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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Aug 2014 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/09/2014   
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AUGUST KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
29 679
25 475
18 132
5 882
9 748
1 391
903
1 471
92 681
Seasonally Adjusted
29 561
24 958
17 869
5 886
9 422
1 376
861
1 457
91 391

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
0.3
0.2
-0.7
0.1
-0.9
-1.6
-1.5
1.0
-0.1
Seasonally Adjusted
-0.1
-2.7
-2.0
0.8
-4.6
-5.9
-5.6
-3.3
-1.8

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
1.0
-0.9
-5.7
1.5
-4.7
-13.7
-6.4
1.2
-1.8
Seasonally Adjusted
-0.7
-2.1
-8.7
1.4
-7.4
-3.0
-15.6
-2.0
-3.5

(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.


AUGUST KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • Trend estimates: The August 2014 trend estimate (92 681) has decreased by 0.1% when compared with July 2014.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: The August 2014 seasonally adjusted estimate (91 391) has decreased by 1.8% when compared with July 2014.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend estimates: When comparing national trend estimates for August 2014 with July 2014, sales of Passenger and Other vehicles decreased by 0.4% and 0.1% respectively. Over the same period, Sports utility vehicles increased by 0.3%.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: When comparing seasonally adjusted estimates for August 2014 with July 2014, sales of Passenger and Sports utility vehicles decreased by 1.8% and 3.7% respectively. Over the same period, sales of Other vehicles increased by 1.4%.


SALES BY STATE
  • Trend estimates: Four of the eight states and territories experienced a decrease in new motor vehicle sales when comparing August 2014 with July 2014. Tasmania recorded the largest percentage decrease (1.6%), followed by the Northern Territory (1.5%) and Western Australia (0.9%). Over the same period, the Australian Capital Territory recorded the largest percentage increase in sales of 1.0%.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: Seven of the eight states and territories experienced a decrease in new motor vehicle sales when comparing August 2014 with July 2014. Tasmania recorded the largest percentage decrease (5.9%) followed by the Northern Territory (5.6%) and Western Australia (4.6%). South Australia was the only jurisdiction to record an increase (0.8%).



SUMMARY COMMENTARY

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

Footnote(s): Break in time series for trend between June and July 2000. See paragraph 13 of the Expanatory Notes.

Source(s): New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles - long term-graph_update_August_2014


Graph Image for 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

2013
June
47 654
27 592
19 339
94 586
0.3
-0.2
-1.4
-0.2
July
47 659
27 605
19 173
94 436
-
-
-0.9
-0.2
August
47 545
27 689
19 136
94 370
-0.2
0.3
-0.2
-0.1
September
47 445
27 778
19 168
94 390
-0.2
0.3
0.2
-
October
47 321
27 844
19 221
94 387
-0.3
0.2
0.3
-
November
47 105
27 894
19 277
94 276
-0.5
0.2
0.3
-0.1
December
46 772
27 950
19 257
93 979
-0.7
0.2
-0.1
-0.3
2014
January
46 316
28 038
19 160
93 515
-1.0
0.3
-0.5
-0.5
February
45 799
28 209
19 017
93 024
-1.1
0.6
-0.7
-0.5
March
45 322
28 467
18 911
92 699
-1.0
0.9
-0.6
-0.3
April
44 928
28 756
18 900
92 585
-0.9
1.0
-0.1
-0.1
May
44 646
29 064
18 962
92 671
-0.6
1.1
0.3
0.1
June
44 426
29 310
19 027
92 763
-0.5
0.8
0.3
0.1
July
44 249
29 478
19 059
92 786
-0.4
0.6
0.2
-
August
44 091
29 553
19 037
92 681
-0.4
0.3
-0.1
-0.1

Seasonally Adjusted

2013
June
48 245
27 895
20 377
96 518
1.5
1.6
5.4
2.3
July
46 911
27 176
19 494
93 580
-2.8
-2.6
-4.3
-3.0
August
48 043
28 304
18 396
94 743
2.4
4.2
-5.6
1.2
September
47 099
27 739
19 008
93 846
-2.0
-2.0
3.3
-0.9
October
47 128
26 956
18 936
93 020
0.1
-2.8
-0.4
-0.9
November
47 464
28 451
19 339
95 254
0.7
5.5
2.1
2.4
December
47 101
28 836
20 416
96 353
-0.8
1.4
5.6
1.2
2014
January
45 961
27 573
18 924
92 457
-2.4
-4.4
-7.3
-4.0
February
46 229
27 386
18 751
92 366
0.6
-0.7
-0.9
-0.1
March
44 793
28 761
18 616
92 170
-3.1
5.0
-0.7
-0.2
April
45 107
28 765
18 359
92 231
0.7
-
-1.4
0.1
May
44 073
29 291
19 079
92 442
-2.3
1.8
3.9
0.2
June
44 737
29 370
20 340
94 447
1.5
0.3
6.6
2.2
July
44 617
30 005
18 428
93 051
-0.3
2.2
-9.4
-1.5
August
43 816
28 895
18 680
91 391
-1.8
-3.7
1.4
-1.8

Original

2013
June
57 636
34 398
26 724
118 758
23.2
18.0
28.1
22.7
July
46 318
25 568
18 349
90 235
-19.6
-25.7
-31.3
-24.0
August
48 060
27 515
17 761
93 336
3.8
7.6
-3.2
3.4
September
47 149
26 199
19 314
92 662
-1.9
-4.8
8.7
-0.7
October
46 939
26 258
19 406
92 603
-0.4
0.2
0.5
-0.1
November
49 089
28 889
18 946
96 924
4.6
10.0
-2.4
4.7
December
47 686
28 543
20 527
96 756
-2.9
-1.2
8.3
-0.2
2014
January
41 626
25 868
14 791
82 285
-12.7
-9.4
-27.9
-15.0
February
43 651
25 867
17 300
86 818
4.9
-
17.0
5.5
March
47 079
30 778
19 410
97 267
7.9
19.0
12.2
12.0
April
39 027
25 350
16 333
80 710
-17.1
-17.6
-15.9
-17.0
May
43 819
30 730
20 013
94 562
12.3
21.2
22.5
17.2
June
53 844
36 846
27 619
118 309
22.9
19.9
38.0
25.1
July
43 464
28 805
17 598
89 867
-19.3
-21.8
-36.3
-24.0
August
42 658
27 543
17 956
88 157
-1.9
-4.4
2.0
-1.9

- 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.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

Trend

2013
June
29 363
25 475
19 428
5 775
10 465
1 636
969
1 474
94 586
July
29 393
25 559
19 319
5 780
10 335
1 622
970
1 459
94 436
August
29 399
25 695
19 221
5 795
10 229
1 613
965
1 454
94 370
September
29 444
25 802
19 170
5 811
10 135
1 612
955
1 462
94 390
October
29 514
25 836
19 139
5 829
10 038
1 613
936
1 481
94 387
November
29 580
25 751
19 127
5 844
9 945
1 610
919
1 500
94 276
December
29 610
25 507
19 134
5 840
9 874
1 597
908
1 508
93 979
2014
January
29 576
25 185
19 114
5 830
9 833
1 573
907
1 498
93 515
February
29 482
24 921
19 038
5 821
9 833
1 541
915
1 473
93 024
March
29 395
24 830
18 909
5 821
9 863
1 509
925
1 448
92 699
April
29 354
24 923
18 732
5 831
9 895
1 486
931
1 432
92 585
May
29 404
25 125
18 561
5 848
9 903
1 464
932
1 433
92 671
June
29 499
25 302
18 409
5 864
9 879
1 440
927
1 443
92 763
July
29 591
25 430
18 265
5 878
9 834
1 415
917
1 456
92 786
August
29 679
25 475
18 132
5 882
9 748
1 391
903
1 471
92 681

Seasonally Adjusted

2013
June
30 183
25 810
20 004
5 738
10 614
1 734
922
1 514
96 518
July
29 020
25 278
19 087
5 753
10 348
1 667
1 009
1 419
93 580
August
29 767
25 503
19 565
5 806
10 177
1 418
1 020
1 486
94 743
September
29 164
25 643
19 093
5 814
10 120
1 716
900
1 398
93 846
October
28 899
25 564
18 642
5 781
10 092
1 657
930
1 454
93 020
November
29 642
26 732
18 910
6 020
9 820
1 664
935
1 530
95 254
December
30 397
26 076
19 771
5 780
10 223
1 627
922
1 557
96 353
2014
January
29 758
24 384
19 209
5 694
9 461
1 548
878
1 526
92 457
February
29 181
24 536
18 997
5 897
9 874
1 501
908
1 474
92 366
March
29 022
25 000
18 571
5 918
9 892
1 478
873
1 416
92 170
April
29 331
24 443
18 881
5 757
9 855
1 513
1 058
1 394
92 231
May
29 324
25 299
18 482
5 703
9 909
1 473
849
1 402
92 442
June
29 869
25 796
18 662
6 043
10 127
1 503
979
1 469
94 447
July
29 583
25 642
18 231
5 841
9 873
1 463
911
1 506
93 051
August
29 561
24 958
17 869
5 886
9 422
1 376
861
1 457
91 391

Original

2013
June
37 194
30 647
26 245
6 999
12 782
1 917
1 162
1 812
118 758
July
27 789
24 584
18 618
5 485
9 848
1 466
1 049
1 396
90 235
August
29 223
25 210
19 101
5 730
10 177
1 491
967
1 437
93 336
September
28 702
25 430
18 498
5 847
10 153
1 835
852
1 345
92 662
October
28 519
25 961
18 057
5 732
10 305
1 737
853
1 439
92 603
November
30 496
27 547
18 381
6 216
9 815
1 984
904
1 581
96 924
December
29 966
26 316
19 718
6 039
10 287
2 009
835
1 586
96 756
2014
January
27 080
21 289
16 660
5 082
8 707
1 280
713
1 474
82 285
February
27 585
23 411
17 367
5 567
9 427
1 263
791
1 407
86 818
March
30 656
26 311
20 073
6 184
10 117
1 457
998
1 471
97 267
April
25 625
21 108
17 041
4 897
8 604
1 182
1 070
1 183
80 710
May
29 788
26 042
19 252
5 764
9 920
1 409
978
1 409
94 562
June
37 575
31 327
24 643
7 531
12 440
1 743
1 258
1 792
118 309
July
28 587
24 756
17 767
5 514
9 556
1 302
913
1 472
89 867
August
28 404
24 184
17 169
5 618
9 137
1 418
807
1 420
88 157

(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
September 2014 15 October 2014
October 2014 17 November 2014
November 2014 15 December 2014
December 2014 19 January 2015
January 2015 16 February 2015
February 2015 16 March 2015



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