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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Dec 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/01/2008   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

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

Number of vehicle sales

Seasonally Adjusted
27 790
22 851
21 374
5 240
10 227
1 615
843
1 444
91 384
Trend
27 602
22 770
20 742
5 303
10 233
1 666
843
1 420
90 579

Percentage change from previous month

Seasonally Adjusted
0.9
0.3
3.9
-2.4
0.7
-7.6
1.0
3.9
1.1
Trend
0.7
0.3
2.0
0.6
-0.2
0.3
0.5
0.6
0.8

Percentage change from previous year

Seasonally Adjusted
11.2
12.0
16.9
7.4
3.8
14.1
5.4
16.2
11.6
Trend
7.9
8.7
11.9
4.9
4.0
5.4
3.9
9.4
8.3

(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



DECEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • Trend - The December 2007 estimate for new motor vehicle sales (90 579) increased 0.8% when compared with November 2007. The trend estimate has been increasing for over 15 consecutive months. When compared to December 2006, the trend estimate increased by 8.3%.
  • Seasonally adjusted - The December 2007 estimate for total sales of new motor vehicles (91 384) increased by 1.1% compared with November 2007.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend - All vehicle types recorded increases in trend estimates when comparing December 2007 to November 2007. Other vehicles, sports utility vehicles and passenger vehicles increased by 1.2%, 0.9% and 0.5% respectively. When compared to the same period 12 months ago, sports utility vehicles, other vehicles and passenger vehicles rose 19.9%, 17.3% and 2.1% respectively.
  • Seasonally adjusted - When comparing December 2007 to November 2007, passenger vehicles and sports utility vehicles increased by 3.0% and 0.9% respectively, while other vehicles decreased by 3.9%.


SALES BY STATE
  • Trend - When comparing December 2007 to November 2007, all states and territories except for Western Australia showed increases in the trend estimate of total sales of new motor vehicles. The largest increase was for Queensland (2.0%). Western Australia decreased by 0.2%.
  • Seasonally adjusted - When comparing December 2007 to November 2007, six states and territories showed increases in total sales. The largest increases were in Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory, both increasing 3.9%. Total sales decreased in Tasmania and South Australia by 7.6% and 2.4% respectively.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

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January 2008 21 February 2008
February 2008 20 March 2008
March 2008 21 April 2008
April 2008 21 May 2008
May 2008 23 June 2008
June 2008 21 July 2008



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details from the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for December 2007.



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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


New Motor Vehicle Sales(a), Total Vehicles - Long Term
Graph: New Motor Vehicle Sales(a), 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.
%
%
%
%

Original

2006
October
50 532
13 921
15 477
79 930
-1.7
5.4
0.5
-0.1
November
51 850
15 193
16 254
83 297
2.6
9.1
5.0
4.2
December
48 348
14 258
14 457
77 063
-6.8
-6.2
-11.1
-7.5
2007
January
49 189
14 303
13 444
76 936
1.7
0.3
-7.0
-0.2
February
52 628
14 912
16 200
83 740
7.0
4.3
20.5
8.8
March
57 757
17 589
19 046
94 392
9.7
18.0
17.6
12.7
April
45 109
14 274
16 231
75 614
-21.9
-18.8
-14.8
-19.9
May
52 727
16 912
18 958
88 597
16.9
18.5
16.8
17.2
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

Seasonally Adjusted

2006
October
50 940
14 615
16 240
81 795
-0.5
1.5
2.1
0.4
November
50 819
14 972
15 947
81 738
-0.2
2.4
-1.8
-0.1
December
51 060
14 911
15 917
81 888
0.5
-0.4
-0.2
0.2
2007
January
54 240
15 316
16 884
86 440
6.2
2.7
6.1
5.6
February
53 596
15 460
17 229
86 285
-1.2
0.9
2.0
-0.2
March
53 766
15 620
17 533
86 919
0.3
1.0
1.8
0.7
April
51 876
16 498
17 416
85 790
-3.5
5.6
-0.7
-1.3
May
52 583
15 732
17 384
85 699
1.4
-4.6
-0.2
-0.1
June
54 114
15 980
17 288
87 382
2.9
1.6
-0.6
2.0
July
53 923
16 067
17 793
87 783
-0.4
0.5
2.9
0.5
August
51 668
17 097
17 681
86 446
-4.2
6.4
-0.6
-1.5
September
51 953
17 428
18 482
87 863
0.6
1.9
4.5
1.6
October
52 205
18 164
18 734
89 103
0.5
4.2
1.4
1.4
November
53 153
17 620
19 632
90 405
1.8
-3.0
4.8
1.5
December
54 741
17 782
18 861
91 384
3.0
0.9
-3.9
1.1

Trend

2006
October
51 112
14 416
15 991
81 519
0.9
1.5
0.4
0.9
November
51 668
14 710
16 152
82 530
1.1
2.0
1.0
1.2
December
52 203
15 035
16 408
83 646
1.0
2.2
1.6
1.4
2007
January
52 654
15 337
16 712
84 703
0.9
2.0
1.9
1.3
February
53 043
15 553
17 017
85 613
0.7
1.4
1.8
1.1
March
53 288
15 702
17 248
86 238
0.5
1.0
1.4
0.7
April
53 344
15 832
17 386
86 562
0.1
0.8
0.8
0.4
May
53 214
15 987
17 449
86 650
-0.2
1.0
0.4
0.1
June
52 960
16 216
17 530
86 706
-0.5
1.4
0.5
0.1
July
52 747
16 529
17 715
86 991
-0.4
1.9
1.1
0.3
August
52 646
16 902
18 021
87 569
-0.2
2.3
1.7
0.7
September
52 642
17 282
18 379
88 303
-
2.2
2.0
0.8
October
52 767
17 610
18 721
89 098
0.2
1.9
1.9
0.9
November
53 016
17 870
19 015
89 901
0.5
1.5
1.6
0.9
December
53 297
18 033
19 249
90 579
0.5
0.9
1.2
0.8

- 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.

Original

2006
October
24 379
20 785
16 625
4 781
9 591
1 797
762
1 210
79 930
November
25 418
20 739
18 076
5 116
9 972
1 973
733
1 270
83 297
December
22 927
19 790
16 551
4 700
9 471
1 748
688
1 188
77 063
2007
January
24 429
19 000
16 769
4 620
8 929
1 285
651
1 253
76 936
February
25 636
21 510
18 221
5 138
9 625
1 463
771
1 376
83 740
March
29 107
23 408
21 772
5 588
10 530
1 533
978
1 476
94 392
April
23 245
18 833
16 907
4 616
8 701
1 214
883
1 215
75 614
May
26 649
22 151
20 428
5 237
10 172
1 587
973
1 400
88 597
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

Seasonally Adjusted

2006
October
24 999
20 535
17 968
4 891
9 643
1 687
843
1 229
81 795
November
25 053
20 002
18 383
4 946
9 709
1 599
759
1 287
81 738
December
24 996
20 408
18 288
4 881
9 856
1 416
800
1 243
81 888
2007
January
26 635
21 701
19 024
5 350
9 959
1 595
838
1 338
86 440
February
25 909
22 178
19 056
5 174
10 032
1 709
829
1 398
86 285
March
26 573
21 941
19 557
5 232
9 804
1 597
836
1 379
86 919
April
26 272
21 314
19 195
5 199
9 997
1 554
841
1 418
85 790
May
26 021
21 628
19 395
4 962
9 960
1 545
814
1 374
85 699
June
26 797
22 230
19 429
5 095
10 046
1 584
821
1 380
87 382
July
26 736
22 210
19 453
5 140
10 285
1 769
803
1 387
87 783
August
26 480
22 419
18 524
5 060
10 268
1 493
819
1 383
86 446
September
26 511
22 574
19 487
5 060
10 374
1 634
816
1 407
87 863
October
27 433
22 380
19 820
5 327
10 231
1 654
850
1 408
89 103
November
27 550
22 787
20 574
5 368
10 153
1 748
835
1 390
90 405
December
27 790
22 851
21 374
5 240
10 227
1 615
843
1 444
91 384

Trend

2006
October
24 893
20 403
18 016
4 959
9 664
1 552
796
1 236
81 519
November
25 242
20 647
18 253
4 995
9 759
1 565
804
1 265
82 530
December
25 576
20 942
18 543
5 057
9 838
1 581
811
1 298
83 646
2007
January
25 865
21 250
18 838
5 121
9 889
1 588
820
1 332
84 703
February
26 104
21 533
19 109
5 166
9 923
1 589
827
1 362
85 613
March
26 285
21 734
19 288
5 179
9 945
1 593
832
1 382
86 238
April
26 391
21 858
19 361
5 157
9 977
1 597
829
1 392
86 562
May
26 429
21 931
19 328
5 112
10 032
1 600
824
1 394
86 650
June
26 459
22 017
19 235
5 080
10 109
1 598
818
1 390
86 706
July
26 552
22 161
19 199
5 083
10 187
1 606
816
1 387
86 991
August
26 720
22 343
19 311
5 120
10 243
1 624
818
1 390
87 569
September
26 937
22 495
19 576
5 171
10 264
1 639
825
1 396
88 303
October
27 175
22 609
19 941
5 223
10 263
1 652
831
1 404
89 098
November
27 413
22 705
20 345
5 272
10 254
1 661
839
1 412
89 901
December
27 602
22 770
20 742
5 303
10 233
1 666
843
1 420
90 579

(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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