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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Mar 2002  
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This publication contains monthly information on sales of new motor vehicles in each State/Territory in original, seasonally adjusted and trend estimated terms. The original data are sourced from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. Sales data are available for passenger vehicles, other vehicles and total vehicles at the State/Territory and National levels.


MARCH 2002 KEY POINTS

Trend

The trend for total new motor vehicle sales fell by 0.1% in March 2002. This fall follows increases over the previous nine months. Queensland and South Australia both continued to record growth this month while the other States and Territories showed decreases.

New passenger vehicle sales fell by 0.4% while sales of other vehicles rose by 0.5%.

Seasonally Adjusted

Seasonally adjusted total new vehicle sales fell by 7.3% in March 2002, the second consecutive monthly fall. All States and Territories recorded falls this month.

Sales of new passenger vehicles fell by 5.6% and sales of other vehicles fell by 10.6%.

Data Notes

There are no changes in this issue.


Graph - New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total Vehicles - Long Term


Graph - New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total Vehicles - Short Term

Table 1: New Motor Vehicle Sales

Passenger vehicles (No.)
Other vehicles (No.)
Total vehicles (No.)
Change Passenger vehicles (%)
Change Other vehicles (%)
Change Total vehicles (%)

Original

2001January
36,373
15,027
51,400
-33.6
-31.2
-33.0
February
40,781
17,821
58,602
12.1
18.6
14.0
March
46,983
21,968
68,951
15.2
23.3
17.7
April
39,394
17,911
57,305
-16.2
-18.5
-16.9
May
44,173
21,088
65,261
12.1
17.7
13.9
June
49,122
24,435
73,557
11.2
15.9
12.7
July
46,230
19,955
66,185
-5.9
-18.3
-10.0
August
44,861
21,137
65,998
-3.0
5.9
-0.3
September
40,257
18,992
59,249
-10.3
-10.1
-10.2
October
45,575
20,805
66,380
13.2
9.5
12.0
November
47,510
23,252
70,762
4.2
11.8
6.6
December
48,193
20,838
69,031
1.4
-10.4
-2.4
2002January
39,779
18,778
58,557
-17.5
-9.9
-15.2
February
42,776
22,019
64,795
7.5
17.3
10.7
March
44,828
22,996
67,824
4.8
4.4
4.7

Seasonally Adjusted

2001January
45,120
19,746
64,866
-15.8
-8.5
-13.7
February
43,585
19,442
63,027
-3.4
-1.5
-2.8
March
44,008
20,259
64,267
1.0
4.2
2.0
April
44,536
20,271
64,807
1.2
0.1
0.8
May
42,953
19,347
62,300
-3.6
-4.6
-3.9
June
42,934
17,824
60,758
0.0
-7.9
-2.5
July
45,537
21,050
66,587
6.1
18.1
9.6
August
43,344
21,124
64,468
-4.8
0.4
-3.2
September
44,281
21,858
66,139
2.2
3.5
2.6
October
43,579
21,162
64,741
-1.6
-3.2
-2.1
November
43,719
22,068
65,787
0.3
4.3
1.6
December
46,970
20,668
67,638
7.4
-6.3
2.8
2002January
49,327
25,036
74,363
5.0
21.1
9.9
February
45,836
24,037
69,873
-7.1
-4.0
-6.0
March
43,275
21,485
64,760
-5.6
-10.6
-7.3

Trend

2001January
45,777
19,988
65,765
-2.2
0.3
-1.5
February
44,834
19,992
64,826
-2.1
0.0
-1.4
March
44,044
19,855
63,899
-1.8
-0.7
-1.4
April
43,521
19,700
63,221
-1.2
-0.8
-1.1
May
43,287
19,710
62,997
-0.5
0.1
-0.4
June
43,196
19,976
63,172
-0.2
1.3
0.3
July
43,146
20,346
63,492
-0.1
1.9
0.5
August
43,256
20,720
63,976
0.3
1.8
0.8
September
43,757
21,186
64,943
1.2
2.2
1.5
October
44,537
21,685
66,222
1.8
2.4
2.0
November
45,312
22,114
67,426
1.7
2.0
1.8
December
45,881
22,473
68,354
1.3
1.6
1.4
2002January
46,175
22,797
68,972
0.6
1.4
0.9
February
46,199
23,037
69,236
0.1
1.1
0.4
March
45,993
23,147
69,140
-0.4
0.5
-0.1



Table 2: New Motor Vehicle Sales by State/Territory of Registration

NSW (No.)
Vic. (No.)
Qld (No.)
SA (No.)
WA (No.)
Tas. (No.)
NT (No.)
ACT (No.)
Aust. (No.)

Original

2001January
18,126
14,093
9,052
2,977
4,731
954
481
986
51,400
February
20,597
16,006
10,620
3,546
5,217
1,057
469
1,090
58,602
March
24,175
18,568
12,285
4,315
6,502
1,185
658
1,263
68,951
April
20,156
15,966
9,989
3,557
5,097
914
647
979
57,305
May
23,438
17,865
11,061
4,153
5,725
1,138
621
1,260
65,261
June
25,616
20,035
13,633
4,677
6,414
1,176
762
1,244
73,557
July
22,850
20,304
10,872
3,978
5,391
1,072
610
1,108
66,185
August
22,817
18,702
11,394
4,171
6,011
1,177
586
1,140
65,998
September
21,272
16,295
10,303
3,670
5,197
1,044
508
960
59,249
October
23,535
18,442
11,430
4,148
5,725
1,257
618
1,225
66,380
November
24,667
19,544
12,505
4,515
6,118
1,427
670
1,316
70,762
December
22,979
19,502
12,045
4,379
6,649
1,873
571
1,033
69,031
2002January
20,414
15,658
10,737
3,727
5,481
989
525
1,026
58,557
February
22,108
17,336
12,252
4,168
6,159
1,090
553
1,129
64,795
March
23,923
18,330
12,694
4,224
5,880
1,093
658
1,022
67,824

Seasonally Adjusted

2001January
22,719
18,084
11,258
3,871
5,815
1,275
641
1,203
64,866
February
22,172
17,097
11,267
3,877
5,570
1,309
537
1,198
63,027
March
22,568
17,596
11,212
4,045
5,849
1,234
568
1,195
64,267
April
22,573
18,055
11,370
4,048
5,909
1,094
632
1,126
64,807
May
22,229
17,183
10,742
3,938
5,367
1,163
568
1,110
62,300
June
21,397
16,955
10,514
3,859
5,262
1,117
570
1,084
60,758
July
22,218
20,451
11,503
3,955
5,725
1,094
614
1,027
66,587
August
22,741
18,024
11,179
3,982
5,778
1,071
604
1,089
64,468
September
23,542
18,040
11,679
4,249
5,834
1,061
616
1,118
66,139
October
22,973
17,414
11,596
4,032
5,684
1,244
605
1,193
64,741
November
22,625
18,039
11,991
4,086
5,730
1,351
677
1,288
65,787
December
23,131
19,154
11,554
4,152
6,724
1,287
605
1,031
67,638
2002January
25,954
20,074
13,478
4,894
6,629
1,358
721
1,255
74,363
February
23,861
18,592
13,038
4,582
6,577
1,347
635
1,241
69,873
March
22,901
17,896
11,820
4,113
5,346
1,156
569
959
64,760

Trend

2001January
23,123
18,006
11,499
4,069
5,943
1,266
621
1,238
65,765
February
22,795
17,789
11,353
4,019
5,808
1,251
604
1,207
64,826
March
22,443
17,593
11,223
3,973
5,688
1,220
589
1,170
63,899
April
22,168
17,482
11,133
3,942
5,605
1,178
581
1,132
63,221
May
22,083
17,488
11,110
3,937
5,568
1,132
581
1,098
62,997
June
22,171
17,552
11,169
3,956
5,555
1,099
588
1,082
63,172
July
22,317
17,620
11,248
3,972
5,567
1,089
596
1,083
63,492
August
22,500
17,715
11,340
3,990
5,621
1,107
605
1,098
63,976
September
22,800
17,917
11,511
4,049
5,766
1,154
617
1,129
64,943
October
23,163
18,202
11,748
4,143
5,960
1,212
632
1,162
66,222
November
23,483
18,475
12,006
4,246
6,128
1,265
642
1,181
67,426
December
23,713
18,686
12,253
4,337
6,236
1,300
647
1,182
68,354
2002January
23,875
18,825
12,456
4,408
6,283
1,312
645
1,168
68,972
February
23,958
18,871
12,597
4,453
6,266
1,309
638
1,144
69,236
March
23,946
18,840
12,651
4,466
6,199
1,295
628
1,115
69,140


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