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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, May 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/06/2011   
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MAY KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
25 132
21 033
17 125
4 838
9 033
1 335
820
1 247
80 562
Seasonally Adjusted
24 276
19 364
16 308
4 639
8 852
1 308
814
1 172
76 732

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
-1.0
-2.6
0.2
-2.6
-0.8
-3.3
-0.6
-1.7
-1.3
Seasonally Adjusted
-5.3
-12.3
-7.3
-6.8
-4.1
-5.7
-2.1
-8.5
-7.6

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
-4.8
-11.8
-1.9
-14.2
-5.6
-17.0
-5.2
-10.4
-7.2
Seasonally Adjusted
-9.4
-20.2
-10.4
-18.2
-18.7
-19.5
-7.9
-18.7
-14.5

(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.

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



MAY KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • Trend - The May 2011 trend estimate (80 562) has decreased by 1.3% when compared with April 2011.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - The May 2011 seasonally adjusted estimate for new motor vehicle sales (76 732) decreased by 7.6% when compared with April 2011.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend - When comparing national trend estimates for May 2011 with April 2011, sales of Passenger vehicles decreased by 1.5%. Sports utility and Other vehicles decreased by 1.2% and 0.7% respectively.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - When comparing seasonally adjusted estimates for May 2011 with April 2011, sales of Passenger vehicles, Sports utility and Other vehicles decreased by 7.5%,10.6% and 4.5% respectively.


SALES BY STATE
  • Seven of the eight states and territories have experienced a decrease in the trend estimate for new motor vehicle sales when comparing May 2011 with April 2011. Tasmania recorded the largest percentage decrease with 3.3%, followed by Victoria and South Australia, both 2.6%. Queensland recorded an increase of 0.2% over the same period.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, sales of new motor vehicles decreased in all eight states and territories for May 2011 when compared with April 2011. Victoria recorded the largest percentage decrease of 12.3%, followed by the Australian Capital Territory (8.5%) and Queensland (7.3%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
June 2011 18 July 2011
July 2011 15 August 2011
August 2011 15 September 2011
September 2011 17 October 2011
October 2011 15 November 2011
November 2011 15 December 2011



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details for the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for May 2011.


DATA NOTES

Widespread flooding in the eastern states, particularly Queensland, and other natural disasters have not adversely affected the quality of estimates in this release. These events may have had an impact on the number of new motor vehicle sales between March 2011 and May 2011. However, as new motor vehicle sales are influenced by a range of factors, it is not possible to quantify the specific impact of these events.

The earthquake and tsunami that occurred in Japan on 11 March 2011 have affected new motor vehicle sales in Australia due to associated delays in delivery of Japanese manufactured vehicles. Although the quality of the estimates in this publication are not affected, impacts from the earthquake and tsunami could continue to disrupt supply of new motor vehicles to Australia.


INQUIRIES

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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 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

2010
March
49 679
18 927
17 465
86 071
1.2
0.7
-0.3
0.8
April
49 970
19 103
17 484
86 557
0.6
0.9
0.1
0.6
May
49 873
19 399
17 514
86 786
-0.2
1.6
0.2
0.3
June
49 418
19 825
17 479
86 723
-0.9
2.2
-0.2
-0.1
July
48 821
20 222
17 377
86 420
-1.2
2.0
-0.6
-0.3
August
48 341
20 414
17 211
85 965
-1.0
0.9
-1.0
-0.5
September
48 065
20 346
17 011
85 422
-0.6
-0.3
-1.2
-0.6
October
47 989
20 056
16 895
84 940
-0.2
-1.4
-0.7
-0.6
November
48 072
19 687
16 946
84 705
0.2
-1.8
0.3
-0.3
December
48 069
19 314
17 113
84 496
-
-1.9
1.0
-0.2
2011
January
47 797
18 995
17 289
84 081
-0.6
-1.6
1.0
-0.5
February
47 289
18 744
17 407
83 440
-1.1
-1.3
0.7
-0.8
March
46 652
18 523
17 424
82 599
-1.3
-1.2
0.1
-1.0
April
45 970
18 287
17 356
81 614
-1.5
-1.3
-0.4
-1.2
May
45 258
18 072
17 232
80 562
-1.5
-1.2
-0.7
-1.3

Seasonally Adjusted

2010
March
49 286
18 485
16 942
84 713
-
0.2
-2.6
-0.5
April
53 314
20 622
17 415
91 351
8.2
11.6
2.8
7.8
May
51 991
19 944
17 845
89 780
-2.5
-3.3
2.5
-1.7
June
49 742
19 662
17 829
87 234
-4.3
-1.4
-0.1
-2.8
July
47 830
20 344
16 903
85 078
-3.8
3.5
-5.2
-2.5
August
47 710
19 975
17 741
85 426
-0.3
-1.8
5.0
0.4
September
48 368
20 887
16 770
86 025
1.4
4.6
-5.5
0.7
October
47 568
20 623
16 704
84 895
-1.7
-1.3
-0.4
-1.3
November
48 276
20 116
16 774
85 166
1.5
-2.5
0.4
0.3
December
50 845
17 921
17 257
86 023
5.3
-10.9
2.9
1.0
2011
January
47 830
18 523
16 911
83 264
-5.9
3.4
-2.0
-3.2
February
46 866
19 272
17 639
83 776
-2.0
4.0
4.3
0.6
March
47 116
21 127
18 280
86 523
0.5
9.6
3.6
3.3
April
46 906
18 885
17 210
83 002
-0.4
-10.6
-5.9
-4.1
May
43 400
16 891
16 441
76 732
-7.5
-10.6
-4.5
-7.6

Original

2010
March
53 717
21 643
19 384
94 744
12.3
19.8
18.8
15.2
April
47 156
18 067
16 178
81 401
-12.2
-16.5
-16.5
-14.1
May
50 450
20 065
18 703
89 218
7.0
11.1
15.6
9.6
June
60 820
24 597
23 305
108 722
20.6
22.6
24.6
21.9
July
47 591
19 032
15 753
82 376
-21.8
-22.6
-32.4
-24.2
August
46 504
18 515
17 103
82 122
-2.3
-2.7
8.6
-0.3
September
48 763
19 684
16 607
85 054
4.9
6.3
-2.9
3.6
October
45 268
19 348
16 309
80 925
-7.2
-1.7
-1.8
-4.9
November
49 405
20 806
17 131
87 342
9.1
7.5
5.0
7.9
December
51 039
18 555
16 993
86 587
3.3
-10.8
-0.8
-0.9
2011
January
43 539
17 032
13 013
73 584
-14.7
-8.2
-23.4
-15.0
February
45 455
18 916
16 525
80 896
4.4
11.1
27.0
9.9
March
50 228
23 066
20 690
93 984
10.5
21.9
25.2
16.2
April
41 565
17 054
15 595
74 214
-17.2
-26.1
-24.6
-21.0
May
42 582
17 121
17 703
77 406
2.4
0.4
13.5
4.3

- 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

2010
March
26 162
23 387
17 697
5 552
9 393
1 681
853
1 346
86 071
April
26 302
23 693
17 579
5 605
9 496
1 652
859
1 371
86 557
May
26 409
23 843
17 455
5 641
9 572
1 608
865
1 393
86 786
June
26 456
23 798
17 347
5 645
9 635
1 566
871
1 405
86 723
July
26 427
23 591
17 283
5 613
9 689
1 544
870
1 403
86 420
August
26 351
23 344
17 204
5 553
9 710
1 547
865
1 392
85 965
September
26 265
23 142
17 066
5 487
9 664
1 566
857
1 375
85 422
October
26 182
23 048
16 915
5 436
9 564
1 588
849
1 357
84 940
November
26 148
23 079
16 834
5 403
9 455
1 596
844
1 346
84 705
December
26 097
23 107
16 817
5 364
9 356
1 579
840
1 336
84 496
2011
January
25 985
22 975
16 844
5 299
9 279
1 536
837
1 326
84 081
February
25 823
22 647
16 925
5 202
9 216
1 482
834
1 311
83 440
March
25 617
22 164
17 026
5 086
9 156
1 428
830
1 292
82 599
April
25 380
21 594
17 098
4 964
9 102
1 381
825
1 269
81 614
May
25 132
21 033
17 125
4 838
9 033
1 335
820
1 247
80 562

Seasonally Adjusted

2010
March
25 540
23 817
16 886
5 431
9 141
1 718
843
1 336
84 713
April
26 649
25 708
17 693
5 697
11 714
1 658
855
1 377
91 351
May
26 795
24 275
18 198
5 670
10 892
1 625
884
1 442
89 780
June
26 645
24 094
17 359
5 770
9 586
1 553
846
1 380
87 234
July
25 861
23 272
16 763
5 530
9 864
1 488
906
1 394
85 078
August
26 405
23 269
16 861
5 511
9 659
1 480
851
1 391
85 426
September
26 344
22 853
17 484
5 593
9 830
1 645
875
1 400
86 025
October
26 198
23 276
17 110
5 255
9 300
1 548
825
1 383
84 895
November
26 271
22 823
17 188
5 436
9 691
1 633
847
1 277
85 166
December
28 052
22 919
16 674
5 394
9 234
1 644
785
1 320
86 023
2011
January
26 016
23 273
15 610
5 308
9 213
1 533
955
1 357
83 264
February
25 579
23 035
17 213
5 305
9 132
1 430
755
1 328
83 776
March
27 046
23 041
18 473
5 082
9 292
1 437
841
1 312
86 523
April
25 628
22 071
17 592
4 979
9 234
1 386
831
1 281
83 002
May
24 276
19 364
16 308
4 639
8 852
1 308
814
1 172
76 732

Original

2010
March
29 083
26 380
19 480
5 950
9 636
1 711
1 038
1 466
94 744
April
23 616
22 660
16 326
4 944
10 331
1 406
872
1 246
81 401
May
26 531
23 994
18 370
5 798
10 604
1 527
997
1 397
89 218
June
33 240
29 192
22 956
7 109
11 647
1 779
1 133
1 666
108 722
July
25 050
22 499
16 516
5 208
9 572
1 292
881
1 358
82 376
August
25 287
22 312
15 966
5 233
9 753
1 407
819
1 345
82 122
September
26 079
22 511
16 939
5 548
10 121
1 715
785
1 356
85 054
October
24 451
22 847
15 904
4 974
9 244
1 477
717
1 311
80 925
November
27 422
23 491
17 025
5 651
9 738
1 902
809
1 304
87 342
December
27 195
23 873
16 422
5 636
9 238
2 181
714
1 328
86 587
2011
January
23 560
20 323
13 300
4 792
8 289
1 309
772
1 239
73 584
February
25 048
22 446
16 283
5 128
8 686
1 273
680
1 352
80 896
March
29 750
24 808
20 395
5 360
9 718
1 520
995
1 438
93 984
April
22 570
19 535
16 403
4 467
8 101
1 124
862
1 152
74 214
May
24 470
19 575
16 519
4 782
8 703
1 268
942
1 147
77 406

(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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