
1 758
802
1 383
87 894
August
26 595
22 358
18 552
5 052
10 280
1 500
833
1 391
86 561
September
26 370
22 653
19 397
5 115
10 301
1 633
818
1 403
87 690
October
27 312
22 552
19 665
5 332
10 205
1 598
864
1 411
88 939
November
27 596
22 705
20 477
5 387
10 172
1 787
848
1 380
90 352
December
27 501
23 170
21 254
5 258
10 232
1 624
843
1 432
91 314
2008
January
27 802
23 562
19 534
5 917
10 572
1 732
892
1 429
91 440
February
27 070
23 502
19 196
5 452
10 117
1 685
904
1 357
89 283
March
27 147
23 409
19 362
5 458
10 311
1 706
1 008
1 438
89 839
April
25 901
23 121
20 177
5 452
10 523
1 801
929
1 355
89 259
May
26 495
23 714
18 350
5 550
9 917
1 593
893
1 309
87 821

Original

2007
March
29 107
23 408
21 772
5 588
10 530
1 533
978
1 476
94 392
April
23 245
18 833
16 907
4 616
8 701
1 214
883
1 215
75 614
May
26 649
22 151
20 428
5 237
10 172
1 587
973
1 400
88 597
June
31 965
25 491
24 997
6 152
11 995
1 750
1 107
1 640
105 097
July
26 851
21 655
19 600
4 871
9 645
1 561
739
1 369
86 291
August
26 549
22 958
19 145
5 128
10 730
1 481
791
1 424
88 206
September
24 946
21 788
18 025
4 738
10 244
1 684
724
1 340
83 489
October
27 556
23 097
18 933
5 329
10 460
1 708
781
1 425
89 289
November
27 835
23 644
20 189
5 556
10 435
2 225
803
1 394
92 081
December
25 290
22 432
19 557
5 078
9 809
2 010
719
1 355
86 250
2008
January
25 810
21 044
16 972
5 256
9 650
1 490
722
1 326
82 270
February
27 855
23 803
18 914
5 607
9 952
1 484
876
1 407
89 898
March
28 128
23 153
20 231
5 334
10 483
1 470
1 108
1 378
91 285
April
24 489
21 814
19 109
5 293
9 475
1 496
1 049
1 336
84 061
May
26 334
23 865
18 672
5 803
10 067
1 585
1 025
1 289
88 640

(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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