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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Jan 2002  
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This publication contains 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, other vehicles and total vehicles at the State/Territory and National levels.


JANUARY 2002 KEY POINTS

Trend

The trend for total new vehicle sales has been rising for the last eight months although the rate of growth slowed in January to 1.9% over the previous month. Passenger vehicle sales have been rising for the last six months with the growth rate remaining steady since November 2001. Sales of Other vehicles have continued rising for the last nine months. However, the rate of growth fell from 2.1% in December to 1.6% in January. The trend level for total vehicle sales has risen in all States and Territories for at least the last six months.

Seasonally Adjusted

Seasonally adjusted sales of new vehicles rose by 9.9% in January with passenger vehicles up by 5.0% and other vehicles by 21.1%. Sales for January 2002 were 14.6% higher than the previous year. Sales rose in January 2002 for all States and Territories with the exception of Western Australia. The fall in WA in January followed a larger than normal increase in December 2001.

Data Notes

There are no changes in this issue.


Graph - New Motor Vehcile Sales, Total Vehicles - Long Term


Graph - New Motor Vehcile Sales, Total Vehicles - Short Term


Table 1: New Motor Vehicle Sales

Passenger vehicles (No.)
Other vehicles (No.)
Total vehicles (No.)
Change Passenger vehicles (%)
Change Other vehicles (%)
Change Total vehicles (%)

Original

2000November
51,604
20,192
71,796
4.0
12.1
6.1
December
54,811
21,854
76,665
6.2
8.2
6.8
2001January
36,373
15,027
51,400
-33.6
-31.2
-33.0
February
40,781
17,821
58,602
12.1
18.6
14.0
March
46,983
21,968
68,951
15.2
23.3
17.7
April
39,394
17,911
57,305
-16.2
-18.5
-16.9
May
44,173
21,088
65,261
12.1
17.7
13.9
June
49,122
24,435
73,557
11.2
15.9
12.7
July
46,230
19,955
66,185
-5.9
-18.3
-10.0
August
44,861
21,137
65,998
-3.0
5.9
-0.3
September
40,257
18,992
59,249
-10.3
-10.1
-10.2
October
45,575
20,805
66,380
13.2
9.5
12.0
November
47,510
23,252
70,762
4.2
11.8
6.6
December
48,193
20,838
69,031
1.4
-10.4
-2.4
2002January
39,779
18,778
58,557
-17.5
-9.9
-15.2

Seasonally Adjusted

2000November
47,450
19,067
66,517
-3.0
0.0
-2.1
December
53,602
21,589
75,191
13.0
13.2
13.0
2001January
45,120
19,746
64,866
-15.8
-8.5
-13.7
February
43,585
19,442
63,027
-3.4
-1.5
-2.8
March
44,008
20,259
64,267
1.0
4.2
2.0
April
44,536
20,271
64,807
1.2
0.1
0.8
May
42,953
19,347
62,300
-3.6
-4.6
-3.9
June
42,934
17,824
60,758
0.0
-7.9
-2.5
July
45,537
21,050
66,587
6.1
18.1
9.6
August
43,344
21,124
64,468
-4.8
0.4
-3.2
September
44,281
21,858
66,139
2.2
3.5
2.6
October
43,579
21,162
64,741
-1.6
-3.2
-2.1
November
43,719
22,068
65,787
0.3
4.3
1.6
December
46,970
20,668
67,638
7.4
-6.3
2.8
2002January
49,327
25,036
74,363
5.0
21.1
9.9

Trend

2000November
47700
19864
67564
-1.2
0.3
-0.8
December
46798
19935
66733
-1.9
0.4
-1.2
2001January
45777
19988
65765
-2.2
0.3
-1.5
February
44834
19992
64826
-2.1
0.0
-1.4
March
44044
19855
63899
-1.8
-0.7
-1.4
April
43521
19700
63221
-1.2
-0.8
-1.1
May
43287
19710
62997
-0.5
0.1
-0.4
June
43196
19976
63172
-0.2
1.3
0.3
July
43146
20346
63492
-0.1
1.9
0.5
August
43248
20741
63989
0.2
1.9
0.8
September
43668
21178
64846
1.0
2.1
1.3
October
44397
21617
66014
1.7
2.1
1.8
November
45309
22045
67354
2.1
2.0
2.0
December
46307
22503
68810
2.2
2.1
2.2
2002January
47285
22859
70144
2.1
1.6
1.9


Table 2: New Motor Vehicle Sales by State/Territory of Registration

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

Original

2000November
25,846
19,505
12,211
4,473
6,510
1,280
649
1,322
71,796
December
26,605
22,133
12,771
4,698
6,526
1,924
663
1,345
76,665
2001January
18,126
14,093
9,052
2,977
4,731
954
481
986
51,400
February
20,597
16,006
10,620
3,546
5,217
1,057
469
1,090
58,602
March
24,175
18,568
12,285
4,315
6,502
1,185
658
1,263
68,951
April
20,156
15,966
9,989
3,557
5,097
914
647
979
57,305
May
23,438
17,865
11,061
4,153
5,725
1,138
621
1,260
65,261
June
25,616
20,035
13,633
4,677
6,414
1,176
762
1,244
73,557
July
22,850
20,304
10,872
3,978
5,391
1,072
610
1,108
66,185
August
22,817
18,702
11,394
4,171
6,011
1,177
586
1,140
65,998
September
21,272
16,295
10,303
3,670
5,197
1,044
508
960
59,249
October
23,535
18,442
11,430
4,148
5,725
1,257
618
1,225
66,380
November
24,667
19,544
12,505
4,515
6,118
1,427
670
1,316
70,762
December
22,979
19,502
12,045
4,379
6,649
1,873
571
1,033
69,031
2002January
20,414
15,658
10,737
3,727
5,481
989
525
1,026
58,557

Seasonally Adjusted

2000November
23,342
18,010
11,685
4,099
6,216
1,246
648
1,271
66,517
December
27,279
21,703
12,177
4,483
6,248
1,284
708
1,309
75,191
2001January
22,719
18,084
11,258
3,871
5,815
1,275
641
1,203
64,866
February
22,172
17,097
11,267
3,877
5,570
1,309
537
1,198
63,027
March
22,568
17,596
11,212
4,045
5,849
1,234
568
1,195
64,267
April
22,573
18,055
11,370
4,048
5,909
1,094
632
1,126
64,807
May
22,229
17,183
10,742
3,938
5,367
1,163
568
1,110
62,300
June
21,397
16,955
10,514
3,859
5,262
1,117
570
1,084
60,758
July
22,218
20,451
11,503
3,955
5,725
1,094
614
1,027
66,587
August
22,741
18,024
11,179
3,982
5,778
1,071
604
1,089
64,468
September
23,542
18,040
11,679
4,249
5,834
1,061
616
1,118
66,139
October
22,973
17,414
11,596
4,032
5,684
1,244
605
1,193
64,741
November
22,625
18,039
11,991
4,086
5,730
1,351
677
1,288
65,787
December
23,131
19,154
11,554
4,152
6,724
1,287
605
1,031
67,638
2002January
25,954
20,074
13,478
4,894
6,629
1,358
721
1,255
74,363

Trend

2000November
23,795
18,300
11,777
4,222
6,256
1,267
664
1,283
67,564
December
23,464
18,202
11,652
4,141
6,096
1,272
643
1,263
66,733

2001

January

23,123

18,006

11,499

4,069

5,943

1,266

621
1,238

65,765
February
22,795
17,789
11,353
4,019
5,808
1,251
604
1,207
64,826
March
22,443
17,593
11,223
3,973
5,688
1,220
589
1,170
63,899
April
22,168
17,482
11,133
3,942
5,605
1,178
581
1,132
63,221
May
22,083
17,488
11,110
3,937
5,568
1,132
581
1,098
62,997
June
22,171
17,552
11,169
3,956
5,555
1,099
588
1,082
63,172
July
22,317
17,620
11,248
3,972
5,567
1,089
596
1,083
63,492
August
22,497
17,706
11,353
3,993
5,627
1,109
604
1,100
63,989
September
22,764
17,877
11,513
4,047
5,752
1,153
613
1,127
64,846
October
23,104
18,150
11,723
4,131
5,921
1,205
627
1,153
66,014
November
23,483
18,485
11,969
4,233
6,104
1,261
643
1,176
67,354
December
23,905
18,866
12,237
4,349
6,292
1,311
658
1,192
68,810
2002January
24,289
19,205
12,504
4,463
6,453
1,354
671
1,205
70,144




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