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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Aug 2008 Quality Declaration 
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AUGUST KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
25 008
22 381
17 366
5 402
9 816
1 678
899
1 248
83 798
Seasonally Adjusted
24 288
21 436
16 698
5 323
9 848
1 773
916
1 198
81 480

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
-1.4
-1.4
-2.4
-0.1
-0.5
0.8
-0.7
-1.8
-1.4
Seasonally Adjusted
-3.2
-4.9
-5.5
-1.3
-0.3
6.7
-0.8
-8.3
-3.5

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
-7.1
-0.1
-10.9
5.2
-4.2
3.6
9.5
-10.8
-4.8
Seasonally Adjusted
-10.2
-5.4
-11.9
4.3
-4.7
20.9
12.0
-15.3
-7.2

(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.

New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles - Short term
Graph: New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles—Short term



AUGUST KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • Trend - The August 2008 trend estimate for new motor vehicle sales (83 798) decreased 1.4% when compared with July 2008. The trend estimate has decreased for the seventh consecutive month. When compared with August 2007 the trend estimate decreased by 4.8%.
  • Seasonally adjusted - The August 2008 estimate for total sales of new motor vehicles (81 480) decreased by 3.5% compared with July 2008.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend - When comparing August 2008 with July 2008, trend estimates decreased for sports utility vehicles, 2.4%, other vehicles, 1.2%, and passenger vehicles, 1.1%. When compared with the same period period 12 months ago, sports utility vehicles, passenger vehicles and other vehicles have decreased by 7.7%, 5.5%, and 0.1% respectively.
  • Seasonally adjusted - When comparing August 2008 with July 2008, passenger vehicles and sports utility vehicles decreased by 4.9% and 1.1% respectively, while other vehicles decreased by 2.0%.


SALES BY STATE
  • Trend - When comparing August 2008 to July 2008, all of the states and territories showed decreases in the trend estimate of total sales of new motor vehicles with the exception of Tasmania. The largest decreaes were in Queensland, 2.4% and the Australian Capital Territory, 1.8%.
  • Seasonally adjusted - When comparing August 2008 to July 2008, all of the states and territories showed decreases except for Tasmania which increased by 6.7%. The largest decreases were in the Australian Capital Territory, 8.3%, Queensland, 5.5%, and Victoria, 4.9%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
September 2008 21 October 2008
October 2008 19 November 2008
November 2008 22 December 2008
December 2008 22 January 2009
January 2009 19 February 2009
February 2009 19 March 2009



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details from the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for August 2008.


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SUMMARY COMMENTARY

New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles - Long term
Graph: New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles—Long term


New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles - Short term
Graph: New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles—Short term

New motor vehicle sales by type of vehicle

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

2007
June
53 006
16 376
17 609
86 991
-0.4
2.1
0.8
0.3
July
52 832
16 740
17 834
87 406
-0.3
2.2
1.3
0.5
August
52 778
17 110
18 146
88 034
-0.1
2.2
1.7
0.7
September
52 836
17 450
18 479
88 765
0.1
2.0
1.8
0.8
October
52 980
17 723
18 752
89 455
0.3
1.6
1.5
0.8
November
53 142
17 901
18 965
90 008
0.3
1.0
1.1
0.6
December
53 244
17 961
19 133
90 338
0.2
0.3
0.9
0.4
2008
January
53 205
17 967
19 239
90 411
-0.1
-
0.6
0.1
February
53 001
17 934
19 274
90 209
-0.4
-0.2
0.2
-0.2
March
52 605
17 794
19 215
89 614
-0.7
-0.8
-0.3
-0.7
April
52 110
17 507
19 071
88 688
-0.9
-1.6
-0.7
-1.0
May
51 590
17 105
18 861
87 556
-1.0
-2.3
-1.1
-1.3
June
51 032
16 652
18 605
86 289
-1.1
-2.6
-1.4
-1.4
July
50 422
16 196
18 350
84 968
-1.2
-2.7
-1.4
-1.5
August
49 870
15 800
18 128
83 798
-1.1
-2.4
-1.2
-1.4

Seasonally Adjusted

2007
June
53 926
15 837
17 500
87 263
3.4
-0.7
0.5
2.0
July
54 076
16 505
17 886
88 467
0.3
4.2
2.2
1.4
August
52 322
17 567
17 909
87 798
-3.2
6.4
0.1
-0.8
September
52 008
17 530
18 522
88 060
-0.6
-0.2
3.4
0.3
October
52 220
18 029
18 723
88 972
0.4
2.8
1.1
1.0
November
53 179
17 584
19 543
90 306
1.8
-2.5
4.4
1.5
December
54 385
17 600
18 885
90 870
2.3
0.1
-3.4
0.6
2008
January
54 115
18 323
19 106
91 544
-0.5
4.1
1.2
0.7
February
52 160
17 992
18 882
89 034
-3.6
-1.8
-1.2
-2.7
March
52 180
17 684
19 343
89 207
-
-1.7
2.4
0.2
April
51 475
17 722
20 017
89 214
-1.4
0.2
3.5
-
May
52 126
16 809
18 507
87 442
1.3
-5.2
-7.5
-2.0
June
52 253
17 530
18 239
88 022
0.2
4.3
-1.4
0.7
July
50 531
15 560
18 382
84 473
-3.3
-11.2
0.8
-4.0
August
48 066
15 396
18 018
81 480
-4.9
-1.1
-2.0
-3.5

Original

2007
June
63 768
18 966
22 363
105 097
20.9
12.1
18.0
18.6
July
53 589
15 396
17 306
86 291
-16.0
-18.8
-22.6
-17.9
August
52 748
17 440
18 018
88 206
-1.6
13.3
4.1
2.2
September
50 197
15 874
17 418
83 489
-4.8
-9.0
-3.3
-5.3
October
53 336
17 748
18 205
89 289
6.3
11.8
4.5
6.9
November
54 195
17 702
20 184
92 081
1.6
-0.3
10.9
3.1
December
51 722
17 114
17 414
86 250
-4.6
-3.3
-13.7
-6.3
2008
January
49 295
17 646
15 329
82 270
-4.7
3.1
-12.0
-4.6
February
53 030
18 277
18 591
89 898
7.6
3.6
21.3
9.3
March
53 122
18 425
19 738
91 285
0.2
0.8
6.2
1.5
April
47 639
16 654
19 768
84 061
-10.3
-9.6
0.2
-7.9
May
51 416
17 279
19 945
88 640
7.9
3.8
0.9
5.4
June
61 524
21 388
23 629
106 541
19.7
23.8
18.5
20.2
July
51 068
14 842
18 066
83 976
-17.0
-30.6
-23.5
-21.2
August
46 114
14 233
16 977
77 324
-9.7
-4.1
-6.0
-7.9

- 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)
Aus
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

Trend

2007
June
26 649
21 982
19 306
5 095
10 131
1 608
821
1 399
86 991
July
26 771
22 175
19 339
5 098
10 197
1 608
820
1 398
87 406
August
26 925
22 401
19 486
5 134
10 249
1 619
821
1 399
88 034
September
27 097
22 616
19 713
5 203
10 273
1 636
824
1 403
88 765
October
27 282
22 801
19 920
5 293
10 270
1 650
832
1 407
89 455
November
27 415
22 957
20 060
5 382
10 266
1 667
850
1 411
90 008
December
27 439
23 100
20 090
5 453
10 281
1 690
873
1 412
90 338
2008
January
27 361
23 253
19 978
5 503
10 303
1 707
898
1 408
90 411
February
27 189
23 411
19 757
5 525
10 305
1 707
917
1 398
90 209
March
26 908
23 492
19 440
5 517
10 260
1 690
926
1 381
89 614
April
26 556
23 436
19 073
5 494
10 171
1 676
925
1 357
88 688
May
26 177
23 260
18 679
5 464
10 064
1 666
919
1 327
87 556
June
25 775
23 003
18 242
5 437
9 961
1 663
910
1 298
86 289
July
25 362
22 693
17 797
5 405
9 870
1 665
905
1 271
84 968
August
25 008
22 381
17 366
5 402
9 816
1 678
899
1 248
83 798

Seasonally Adjusted

2007
June
26 711
22 052
19 396
5 119
10 137
1 619
836
1 393
87 263
July
27 116
22 305
19 601
5 169
10 318
1 781
796
1 381
88 467
August
27 054
22 660
18 945
5 102
10 338
1 467
818
1 414
87 798
September
26 515
22 752
19 484
5 138
10 322
1 619
822
1 408
88 060
October
27 287
22 575
19 730
5 340
10 159
1 623
854
1 404
88 972
November
27 620
22 650
20 467
5 381
10 177
1 785
842
1 384
90 306
December
27 381
23 115
21 014
5 245
10 200
1 626
855
1 434
90 870
2008
January
27 831
23 643
19 539
5 914
10 579
1 731
881
1 426
91 544
February
27 007
23 416
19 187
5 435
10 076
1 666
896
1 351
89 034
March
26 948
23 312
19 075
5 391
10 326
1 690
1 026
1 439
89 207
April
25 983
23 119
20 148
5 450
10 433
1 811
924
1 346
89 214
May
26 340
23 576
18 244
5 557
9 950
1 583
889
1 303
87 442
June
26 631
23 786
18 588
5 484
9 793
1 571
867
1 302
88 022
July
25 101
22 530
17 679
5 391
9 880
1 662
923
1 307
84 473
August
24 288
21 436
16 698
5 323
9 848
1 773
916
1 198
81 480

Original

2007
June
31 965
25 491
24 997
6 152
11 995
1 750
1 107
1 640
105 097
July
26 851
21 655
19 600
4 871
9 645
1 561
739
1 369
86 291
August
26 549
22 958
19 145
5 128
10 730
1 481
791
1 424
88 206
September
24 946
21 788
18 025
4 738
10 244
1 684
724
1 340
83 489
October
27 556
23 097
18 933
5 329
10 460
1 708
781
1 425
89 289
November
27 835
23 644
20 189
5 556
10 435
2 225
803
1 394
92 081
December
25 290
22 432
19 557
5 078
9 809
2 010
719
1 355
86 250
2008
January
25 810
21 044
16 972
5 256
9 650
1 490
722
1 326
82 270
February
27 855
23 803
18 914
5 607
9 952
1 484
876
1 407
89 898
March
28 128
23 153
20 231
5 334
10 483
1 470
1 108
1 378
91 285
April
24 489
21 814
19 109
5 293
9 475
1 496
1 049
1 336
84 061
May
26 334
23 865
18 672
5 803
10 067
1 585
1 025
1 289
88 640
June
32 027
27 638
24 335
6 568
11 564
1 778
1 128
1 503
106 541
July
25 216
22 272
17 963
5 237
9 580
1 510
900
1 298
83 976
August
22 669
20 575
15 679
5 034
9 652
1 680
855
1 180
77 324

(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.



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