9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Dec 2002
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/01/2003
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New motor vehicle sales decelerating: ABS
Trend estimates indicate that total new motor vehicle sales have been falling at an increasing rate since September 2002. December 2002 recorded a decrease of 1.5% compared with the previous month. Decreases were recorded for both passenger vehicle sales (1.0%) and other vehicle sales (2.7%).
The Northern Territory was the only state or territory to record an increase (0.7%) in trend estimates of total new motor vehicle sales for December 2002. Queensland recorded the largest decrease (2.3%).
The seasonally adjusted estimate of total new motor vehicle sales fell by 9.0% in December 2002 compared with November 2002. Decreases were recorded for passenger vehicle sales (7.9%) and other vehicle sales (11.2%).
Sales of New Motor Vehicles, December 2002
This publication draws on new motor vehicle sales data provided by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI).
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Further details are contained in Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Electronic Publication, (cat. no. 9314.0) available on the this web site.
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