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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Sep 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/10/2011   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
26 587
22 904
18 061
5 695
9 237
1 475
872
1 344
86 174
Seasonally Adjusted
26 641
22 944
18 333
5 830
9 347
1 439
980
1 357
86 872

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
1.4
2.0
1.6
3.1
1.0
2.0
2.5
1.8
1.7
Seasonally Adjusted
-2.9
-2.3
-0.7
4.9
-1.7
-9.4
21.1
1.9
-1.5

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
1.7
-0.3
6.7
4.8
-4.3
-5.5
2.1
-1.7
1.5
Seasonally Adjusted
1.4
0.4
5.4
4.7
-4.6
-13.3
11.9
-2.6
1.3

(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.


SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • The September 2011 trend estimate (86 174) has increased by 1.7% when compared with August 2011.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - The September 2011 seasonally adjusted estimate for new motor vehicle sales (86 872) decreased by 1.5% when compared with August 2011.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend - When comparing national trend estimates for September 2011 with August 2011, sales of Passenger, Sports utility and Other vehicles increased by 0.8%, 4.1% and 1.5% respectively.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - When comparing seasonally adjusted estimates for September 2011 with August 2011, sales of Passenger and Sports utility vehicles decreased by 0.9% and 5.6% respectively. Over the same period Other vehicles increased by 2.3%.


SALES BY STATE
  • All eight states and territories have experienced an increase in the trend estimate for new motor vehicle sales when comparing September 2011 with August 2011. South Australia recorded the largest percentage increase (3.1%), followed by the Northern Territory (2.5%), Victoria and Tasmania (both 2.0%).
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, sales of new motor vehicles decreased in five of the eight states and territories when comparing September 2011 with August 2011. Tasmania recorded the largest percentage decrease of 9.4%, followed by New South Wales (2.9%) and Victoria (2.3%). Over the same period the Northern Territory recorded the largest percentage increase of 21.1%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

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October 2011 15 November 2011
November 2011 15 December 2011
December 201118 January 2012
January 2012 15 February 2012
February 2012 15 March 2012
March 2012 17 April 2012



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details for the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for September 2011.


DATA NOTES

The earthquake and tsunami that occurred in Japan on 11 March 2011 may have affected new motor vehicle sales in Australia due to associated delays in delivery of Japanese manufactured vehicles. Although the quality of the estimates in this publication are not affected, impacts from the earthquake and tsunami could continue to disrupt supply of new motor vehicles to Australia.

Widespread flooding in the eastern states, particularly Queensland, and other natural disasters in early 2011 have not adversely affected the quality of estimates in this release. These events may have had an impact on the number of new vehicles sales since February 2011. However, as new motor vehicle sales are influenced by a range of factors, it is not possible to quantify the specific impact of these events.


INQUIRIES

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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 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

2010
July
48 693
20 112
17 368
86 173
-1.5
1.5
-0.8
-0.7
August
48 129
20 227
17 162
85 518
-1.2
0.6
-1.2
-0.8
September
47 835
20 145
16 939
84 918
-0.6
-0.4
-1.3
-0.7
October
47 804
19 893
16 826
84 523
-0.1
-1.2
-0.7
-0.5
November
47 973
19 591
16 904
84 469
0.4
-1.5
0.5
-0.1
December
48 076
19 306
17 132
84 515
0.2
-1.5
1.3
0.1
2011
January
47 866
18 976
17 341
84 182
-0.4
-1.7
1.2
-0.4
February
47 319
18 588
17 409
83 316
-1.1
-2.0
0.4
-1.0
March
46 647
18 293
17 314
82 254
-1.4
-1.6
-0.5
-1.3
April
46 094
18 285
17 122
81 501
-1.2
-
-1.1
-0.9
May
45 828
18 598
16 975
81 401
-0.6
1.7
-0.9
-0.1
June
45 884
19 189
16 969
82 042
0.1
3.2
-
0.8
July
46 139
20 001
17 111
83 251
0.6
4.2
0.8
1.5
August
46 491
20 882
17 339
84 712
0.8
4.4
1.3
1.8
September
46 844
21 737
17 594
86 174
0.8
4.1
1.5
1.7

Seasonally Adjusted

2010
July
47 396
20 033
16 874
84 303
-5.3
1.1
-6.2
-4.1
August
47 145
19 652
17 522
84 319
-0.5
-1.9
3.8
-
September
48 300
20 728
16 769
85 797
2.4
5.5
-4.3
1.8
October
47 462
20 427
16 621
84 510
-1.7
-1.5
-0.9
-1.5
November
48 180
20 036
16 710
84 927
1.5
-1.9
0.5
0.5
December
50 940
17 988
17 243
86 171
5.7
-10.2
3.2
1.5
2011
January
47 880
18 564
16 984
83 428
-6.0
3.2
-1.5
-3.2
February
46 964
19 352
17 657
83 973
-1.9
4.2
4.0
0.7
March
47 332
21 325
18 360
87 017
0.8
10.2
4.0
3.6
April
47 124
19 097
17 146
83 367
-0.4
-10.4
-6.6
-4.2
May
43 654
16 919
16 364
76 936
-7.4
-11.4
-4.6
-7.7
June
44 954
17 188
15 820
77 962
3.0
1.6
-3.3
1.3
July
46 859
20 861
17 570
85 290
4.2
21.4
11.1
9.4
August
47 504
22 958
17 731
88 192
1.4
10.1
0.9
3.4
September
47 055
21 679
18 137
86 872
-0.9
-5.6
2.3
-1.5

Original

2010
July
47 591
19 032
15 753
82 376
-21.8
-22.6
-32.4
-24.2
August
46 504
18 515
17 103
82 122
-2.3
-2.7
8.6
-0.3
September
48 763
19 684
16 607
85 054
4.9
6.3
-2.9
3.6
October
45 268
19 348
16 309
80 925
-7.2
-1.7
-1.8
-4.9
November
49 405
20 806
17 131
87 342
9.1
7.5
5.0
7.9
December
51 039
18 555
16 993
86 587
3.3
-10.8
-0.8
-0.9
2011
January
43 539
17 032
13 013
73 584
-14.7
-8.2
-23.4
-15.0
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

- 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

2010
July
26 368
23 483
17 212
5 595
9 694
1 546
872
1 402
86 173
August
26 240
23 182
17 080
5 512
9 706
1 545
867
1 387
85 518
September
26 136
22 984
16 930
5 435
9 650
1 561
854
1 367
84 918
October
26 071
22 938
16 808
5 387
9 548
1 581
838
1 351
84 523
November
26 081
23 033
16 785
5 372
9 444
1 590
822
1 342
84 469
December
26 107
23 123
16 846
5 354
9 361
1 576
812
1 336
84 515
2011
January
26 028
22 998
16 910
5 294
9 287
1 534
808
1 324
84 182
February
25 793
22 602
16 947
5 193
9 197
1 471
807
1 306
83 316
March
25 509
22 082
16 984
5 089
9 090
1 410
804
1 285
82 254
April
25 309
21 663
17 044
5 035
9 005
1 374
802
1 269
81 501
May
25 289
21 505
17 136
5 067
8 968
1 368
803
1 265
81 401
June
25 471
21 648
17 280
5 184
8 987
1 386
811
1 275
82 042
July
25 805
22 006
17 503
5 348
9 050
1 415
828
1 295
83 251
August
26 210
22 444
17 776
5 523
9 142
1 446
850
1 320
84 712
September
26 587
22 904
18 061
5 695
9 237
1 475
872
1 344
86 174

Seasonally Adjusted

2010
July
25 603
23 035
16 485
5 459
9 945
1 490
902
1 385
84 303
August
26 153
22 857
16 627
5 439
9 588
1 429
849
1 378
84 319
September
26 270
22 846
17 387
5 566
9 800
1 659
877
1 393
85 797
October
26 120
23 128
17 027
5 196
9 298
1 550
817
1 373
84 510
November
26 206
22 822
17 162
5 391
9 616
1 622
838
1 270
84 927
December
28 068
23 009
16 635
5 395
9 291
1 647
791
1 333
86 171
2011
January
26 000
23 294
15 743
5 324
9 242
1 516
954
1 354
83 428
February
25 643
23 086
17 274
5 340
9 122
1 426
754
1 327
83 973
March
27 138
23 273
18 574
5 145
9 279
1 442
853
1 315
87 017
April
25 750
22 249
17 668
5 028
9 182
1 391
821
1 278
83 367
May
24 344
19 466
16 362
4 646
8 839
1 305
805
1 169
76 936
June
24 031
20 928
16 120
5 028
8 569
1 287
775
1 225
77 962
July
26 337
22 763
17 887
5 679
8 998
1 441
805
1 378
85 290
August
27 432
23 495
18 469
5 555
9 513
1 588
810
1 331
88 192
September
26 641
22 944
18 333
5 830
9 347
1 439
980
1 357
86 872

Original

2010
July
25 050
22 499
16 516
5 208
9 572
1 292
881
1 358
82 376
August
25 287
22 312
15 966
5 233
9 753
1 407
819
1 345
82 122
September
26 079
22 511
16 939
5 548
10 121
1 715
785
1 356
85 054
October
24 451
22 847
15 904
4 974
9 244
1 477
717
1 311
80 925
November
27 422
23 491
17 025
5 651
9 738
1 902
809
1 304
87 342
December
27 195
23 873
16 422
5 636
9 238
2 181
714
1 328
86 587
2011
January
23 560
20 323
13 300
4 792
8 289
1 309
772
1 239
73 584
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

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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