9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, March 2017 Quality Declaration 
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales
Trend (no.)
32 430
27 149
18 809
5 851
7 820
1 561
847
1 556
96 023
Seasonally Adjusted (no.)
32 540
27 385
18 985
5 987
7 895
1 587
822
1 551
96 751
Change from previous month
Trend (%)
-0.4
-0.3
-0.1
-0.3
-0.2
-1.9
-
-0.6
-0.3
Seasonally Adjusted (%)
1.0
3.7
1.0
5.5
1.0
0.3
-7.5
1.7
1.9
Change from previous year
Trend (%)
-2.4
1.5
-3.4
-2.0
-8.8
-0.1
-7.0
0.5
-2.0
Seasonally Adjusted (%)
-4.3
2.5
-6.4
0.1
-8.4
-
-10.7
-3.8
-3.0

- 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.




MARCH TREND ESTIMATES KEY POINTS
  • The March 2017 trend estimate (96,023) decreased by 0.3% when compared with February 2017.
  • When comparing national trend estimates for March 2017 with February 2017, sales for Sports utility vehicles and Other vehicles increased by 0.2%and 0.5% respectively. By contrast, sales for Passenger vehicles decreased by 1.3%.
  • The largest downward movement across all states and territories, on a trend basis, was in Tasmania (-1.9%), continuing a downward trend that began in November 2016.
  • The Northern Territory was the only jurisdiction not to record a decrease in sales.




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
January
41 099
36 353
20 718
98 170
-0.7
0.1
1.9
0.1
February
40 941
36 270
20 937
98 148
-0.4
-0.2
1.1
-
March
40 901
36 118
20 988
98 007
-0.1
-0.4
0.2
-0.1
April
40 909
36 009
20 955
97 873
-
-0.3
-0.2
-0.1
May
40 853
36 065
20 889
97 806
-0.1
0.2
-0.3
-0.1
June
40 689
36 398
20 808
97 894
-0.4
0.9
-0.4
0.1
July
40 400
36 883
20 770
98 054
-0.7
1.3
-0.2
0.2
August
40 088
37 337
20 806
98 231
-0.8
1.2
0.2
0.2
September
39 856
37 552
20 825
98 234
-0.6
0.6
0.1
-
October
39 642
37 502
20 824
97 969
-0.5
-0.1
-
-0.3
November
39 391
37 306
20 817
97 514
-0.6
-0.5
-
-0.5
December
39 088
37 134
20 849
97 071
-0.8
-0.5
0.2
-0.5
2017
January
38 673
37 079
20 924
96 676
-1.1
-0.1
0.4
-0.4
February
38 196
37 122
21 028
96 346
-1.2
0.1
0.5
-0.3
March
37 693
37 196
21 133
96 023
-1.3
0.2
0.5
-0.3

Seasonally Adjusted

2016
January
39 950
37 238
21 288
98 476
-5.4
4.7
10.0
1.4
February
41 076
36 745
21 035
98 856
2.8
-1.3
-1.2
0.4
March
41 909
36 327
21 496
99 732
2.0
-1.1
2.2
0.9
April
41 135
35 292
20 611
97 039
-1.8
-2.8
-4.1
-2.7
May
39 749
35 850
20 606
96 204
-3.4
1.6
-
-0.9
June
42 585
36 012
20 592
99 189
7.1
0.5
-0.1
3.1
July
40 109
36 719
21 148
97 976
-5.8
2.0
2.7
-1.2
August
39 377
37 520
20 746
97 643
-1.8
2.2
-1.9
-0.3
September
40 188
38 600
21 080
99 868
2.1
2.9
1.6
2.3
October
39 243
38 133
20 233
97 609
-2.4
-1.2
-4.0
-2.3
November
38 847
36 772
21 139
96 759
-1.0
-3.6
4.5
-0.9
December
40 440
35 557
21 207
97 204
4.1
-3.3
0.3
0.5
2017
January
39 049
38 045
20 454
97 548
-3.4
7.0
-3.6
0.4
February
37 479
36 816
20 642
94 937
-4.0
-3.2
0.9
-2.7
March
37 032
37 938
21 781
96 751
-1.2
3.0
5.5
1.9

Original

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
April
36 671
31 783
19 117
87 571
-16.0
-17.3
-14.7
-16.2
May
38 222
36 230
22 220
96 672
4.2
14.0
16.2
10.4
June
53 832
46 011
28 726
128 569
40.8
27.0
29.3
33.0
July
38 033
33 817
19 481
91 331
-29.3
-26.5
-32.2
-29.0
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

- 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
January
32 910
26 754
19 729
5 999
8 819
1 584
870
1 505
98 170
February
33 101
26 759
19 586
6 000
8 708
1 576
894
1 526
98 148
March
33 218
26 751
19 466
5 970
8 579
1 562
911
1 549
98 007
April
33 222
26 793
19 399
5 945
8 470
1 556
922
1 565
97 873
May
33 145
26 901
19 363
5 932
8 408
1 568
925
1 565
97 806
June
33 056
27 127
19 330
5 931
8 380
1 602
919
1 548
97 894
July
33 011
27 366
19 285
5 947
8 358
1 653
907
1 528
98 054
August
33 046
27 569
19 220
5 972
8 313
1 701
892
1 519
98 231
September
33 101
27 682
19 107
5 981
8 226
1 734
877
1 525
98 234
October
33 093
27 667
18 986
5 969
8 110
1 738
864
1 542
97 969
November
32 992
27 558
18 901
5 945
7 992
1 713
855
1 558
97 514
December
32 852
27 435
18 869
5 917
7 910
1 670
850
1 567
97 071
2017
January
32 706
27 325
18 847
5 889
7 864
1 627
849
1 569
96 676
February
32 573
27 230
18 832
5 867
7 839
1 592
847
1 566
96 346
March
32 430
27 149
18 809
5 851
7 820
1 561
847
1 556
96 023

Seasonally Adjusted

2016
January
32 670
26 588
20 277
6 138
8 929
1 568
834
1 473
98 476
February
33 484
27 046
19 553
6 047
8 750
1 518
960
1 497
98 856
March
34 004
26 729
20 278
5 982
8 618
1 587
921
1 613
99 732
April
33 116
26 821
18 840
5 748
8 431
1 586
896
1 600
97 039
May
32 650
26 199
19 194
6 032
8 061
1 578
931
1 559
96 204
June
33 005
27 638
20 015
5 955
8 360
1 545
932
1 738
99 189
July
32 959
27 104
19 437
5 811
8 704
1 566
874
1 522
97 976
August
32 819
27 643
18 820
6 008
8 272
1 713
911
1 457
97 643
September
33 664
28 022
19 242
6 224
8 357
1 873
920
1 566
99 868
October
33 317
27 798
18 692
5 709
8 017
1 765
818
1 493
97 609
November
32 148
27 649
19 107
6 007
7 765
1 680
846
1 556
96 759
December
33 547
26 335
19 089
6 013
8 046
1 659
839
1 675
97 204
2017
January
32 673
28 663
18 499
5 890
7 835
1 594
855
1 539
97 548
February
32 228
26 416
18 802
5 677
7 817
1 583
889
1 525
94 937
March
32 540
27 385
18 985
5 987
7 895
1 587
822
1 551
96 751

Original

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
April
29 391
23 963
17 753
5 174
7 601
1 313
969
1 407
87 571
May
32 867
26 125
19 565
5 949
7 935
1 503
1 180
1 548
96 672
June
43 449
34 262
27 270
7 613
10 749
1 853
1 240
2 133
128 569
July
30 219
25 517
18 445
5 210
8 234
1 389
831
1 486
91 331
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

(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 2017 16 May 2017
May 2017 19 June 2017
June 2017 18 July 2017
July 2017 15 August 2017
August 2017 18 September 2017
September 2017 17 October 2017



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

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


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