9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Oct 2002
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/11/2002
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Rise for new motor vehicle sales during October continues trend: ABS
The trend estimate for total new motor vehicle sales rose by 0.4% in October compared with September 2002. This is the fifth consecutive month in which the trend estimate has risen. A rise of 0.4% was recorded for passenger vehicle sales and a rise of 0.6% was recorded for other vehicle sales.
Queensland recorded the largest rise for the trend estimate of total new motor vehicle sales in October compared with September 2002 (18%) whereas the Northern Territory recorded the greatest fall (6.2%). Tasmania recorded the largest rise in the trend estimate for other vehicles sold (25.3%) but also recorded the largest fall of any state for passenger vehicles (13.7%).
The seasonally adjusted estimate of total new motor vehicle sales fell by 0.5% in October compared with September 2002. A small increase was recorded for passenger vehicle sales (0.3%) whereas a fall in other vehicle sales was recorded (1.8%).
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 via this website.
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