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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Sep 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/10/2009   
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SEPTEMBER 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
24 216
20 398
16 660
5 135
7 992
1 348
758
1 236
77 744

Change from previous month (%)

Trend(a)
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
Seasonally Adjusted
2.0
4.9
3.8
5.0
0.2
-6.1
-2.0
1.9
2.9

Change from previous year (%)

Trend(a)
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
Seasonally Adjusted
0.7
-1.5
0.2
0.8
-14.9
-8.1
-9.6
4.4
-2.0

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



SEPTEMBER 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 September 2009.


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • Trend - See Suspension of trend estimates above.
  • Seasonally adjusted - The September 2009 seasonally adjusted estimate for total sales of new motor vehicles (77 744) increased by 2.9% when compared to August 2009. The September 2009 seasonally adjusted estimate for total new motor vehicle sales is 2.0% lower than the September 2008 estimate.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend - See Suspension of trend estimates above.
  • Seasonally adjusted - All vehicle types increased in seasonally adjusted terms when comparing September 2009 with August 2009. Other vehicles increased by 7.3%, sports utility vehicles rose 2.6% and passenger vehicles rose 1.6%. When comparing September 2009 to September 2008, sports utility vehicles increased 2.8% while other vehicles and passenger vehicles dropped 7.4% and 1.6% respectively.


SALES BY STATE
  • Trend - See Suspension of trend estimates above.
  • Seasonally adjusted - Sales of new motor vehicles increased in six of the states or territories in seasonally adjusted terms for September 2009 compared to August 2009. Western Australia recorded the largest percentage increase, rising 5.0%, followed by Victoria and Queensland which rose 4.9% and 3.8% respectively. Tasmania and the Northern Territory decreased by 6.2% and 2.1% respectively over this period.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
October 2009 23 November 2009
November 2009 21 December 2009
December 2009 21 January 2010
January 2010 22 February 2010
February 2010 22 March 2010
March 2010 22 April 2010



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

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


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


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
July
49 626
15 823
18 341
83 789
-2.4
-3.6
-1.5
-2.5
August
48 295
15 272
18 120
81 687
-2.7
-3.5
-1.2
-2.5
September
47 130
14 811
17 894
79 835
-2.4
-3.0
-1.2
-2.3
October
46 211
14 461
17 592
78 264
-1.9
-2.4
-1.7
-2.0
November
45 442
14 200
17 137
76 778
-1.7
-1.8
-2.6
-1.9
December
44 730
14 034
16 578
75 343
-1.6
-1.2
-3.3
-1.9
2009
January
44 052
13 999
16 065
74 116
-1.5
-0.2
-3.1
-1.6
February
43 476
14 107
15 690
73 273
-1.3
0.8
-2.3
-1.1
March
43 161
14 353
15 457
72 971
-0.7
1.7
-1.5
-0.4
April
43 258
14 664
15 387
73 308
0.2
2.2
-0.5
0.5
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
August
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
September
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np

Seasonally Adjusted

2008
July
49 864
15 454
18 533
83 851
-3.9
-9.5
1.7
-3.8
August
47 364
15 244
17 858
80 466
-5.0
-1.4
-3.6
-4.0
September
46 930
14 930
17 501
79 360
-0.9
-2.1
-2.0
-1.4
October
46 238
14 484
18 790
79 512
-1.5
-3.0
7.4
0.2
November
44 723
13 709
16 691
75 124
-3.3
-5.3
-11.2
-5.5
December
45 376
14 343
16 909
76 628
1.5
4.6
1.3
2.0
2009
January
45 415
14 241
15 888
75 544
0.1
-0.7
-6.0
-1.4
February
43 584
14 149
15 115
72 848
-4.0
-0.6
-4.9
-3.6
March
41 233
13 719
15 480
70 433
-5.4
-3.0
2.4
-3.3
April
42 787
14 449
15 173
72 409
3.8
5.3
-2.0
2.8
May
44 088
15 314
16 801
76 204
3.0
6.0
10.7
5.2
June
44 984
15 911
19 978
80 873
2.0
3.9
18.9
6.1
July
45 301
15 274
14 851
75 426
0.7
-4.0
-25.7
-6.7
August
45 463
14 954
15 114
75 530
0.4
-2.1
1.8
0.1
September
46 186
15 345
16 213
77 744
1.6
2.6
7.3
2.9

Original

2008
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
August
44 918
13 972
14 397
73 287
-2.6
-5.3
-0.6
-2.7
September
47 284
14 443
16 404
78 131
5.3
3.4
13.9
6.6


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
July
25 094
22 243
17 582
5 358
9 772
1 598
887
1 257
83 789
August
24 512
21 609
17 031
5 283
9 589
1 565
867
1 229
81 687
September
24 007
21 029
16 630
5 196
9 382
1 525
852
1 214
79 835
October
23 582
20 551
16 351
5 096
9 152
1 485
835
1 211
78 264
November
23 205
20 138
16 101
4 979
8 884
1 447
809
1 214
76 778
December
22 872
19 764
15 825
4 857
8 607
1 418
780
1 219
75 343
2009
January
22 582
19 443
15 582
4 748
8 380
1 408
751
1 224
74 116
February
22 366
19 229
15 405
4 672
8 235
1 411
728
1 227
73 273
March
22 292
19 168
15 344
4 646
8 164
1 415
715
1 227
72 971
April
22 411
19 281
15 437
4 677
8 147
1 412
716
1 228
73 308
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
August
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
September
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np

Seasonally Adjusted

2008
July
24 971
22 284
17 580
5 332
9 820
1 644
926
1 294
83 851
August
24 008
21 205
16 496
5 274
9 668
1 699
898
1 217
80 466
September
24 043
20 719
16 624
5 092
9 392
1 467
839
1 184
79 360
October
23 745
20 909
16 777
5 165
9 464
1 455
799
1 198
79 512
November
23 013
19 517
15 601
4 959
8 580
1 444
808
1 202
75 124
December
23 109
20 305
16 259
4 962
8 534
1 381
824
1 254
76 628
2009
January
22 833
20 043
15 835
4 867
8 512
1 452
759
1 244
75 544
February
22 387
18 892
15 475
4 418
8 293
1 380
751
1 251
72 848
March
21 601
18 593
14 479
4 617
7 925
1 445
620
1 153
70 433
April
22 419
18 671
15 376
4 584
8 011
1 383
723
1 242
72 409
May
23 488
20 056
16 007
4 904
8 336
1 446
751
1 216
76 204
June
24 618
21 476
17 199
5 128
8 810
1 533
740
1 368
80 873
July
23 276
20 022
16 004
4 860
7 968
1 292
799
1 205
75 426
August
23 737
19 454
16 053
4 889
7 973
1 437
774
1 213
75 530
September
24 216
20 398
16 660
5 135
7 992
1 348
758
1 236
77 744

Original

2008
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
August
22 704
18 848
15 661
4 696
8 003
1 476
723
1 176
73 287
September
24 367
20 857
16 255
5 141
8 217
1 382
698
1 214
78 131

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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