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MEDIA RELEASE

July 19, 2002
Embargoed: 11:30 AM (AEST)
93/2002
New motor vehicle sales showing decline: ABS

The trend figures indicate that total new motor vehicle sales have declined slightly over the last four months with June 2002 figures falling by 0.7%. The main component of this decline is new passenger vehicle sales which have declined for the fifth consecutive month. Sales of new passenger vehicles fell 1.1% in June to record a fall of 4% since January 2002. Sales of other vehicles have remained steady over the last two months.

Seasonally adjusted sales of total new motor vehicles fell by 4.4% in June 2002, with falls in passenger vehicles and other vehicles of 2.2% and 8.3% respectively. Of the States and Territories only South Australia, Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory recorded rises.


Sales of New Motor Vehicles, June 2002
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Vehicle Sales
Seasonally Adjusted
23,339
17,610
11,954
4,444
6,275
1,279
629
1,209
66,739
Trend
23,858
18,094
12,520
4,351
5,976
1,275
635
1,178
67,887

Percentage change from previous month
Seasonally Adjusted
-4.4
-6.8
-8.7
3.0
5.8
-5.0
-9.1
10.6
-4.4
Trend
-0.6
-1.2
-0.6
-0.6
-1.0
0.3
0.8
1.1
-0.7

Percentage change from previous year
Seasonally Adjusted
9.1
3.9
13.7
15.2
19.3
14.5
10.4
11.5
9.8
Trend
7.6
3.1
12.1
10.0
7.6
16.0
8.0
8.9
7.5

This publication draws on new motor vehicle sales data provided by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI).

Media please note:

Further details are contained in Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Electronic Publication, (cat. no. 9314.0), available via this site.

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