9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, October 2017 Quality Declaration 
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CESSATION OF NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES COLLECTION

As foreshadowed in the ABS 2017-2018 Forward Work Program, publication of Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia (cat. no. 9314.0) will cease following release of the December 2017 issue on 16 January 2018. Data on sales of new motor vehicles (in original terms) is available from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries website: https://www.fcai.com.au/sales.



OCTOBER KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales
Trend (no.)
33 087
28 091
19 341
6 017
8 479
1 700
885
1 508
99 106
Seasonally Adjusted (no.)
32 744
28 145
19 385
6 023
8 570
1 698
859
1 499
98 922
Change from previous month
Trend (%)
-0.4
-0.5
-0.7
-0.5
1.1
1.7
-2.6
-1.2
-0.4
Seasonally Adjusted (%)
-2.6
1.1
2.1
1.3
2.5
-6.1
-1.4
0.6
-
Change from previous year
Trend (%)
-0.1
1.2
1.8
0.6
5.2
-1.9
1.6
-2.8
1.0
Seasonally Adjusted (%)
-2.2
0.6
3.5
6.0
8.2
-3.8
4.1
-2.2
1.0

- 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.



OCTOBER KEY POINTS


OCTOBER TREND ESTIMATES KEY POINTS
  • The October 2017 trend estimate (99,106) decreased by 0.4% when compared with September 2017.
  • When comparing national trend estimates for October 2017 with September 2017, sales for Other vehicles increased by 0.4%. By contrast, Passenger vehicles and Sports utility vehicles decreased by 1.0% and 0.3% respectively.
  • The largest upward movement across all states and territories, on a trend basis, was in Tasmania (1.7%), continuing an upward trend that began in May 2017.
  • The largest downward movement across all states and territories, on a trend basis, was in the Northern Territory (-2.6%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES
ISSUE Release Date
November 2017 18 December 2017
December 2017 16 January 2018



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details for the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for October 2017.


INQUIRIES

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SUMMARY COMMENTARY

Graph Image for New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles - long term

Graph Image for New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles - short term

New motor vehicle sales by type of vehicle by month

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

2016
August
40 130
37 226
20 752
98 108
-0.5
1.2
0.2
0.3
September
39 995
37 464
20 788
98 246
-0.3
0.6
0.2
0.1
October
39 816
37 487
20 775
98 079
-0.4
0.1
-0.1
-0.2
November
39 507
37 335
20 758
97 600
-0.8
-0.4
-0.1
-0.5
December
39 104
37 103
20 837
97 044
-1.0
-0.6
0.4
-0.6
2017
January
38 724
36 976
21 067
96 767
-1.0
-0.3
1.1
-0.3
February
38 432
37 124
21 396
96 953
-0.8
0.4
1.6
0.2
March
38 300
37 555
21 767
97 623
-0.3
1.2
1.7
0.7
April
38 264
38 131
22 162
98 557
-0.1
1.5
1.8
1.0
May
38 229
38 640
22 524
99 393
-0.1
1.3
1.6
0.8
June
38 131
38 962
22 815
99 909
-0.3
0.8
1.3
0.5
July
37 876
39 126
23 016
100 019
-0.7
0.4
0.9
0.1
August
37 499
39 128
23 187
99 814
-1.0
-
0.7
-0.2
September
37 137
39 019
23 332
99 488
-1.0
-0.3
0.6
-0.3
October
36 769
38 903
23 435
99 106
-1.0
-0.3
0.4
-0.4

Seasonally Adjusted

2016
August
39 904
37 463
20 550
97 917
-0.3
2.3
-3.5
-
September
40 347
38 331
20 871
99 549
1.1
2.3
1.6
1.7
October
39 281
38 231
20 414
97 927
-2.6
-0.3
-2.2
-1.6
November
38 962
36 814
21 103
96 879
-0.8
-3.7
3.4
-1.1
December
40 543
35 667
21 257
97 468
4.1
-3.1
0.7
0.6
2017
January
39 186
38 071
20 565
97 823
-3.3
6.7
-3.3
0.4
February
37 662
36 848
20 686
95 195
-3.9
-3.2
0.6
-2.7
March
36 946
37 914
21 983
96 842
-1.9
2.9
6.3
1.7
April
38 126
36 965
22 908
97 998
3.2
-2.5
4.2
1.2
May
39 511
38 510
22 631
100 653
3.6
4.2
-1.2
2.7
June
38 821
40 414
22 647
101 882
-1.7
4.9
0.1
1.2
July
37 833
39 463
22 243
99 539
-2.5
-2.4
-1.8
-2.3
August
36 604
38 811
23 884
99 298
-3.2
-1.7
7.4
-0.2
September
36 795
38 549
23 575
98 919
0.5
-0.7
-1.3
-0.4
October
37 156
38 573
23 192
98 922
1.0
0.1
-1.6
-

Original

2016
August
38 945
36 396
19 568
94 909
2.4
7.6
0.4
3.9
September
42 076
39 497
21 123
102 696
8.0
8.5
7.9
8.2
October
37 817
36 442
19 098
93 357
-10.1
-7.7
-9.6
-9.1
November
39 852
37 536
21 549
98 937
5.4
3.0
12.8
6.0
December
42 385
34 936
21 442
98 763
6.4
-6.9
-0.5
-0.2
2017
January
34 920
34 127
15 863
84 910
-17.6
-2.3
-26.0
-14.0
February
34 740
35 497
18 788
89 025
-0.5
4.0
18.4
4.8
March
38 972
41 484
24 954
105 410
12.2
16.9
32.8
18.4
April
32 147
31 368
19 620
83 135
-17.5
-24.4
-21.4
-21.1
May
38 842
39 629
24 430
102 901
20.8
26.3
24.5
23.8
June
50 646
51 393
32 132
134 171
30.4
29.7
31.5
30.4
July
35 792
36 979
19 983
92 754
-29.3
-28.0
-37.8
-30.9
August
35 733
38 118
22 811
96 662
-0.2
3.1
14.2
4.2
September
38 147
39 003
23 050
100 200
6.8
2.3
1.0
3.7
October
36 396
36 871
22 496
95 763
-4.6
-5.5
-2.4
-4.4

- 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.

Trend

2016
August
32 972
27 568
19 183
5 970
8 293
1 707
894
1 521
98 108
September
33 082
27 742
19 098
5 989
8 188
1 733
883
1 531
98 246
October
33 119
27 760
19 000
5 983
8 062
1 733
871
1 551
98 079
November
33 049
27 631
18 900
5 951
7 940
1 704
859
1 567
97 600
December
32 941
27 431
18 824
5 910
7 862
1 656
849
1 570
97 044
2017
January
32 881
27 312
18 822
5 882
7 848
1 610
849
1 564
96 767
February
32 916
27 355
18 924
5 895
7 866
1 582
860
1 555
96 953
March
33 032
27 587
19 148
5 952
7 897
1 570
884
1 553
97 623
April
33 201
27 918
19 433
6 024
7 941
1 570
912
1 559
98 557
May
33 346
28 213
19 672
6 084
7 999
1 579
934
1 567
99 393
June
33 428
28 380
19 787
6 121
8 083
1 595
944
1 571
99 909
July
33 419
28 426
19 754
6 117
8 181
1 618
941
1 563
100 019
August
33 333
28 357
19 634
6 088
8 284
1 644
927
1 547
99 814
September
33 226
28 234
19 485
6 050
8 385
1 672
909
1 527
99 488
October
33 087
28 091
19 341
6 017
8 479
1 700
885
1 508
99 106

Seasonally Adjusted

2016
August
32 922
27 660
18 947
6 081
8 205
1 737
910
1 455
97 917
September
33 368
28 072
19 178
6 271
8 330
1 823
941
1 566
99 549
October
33 480
27 985
18 733
5 683
7 923
1 765
825
1 533
97 927
November
32 135
27 746
19 166
6 022
7 720
1 683
852
1 555
96 879
December
33 790
26 359
19 064
6 027
8 070
1 643
844
1 671
97 468
2017
January
32 936
28 716
18 494
5 884
7 803
1 586
862
1 542
97 823
February
32 355
26 501
18 892
5 671
7 819
1 558
881
1 519
95 195
March
32 624
27 179
19 145
6 013
7 953
1 571
827
1 530
96 842
April
33 563
27 775
18 817
5 968
7 867
1 567
901
1 540
97 998
May
33 600
28 536
20 026
6 162
8 206
1 619
940
1 563
100 653
June
33 678
29 242
20 599
6 213
7 886
1 605
1 014
1 646
101 882
July
33 231
28 225
19 700
6 187
8 103
1 584
939
1 571
99 539
August
33 091
28 237
19 515
6 033
8 412
1 537
938
1 535
99 298
September
33 632
27 831
18 981
5 946
8 359
1 809
871
1 490
98 919
October
32 744
28 145
19 385
6 023
8 570
1 698
859
1 499
98 922

Original

2016
August
31 788
27 096
18 062
5 785
8 144
1 743
881
1 410
94 909
September
34 424
28 766
19 702
6 551
8 668
2 074
880
1 631
102 696
October
31 850
27 546
16 870
5 450
7 580
1 937
713
1 411
93 357
November
32 955
28 991
18 733
6 259
7 657
1 903
808
1 631
98 937
December
33 632
27 065
19 252
6 464
8 026
1 918
734
1 672
98 763
2017
January
29 068
24 535
15 709
5 134
7 037
1 337
652
1 438
84 910
February
30 221
24 917
17 474
5 354
7 526
1 334
760
1 439
89 025
March
35 677
29 252
21 217
6 387
8 712
1 536
946
1 683
105 410
April
28 565
23 292
16 312
4 951
6 634
1 214
910
1 257
83 135
May
34 545
29 077
20 674
6 133
8 154
1 540
1 276
1 502
102 901
June
44 341
37 255
28 768
8 213
10 161
1 953
1 333
2 147
134 171
July
30 620
26 584
18 540
5 663
7 576
1 376
914
1 481
92 754
August
32 137
27 569
18 695
5 790
8 487
1 538
904
1 542
96 662
September
34 168
28 096
19 175
6 029
8 401
2 016
821
1 494
100 200
October
31 454
28 098
17 860
5 831
8 458
1 870
744
1 448
95 763

(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.