9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Nov 2003
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/12/2003 Ceased
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Brakes applied - growth rate slower
The rate of growth of the trend estimate for total sales of new motor vehicles has slowed over the last six months. The trend estimate decreased by 0.2% to 79,332 in November 2003 compared with October 2003. From November 2002 to November 2003 the trend estimate increased by 12.3%.
Tasmania (2.8%), Queensland (0.5%) and South Australia (0.3%) were the only states to record a growth in the trend estimate for sales of total new motor vehicles in November 2003. The Australian Capital Territory (0.7%) recorded the largest fall.
Trend estimates for the sales of total passenger vehicles fell by 0.5% and total other vehicles rose by 0.5%.
Seasonally adjusted estimates of total new motor vehicle sales rose by 0.1% in November 2003 compared with October 2003. The largest increase was recorded for Victoria (1.8%) and the largest decrease was recorded for Tasmania (15.5%).
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Further details are in Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Electronic Publication, (cat. no. 9314.0) available via this web site.
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