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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, May 2009 Quality Declaration 
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MAY KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
22 249
19 085
15 186
4 621
8 055
1 429
699
1 208
72 532
Seasonally Adjusted
23 015
20 206
15 713
4 873
8 244
1 460
751
1 209
75 472

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
0.2
0.3
-
0.1
-0.2
0.2
-1.0
-0.5
0.1
Seasonally Adjusted
4.0
9.6
3.5
7.4
3.1
5.5
4.6
-2.4
5.4

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
-14.9
-18.1
-18.5
-15.4
-20.2
-12.9
-24.5
-8.7
-17.1
Seasonally Adjusted
-11.6
-13.2
-12.3
-10.1
-17.3
-5.8
-15.0
-7.3
-12.6

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(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


TREND ESTIMATE CAUTION
  • Caution should be used when interpreting recent trend estimates as they may be affected by unusual economic factors. For more details on trend estimates, please see paragraphs 11 and 12 of the explanatory notes.


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • Trend - In May 2009, the first increase was recorded for total sales of new motor vehicles since the peak in January 2008. The May 2009 trend estimate for new motor vehicle sales (72 532) was 0.1% higher than the corresponding estimate for April 2009 and 17.1% lower than the trend estimate in May 2008.
  • Seasonally adjusted - The May 2009 seasonally adjusted estimate for total sales of new motor vehicles (75 472) increased by 5.4% compared with April 2009.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend - In May 2009 the trend estimate for new vehicle sales increased by 0.1% when compared with April 2009. Passenger vehicle sales decreased by 0.6%, while sales of sports utility vehicles increased by 1.4% and other vehicles increased by 0.9%. Compared with 12 months earlier, sales of total vehicles were 17.1% lower in May 2009. Sales of passenger vehicles decreased by 18.2%, other vehicles by 16.7% and sports utility vehicles by 14.3% when compared with the May 2008 level.
  • Seasonally adjusted - On a seasonally adjusted basis, May 2009 sales of all vehicles increased by 5.4% when compared with April 2009. During the same period other vehicles increased by 11.3%, sports utility vehicles by 6.4% and passenger vehicles by 2.9%.


SALES BY STATE
  • Trend - The Northern Territory, the Australian Capital Territory and Western Australia were the only states/territories to record a decrease in trend estimates when comparing May 2009 with April 2009. The Northern Territory showed the highest decrease with 1.0% followed by the Australian Capital Territory with 0.5% and Western Australia with 0.2%. An increase of 0.3% in the trend estimate was recorded in both Victoria and Tasmania. New South Wales and South Australia increased by 0.2% while Queensland showed no change.
  • Seasonally adjusted - All states except the Australian Capital Territory recorded seasonally adjusted sales in May 2009 above those in April 2009. Victoria had the highest increase of 9.6% while South Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory increased by 7.5%, 5.5% and 4.5% respectively followed by New South Wales 4.0%, Queensland 3.5% and Western Australia 3.1%. The Australian Capital Territory was the only state to show a decline in seasonally adjusted sales with a decrease of 2.3% in May 2009 when compared with April 2009.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
June 2009 21 July 2009
July 2009 24 August 2009
August 2009 21 September 2009
September 2009 21 October 2009
October 2009 23 November 2009
November 2009 21 December 2009



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details from the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for May 2009.


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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

2008
March
52 719
17 846
19 421
89 986
-0.8
-1.1
-0.4
-0.8
April
52 197
17 504
19 189
88 891
-1.0
-1.9
-1.2
-1.2
May
51 597
17 038
18 875
87 510
-1.2
-2.7
-1.6
-1.6
June
50 819
16 471
18 550
85 841
-1.5
-3.3
-1.7
-1.9
July
49 780
15 868
18 263
83 911
-2.0
-3.7
-1.5
-2.2
August
48 585
15 297
18 059
81 941
-2.4
-3.6
-1.1
-2.3
September
47 453
14 809
17 864
80 127
-2.3
-3.2
-1.1
-2.2
October
46 479
14 437
17 602
78 518
-2.1
-2.5
-1.5
-2.0
November
45 608
14 167
17 164
76 938
-1.9
-1.9
-2.5
-2.0
December
44 860
14 040
16 615
75 516
-1.6
-0.9
-3.2
-1.8
2009
January
44 169
14 033
16 124
74 326
-1.5
-
-3.0
-1.6
February
43 495
14 099
15 784
73 379
-1.5
0.5
-2.1
-1.3
March
42 911
14 227
15 622
72 760
-1.3
0.9
-1.0
-0.8
April
42 470
14 394
15 587
72 451
-1.0
1.2
-0.2
-0.4
May
42 209
14 594
15 728
72 532
-0.6
1.4
0.9
0.1

Seasonally Adjusted

2008
March
52 957
18 102
19 704
90 763
1.3
0.3
3.4
1.5
April
51 634
17 516
20 127
89 278
-2.5
-3.2
2.1
-1.6
May
51 506
16 446
18 408
86 360
-0.2
-6.1
-8.5
-3.3
June
52 083
17 357
18 124
87 564
1.1
5.5
-1.5
1.4
July
49 918
15 488
18 268
83 674
-4.2
-10.8
0.8
-4.4
August
47 848
15 092
17 798
80 738
-4.1
-2.6
-2.6
-3.5
September
47 572
14 988
17 713
80 274
-0.6
-0.7
-0.5
-0.6
October
46 320
14 489
18 711
79 520
-2.6
-3.3
5.6
-0.9
November
44 709
13 670
16 719
75 099
-3.5
-5.7
-10.6
-5.6
December
45 274
14 256
16 977
76 506
1.3
4.3
1.5
1.9
2009
January
45 557
14 251
15 880
75 687
0.6
-
-6.5
-1.1
February
43 504
14 096
15 167
72 767
-4.5
-1.1
-4.5
-3.9
March
41 076
13 693
15 640
70 409
-5.6
-2.9
3.1
-3.2
April
42 176
14 330
15 120
71 626
2.7
4.7
-3.3
1.7
May
43 398
15 241
16 833
75 472
2.9
6.4
11.3
5.4

Original

2008
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
September
48 865
14 200
17 873
80 938
6.0
-0.2
5.3
4.7
October
45 978
14 357
18 770
79 105
-5.9
1.1
5.0
-2.3
November
43 019
12 736
15 862
71 617
-6.4
-11.3
-15.5
-9.5
December
45 696
14 422
16 392
76 510
6.2
13.2
3.3
6.8
2009
January
41 309
13 435
12 335
67 079
-9.6
-6.8
-24.7
-12.3
February
42 463
13 699
14 079
70 241
2.8
2.0
14.1
4.7
March
43 484
15 022
17 144
75 650
2.4
9.7
21.8
7.7
April
36 697
13 092
14 176
63 965
-15.6
-12.8
-17.3
-15.4
May
42 245
15 562
17 634
75 441
15.1
18.9
24.4
17.9

- 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)
Aust.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

Trend

2008
March
26 992
23 675
19 463
5 542
10 332
1 671
938
1 373
89 986
April
26 580
23 580
19 057
5 506
10 225
1 653
937
1 351
88 891
May
26 141
23 307
18 625
5 459
10 088
1 641
926
1 323
87 510
June
25 659
22 863
18 154
5 405
9 938
1 626
905
1 290
85 841
July
25 143
22 277
17 631
5 347
9 772
1 601
883
1 256
83 911
August
24 629
21 653
17 124
5 293
9 583
1 567
865
1 228
81 941
September
24 149
21 069
16 728
5 222
9 371
1 524
851
1 214
80 127
October
23 711
20 578
16 428
5 131
9 139
1 482
836
1 212
78 518
November
23 290
20 142
16 146
5 014
8 875
1 444
812
1 216
76 938
December
22 938
19 783
15 868
4 888
8 616
1 416
784
1 223
75 516
2009
January
22 641
19 485
15 624
4 775
8 407
1 409
758
1 228
74 326
February
22 404
19 243
15 410
4 688
8 256
1 415
736
1 226
73 379
March
22 265
19 089
15 263
4 636
8 149
1 421
718
1 220
72 760
April
22 214
19 026
15 179
4 614
8 073
1 425
706
1 214
72 451
May
22 249
19 085
15 186
4 621
8 055
1 429
699
1 208
72 532

Seasonally Adjusted

2008
March
27 313
23 707
19 446
5 531
10 605
1 666
1 052
1 443
90 763
April
25 922
23 383
20 076
5 433
10 400
1 802
930
1 332
89 278
May
26 045
23 269
17 916
5 422
9 969
1 550
884
1 304
86 360
June
26 516
23 544
18 585
5 505
9 723
1 534
857
1 298
87 564
July
25 031
22 208
17 529
5 317
9 787
1 593
917
1 292
83 674
August
24 004
21 291
16 664
5 256
9 637
1 780
897
1 209
80 738
September
24 367
20 881
16 847
5 230
9 468
1 453
844
1 184
80 274
October
23 860
20 883
16 802
5 167
9 399
1 415
795
1 199
79 520
November
23 011
19 499
15 602
4 975
8 539
1 453
812
1 207
75 099
December
23 126
20 211
16 160
4 976
8 564
1 384
830
1 256
76 506
2009
January
22 886
20 081
15 891
4 887
8 494
1 445
758
1 245
75 687
February
22 371
18 836
15 454
4 420
8 294
1 387
752
1 252
72 767
March
21 492
18 580
14 511
4 614
7 978
1 457
626
1 152
70 409
April
22 138
18 439
15 176
4 535
7 996
1 384
719
1 238
71 626
May
23 015
20 206
15 713
4 873
8 244
1 460
751
1 209
75 472

Original

2008
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
September
24 513
21 479
16 697
5 074
9 679
1 561
755
1 180
80 938
October
23 448
21 337
16 024
5 069
9 850
1 478
750
1 149
79 105
November
22 043
18 756
14 111
4 935
8 284
1 575
743
1 170
71 617
December
22 421
20 792
16 163
5 028
8 416
1 660
751
1 279
76 510
2009
January
21 085
17 493
13 521
4 355
7 648
1 234
588
1 155
67 079
February
21 969
18 273
14 604
4 336
7 864
1 227
706
1 262
70 241
March
23 550
19 503
16 124
4 779
8 329
1 388
718
1 259
75 650
April
19 596
16 395
13 801
4 128
7 043
1 146
772
1 084
63 965
May
22 958
19 995
15 884
5 025
8 150
1 404
851
1 174
75 441

(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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