9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Aug 2002
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August new motor vehicle sales trend firm: ABS
The trend estimate for total new motor vehicle sales increased by 0.8% in August. The main component of the increase was other vehicles, which continued to show strong growth, rising 1.7% since July. New passenger vehicle sales rose marginally (0.3%).
Over the twelve months to August 2002, the trend estimate for total new vehicle sales rose 8.1%. The strongest growth was in Queensland (18.3%), with sales increasing in both passenger vehicles (17.3%) and other vehicles (19.7%). Victoria (-1.5%) and the Northern Territory (-1.0%) were the only state/territory to show negative growth in new passenger vehicle sales over the year.
Seasonally adjusted sales of total new motor vehicles increased by 4.1% in August 2002 with sales of other vehicles increasing by 5.9% and passenger vehicles increasing by 3.2%. Passenger vehicle sales in Tasmania declined by -0.6% in seasonally adjusted terms from July, the only state/territory to do so.
Sales of New Motor Vehicles, August 2002
This publication draws on new motor vehicle sales data provided by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI).
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Further details are in Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Electronic Publication, (cat. no. 9314.0) available on this site.
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