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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Feb 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/03/2009   
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FEBRUARY KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
22 607
19 472
15 746
4 649
8 370
1 372
777
1 262
74 254
Seasonally Adjusted
22 409
19 002
15 581
4 390
8 398
1 384
767
1 260
73 190

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
-0.9
-1.1
-0.7
-2.6
-1.7
-1.4
-1.4
1.2
-1.1
Seasonally Adjusted
-2.3
-5.3
-2.6
-9.7
-1.9
-3.9
-1.0
0.3
-3.5

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
-17.1
-17.3
-20.5
-16.0
-19.4
-19.2
-16.0
-9.3
-18.0
Seasonally Adjusted
-17.6
-19.9
-19.4
-20.4
-17.6
-15.0
-16.9
-6.3
-18.6

(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



FEBRUARY KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • Trend - The February 2009 trend estimate for new motor vehicle sales (74 254) was 1.1% lower than the corresponding estimate for January 2009 and 18.0% lower than the trend estimate 12 months earlier. Decreases in the trend estimate continue to be recorded for new motor vehicle sales.
  • Seasonally adjusted - The February 2009 seasonally adjusted estimate for total sales of new motor vehicles (73 190) decreased by 3.5% compared with January 2009.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend - When trend estimates for February 2009 are compared with January 2009, other vehicles sales decreased by 2.8%, passenger vehicle sales by 0.7% and sports utility vehicle sales by 0.4%. Compared with 12 months earlier, sales of all vehicle types were lower in February 2009. Sales of sports utility vehicles have decreased by 22.2%, other vehicles by 19.0% and passenger vehicles by 16.2% when compared with the February 2008 level.
  • Seasonally adjusted - On a seasonally adjusted basis, February 2009 sales of all vehicle types decreased, other vehicles by 4.4%, passenger vehicles by 3.8% and sports utility vehicles by 1.7% when compared with January 2009.


SALES BY STATE
  • Trend - The Australian Capital Territory was the only state or territory for which the February 2009 trend estimate of total new vehicle sales exceeded the trend estimate for January 2009. The increase of 1.2% contrasts with decreases in all other states and territories, the largest being South Australia by 2.6%, Western Australia by 1.7% and Tasmania and Northern Territory both decreasing by 1.4%.
  • Seasonally adjusted - When comparing February 2009 with January 2009, the Australian Capital Territory was the only state or territory to show an increase in the seasonally adjusted estimate of total vehicle sales with a rise of 0.3%. South Australia decreased by the largest proportion, with seasonally adjusted sales falling by 9.7% compared with January 2009 followed by decreases in Victoria (5.3%), Tasmania (3.9%) and Queensland (2.6%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
March 2009 23 April 2009
April 2009 21 May 2009
May 2009 22 June 2009
June 2009 21 July 2009
July 2009 24 August 2009
August 2009 21 September 2009



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

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


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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
December
53 512
18 114
19 295
90 921
0.2
0.4
1.4
0.5
2008
January
53 408
18 091
19 448
90 947
-0.2
-0.1
0.8
-
February
53 097
18 000
19 466
90 562
-0.6
-0.5
0.1
-0.4
March
52 634
17 810
19 349
89 794
-0.9
-1.1
-0.6
-0.8
April
52 104
17 490
19 104
88 698
-1.0
-1.8
-1.3
-1.2
May
51 511
17 047
18 804
87 362
-1.1
-2.5
-1.6
-1.5
June
50 760
16 498
18 513
85 770
-1.5
-3.2
-1.5
-1.8
July
49 762
15 901
18 266
83 928
-2.0
-3.6
-1.3
-2.1
August
48 597
15 326
18 094
82 017
-2.3
-3.6
-0.9
-2.3
September
47 449
14 842
17 915
80 205
-2.4
-3.2
-1.0
-2.2
October
46 483
14 492
17 649
78 624
-2.0
-2.4
-1.5
-2.0
November
45 766
14 267
17 239
77 272
-1.5
-1.6
-2.3
-1.7
December
45 221
14 130
16 738
76 089
-1.2
-1.0
-2.9
-1.5
2009
January
44 784
14 057
16 223
75 065
-1.0
-0.5
-3.1
-1.3
February
44 490
14 002
15 763
74 254
-0.7
-0.4
-2.8
-1.1

Seasonally Adjusted

2007
December
54 481
17 714
18 868
91 063
1.0
-0.6
-5.1
-0.6
2008
January
53 694
18 332
19 504
91 530
-1.4
3.5
3.4
0.5
February
52 577
18 098
19 188
89 863
-2.1
-1.3
-1.6
-1.8
March
52 424
17 914
19 542
89 880
-0.3
-1.0
1.8
-
April
51 218
17 412
19 728
88 358
-2.3
-2.8
1.0
-1.7
May
51 875
16 658
18 533
87 065
1.3
-4.3
-6.1
-1.5
June
51 949
17 439
18 131
87 519
0.1
4.7
-2.2
0.5
July
50 004
15 411
18 266
83 680
-3.7
-11.6
0.7
-4.4
August
47 849
15 136
17 856
80 842
-4.3
-1.8
-2.2
-3.4
September
47 398
14 965
17 756
80 118
-0.9
-1.1
-0.6
-0.9
October
46 375
14 539
18 675
79 589
-2.2
-2.8
5.2
-0.7
November
45 015
13 708
16 852
75 575
-2.9
-5.7
-9.8
-5.0
December
45 398
14 264
17 044
76 706
0.9
4.1
1.1
1.5
2009
January
45 664
14 292
15 923
75 879
0.6
0.2
-6.6
-1.1
February
43 911
14 055
15 225
73 190
-3.8
-1.7
-4.4
-3.5

Original

2007
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
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

- 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)
Aust.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

Trend

2007
December
27 585
23 254
20 224
5 461
10 382
1 716
884
1 417
90 921
2008
January
27 496
23 412
20 087
5 512
10 408
1 717
909
1 406
90 947
February
27 284
23 534
19 812
5 534
10 386
1 698
925
1 391
90 562
March
26 960
23 583
19 443
5 528
10 306
1 670
931
1 372
89 794
April
26 565
23 496
19 029
5 503
10 177
1 652
927
1 349
88 698
May
26 140
23 251
18 597
5 466
10 033
1 640
916
1 319
87 362
June
25 671
22 845
18 132
5 418
9 892
1 627
899
1 286
85 770
July
25 165
22 298
17 617
5 364
9 747
1 602
882
1 253
83 928
August
24 653
21 696
17 115
5 309
9 581
1 568
868
1 227
82 017
September
24 165
21 113
16 716
5 234
9 383
1 528
854
1 213
80 205
October
23 732
20 621
16 433
5 138
9 162
1 487
839
1 213
78 624
November
23 378
20 249
16 208
5 025
8 926
1 446
820
1 221
77 272
December
23 076
19 944
16 016
4 899
8 705
1 414
803
1 233
76 089
2009
January
22 816
19 679
15 858
4 772
8 516
1 391
788
1 247
75 065
February
22 607
19 472
15 746
4 649
8 370
1 372
777
1 262
74 254

Seasonally Adjusted

2007
December
27 484
23 111
20 871
5 261
10 384
1 683
841
1 427
91 063
2008
January
27 811
23 694
19 606
5 756
10 619
1 715
913
1 417
91 530
February
27 207
23 725
19 328
5 517
10 189
1 629
922
1 345
89 863
March
27 079
23 410
19 282
5 505
10 479
1 678
1 017
1 431
89 880
April
25 879
23 043
19 766
5 412
10 235
1 782
905
1 336
88 358
May
26 272
23 444
18 165
5 488
9 963
1 551
885
1 298
87 065
June
26 454
23 604
18 561
5 499
9 714
1 539
856
1 292
87 519
July
24 985
22 272
17 551
5 318
9 751
1 593
917
1 294
83 680
August
24 120
21 251
16 615
5 293
9 668
1 785
904
1 205
80 842
September
24 312
20 879
16 776
5 224
9 443
1 458
842
1 183
80 118
October
23 865
20 918
16 795
5 170
9 428
1 408
804
1 202
79 589
November
23 139
19 654
15 693
5 013
8 591
1 452
821
1 210
75 575
December
23 130
20 282
16 210
4 962
8 634
1 388
837
1 262
76 706
2009
January
22 932
20 057
15 999
4 863
8 558
1 440
775
1 256
75 879
February
22 409
19 002
15 581
4 390
8 398
1 384
767
1 260
73 190

Original

2007
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
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

(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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