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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Jan 2015 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/02/2015   
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JANUARY KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
30 034
25 785
17 959
5 625
9 015
1 509
889
1 403
92 219
Seasonally Adjusted
29 840
25 612
19 102
5 645
9 027
1 619
828
1 431
93 104

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
-0.1
0.3
-0.2
-0.6
-0.9
2.2
-0.2
-0.6
-0.1
Seasonally Adjusted
-1.1
-1.3
-4.5
1.5
-0.5
15.4
-12.9
3.5
-1.5

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
1.7
2.6
-5.9
-4.0
-8.7
-4.5
-2.1
-6.4
-1.3
Seasonally Adjusted
0.3
4.5
-1.1
-2.0
-5.9
5.6
-7.1
-6.3
0.2

(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.



JANUARY KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • Trend estimates: The January 2015 trend estimate (92 219) has decreased by 0.1% when compared with December 2014.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: The January 2015 seasonally adjusted estimate (93 104) has decreased by 1.5% when compared with December 2014.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend estimates: When comparing national trend estimates for January 2015 with December 2014, sales of Sports utility and Other vehicles increased by 0.1% and 1.0% respectively. Over the same period, Passenger vehicles decreased by 0.7%.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: When comparing seasonally adjusted estimates for January 2015 with December 2014, all vehicle categories recorded a decrease in sales. Other vehicles recorded the largest decrease (3.1%) while sales for Passenger and Sports utility vehicles decreased by 0.6% and 1.6% respectively.


SALES BY STATE
  • Trend estimates: Six of the eight states and territories experienced a decrease in new motor vehicle sales when comparing January 2015 with December 2014. Western Australia recorded the largest percentage decrease (0.9%), followed by both South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory (0.6%). Over the same period, Tasmania recorded the largest increase in sales of 2.2%.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: Five of the states and territories experienced a decrease in new motor vehicle sales when comparing January 2015 with December 2014. The Northern Territory recorded the largest percentage decrease (12.9%) followed by Queensland (4.5%) and Victoria (1.3%). Tasmania recorded the largest increase in sales of 15.4%.





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


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
November
47 153
27 855
19 199
94 207
-0.4
0.2
-
-0.1
December
46 848
27 918
19 143
93 909
-0.6
0.2
-0.3
-0.3
2014
January
46 400
28 016
19 042
93 458
-1.0
0.4
-0.5
-0.5
February
45 865
28 195
18 929
92 989
-1.2
0.6
-0.6
-0.5
March
45 353
28 440
18 883
92 676
-1.1
0.9
-0.2
-0.3
April
44 919
28 733
18 935
92 586
-1.0
1.0
0.3
-0.1
May
44 615
29 086
19 050
92 751
-0.7
1.2
0.6
0.2
June
44 411
29 449
19 144
93 004
-0.5
1.2
0.5
0.3
July
44 209
29 756
19 170
93 135
-0.5
1.0
0.1
0.1
August
43 948
29 977
19 138
93 062
-0.6
0.7
-0.2
-0.1
September
43 610
30 150
19 107
92 867
-0.8
0.6
-0.2
-0.2
October
43 223
30 294
19 130
92 647
-0.9
0.5
0.1
-0.2
November
42 836
30 400
19 225
92 461
-0.9
0.3
0.5
-0.2
December
42 481
30 468
19 334
92 283
-0.8
0.2
0.6
-0.2
2015
January
42 200
30 489
19 530
92 219
-0.7
0.1
1.0
-0.1

Seasonally Adjusted

2013
November
47 621
28 279
19 531
95 430
1.2
4.5
2.4
2.4
December
47 296
28 632
19 652
95 580
-0.7
1.2
0.6
0.2
2014
January
46 011
27 906
18 957
92 874
-2.7
-2.5
-3.5
-2.8
February
46 225
27 321
18 771
92 317
0.5
-2.1
-1.0
-0.6
March
44 782
28 681
18 655
92 118
-3.1
5.0
-0.6
-0.2
April
45 156
28 720
18 340
92 217
0.8
0.1
-1.7
0.1
May
44 136
29 337
19 145
92 618
-2.3
2.1
4.4
0.4
June
44 629
29 428
20 534
94 592
1.1
0.3
7.3
2.1
July
44 510
30 184
18 533
93 227
-0.3
2.6
-9.7
-1.4
August
43 739
29 087
18 870
91 697
-1.7
-3.6
1.8
-1.6
September
43 818
31 103
19 137
94 058
0.2
6.9
1.4
2.6
October
43 285
30 012
19 153
92 450
-1.2
-3.5
0.1
-1.7
November
42 809
30 467
18 806
92 082
-1.1
1.5
-1.8
-0.4
December
43 832
30 675
19 995
94 501
2.4
0.7
6.3
2.6
2015
January
43 554
30 180
19 370
93 104
-0.6
-1.6
-3.1
-1.5

Original

2013
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
September
45 194
30 027
19 757
94 978
5.9
9.0
10.0
7.7
October
43 126
28 835
19 275
91 236
-4.6
-4.0
-2.4
-3.9
November
43 063
31 032
18 137
92 232
-0.1
7.6
-5.9
1.1
December
45 051
30 666
21 092
96 809
4.6
-1.2
16.3
5.0
2015
January
39 799
27 679
14 638
82 116
-11.7
-9.7
-30.6
-15.2

- 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
November
29 496
25 727
19 111
5 853
9 981
1 613
918
1 507
94 207
December
29 528
25 458
19 115
5 862
9 921
1 604
909
1 513
93 909
2014
January
29 519
25 125
19 091
5 858
9 877
1 580
909
1 499
93 458
February
29 464
24 867
19 013
5 848
9 863
1 545
918
1 472
92 989
March
29 411
24 790
18 886
5 839
9 872
1 507
928
1 444
92 676
April
29 389
24 901
18 731
5 837
9 890
1 478
934
1 427
92 586
May
29 470
25 120
18 604
5 845
9 895
1 456
934
1 428
92 751
June
29 640
25 330
18 503
5 857
9 867
1 440
926
1 441
93 004
July
29 825
25 450
18 419
5 860
9 787
1 425
915
1 454
93 135
August
29 959
25 493
18 330
5 847
9 653
1 415
905
1 459
93 062
September
30 031
25 518
18 236
5 815
9 501
1 417
900
1 451
92 867
October
30 063
25 555
18 149
5 764
9 349
1 431
899
1 437
92 647
November
30 070
25 626
18 070
5 709
9 214
1 452
897
1 423
92 461
December
30 053
25 702
17 996
5 657
9 097
1 477
891
1 411
92 283
2015
January
30 034
25 785
17 959
5 625
9 015
1 509
889
1 403
92 219

Seasonally Adjusted

2013
November
29 724
26 669
19 018
5 986
9 892
1 667
936
1 538
95 430
December
30 177
25 786
19 409
5 829
10 239
1 666
914
1 559
95 580
2014
January
29 754
24 501
19 317
5 762
9 589
1 533
892
1 526
92 874
February
29 121
24 526
18 998
5 903
9 885
1 508
911
1 465
92 317
March
29 110
24 880
18 584
5 929
9 838
1 487
876
1 414
92 118
April
29 354
24 438
18 844
5 759
9 873
1 505
1 049
1 393
92 217
May
29 466
25 359
18 480
5 698
9 897
1 461
856
1 401
92 618
June
29 922
25 835
18 787
6 031
10 067
1 506
982
1 462
94 592
July
29 804
25 638
18 275
5 810
9 843
1 455
910
1 492
93 227
August
29 664
25 142
18 002
5 844
9 338
1 388
864
1 455
91 697
September
30 189
25 464
18 818
5 884
9 742
1 593
893
1 476
94 058
October
30 397
25 284
17 926
5 745
9 357
1 424
906
1 411
92 450
November
29 824
25 886
17 800
5 736
9 091
1 421
899
1 425
92 082
December
30 161
25 957
20 011
5 560
9 076
1 403
951
1 382
94 501
2015
January
29 840
25 612
19 102
5 645
9 027
1 619
828
1 431
93 104

Original

2013
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
September
30 388
25 670
18 890
6 099
9 882
1 734
904
1 411
94 978
October
29 839
25 559
16 990
5 628
9 534
1 488
826
1 372
91 236
November
30 419
26 282
16 814
5 888
8 876
1 650
841
1 462
92 232
December
30 257
26 783
20 853
5 830
9 143
1 645
894
1 404
96 809
2015
January
26 796
22 211
16 570
5 039
8 101
1 364
662
1 373
82 116

(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
February 2015 16 March 2015
March 2015 16 April 2015
April 2015 18 May 2015
May 2015 16 June 2015
June 2015 15 July 2015
July 2015 18 August 2015



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details for the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for January 2015.


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