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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Apr 2012 Quality Declaration 
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APRIL KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
27 126
23 820
18 484
5 566
10 137
1 270
870
1 316
88 589
Seasonally Adjusted
27 552
23 904
18 570
5 487
10 238
1 313
851
1 347
89 261

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
0.4
1.2
0.3
1.9
1.5
0.7
0.3
-
0.8
Seasonally Adjusted
-0.1
-1.3
-0.4
-5.1
1.4
0.8
-5.6
0.1
-0.7

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
7.1
10.2
8.8
10.3
13.2
-7.3
8.8
3.2
8.9
Seasonally Adjusted
7.3
7.9
5.0
8.8
11.8
-3.4
2.8
5.0
7.3

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(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.



APRIL KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • The April 2012 trend estimate (88 589) has increased by 0.8% when compared with March 2012.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - The April 2012 seasonally adjusted estimate for new motor vehicle sales (89 261) decreased by 0.7% when compared with March 2012.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • When comparing national trend estimates for April 2012 with March 2012, sales of Passenger vehicles have decreased by 0.1%, while sales of Sports utility and Other vehicles increased by 1.5% and 2.2% respectively.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - When comparing seasonally adjusted estimates for April 2012 with March 2012, sales of Passenger and Sports utility vehicles have decreased by 2.6% and 1.2% respectively. Over the same period, sales of Other vehicles have increased by 5.4%.


SALES BY STATE
  • Seven of the eight states and territories have experienced an increase in the trend estimate for new motor vehicle sales when comparing April 2012 with March 2012. South Australia recorded the largest percentage increase (1.9%), followed by the Western Australia (1.5%) and Victoria (1.2%). Sales in the Australian Capital Territory remained steady (0.0%) over the same period.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, sales of new motor vehicles decreased in five of the eight states and territories when comparing April 2012 with March 2012. The Northern Territory recorded the largest percentage decrease, with 5.6%, followed by the South Australia (5.1%) and Victoria (1.3%). Sales in the Western Australia increased by 1.4% over the same period.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
May 2012 18 June 2012
June 2012 17 July 2012
July 2012 14 August 2012
August 2012 17 September 2012
September 2012 15 October 2012
October 2012 15 November 2012



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details for the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for April 2012.


DATA NOTES

The flooding which occurred in Thailand in from June 2011 may have had an impact on new vehicle sales in Australia due to associated delays in delivery of Thai manufactured vehicles and vehicle parts. The impacts from the flooding is no longer affecting the supply of new motor vehicles to Australia from Thailand.

As new motor vehicle sales are influenced by a range of factors, it is not possible to quantify the specific impacts of these events.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.


SUMMARY COMMENTARY

New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles - Long term
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Footnote(s): Break in time series for trend between June and July 2000. See paragraph 13 of the Explanatory Notes.

Source(s): Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia


New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles - Short term
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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

2011
February
47 364
18 602
17 543
83 508
-1.2
-2.1
0.3
-1.1
March
46 649
18 296
17 381
82 326
-1.5
-1.6
-0.9
-1.4
April
46 014
18 252
17 109
81 375
-1.4
-0.2
-1.6
-1.2
May
45 701
18 514
16 902
81 117
-0.7
1.4
-1.2
-0.3
June
45 837
19 105
16 910
81 852
0.3
3.2
-
0.9
July
46 285
19 956
17 111
83 351
1.0
4.5
1.2
1.8
August
46 823
20 931
17 327
85 080
1.2
4.9
1.3
2.1
September
47 220
21 788
17 387
86 395
0.8
4.1
0.3
1.5
October
47 346
22 383
17 186
86 915
0.3
2.7
-1.2
0.6
November
47 187
22 731
16 819
86 737
-0.3
1.6
-2.1
-0.2
December
46 910
23 000
16 514
86 424
-0.6
1.2
-1.8
-0.4
2012
January
46 743
23 402
16 455
86 600
-0.4
1.7
-0.4
0.2
February
46 674
23 871
16 626
87 171
-0.1
2.0
1.0
0.7
March
46 658
24 318
16 917
87 894
-
1.9
1.8
0.8
April
46 617
24 676
17 296
88 589
-0.1
1.5
2.2
0.8

Seasonally Adjusted

2011
February
47 251
19 511
17 755
84 518
-1.2
5.6
2.5
1.0
March
46 897
21 162
18 324
86 383
-0.8
8.5
3.2
2.2
April
47 190
19 015
17 001
83 206
0.6
-10.1
-7.2
-3.7
May
43 645
16 943
16 389
76 978
-7.5
-10.9
-3.6
-7.5
June
44 965
17 277
15 710
77 952
3.0
2.0
-4.1
1.3
July
46 896
20 766
17 503
85 165
4.3
20.2
11.4
9.3
August
47 582
22 891
17 540
88 014
1.5
10.2
0.2
3.3
September
47 014
21 685
18 145
86 844
-1.2
-5.3
3.4
-1.3
October
48 512
21 603
17 411
87 526
3.2
-0.4
-4.0
0.8
November
46 657
23 035
17 349
87 041
-3.8
6.6
-0.4
-0.6
December
46 389
22 704
15 344
84 437
-0.6
-1.4
-11.6
-3.0
2012
January
46 716
23 610
15 653
85 979
0.7
4.0
2.0
1.8
February
46 198
23 320
16 776
86 293
-1.1
-1.2
7.2
0.4
March
47 646
24 969
17 254
89 869
3.1
7.1
2.8
4.1
April
46 395
24 679
18 187
89 261
-2.6
-1.2
5.4
-0.7

Original

2011
February
45 455
18 916
16 525
80 896
4.4
11.1
27.0
9.9
March
50 228
23 066
20 690
93 984
10.5
21.9
25.2
16.2
April
41 565
17 054
15 595
74 214
-17.2
-26.1
-24.6
-21.0
May
r42 577
17 121
17 703
r77 401
2.4
0.4
13.5
4.3
June
54 322
21 518
20 317
96 157
27.6
25.7
14.8
24.2
July
45 701
19 383
15 907
80 991
-15.9
-9.9
-21.7
-15.8
August
48 423
22 111
17 548
88 082
6.0
14.1
10.3
8.8
September
47 700
20 778
18 341
86 819
-1.5
-6.0
4.5
-1.4
October
47 536
20 400
17 260
85 196
-0.3
-1.8
-5.9
-1.9
November
46 712
24 182
17 760
88 654
-1.7
18.5
2.9
4.1
December
45 764
22 367
14 328
82 459
-2.0
-7.5
-19.3
-7.0
2012
January
42 555
22 123
12 105
76 783
-7.0
-1.1
-15.5
-6.9
February
46 019
23 448
16 256
85 723
8.1
6.0
34.3
11.6
March
51 161
27 363
19 092
97 616
11.2
16.7
17.4
13.9
April
40 496
21 841
16 760
79 097
-20.8
-20.2
-12.2
-19.0

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
r revised

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

2011
February
25 901
22 641
16 941
5 235
9 184
1 486
806
1 313
83 508
March
25 603
22 086
16 953
5 117
9 054
1 416
804
1 294
82 326
April
25 330
21 614
16 985
5 047
8 954
1 370
800
1 276
81 375
May
25 225
21 420
17 076
5 065
8 905
1 358
803
1 266
81 117
June
25 420
21 581
17 285
5 166
8 931
1 379
816
1 274
81 852
July
25 893
22 009
17 594
5 298
9 014
1 411
833
1 298
83 351
August
26 492
22 489
17 960
5 396
9 131
1 432
851
1 329
85 080
September
26 981
22 812
18 292
5 411
9 254
1 426
867
1 352
86 395
October
27 208
22 902
18 466
5 353
9 358
1 392
876
1 359
86 915
November
27 155
22 842
18 453
5 277
9 443
1 340
877
1 350
86 737
December
26 976
22 813
18 357
5 245
9 534
1 292
872
1 334
86 424
2012
January
26 888
22 973
18 328
5 289
9 665
1 265
868
1 324
86 600
February
26 918
23 243
18 366
5 372
9 827
1 258
868
1 318
87 171
March
27 024
23 544
18 428
5 461
9 991
1 261
868
1 316
87 894
April
27 126
23 820
18 484
5 566
10 137
1 270
870
1 316
88 589

Seasonally Adjusted

2011
February
25 941
23 231
17 311
5 375
9 139
1 427
749
1 344
84 518
March
26 954
23 048
18 421
5 121
9 217
1 444
850
1 327
86 383
April
25 680
22 161
17 694
5 042
9 159
1 360
828
1 283
83 206
May
24 491
19 558
16 206
4 663
8 774
1 312
801
1 172
76 978
June
24 038
20 937
16 144
5 001
8 534
1 296
774
1 230
77 952
July
26 289
22 687
17 962
5 653
8 960
1 429
816
1 369
85 165
August
27 402
23 392
18 577
5 443
9 498
1 550
817
1 334
88 014
September
26 789
22 908
18 383
5 701
9 334
1 433
946
1 351
86 844
October
27 495
23 074
18 715
5 216
9 268
1 436
939
1 383
87 526
November
27 777
22 638
18 437
5 181
9 561
1 263
826
1 357
87 041
December
26 451
22 339
17 888
5 121
9 239
1 330
771
1 299
84 437
2012
January
26 497
22 716
18 391
5 138
9 723
1 164
972
1 379
85 979
February
26 387
23 141
18 261
5 396
9 797
1 257
830
1 224
86 293
March
27 569
24 226
18 640
5 783
10 101
1 303
901
1 346
89 869
April
27 552
23 904
18 570
5 487
10 238
1 313
851
1 347
89 261

Original

2011
February
25 048
22 446
16 283
5 128
8 686
1 273
680
1 352
80 896
March
29 750
24 808
20 395
5 360
9 718
1 520
995
1 438
93 984
April
22 570
19 535
16 403
4 467
8 101
1 124
862
1 152
74 214
May
24 470
r19 570
16 519
4 782
8 703
1 268
942
1 147
r77 401
June
29 685
25 091
21 062
6 057
10 424
1 443
985
1 410
96 157
July
24 893
21 743
17 341
5 255
8 433
1 196
800
1 330
80 991
August
27 274
23 436
18 298
5 446
9 903
1 581
802
1 342
88 082
September
26 661
22 845
18 040
5 853
9 731
1 494
881
1 314
86 819
October
26 608
22 996
17 972
5 041
8 974
1 439
808
1 358
85 196
November
28 966
23 049
18 038
5 304
9 650
1 435
799
1 413
88 654
December
25 109
22 356
17 225
5 275
8 880
1 687
666
1 261
82 459
2012
January
24 004
20 278
15 732
4 622
9 014
1 008
820
1 305
76 783
February
26 391
23 270
17 839
5 344
9 673
1 148
776
1 282
85 723
March
30 209
26 177
20 718
6 037
10 644
1 361
1 052
1 418
97 616
April
24 426
20 785
17 062
4 746
8 939
1 072
863
1 204
79 097

r revised
(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.



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