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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Nov 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/12/2008   
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NOVEMBER KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
23 322
20 098
16 072
5 118
9 107
1 465
830
1 178
77 189
Seasonally Adjusted
23 078
19 622
15 687
5 061
8 678
1 444
828
1 194
75 592

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
-1.7
-2.4
-1.5
-1.1
-1.7
-2.0
-1.5
-1.0
-1.8
Seasonally Adjusted
-3.5
-6.7
-6.5
-2.7
-8.1
2.6
2.2
-
-5.2

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
-15.3
-13.0
-20.5
-5.7
-11.9
-13.5
-3.0
-17.0
-14.8
Seasonally Adjusted
-17.4
-15.3
-25.2
-8.1
-15.6
-21.8
-2.9
-14.5
-17.8

- 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.

New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles - Short term
Graph: New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles—Short term



NOVEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • Trend - The November 2008 trend estimate for new motor vehicle sales (77 189) decreased 1.8% when compared with October 2008. The trend estimate has decreased for the eleventh consecutive month. When compared with November 2007 the trend estimate decreased by 14.8%.
  • Seasonally adjusted - The November 2008 estimate for total sales of new motor vehicles (75 592) decreased by 5.2% compared with October 2008.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend - When comparing November 2008 with October 2008, trend estimates decreased for all vehicle types, with sports utility vehicles decreasing by 2.6%, passenger vehicles, 2.1% and other vehicles, 0.4%. When compared with the same period 12 months ago all vehicles decreased, sports utility vehicles by 22.4%, passenger vehicles by 15.1%, and other vehicles by 6.7%.
  • Seasonally adjusted - When comparing November 2008 with October 2008, sports utility vehicles decreased by 5.5%, passenger vehicles by 3.3% and other vehicles by 9.8%.


SALES BY STATE
  • Trend - When comparing November 2008 to October 2008, all of the states and territories showed decreases in the trend estimate of total vehicle sales. The largest decreases were in Victoria, 2.4% and Tasmania, 2.0%.
  • Seasonally adjusted - When comparing November 2008 to October 2008, two of the states showed increases in total vehicle sales, Tasmania, 2.6% and Northern Territory, 2.2%. The largest decreases were in Western Australia with a decrease of 8.1% Victoria, 6.7% and Queensland, 6.5%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
December 2008 22 January 2009
January 2009 19 February 2009
February 2009 19 March 2009
March 2009 23 April 2009
April 2009 21 May 2009
May 2009 22 June 2009



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details from the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for November 2008.


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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

2007
September
52 893
17 472
18 484
88 848
0.5
2.4
2.1
1.2
October
53 213
17 814
18 805
89 832
0.6
2.0
1.7
1.1
November
53 483
18 047
19 060
90 590
0.5
1.3
1.4
0.8
December
53 593
18 121
19 242
90 956
0.2
0.4
1.0
0.4
2008
January
53 470
18 093
19 331
90 894
-0.2
-0.2
0.5
-0.1
February
53 116
17 993
19 322
90 431
-0.7
-0.5
-
-0.5
March
52 609
17 800
19 218
89 627
-1.0
-1.1
-0.5
-0.9
April
52 049
17 481
19 018
88 547
-1.1
-1.8
-1.0
-1.2
May
51 460
17 043
18 778
87 281
-1.1
-2.5
-1.3
-1.4
June
50 733
16 508
18 532
85 774
-1.4
-3.1
-1.3
-1.7
July
49 777
15 943
18 296
84 015
-1.9
-3.4
-1.3
-2.1
August
48 624
15 384
18 113
82 122
-2.3
-3.5
-1.0
-2.3
September
47 442
14 855
17 977
80 275
-2.4
-3.4
-0.8
-2.2
October
46 368
14 388
17 848
78 603
-2.3
-3.1
-0.7
-2.1
November
45 404
14 008
17 777
77 189
-2.1
-2.6
-0.4
-1.8

Seasonally Adjusted

2007
September
51 715
17 640
18 642
87 997
-0.9
2.1
4.9
0.9
October
52 623
18 153
18 517
89 293
1.8
2.9
-0.7
1.5
November
54 155
17 834
19 949
91 938
2.9
-1.8
7.7
3.0
December
54 589
17 744
18 995
91 329
0.8
-0.5
-4.8
-0.7
2008
January
54 094
18 421
19 114
91 629
-0.9
3.8
0.6
0.3
February
52 278
18 002
18 875
89 156
-3.4
-2.3
-1.2
-2.7
March
52 307
17 899
19 512
89 718
0.1
-0.6
3.4
0.6
April
51 168
17 393
19 793
88 354
-2.2
-2.8
1.4
-1.5
May
51 915
16 643
18 457
87 016
1.5
-4.3
-6.7
-1.5
June
51 910
17 491
18 162
87 563
-
5.1
-1.6
0.6
July
50 023
15 429
18 269
83 720
-3.6
-11.8
0.6
-4.4
August
47 837
15 133
17 951
80 922
-4.4
-1.9
-1.7
-3.3
September
47 343
14 937
17 935
80 215
-1.0
-1.3
-0.1
-0.9
October
46 443
14 529
18 806
79 778
-1.9
-2.7
4.9
-0.5
November
44 903
13 729
16 961
75 592
-3.3
-5.5
-9.8
-5.2

Original

2007
September
50 197
15 874
17 418
83 489
-4.8
-9.0
-3.3
-5.3
October
53 336
17 748
18 205
89 289
6.3
11.8
4.5
6.9
November
54 195
17 702
20 184
92 081
1.6
-0.3
10.9
3.1
December
51 722
17 114
17 414
86 250
-4.6
-3.3
-13.7
-6.3
2008
January
49 295
17 646
15 329
82 270
-4.7
3.1
-12.0
-4.6
February
53 030
18 277
18 591
89 898
7.6
3.6
21.3
9.3
March
53 122
18 425
19 738
91 285
0.2
0.8
6.2
1.5
April
47 639
16 654
19 768
84 061
-10.3
-9.6
0.2
-7.9
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

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

New motor vehicle sales by state/territory of registration

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.(a)
NT(a)
ACT(a)
Aus
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

Trend

2007
September
27 089
22 638
19 735
5 224
10 272
1 652
828
1 410
88 848
October
27 353
22 898
20 018
5 330
10 303
1 676
839
1 416
89 832
November
27 543
23 106
20 216
5 425
10 332
1 693
856
1 420
90 590
December
27 589
23 258
20 258
5 489
10 357
1 707
879
1 418
90 956
2008
January
27 488
23 380
20 110
5 525
10 369
1 710
902
1 410
90 894
February
27 264
23 473
19 816
5 527
10 342
1 695
918
1 397
90 431
March
26 935
23 511
19 430
5 505
10 269
1 673
926
1 378
89 627
April
26 544
23 431
19 007
5 471
10 156
1 659
927
1 352
88 547
May
26 133
23 217
18 575
5 436
10 031
1 649
919
1 321
87 281
June
25 681
22 847
18 126
5 396
9 899
1 634
903
1 287
85 774
July
25 190
22 337
17 627
5 353
9 760
1 608
885
1 256
84 015
August
24 673
21 745
17 128
5 299
9 603
1 575
870
1 228
82 122
September
24 168
21 144
16 693
5 236
9 435
1 536
856
1 206
80 275
October
23 724
20 595
16 318
5 176
9 263
1 495
843
1 190
78 603
November
23 322
20 098
16 072
5 118
9 107
1 465
830
1 178
77 189

Seasonally Adjusted

2007
September
26 343
22 839
19 478
5 126
10 330
1 643
825
1 413
87 997
October
27 482
22 549
19 703
5 376
10 224
1 660
874
1 424
89 293
November
27 929
23 156
20 963
5 508
10 285
1 848
853
1 396
91 938
December
27 480
23 201
21 163
5 264
10 310
1 623
854
1 435
91 329
2008
January
27 941
23 648
19 589
5 863
10 573
1 719
875
1 421
91 629
February
27 052
23 470
19 161
5 471
10 094
1 650
902
1 356
89 156
March
26 956
23 403
19 318
5 424
10 480
1 675
1 031
1 433
89 718
April
25 924
22 983
19 788
5 374
10 251
1 781
915
1 340
88 354
May
26 321
23 431
18 114
5 482
9 916
1 569
886
1 299
87 016
June
26 432
23 663
18 560
5 484
9 735
1 541
857
1 291
87 563
July
25 042
22 210
17 540
5 330
9 785
1 610
913
1 290
83 720
August
24 098
21 329
16 598
5 282
9 727
1 781
909
1 198
80 922
September
24 296
20 950
16 752
5 228
9 481
1 476
848
1 184
80 215
October
23 910
21 041
16 773
5 201
9 442
1 408
810
1 194
79 778
November
23 078
19 622
15 687
5 061
8 678
1 444
828
1 194
75 592

Original

2007
September
24 946
21 788
18 025
4 738
10 244
1 684
724
1 340
83 489
October
27 556
23 097
18 933
5 329
10 460
1 708
781
1 425
89 289
November
27 835
23 644
20 189
5 556
10 435
2 225
803
1 394
92 081
December
25 290
22 432
19 557
5 078
9 809
2 010
719
1 355
86 250
2008
January
25 810
21 044
16 972
5 256
9 650
1 490
722
1 326
82 270
February
27 855
23 803
18 914
5 607
9 952
1 484
876
1 407
89 898
March
28 128
23 153
20 231
5 334
10 483
1 470
1 108
1 378
91 285
April
24 489
21 814
19 109
5 293
9 475
1 496
1 049
1 336
84 061
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

(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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