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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Dec 2014 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/01/2015   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
30 256
25 776
18 105
5 657
9 104
1 404
917
1 399
92 618
Seasonally Adjusted
30 342
26 049
20 105
5 569
9 121
1 383
952
1 381
94 903

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
0.2
0.3
-0.2
-1.1
-1.3
-0.4
0.3
-1.2
-0.1
Seasonally Adjusted
1.5
0.8
12.8
-2.9
0.6
-1.5
5.3
-2.7
3.0

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
2.3
1.2
-5.3
-3.5
-8.1
-12.4
1.0
-7.5
-1.4
Seasonally Adjusted
-0.1
0.9
3.3
-4.5
-11.0
-16.2
4.1
-11.2
-1.0

(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.



DECEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • Trend estimates: The December 2014 trend estimate (92 618) has decreased by 0.1% when compared with November 2014. The trend estimate has now decreased by 0.1% for five consecutive months.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: The December 2014 seasonally adjusted estimate (94 903) has increased by 3.0% when compared with November 2014.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend estimates: When comparing national trend estimates for December 2014 with November 2014, sales of Sports utility and Other vehicles both increased by 0.5% respectively. Over the same period, Passenger vehicles decreased by 0.8%.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: When comparing seasonally adjusted estimates for December 2014 with November 2014, all vehicle categories recorded an increase in sales. Other vehicles recorded the largest increase (6.5%) while sales for Passenger and Sports utility vehicles increased by 2.8% and 1.2% respectively.


SALES BY STATE
  • Trend estimates: Five of the eight states and territories experienced a decrease in new motor vehicle sales when comparing December 2014 with November 2014. Western Australia recorded the largest percentage decrease (1.3%), followed by the Australian Capital Territory (1.2%) and South Australia (1.1%). Over the same period, both Victoria and the Northern Territory recorded the largest increase in sales of 0.3%.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: Five of the states and territories experienced an increase in new motor vehicle sales when comparing December 2014 with November 2014. Queensland recorded the largest percentage increase (12.8%) followed by the Northern Territory (5.3%) and New South Wales (1.5%). South Australia recorded the largest decrease in sales of 2.9%.




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): New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles - long term-graph_update


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

2013
October
47 328
27 860
19 219
94 407
-0.2
0.2
-
-
November
47 163
27 907
19 208
94 279
-0.3
0.2
-0.1
-0.1
December
46 866
27 953
19 138
93 957
-0.6
0.2
-0.4
-0.3
2014
January
46 418
28 020
19 025
93 462
-1.0
0.2
-0.6
-0.5
February
45 879
28 168
18 904
92 951
-1.2
0.5
-0.6
-0.5
March
45 355
28 390
18 857
92 601
-1.1
0.8
-0.2
-0.4
April
44 906
28 676
18 913
92 495
-1.0
1.0
0.3
-0.1
May
44 595
29 037
19 039
92 670
-0.7
1.3
0.7
0.2
June
44 389
29 418
19 143
92 950
-0.5
1.3
0.5
0.3
July
44 190
29 730
19 176
93 096
-0.4
1.1
0.2
0.2
August
43 936
29 961
19 149
93 046
-0.6
0.8
-0.1
-0.1
September
43 605
30 186
19 129
92 920
-0.8
0.7
-0.1
-0.1
October
43 235
30 406
19 165
92 806
-0.8
0.7
0.2
-0.1
November
42 879
30 601
19 248
92 728
-0.8
0.6
0.4
-0.1
December
42 519
30 761
19 337
92 618
-0.8
0.5
0.5
-0.1

Seasonally Adjusted

2013
October
46 973
27 056
19 072
93 101
-0.1
-2.0
0.1
-0.6
November
47 689
28 321
19 591
95 602
1.5
4.7
2.7
2.7
December
47 289
28 895
19 682
95 865
-0.8
2.0
0.5
0.3
2014
January
46 070
27 723
18 854
92 647
-2.6
-4.1
-4.2
-3.4
February
46 234
27 294
18 747
92 275
0.4
-1.5
-0.6
-0.4
March
44 793
28 625
18 645
92 063
-3.1
4.9
-0.5
-0.2
April
45 142
28 688
18 329
92 160
0.8
0.2
-1.7
0.1
May
44 036
29 241
19 135
92 412
-2.5
1.9
4.4
0.3
June
44 688
29 495
20 531
94 714
1.5
0.9
7.3
2.5
July
44 482
30 072
18 528
93 083
-0.5
2.0
-9.8
-1.7
August
43 689
29 155
18 892
91 736
-1.8
-3.1
2.0
-1.4
September
43 838
31 148
19 168
94 154
0.3
6.8
1.5
2.6
October
43 345
30 073
19 188
92 606
-1.1
-3.5
0.1
-1.6
November
42 719
30 549
18 830
92 098
-1.4
1.6
-1.9
-0.5
December
43 930
30 915
20 059
94 903
2.8
1.2
6.5
3.0

Original

2013
October
46 939
26 258
19 406
92 603
-0.4
0.2
0.5
-0.1
November
49 089
28 889
18 946
96 924
4.6
10.0
-2.4
4.7
December
47 686
28 543
20 527
96 756
-2.9
-1.2
8.3
-0.2
2014
January
41 626
25 868
14 791
82 285
-12.7
-9.4
-27.9
-15.0
February
43 651
25 867
17 300
86 818
4.9
-
17.0
5.5
March
47 079
30 778
19 410
97 267
7.9
19.0
12.2
12.0
April
39 027
25 350
16 333
80 710
-17.1
-17.6
-15.9
-17.0
May
43 819
30 730
20 013
94 562
12.3
21.2
22.5
17.2
June
53 844
36 846
27 619
118 309
22.9
19.9
38.0
25.1
July
43 464
28 805
17 598
89 867
-19.3
-21.8
-36.3
-24.0
August
42 658
27 543
17 956
88 157
-1.9
-4.4
2.0
-1.9
September
45 194
30 027
19 757
94 978
5.9
9.0
10.0
7.7
October
43 126
28 835
19 275
91 236
-4.6
-4.0
-2.4
-3.9
November
43 063
31 032
18 137
92 232
-0.1
7.6
-5.9
1.1
December
45 051
30 666
21 092
96 809
4.6
-1.2
16.3
5.0

- 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

2013
October
29 478
25 867
19 153
5 826
10 051
1 610
936
1 486
94 407
November
29 540
25 749
19 128
5 854
9 973
1 610
919
1 506
94 279
December
29 575
25 469
19 122
5 861
9 907
1 602
908
1 513
93 957
2014
January
29 555
25 119
19 086
5 855
9 861
1 580
907
1 500
93 462
February
29 478
24 844
18 999
5 843
9 851
1 547
915
1 474
92 951
March
29 399
24 755
18 866
5 833
9 866
1 511
925
1 446
92 601
April
29 356
24 864
18 710
5 833
9 890
1 481
932
1 429
92 495
May
29 425
25 094
18 584
5 843
9 903
1 459
933
1 429
92 670
June
29 591
25 324
18 489
5 859
9 878
1 444
926
1 441
92 950
July
29 776
25 455
18 410
5 862
9 792
1 432
914
1 453
93 096
August
29 919
25 508
18 330
5 850
9 655
1 424
904
1 457
93 046
September
30 031
25 549
18 252
5 819
9 503
1 418
901
1 448
92 920
October
30 128
25 610
18 189
5 771
9 354
1 414
906
1 433
92 806
November
30 210
25 692
18 146
5 719
9 221
1 409
915
1 417
92 728
December
30 256
25 776
18 105
5 657
9 104
1 404
917
1 399
92 618

Seasonally Adjusted

2013
October
28 733
25 639
18 861
5 789
10 038
1 649
932
1 459
93 101
November
29 780
26 731
19 062
6 004
9 895
1 653
939
1 538
95 602
December
30 373
25 822
19 462
5 833
10 253
1 652
915
1 555
95 865
2014
January
29 661
24 496
19 236
5 747
9 534
1 559
880
1 534
92 647
February
29 142
24 494
18 980
5 899
9 879
1 502
910
1 468
92 275
March
29 093
24 820
18 605
5 921
9 842
1 491
875
1 416
92 063
April
29 356
24 420
18 823
5 755
9 857
1 502
1 055
1 392
92 160
May
29 383
25 269
18 425
5 697
9 914
1 471
849
1 404
92 412
June
29 942
25 889
18 804
6 033
10 094
1 507
982
1 462
94 714
July
29 664
25 637
18 255
5 817
9 850
1 456
911
1 492
93 083
August
29 668
25 201
17 990
5 845
9 328
1 389
865
1 450
91 736
September
30 215
25 453
18 854
5 891
9 770
1 600
898
1 473
94 154
October
30 413
25 401
17 961
5 753
9 343
1 416
912
1 407
92 606
November
29 898
25 846
17 828
5 733
9 065
1 405
904
1 420
92 098
December
30 342
26 049
20 105
5 569
9 121
1 383
952
1 381
94 903

Original

2013
October
28 519
25 961
18 057
5 732
10 305
1 737
853
1 439
92 603
November
30 496
27 547
18 381
6 216
9 815
1 984
904
1 581
96 924
December
29 966
26 316
19 718
6 039
10 287
2 009
835
1 586
96 756
2014
January
27 080
21 289
16 660
5 082
8 707
1 280
713
1 474
82 285
February
27 585
23 411
17 367
5 567
9 427
1 263
791
1 407
86 818
March
30 656
26 311
20 073
6 184
10 117
1 457
998
1 471
97 267
April
25 625
21 108
17 041
4 897
8 604
1 182
1 070
1 183
80 710
May
29 788
26 042
19 252
5 764
9 920
1 409
978
1 409
94 562
June
37 575
31 327
24 643
7 531
12 440
1 743
1 258
1 792
118 309
July
28 587
24 756
17 767
5 514
9 556
1 302
913
1 472
89 867
August
28 404
24 184
17 169
5 618
9 137
1 418
807
1 420
88 157
September
30 388
25 670
18 890
6 099
9 882
1 734
904
1 411
94 978
October
29 839
25 559
16 990
5 628
9 534
1 488
826
1 372
91 236
November
30 419
26 282
16 814
5 888
8 876
1 650
841
1 462
92 232
December
30 257
26 783
20 853
5 830
9 143
1 645
894
1 404
96 809

(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.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
January 2015 16 February 2015
February 2015 16 March 2015
March 2015 16 April 2015
April 2015 18 May 2015
May 2015 16 June 2015
June 2015 15 July 2015



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