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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Mar 2015 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/04/2015   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
30 455
25 947
19 339
5 882
9 081
1 614
935
1 481
94 735
Seasonally Adjusted
30 622
26 089
20 415
5 813
9 183
1 599
922
1 514
96 158

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
0.2
0.2
1.0
0.7
-0.2
2.1
0.6
1.1
0.4
Seasonally Adjusted
0.1
1.3
3.3
-5.9
-0.3
-3.6
-8.2
1.8
0.5

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
3.6
4.6
2.7
0.9
-7.9
7.6
0.7
2.7
2.3
Seasonally Adjusted
5.8
4.2
10.2
-2.6
-6.7
7.9
4.1
7.8
4.4

(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.

MARCH KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES

  • Trend estimates: The March 2015 trend estimate (94 735) has increased by 0.4% when compared with February 2015.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: The March 2015 seasonally adjusted estimate (96 158) has increased by 0.5% when compared with February 2015.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend estimates: When comparing national trend estimates for March 2015 with February 2015, all vehicle categories recorded an increase in sales. Sports utility vehicles recorded the largest increase (0.7%) while sales for Passenger and Other vehicles increased by 0.3% and 0.2% respectively.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: When comparing seasonally adjusted estimates for March 2015 with February 2015 sales of Passenger and Other vehicles increased by 4.5% and 1.8% respectively. Over the same period, Sports utility vehicles decreased by 5.4%.


SALES BY STATE
  • Trend estimates: Seven of the eight states and territories experienced an increase in new motor vehicle sales when comparing March 2015 with February 2015. Tasmania recorded the largest percentage increase (2.1%), followed by the Australian Capital Territory (1.1%) and Queensland (1.0%). Over the same period, Western Australia was the only jurisdiction to record a decrease in sales (0.2%). New South Wales and Victoria had a record month for new motor vehicle sales.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: Four of the states and territories experienced an increase in new motor vehicle sales when comparing March 2015 with February 2015. Queensland recorded the largest percentage increase (3.3%) followed by the Australian Capital Territory (1.8%) and Victoria (1.3%). Over the same period, the Northern Territory recorded the largest decrease in sales (8.2%).




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

2014
January
46 436
28 004
19 048
93 488
-1.1
0.3
-0.5
-0.5
February
45 843
28 169
18 934
92 946
-1.3
0.6
-0.6
-0.6
March
45 279
28 412
18 885
92 575
-1.2
0.9
-0.3
-0.4
April
44 814
28 713
18 930
92 457
-1.0
1.1
0.2
-0.1
May
44 508
29 078
19 040
92 626
-0.7
1.3
0.6
0.2
June
44 324
29 451
19 133
92 908
-0.4
1.3
0.5
0.3
July
44 136
29 768
19 163
93 067
-0.4
1.1
0.2
0.2
August
43 894
29 961
19 142
92 997
-0.5
0.6
-0.1
-0.1
September
43 600
30 127
19 116
92 843
-0.7
0.6
-0.1
-0.2
October
43 326
30 343
19 126
92 796
-0.6
0.7
0.1
-0.1
November
43 165
30 598
19 211
92 974
-0.4
0.8
0.4
0.2
December
43 136
30 896
19 339
93 371
-0.1
1.0
0.7
0.4
2015
January
43 209
31 215
19 426
93 850
0.2
1.0
0.4
0.5
February
43 342
31 531
19 478
94 351
0.3
1.0
0.3
0.5
March
43 487
31 736
19 512
94 735
0.3
0.7
0.2
0.4

Seasonally Adjusted

2014
January
46 099
27 919
18 943
92 961
-2.7
-2.9
-3.5
-2.9
February
46 294
26 788
18 884
91 966
0.4
-4.0
-0.3
-1.1
March
44 453
29 026
18 621
92 100
-4.0
8.4
-1.4
0.1
April
45 078
28 762
18 309
92 149
1.4
-0.9
-1.7
0.1
May
44 103
29 298
19 112
92 513
-2.2
1.9
4.4
0.4
June
44 528
29 396
20 540
94 464
1.0
0.3
7.5
2.1
July
44 503
30 094
18 534
93 131
-0.1
2.4
-9.8
-1.4
August
43 701
29 171
18 875
91 747
-1.8
-3.1
1.8
-1.5
September
43 812
31 159
19 132
94 103
0.3
6.8
1.4
2.6
October
43 411
30 093
19 160
92 665
-0.9
-3.4
0.2
-1.5
November
42 974
30 582
18 791
92 348
-1.0
1.6
-1.9
-0.3
December
44 159
30 754
20 023
94 936
2.8
0.6
6.6
2.8
2015
January
43 636
30 225
19 294
93 155
-1.2
-1.7
-3.6
-1.9
February
43 246
33 152
19 249
95 647
-0.9
9.7
-0.2
2.7
March
45 194
31 361
19 603
96 158
4.5
-5.4
1.8
0.5

Original

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
2015
January
39 799
27 679
14 638
82 116
-11.7
-9.7
-30.6
-15.2
February
40 775
32 039
17 610
90 424
2.5
15.8
20.3
10.1
March
48 185
35 503
21 366
105 054
18.2
10.8
21.3
16.2

- 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

2014
January
29 562
25 140
19 075
5 858
9 867
1 576
911
1 499
93 488
February
29 476
24 882
18 966
5 840
9 853
1 539
919
1 470
92 946
March
29 388
24 803
18 823
5 827
9 864
1 500
928
1 442
92 575
April
29 336
24 908
18 672
5 826
9 885
1 472
933
1 425
92 457
May
29 402
25 121
18 561
5 836
9 894
1 452
933
1 426
92 626
June
29 573
25 328
18 481
5 852
9 869
1 440
925
1 440
92 908
July
29 775
25 447
18 398
5 858
9 793
1 428
913
1 454
93 067
August
29 936
25 498
18 290
5 838
9 659
1 416
901
1 458
92 997
September
30 039
25 528
18 214
5 803
9 500
1 415
894
1 449
92 843
October
30 112
25 567
18 240
5 769
9 347
1 430
895
1 437
92 796
November
30 177
25 637
18 384
5 752
9 231
1 461
902
1 430
92 974
December
30 245
25 738
18 615
5 767
9 160
1 500
911
1 435
93 371
2015
January
30 317
25 825
18 879
5 801
9 118
1 542
920
1 448
93 850
February
30 397
25 898
19 139
5 841
9 100
1 582
929
1 465
94 351
March
30 455
25 947
19 339
5 882
9 081
1 614
935
1 481
94 735

Seasonally Adjusted

2014
January
29 871
24 553
19 189
5 781
9 604
1 529
894
1 539
92 961
February
29 134
24 408
18 894
5 810
9 868
1 492
905
1 455
91 966
March
28 951
25 043
18 525
5 970
9 838
1 482
886
1 405
92 100
April
29 347
24 432
18 835
5 732
9 854
1 505
1 050
1 394
92 149
May
29 438
25 344
18 414
5 706
9 906
1 449
851
1 405
92 513
June
29 875
25 805
18 745
6 016
10 073
1 511
978
1 462
94 464
July
29 676
25 593
18 351
5 813
9 836
1 457
911
1 493
93 131
August
29 651
25 215
17 974
5 845
9 360
1 389
861
1 452
91 747
September
30 220
25 433
18 849
5 882
9 744
1 603
898
1 473
94 103
October
30 467
25 334
17 986
5 751
9 374
1 434
903
1 416
92 665
November
29 888
25 901
17 931
5 772
9 111
1 418
897
1 430
92 348
December
30 360
25 931
20 271
5 565
9 057
1 411
949
1 393
94 936
2015
January
29 962
25 647
18 921
5 706
9 044
1 599
832
1 443
93 155
February
30 589
25 756
19 763
6 176
9 213
1 659
1 004
1 487
95 647
March
30 622
26 089
20 415
5 813
9 183
1 599
922
1 514
96 158

Original

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
2015
January
26 796
22 211
16 570
5 039
8 101
1 364
662
1 373
82 116
February
28 975
24 742
18 212
5 915
8 851
1 409
877
1 443
90 424
March
33 773
28 536
22 499
6 173
9 823
1 560
1 064
1 626
105 054

(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
April 2015 18 May 2015
May 2015 16 June 2015
June 2015 15 July 2015
July 2015 18 August 2015
August 2015 15 September 2015
September 2015 15 October 2015



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