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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Sep 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/10/2005   
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The Publication

This publication presents monthly information on sales of new motor vehicles in each state/territory in original, seasonally adjusted and trend estimated terms. The original data are sourced from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. Sales data are available for passenger vehicles, sports utility vehicles (SUVs), other vehicles and total vehicles at the state/territory and national levels.


SEPTEMBER 2005 KEY POINTS

Trend

The September 2005 trend estimate (84,230) for the sales of new motor vehicles increased 0.8% over the August 2005 estimate, and is 4.5% higher than the September 2004 estimate.

In September 2005, increases in sales were recorded in the trend estimate of all vehicle types. Increases were recorded for sales of passenger vehicles (0.6%), sports utility vehicles (1.3%) and sales of other vehicles (0.9%) compared with August 2005. Compared with September 2004, increases were recorded for sales of passenger vehicles (5.0%), sports utility vehicles (0.1%) and other vehicles (7.1%).

All states and territories excluding South Australia recorded increases in the trend estimate for sales of new motor vehicles in September 2005 compared with August 2005. Western Australia (2.2%) and the Australian Capital Territory (1.9%) recorded the largest increases.

When compared with September 2004, all states and territories excluding South Australia recorded increases in the trend estimate for sales of new motor vehicles, with the Northern Territory (13.8%) and Western Australia (12.3%) recording the largest increases.

Seasonally adjusted

The seasonally adjusted estimate for sales of new motor vehicles for September 2005 (85,477) recorded an increase (2.0%) over August 2005.

Increases were recorded in the seasonally adjusted sales of new passenger vehicles (1.1%) and sports utility vehicles (7.8%) in September 2005 compared with August 2005, while sales of other motor vehicles decreased (-0.3%).

All states and territories recorded increases in the seasonally adjusted estimates for sales of new motor vehicles.

Sales Of New Motor Vehicles, September 2005
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.(a)
NT(a)
ACT(a)
Aust.

Vehicle Sales
Seasonally Adjusted
26,324
21,963
18,668
5,296
9,061
1,965
866
1,334
85,477
Trend
25,816
21,813
18,599
5,228
8,830
1,780
850
1,314
84,230


Percentage Change From Previous Month
Seasonally Adjusted
1.9
0.6
1.6
1.0
3.6
20.8
6.3
0.7
2.0
Trend
0.7
0.6
0.4
-0.1
2.2
1.8
1.6
1.9
0.8

Percentage Change From Previous Year
Seasonally Adjusted
2.7
5.2
8.5
-1.7
10.4
15.2
9.3
10.0
5.5
Trend
1.5
3.2
8.4
-2.1
12.3
3.5
13.8
9.9
4.5

(a) Seasonally adjusted numbers of new motor vehicle sales in Tasmania, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory should be used with caution. For further information, see paragraph 7 of the Explanatory Notes.


NOTES

TREND REVISIONS

Trend estimates are likely to be revised when new seasonally adjusted estimates become available. For further information, see Explanatory Notes, paragraphs 11 and 12.

The graph below presents the effect of two possible scenarios on the previous trend estimates.

1The October 2005 seasonally adjusted estimate of total vehicle sales is higher than the September 2005 seasonally adjusted estimate by 3.8%.
2The October 2005 seasonally adjusted estimate of total vehicle sales is lower than the September 2005 seasonally adjusted estimate by 3.8%.

The percentage change of 3.8% was chosen because the average absolute percentage change over the last 10 years has been 3.8%.

Graph: Trend Revisions


SUMMARY - TREND AND SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES


Graph: New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total Vehicles - Long Term



Graph: New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total Vehicles - Short Term


Table 1: New Motor Vehicle Sales

Passenger vehicles (No.)
Sports utility vehicles (No.)
Other vehicles (No.)
Total vehicles (No.)
Change passenger vehicles (%)
Change sports utility vehicles (%)
Change other vehicles (%)
Change total vehicles (%)

Original

2004July
46,724
14,442
15,869
77,035
-19.8
-19.7
-24.2
-20.8
August
48,649
14,910
15,685
79,244
4.1
3.2
-1.2
2.9
September
49,911
14,715
15,826
80,452
2.6
-1.3
0.9
1.5
October
52,290
13,907
15,470
81,667
4.8
-5.5
-2.2
1.5
November
52,888
15,257
16,190
84,335
1.1
9.7
4.7
3.3
December
48,673
14,311
15,996
78,980
-8.0
-6.2
-1.2
-6.3
2005January
43,075
13,826
12,664
69,565
-11.5
-3.4
-20.8
-11.9
February
50,645
15,478
14,886
81,009
17.6
11.9
17.5
16.5
March
53,280
17,348
15,798
86,426
5.2
12.1
6.1
6.7
April
46,645
13,749
15,936
76,330
-12.5
-20.7
0.9
-11.7
May
50,420
15,329
17,981
83,730
8.1
11.5
12.8
9.7
June
60,720
18,229
22,958
101,907
20.4
18.9
27.7
21.7
July
48,931
13,716
15,652
78,299
-19.4
-24.8
-31.8
-23.2
August
53,650
15,173
17,356
86,179
9.6
10.6
10.9
10.1
September
52,118
15,080
17,242
84,440
-2.9
-0.6
-0.7
-2.0

Seasonally Adjusted

2004July
47,625
14,757
16,161
78,543
-3.4
1.8
3.6
-1.0
August
48,388
15,009
15,782
79,179
1.6
1.7
-2.3
0.8
September
49,745
15,109
16,153
81,007
2.8
0.7
2.4
2.3
October
51,694
15,456
16,455
83,605
3.9
2.3
1.9
3.2
November
50,097
15,005
15,733
80,835
-3.1
-2.9
-4.4
-3.3
December
48,038
14,359
16,103
78,500
-4.1
-4.3
2.4
-2.9
2005January
52,406
15,982
16,980
85,368
9.1
11.3
5.4
8.7
February
52,549
16,192
16,064
84,805
0.3
1.3
-5.4
-0.7
March
50,232
15,814
15,673
81,719
-4.4
-2.3
-2.4
-3.6
April
51,283
14,997
16,813
83,093
2.1
-5.2
7.3
1.7
May
51,148
14,565
16,634
82,347
-0.3
-2.9
-1.1
-0.9
June
51,050
14,315
16,678
82,043
-0.2
-1.7
0.3
-0.4
July
51,405
14,719
16,500
82,624
0.7
2.8
-1.1
0.7
August
51,694
14,799
17,321
83,814
0.6
0.5
5.0
1.4
September
52,256
15,946
17,275
85,477
1.1
7.8
-0.3
2.0

Trend

2004July
48,673
14,788
15,935
79,396
0.5
2.0
-0.2
0.6
August
49,004
14,977
15,963
79,944
0.7
1.3
0.2
0.7
September
49,440
15,081
16,053
80,574
0.9
0.7
0.6
0.8
October
49,908
15,186
16,139
81,233
0.9
0.7
0.5
0.8
November
50,348
15,348
16,189
81,885
0.9
1.1
0.3
0.8
December
50,716
15,534
16,216
82,466
0.7
1.2
0.2
0.7
2005January
50,981
15,651
16,243
82,875
0.5
0.8
0.2
0.5
February
51,125
15,638
16,276
83,039
0.3
-0.1
0.2
0.2
March
51,207
15,454
16,321
82,982
0.2
-1.2
0.3
-0.1
April
51,249
15,167
16,409
82,825
0.1
-1.9
0.5
-0.2
May
51,243
14,897
16,532
82,672
-0.0
-1.8
0.7
-0.2
June
51,262
14,751
16,692
82,705
0.0
-1.0
1.0
0.0
July
51,421
14,772
16,871
83,064
0.3
0.1
1.1
0.4
August
51,641
14,899
17,049
83,589
0.4
0.9
1.1
0.6
September
51,935
15,097
17,198
84,230
0.6
1.3
0.9
0.8

Table 2: 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.)

Original

2004July
25,031
19,410
17,141
4,949
7,228
1,449
646
1,181
77,035
August
24,795
20,850
17,269
5,414
7,513
1,585
677
1,141
79,244
September
25,241
20,821
17,188
5,289
8,177
1,855
739
1,142
80,452
October
25,621
22,747
16,079
5,413
7,875
1,981
709
1,242
81,667
November
26,619
23,052
17,117
5,450
8,157
1,944
694
1,302
84,335
December
24,315
21,700
16,537
4,998
7,341
2,245
647
1,197
78,980
2005January
22,467
18,015
14,530
4,466
6,931
1,478
560
1,118
69,565
February
25,754
20,580
17,837
5,489
7,880
1,431
776
1,262
81,009
March
27,474
21,963
19,114
5,452
8,623
1,571
888
1,341
86,426
April
24,329
19,497
16,789
5,034
7,329
1,371
858
1,123
76,330
May
26,204
21,882
18,221
5,534
8,066
1,639
912
1,272
83,730
June
30,695
25,402
24,613
6,561
9,986
2,052
1,183
1,415
101,907
July
24,905
19,923
17,559
4,794
7,684
1,435
764
1,235
78,299
August
26,292
22,552
19,330
5,458
8,714
1,689
751
1,393
86,179
September
25,457
22,044
18,344
5,243
9,125
2,151
793
1,283
84,440

Seasonally Adjusted

2004July
25,253
19,874
17,185
5,119
7,641
1,589
674
1,208
78,543
August
24,991
20,646
17,159
5,328
7,636
1,560
749
1,110
79,179
September
25,624
20,871
17,210
5,386
8,206
1,705
792
1,213
81,007
October
25,948
22,770
17,346
5,646
7,936
1,933
767
1,259
83,605
November
25,516
21,364
17,038
5,252
8,035
1,685
709
1,236
80,835
December
25,272
21,075
16,750
4,739
7,130
1,675
698
1,161
78,500
2005January
27,227
22,304
17,982
5,581
8,357
1,854
745
1,318
85,368
February
27,016
21,685
18,415
5,638
8,128
1,726
861
1,336
84,805
March
26,157
21,110
17,497
5,357
7,697
1,756
781
1,364
81,719
April
25,992
21,253
18,554
5,430
8,278
1,657
784
1,145
83,093
May
25,335
21,464
18,312
5,424
8,128
1,666
793
1,225
82,347
June
24,955
21,398
18,642
5,255
7,952
1,778
860
1,203
82,043
July
25,526
21,334
18,367
5,157
8,461
1,653
826
1,300
82,624
August
25,837
21,839
18,379
5,246
8,746
1,627
815
1,325
83,814
September
26,324
21,963
18,668
5,296
9,061
1,965
866
1,334
85,477

Trend

2004July
25,317
20,519
17,049
5,270
7,630
1,657
759
1,195
79,396
August
25,332
20,792
17,113
5,312
7,759
1,691
752
1,193
79,944
September
25,422
21,134
17,151
5,339
7,866
1,719
747
1,196
80,574
October
25,608
21,463
17,180
5,356
7,933
1,739
743
1,211
81,233
November
25,881
21,689
17,247
5,370
7,961
1,758
743
1,236
81,885
December
26,180
21,757
17,391
5,387
7,974
1,765
749
1,263
82,466
2005January
26,385
21,693
17,609
5,411
7,978
1,760
759
1,280
82,875
February
26,403
21,556
17,864
5,432
7,986
1,743
775
1,280
83,039
March
26,227
21,431
18,100
5,440
8,003
1,721
792
1,268
82,982
April
25,943
21,371
18,274
5,418
8,052
1,705
807
1,255
82,825
May
25,666
21,376
18,371
5,363
8,139
1,696
815
1,246
82,672
June
25,513
21,427
18,424
5,300
8,271
1,699
821
1,250
82,705
July
25,527
21,538
18,481
5,258
8,447
1,718
829
1,266
83,064
August
25,638
21,673
18,530
5,233
8,640
1,749
837
1,289
83,589
September
25,816
21,813
18,599
5,228
8,830
1,780
850
1,314
84,230

(a) Seasonally adjusted numbers of new motor vehicle sales in Tasmania, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory should be used with caution. For further information, see paragraph 7 of the Explanatory Notes.

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