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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Jul 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/08/2009   
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JULY KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend(a)
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
Seasonally Adjusted
23 118
20 020
15 819
4 813
7 942
1 285
795
1 213
75 006

Change from previous month (%)

Trend(a)
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
Seasonally Adjusted
-5.2
-6.5
-7.7
-5.6
-10.4
-15.8
7.5
-11.7
-6.9

Change from previous year (%)

Trend(a)
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
Seasonally Adjusted
-7.1
-10.1
-9.7
-9.8
-19.2
-21.6
-14.2
-7.0
-10.4

np not available for publication
(a) Trend series temporarily suspended from May 2009.
(b) 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



JULY KEY POINTS


SUSPENSION OF TREND ESTIMATES

Following the Federal Government Budget in May 2009, the eligibility period for the Small Business and General Business Tax Break was extended to December 2009. The rebate level was also increased for small businesses, allowing eligible businesses to claim an increased tax deduction on the purchase of new motor vehicles.

The trend series attempts to measure the underlying behaviour in new motor vehicle sales. In the short term, this measurement may be significantly affected by unusual influences in the original and seasonally adjusted data, like those observed in May and June 2009. If the trend estimates in the publication were to be calculated without fully accounting for this irregular event, they would be likely to provide a misleading view of the underlying trend in new motor vehicle sales activity.

The new motor vehicle sales trend series has therefore been suspended from May 2009. The trend series will be reintroduced when more certainty emerges in the underlying behaviour of new car sales.

Seasonally adjusted estimates can still be produced and will continue to be published as usual.

This publication shows the trend series to April 2009 and seasonally adjusted series to July 2009.


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • Trend - See Suspension of trend estimates above.
  • Seasonally adjusted - The July 2009 seasonally adjusted estimate for total sales of new motor vehicles (75 006) decreased by 6.9% when compared to June 2009.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend - See Suspension of trend estimates above.
  • Seasonally adjusted - Sales of two of the three vehicle types decreased in seasonally adjusted terms when comparing July 2009 with June 2009. Other vehicles decreased 25.7% and sports utility vehicles decreased 3.8%. Passenger vehicles increased 0.3% over that period.


SALES BY STATE
  • Trend - See Suspension of trend estimates above.
  • Seasonally adjusted - Sales of new motor vehicles in seven states or territories decreased in seasonally adjusted terms for July 2009 compared to June 2009. Tasmania recorded the largest decrease at 15.8%, followed by the Australian Capital Territory, down 11.7%. The Northern Territory rose 7.4%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
August 2009 21 September 2009
September 2009 21 October 2009
October 2009 23 November 2009
November 2009 21 December 2009
December 2009 21 January 2010
January 2010 22 February 2010



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details from the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for July 2009.


INQUIRIES

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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(a)

2008
May
51 675
17 015
18 878
87 569
-1.3
-2.9
-1.5
-1.7
June
50 772
16 425
18 590
85 787
-1.7
-3.5
-1.5
-2.0
July
49 645
15 816
18 328
83 789
-2.2
-3.7
-1.4
-2.3
August
48 424
15 256
18 129
81 808
-2.5
-3.5
-1.1
-2.4
September
47 326
14 791
17 919
80 036
-2.3
-3.0
-1.2
-2.2
October
46 418
14 441
17 625
78 484
-1.9
-2.4
-1.6
-1.9
November
45 602
14 187
17 163
76 951
-1.8
-1.8
-2.6
-2.0
December
44 812
14 026
16 586
75 424
-1.7
-1.1
-3.4
-2.0
2009
January
44 057
13 996
16 061
74 115
-1.7
-0.2
-3.2
-1.7
February
43 474
14 108
15 693
73 275
-1.3
0.8
-2.3
-1.1
March
43 184
14 359
15 505
73 048
-0.7
1.8
-1.2
-0.3
April
43 197
14 684
15 452
73 333
-
2.3
-0.3
0.4
May
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
June
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
July
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np

Seasonally Adjusted

2008
May
51 699
16 487
18 432
86 618
-1.4
-6.3
-7.9
-3.8
June
51 485
17 081
18 123
86 689
-0.4
3.6
-1.7
0.1
July
49 669
15 510
18 520
83 699
-3.5
-9.2
2.2
-3.4
August
47 882
15 094
17 809
80 786
-3.6
-2.7
-3.8
-3.5
September
47 381
14 950
17 679
80 009
-1.0
-1.0
-0.7
-1.0
October
46 252
14 515
18 834
79 601
-2.4
-2.9
6.5
-0.5
November
44 884
13 666
16 666
75 216
-3.0
-5.8
-11.5
-5.5
December
45 340
14 330
16 926
76 596
1.0
4.9
1.6
1.8
2009
January
45 426
14 259
15 825
75 509
0.2
-0.5
-6.5
-1.4
February
43 609
14 139
15 128
72 875
-4.0
-0.8
-4.4
-3.5
March
41 120
13 741
15 512
70 373
-5.7
-2.8
2.5
-3.4
April
42 652
14 440
15 113
72 205
3.7
5.1
-2.6
2.6
May
43 857
15 371
16 896
76 124
2.8
6.5
11.8
5.4
June
44 687
15 982
19 890
80 559
1.9
4.0
17.7
5.8
July
44 842
15 379
14 785
75 006
0.3
-3.8
-25.7
-6.9

Original

2008
May
51 416
17 279
19 945
88 640
7.9
3.8
0.9
5.4
June
61 524
21 388
23 629
106 541
19.7
23.8
18.5
20.2
July
51 068
14 842
18 066
83 976
-17.0
-30.6
-23.5
-21.2
August
46 114
14 233
16 977
77 324
-9.7
-4.1
-6.0
-7.9
September
48 865
14 200
17 873
80 938
6.0
-0.2
5.3
4.7
October
45 978
14 357
18 770
79 105
-5.9
1.1
5.0
-2.3
November
43 019
12 736
15 862
71 617
-6.4
-11.3
-15.5
-9.5
December
45 696
14 422
16 392
76 510
6.2
13.2
3.3
6.8
2009
January
41 309
13 435
12 335
67 079
-9.6
-6.8
-24.7
-12.3
February
42 463
13 699
14 079
70 241
2.8
2.0
14.1
4.7
March
43 484
15 022
17 144
75 650
2.4
9.7
21.8
7.7
April
36 697
13 092
14 176
63 965
-15.6
-12.8
-17.3
-15.4
May
42 245
15 562
17 634
75 441
15.1
18.9
24.4
17.9
June
55 837
20 459
26 551
102 847
32.2
31.5
50.6
36.3
July
46 099
14 752
14 482
75 333
-17.4
-27.9
-45.5
-26.8

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
np not available for publication
(a) Trend series temporarily suspended from May 2009.

New motor vehicle sales by state/territory of registration

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.(b)
NT(b)
ACT(b)
Aust.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

Trend(a)

2008
May
26 170
23 289
18 659
5 473
10 088
1 639
926
1 325
87 569
June
25 622
22 828
18 150
5 417
9 942
1 630
907
1 292
85 787
July
25 066
22 237
17 601
5 353
9 780
1 609
886
1 258
83 789
August
24 549
21 617
17 085
5 292
9 592
1 577
867
1 229
81 808
September
24 097
21 047
16 697
5 214
9 380
1 534
852
1 214
80 036
October
23 697
20 575
16 412
5 119
9 146
1 489
836
1 210
78 484
November
23 309
20 158
16 138
5 000
8 876
1 446
810
1 214
76 951
December
22 939
19 772
15 834
4 868
8 599
1 413
781
1 219
75 424
2009
January
22 604
19 438
15 572
4 749
8 373
1 402
752
1 223
74 115
February
22 377
19 222
15 401
4 672
8 238
1 409
730
1 226
73 275
March
22 318
19 181
15 361
4 653
8 178
1 413
717
1 226
73 048
April
22 397
19 307
15 435
4 681
8 161
1 407
716
1 229
73 333
May
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
June
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
July
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np

Seasonally Adjusted

2008
May
26 195
23 294
17 989
5 430
9 976
1 545
885
1 303
86 618
June
26 065
23 426
18 300
5 524
9 697
1 521
864
1 293
86 689
July
24 878
22 263
17 519
5 338
9 830
1 639
927
1 304
83 699
August
24 091
21 151
16 754
5 237
9 666
1 783
895
1 209
80 786
September
24 300
20 836
16 780
5 203
9 421
1 452
838
1 179
80 009
October
23 858
20 945
16 782
5 171
9 421
1 427
797
1 200
79 601
November
23 102
19 524
15 573
4 975
8 576
1 448
813
1 205
75 216
December
23 127
20 278
16 224
4 958
8 544
1 385
826
1 254
76 596
2009
January
22 828
20 044
15 835
4 861
8 495
1 445
759
1 243
75 509
February
22 388
18 911
15 501
4 418
8 278
1 377
752
1 251
72 875
March
21 572
18 554
14 484
4 612
7 940
1 438
620
1 152
70 373
April
22 347
18 606
15 310
4 572
8 028
1 381
719
1 240
72 205
May
23 415
20 161
15 926
4 895
8 314
1 442
751
1 219
76 124
June
24 397
21 420
17 138
5 097
8 867
1 526
740
1 373
80 559
July
23 118
20 020
15 819
4 813
7 942
1 285
795
1 213
75 006

Original

2008
May
26 334
23 865
18 672
5 803
10 067
1 585
1 025
1 289
88 640
June
32 027
27 638
24 335
6 568
11 564
1 778
1 128
1 503
106 541
July
25 216
22 272
17 963
5 237
9 580
1 510
900
1 298
83 976
August
22 669
20 575
15 679
5 034
9 652
1 680
855
1 180
77 324
September
24 513
21 479
16 697
5 074
9 679
1 561
755
1 180
80 938
October
23 448
21 337
16 024
5 069
9 850
1 478
750
1 149
79 105
November
22 043
18 756
14 111
4 935
8 284
1 575
743
1 170
71 617
December
22 421
20 792
16 163
5 028
8 416
1 660
751
1 279
76 510
2009
January
21 085
17 493
13 521
4 355
7 648
1 234
588
1 155
67 079
February
21 969
18 273
14 604
4 336
7 864
1 227
706
1 262
70 241
March
23 550
19 503
16 124
4 779
8 329
1 388
718
1 259
75 650
April
19 596
16 395
13 801
4 128
7 043
1 146
772
1 084
63 965
May
22 958
19 995
15 884
5 025
8 150
1 404
851
1 174
75 441
June
31 089
26 508
23 509
6 406
10 838
1 814
991
1 692
102 847
July
23 472
19 884
16 403
4 632
7 817
1 184
761
1 180
75 333

np not available for publication
(a) Trend series temporarily suspended from May 2009.
(b) 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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