9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, March 2016 Quality Declaration 
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
33 460
26 739
19 617
6 055
8 736
1 546
911
1 501
98 564
Seasonally Adjusted
34 063
26 870
20 516
6 052
8 702
1 561
940
1 592
100 295

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
0.6
-0.1
-0.3
0.1
-0.3
-1.0
2.8
0.3
0.1
Seasonally Adjusted
2.1
0.7
5.2
1.6
-0.1
2.8
0.4
7.6
2.2

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
8.9
3.0
1.4
4.4
-2.3
-3.5
-3.1
2.1
4.0
Seasonally Adjusted
10.3
2.8
0.7
5.7
-4.2
-1.6
3.8
6.3
4.2

(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.
MARCH TREND ESTIMATES KEY POINTS
  • The March 2016 trend estimate (98 564) increased by 0.1% when compared with February 2016.
  • When comparing national trend estimates for March 2016 with February 2016, sales of Passenger vehicles decreased by 0.9% and Sports utility and Other vehicles increased by 0.2% and 1.8% respectively.
  • The largest upward movement across all states and territories, on a trend basis, was in the Northern Territory (2.8%) which has been trending upwards since November 2015.
  • The largest downward movement across all states and territories, on a trend basis, was in Tasmania (-1.0%), continuing a downward trend which commenced in October 2015.




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

2015
January
43 100
31 418
19 471
93 988
-0.1
1.8
-0.1
0.5
February
43 051
31 979
19 415
94 445
-0.1
1.8
-0.3
0.5
March
42 959
32 456
19 364
94 779
-0.2
1.5
-0.3
0.4
April
42 899
32 882
19 289
95 069
-0.1
1.3
-0.4
0.3
May
42 896
33 327
19 161
95 384
-
1.4
-0.7
0.3
June
42 883
33 874
19 044
95 801
-
1.6
-0.6
0.4
July
42 888
34 467
18 966
96 321
-
1.8
-0.4
0.5
August
42 854
35 055
18 946
96 855
-0.1
1.7
-0.1
0.6
September
42 654
35 579
19 057
97 290
-0.5
1.5
0.6
0.4
October
42 286
35 922
19 340
97 548
-0.9
1.0
1.5
0.3
November
41 851
36 097
19 767
97 716
-1.0
0.5
2.2
0.2
December
41 476
36 189
20 262
97 928
-0.9
0.3
2.5
0.2
2016
January
41 111
36 318
20 751
98 181
-0.9
0.4
2.4
0.3
February
40 789
36 473
21 207
98 469
-0.8
0.4
2.2
0.3
March
40 438
36 538
21 588
98 564
-0.9
0.2
1.8
0.1

Seasonally Adjusted

2015
January
44 125
30 072
19 140
93 337
0.8
-2.8
-7.8
-2.2
February
43 405
33 202
19 217
95 824
-1.6
10.4
0.4
2.7
March
45 002
31 943
19 263
96 208
3.7
-3.8
0.2
0.4
April
41 122
34 477
19 358
94 958
-8.6
7.9
0.5
-1.3
May
42 253
32 179
19 193
93 625
2.8
-6.7
-0.9
-1.4
June
44 597
33 406
19 175
97 179
5.5
3.8
-0.1
3.8
July
42 813
34 317
19 374
96 504
-4.0
2.7
1.0
-0.7
August
41 634
34 753
18 553
94 939
-2.8
1.3
-4.2
-1.6
September
44 473
37 523
18 542
100 538
6.8
8.0
-0.1
5.9
October
41 066
36 205
19 232
96 503
-7.7
-3.5
3.7
-4.0
November
41 567
35 460
20 592
97 619
1.2
-2.1
7.1
1.2
December
42 898
35 185
19 613
97 696
3.2
-0.8
-4.8
0.1
2016
January
40 103
37 021
21 026
98 150
-6.5
5.2
7.2
0.5
February
40 494
36 723
20 957
98 174
1.0
-0.8
-0.3
-
March
41 623
36 629
22 043
100 295
2.8
-0.3
5.2
2.2

Original

2015
January
39 799
27 679
14 638
82 116
-11.7
-9.7
-30.6
-15.2
February
40 775
32 039
17 610
90 424
2.5
15.8
20.3
10.1
March
48 185
35 503
21 366
105 054
18.2
10.8
21.3
16.2
April
35 015
29 664
16 977
81 656
-27.3
-16.4
-20.5
-22.3
May
40 592
32 530
20 205
93 327
15.9
9.7
19.0
14.3
June
56 386
42 256
27 208
125 850
38.9
29.9
34.7
34.8
July
41 420
32 679
18 209
92 308
-26.5
-22.7
-33.1
-26.7
August
40 673
32 900
17 132
90 705
-1.8
0.7
-5.9
-1.7
September
46 084
36 968
18 340
101 392
13.3
12.4
7.1
11.8
October
40 856
34 744
18 721
94 321
-11.3
-6.0
2.1
-7.0
November
41 726
36 070
20 843
98 639
2.1
3.8
11.3
4.6
December
44 172
35 439
20 005
99 616
5.9
-1.7
-4.0
1.0
2016
January
35 214
33 073
16 086
84 373
-20.3
-6.7
-19.6
-15.3
February
39 558
36 865
20 020
96 443
12.3
11.5
24.5
14.3
March
43 652
38 437
22 423
104 512
10.3
4.3
12.0
8.4

- 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

2015
January
30 423
25 862
18 912
5 775
9 079
1 551
934
1 453
93 988
February
30 538
25 945
19 166
5 799
9 009
1 583
940
1 464
94 445
March
30 712
25 972
19 344
5 800
8 939
1 602
940
1 470
94 779
April
30 981
25 999
19 443
5 757
8 877
1 606
932
1 474
95 069
May
31 343
26 069
19 469
5 686
8 819
1 602
915
1 482
95 384
June
31 742
26 175
19 507
5 615
8 774
1 597
891
1 500
95 801
July
32 116
26 303
19 582
5 579
8 755
1 597
865
1 524
96 321
August
32 378
26 441
19 681
5 604
8 762
1 605
840
1 544
96 855
September
32 510
26 573
19 766
5 678
8 783
1 609
822
1 548
97 290
October
32 558
26 668
19 800
5 772
8 794
1 607
815
1 534
97 548
November
32 625
26 703
19 792
5 870
8 791
1 598
823
1 513
97 716
December
32 782
26 720
19 767
5 950
8 785
1 587
840
1 498
97 928
2016
January
33 001
26 745
19 726
6 007
8 774
1 574
861
1 492
98 181
February
33 257
26 778
19 684
6 049
8 758
1 562
886
1 496
98 469
March
33 460
26 739
19 617
6 055
8 736
1 546
911
1 501
98 564

Seasonally Adjusted

2015
January
30 214
25 656
18 890
5 670
8 987
1 616
850
1 454
93 337
February
30 689
25 748
19 805
6 191
9 193
1 671
1 003
1 523
95 824
March
30 892
26 133
20 381
5 725
9 088
1 587
906
1 497
96 208
April
30 320
26 578
19 491
5 761
8 826
1 595
950
1 438
94 958
May
31 251
25 334
18 955
5 608
8 569
1 527
945
1 436
93 625
June
32 432
26 092
20 024
5 668
8 912
1 651
883
1 517
97 179
July
31 891
26 759
19 453
5 670
8 741
1 614
851
1 525
96 504
August
31 835
25 744
19 283
5 304
8 727
1 709
832
1 506
94 939
September
33 700
27 560
20 259
5 736
8 904
1 934
809
1 637
100 538
October
32 266
26 196
19 442
5 872
8 700
1 617
854
1 557
96 503
November
32 239
26 567
20 356
5 829
8 784
1 540
803
1 503
97 619
December
32 653
26 991
19 305
6 024
8 813
1 659
815
1 435
97 696
2016
January
32 805
26 654
19 927
6 067
8 841
1 563
824
1 469
98 150
February
33 376
26 685
19 508
5 955
8 715
1 519
936
1 480
98 174
March
34 063
26 870
20 516
6 052
8 702
1 561
940
1 592
100 295

Original

2015
January
26 796
22 211
16 570
5 039
8 101
1 364
662
1 373
82 116
February
28 975
24 742
18 212
5 915
8 851
1 409
877
1 443
90 424
March
33 773
28 536
22 499
6 173
9 823
1 560
1 064
1 626
105 054
April
26 264
22 160
17 335
4 843
7 609
1 280
948
1 217
81 656
May
30 996
25 231
19 312
5 429
8 353
1 440
1 144
1 422
93 327
June
42 105
32 615
27 270
7 286
11 503
1 989
1 189
1 893
125 850
July
30 332
25 902
18 700
5 256
8 341
1 445
836
1 496
92 308
August
30 529
24 608
18 183
5 088
8 371
1 710
767
1 449
90 705
September
33 983
27 675
20 387
5 859
9 009
2 090
785
1 604
101 392
October
31 196
26 503
18 246
5 825
8 534
1 719
785
1 513
94 321
November
33 176
27 421
19 249
6 019
8 724
1 764
734
1 552
98 639
December
32 740
27 785
19 711
6 315
8 969
1 913
733
1 450
99 616
2016
January
28 392
22 426
17 193
5 208
7 861
1 298
626
1 369
84 373
February
32 633
26 782
18 711
5 988
8 725
1 319
851
1 434
96 443
March
35 963
27 716
21 470
6 087
9 054
1 515
1 023
1 684
104 512

(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.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
April 2016 17 May 2016
May 2016 16 June 2016
June 2016 14 July 2016
July 2016 16 August 2016
August 2016 15 September 2016
September 2016 18 October 2016



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