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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Mar 2012 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/04/2012   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
26 791
23 428
18 349
5 464
9 862
1 224
870
1 297
87 286
Seasonally Adjusted
27 482
24 241
18 601
5 796
10 044
1 292
900
1 337
89 694

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
-
1.1
0.2
1.6
1.2
-0.7
-0.2
-0.8
0.6
Seasonally Adjusted
4.2
4.7
2.0
6.9
3.2
5.0
8.3
9.5
4.0

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
4.7
6.1
8.3
6.8
9.0
-13.5
8.5
0.4
6.1
Seasonally Adjusted
2.1
5.2
1.2
13.0
9.7
-9.7
6.3
1.2
4.0

- 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.


MARCH KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • The March 2012 trend estimate (87 286) has increased by 0.6% when compared with February 2012.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - The March 2012 seasonally adjusted estimate for new motor vehicle sales (89 694) increased by 4.0% when compared with February 2012.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • When comparing national trend estimates for March 2012 with February 2012, sales of Passenger and Sports utility vehicles increased by 0.1% and 1.9% respectively. Over the same period sales of Other vehicles decreased by 7 units.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - When comparing seasonally adjusted estimates for March 2012 with February 2012, sales of Passenger, Sports utility and Other vehicles increased by 3.3%, 7.5% and 1.4% respectively.


SALES BY STATE
  • Five of the eight states and territories have experienced an increase in the trend estimate for new motor vehicle sales when comparing March 2012 with February 2012. South Australia recorded the largest percentage increase (1.6%), followed by the Western Australia (1.2%) and Victoria (1.1%). Sales in the Australian Capital Territory have decreased by 0.8% over the same period.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, sales of new motor vehicles increased in all eight states and territories when comparing March 2012 with February 2012. The Australian Capital Territory recorded the largest percentage increase, with 9.5%, followed by the Northern Territory (8.3%) and South Australia (6.9%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
April 2012 15 May 2012
May 2012 18 June 2012
June 2012 17 July 2012
July 2012 14 August 2012
August 2012 17 September 2012
September 2012 15 October 2012



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details for the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for March 2012.


DATA NOTES

Recent flooding in Thailand may have had an impact on new vehicle sales in Australia due to associated delays in delivery of Thai manufactured vehicles and vehicle parts. Impacts from the flooding could continue to disrupt the supply of new motor vehicles to Australia from Thailand in coming months.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.


SUMMARY COMMENTARY

New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles - Long term
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Footnote(s): Break in time series for trend between June and July 2000. See paragraph 13 of the Explanatory Notes.

Source(s): Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia


New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles - Short term
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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

2011
January
47 977
19 006
17 436
84 419
-0.4
-1.8
1.3
-0.4
February
47 381
18 604
17 493
83 477
-1.2
-2.1
0.3
-1.1
March
46 640
18 288
17 361
82 289
-1.6
-1.7
-0.8
-1.4
April
45 978
18 237
17 126
81 342
-1.4
-0.3
-1.4
-1.2
May
45 652
18 495
16 952
81 099
-0.7
1.4
-1.0
-0.3
June
45 788
19 087
16 981
81 855
0.3
3.2
0.2
0.9
July
46 251
19 944
17 178
83 373
1.0
4.5
1.2
1.9
August
46 813
20 932
17 371
85 116
1.2
5.0
1.1
2.1
September
47 234
21 805
17 402
86 441
0.9
4.2
0.2
1.6
October
47 355
22 398
17 207
86 960
0.3
2.7
-1.1
0.6
November
47 179
22 737
16 840
86 756
-0.4
1.5
-2.1
-0.2
December
46 940
23 024
16 478
86 442
-0.5
1.3
-2.2
-0.4
2012
January
46 815
23 418
16 261
86 494
-0.3
1.7
-1.3
0.1
February
46 782
23 829
16 181
86 792
-0.1
1.8
-0.5
0.3
March
46 829
24 282
16 174
87 286
0.1
1.9
-
0.6

Seasonally Adjusted

2011
January
47 837
18 489
17 363
83 690
-7.0
0.8
-1.3
-4.2
February
47 308
19 536
17 618
84 461
-1.1
5.7
1.5
0.9
March
47 002
21 145
18 081
86 228
-0.6
8.2
2.6
2.1
April
47 009
19 017
17 202
83 229
-
-10.1
-4.9
-3.5
May
43 591
16 910
16 503
77 004
-7.3
-11.1
-4.1
-7.5
June
44 915
17 234
15 772
77 921
3.0
1.9
-4.4
1.2
July
46 875
20 775
17 550
85 200
4.4
20.5
11.3
9.3
August
47 588
22 875
17 587
88 050
1.5
10.1
0.2
3.3
September
47 026
21 730
18 110
86 865
-1.2
-5.0
3.0
-1.3
October
48 566
21 594
17 442
87 602
3.3
-0.6
-3.7
0.8
November
46 647
23 087
17 309
87 043
-4.0
6.9
-0.8
-0.6
December
46 494
22 778
15 234
84 506
-0.3
-1.3
-12.0
-2.9
2012
January
46 714
23 618
15 656
85 989
0.5
3.7
2.8
1.8
February
46 253
23 290
16 660
86 203
-1.0
-1.4
6.4
0.2
March
47 763
25 032
16 899
89 694
3.3
7.5
1.4
4.0

Original

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
r42 577
17 121
17 703
r77 401
2.4
0.4
13.5
4.3
June
54 322
21 518
20 317
96 157
27.6
25.7
14.8
24.2
July
45 701
19 383
15 907
80 991
-15.9
-9.9
-21.7
-15.8
August
48 423
22 111
17 548
88 082
6.0
14.1
10.3
8.8
September
47 700
20 778
18 341
86 819
-1.5
-6.0
4.5
-1.4
October
47 536
20 400
17 260
85 196
-0.3
-1.8
-5.9
-1.9
November
46 712
24 182
17 760
88 654
-1.7
18.5
2.9
4.1
December
45 764
22 367
14 328
82 459
-2.0
-7.5
-19.3
-7.0
2012
January
42 555
22 123
12 105
76 783
-7.0
-1.1
-15.5
-6.9
February
46 019
23 448
16 256
85 723
8.1
6.0
34.3
11.6
March
51 161
27 363
19 092
97 616
11.2
16.7
17.4
13.9

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

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

2011
January
26 101
23 069
16 928
5 351
9 285
1 551
807
1 326
84 419
February
25 887
22 645
16 938
5 240
9 167
1 482
806
1 312
83 477
March
25 588
22 085
16 946
5 116
9 045
1 414
802
1 293
82 289
April
25 318
21 608
16 975
5 042
8 956
1 369
799
1 275
81 342
May
25 219
21 412
17 066
5 057
8 917
1 359
802
1 266
81 099
June
25 423
21 576
17 279
5 158
8 949
1 380
816
1 275
81 855
July
25 905
22 007
17 593
5 291
9 031
1 413
833
1 300
83 373
August
26 510
22 491
17 964
5 392
9 142
1 434
852
1 330
85 116
September
27 002
22 817
18 300
5 410
9 259
1 430
868
1 354
86 441
October
27 229
22 909
18 470
5 354
9 363
1 397
878
1 360
86 960
November
27 167
22 843
18 447
5 281
9 444
1 345
878
1 350
86 756
December
26 983
22 823
18 356
5 256
9 523
1 294
874
1 333
86 442
2012
January
26 852
22 952
18 318
5 297
9 627
1 257
871
1 319
86 494
February
26 781
23 162
18 318
5 377
9 741
1 233
872
1 308
86 792
March
26 791
23 428
18 349
5 464
9 862
1 224
870
1 297
87 286

Seasonally Adjusted

2011
January
26 350
23 240
15 769
5 394
9 102
1 541
948
1 346
83 690
February
25 892
23 244
17 304
5 393
9 122
1 415
750
1 342
84 461
March
26 917
23 040
18 385
5 132
9 157
1 431
847
1 321
86 228
April
25 687
22 171
17 683
5 004
9 198
1 373
827
1 284
83 229
May
24 490
19 542
16 206
4 666
8 802
1 322
800
1 176
77 004
June
24 050
20 904
16 150
4 989
8 535
1 287
775
1 232
77 921
July
26 282
22 690
17 954
5 649
9 014
1 429
814
1 368
85 200
August
27 453
23 407
18 567
5 448
9 474
1 549
819
1 334
88 050
September
26 752
22 939
18 392
5 699
9 346
1 437
948
1 353
86 865
October
27 545
23 063
18 749
5 203
9 271
1 445
939
1 388
87 602
November
27 832
22 637
18 427
5 194
9 505
1 262
831
1 354
87 043
December
26 429
22 324
17 899
5 136
9 307
1 338
778
1 296
84 506
2012
January
26 492
22 746
18 399
5 148
9 684
1 171
969
1 379
85 989
February
26 374
23 144
18 241
5 424
9 737
1 230
831
1 221
86 203
March
27 482
24 241
18 601
5 796
10 044
1 292
900
1 337
89 694

Original

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
r19 570
16 519
4 782
8 703
1 268
942
1 147
r77 401
June
29 685
25 091
21 062
6 057
10 424
1 443
985
1 410
96 157
July
24 893
21 743
17 341
5 255
8 433
1 196
800
1 330
80 991
August
27 274
23 436
18 298
5 446
9 903
1 581
802
1 342
88 082
September
26 661
22 845
18 040
5 853
9 731
1 494
881
1 314
86 819
October
26 608
22 996
17 972
5 041
8 974
1 439
808
1 358
85 196
November
28 966
23 049
18 038
5 304
9 650
1 435
799
1 413
88 654
December
25 109
22 356
17 225
5 275
8 880
1 687
666
1 261
82 459
2012
January
24 004
20 278
15 732
4 622
9 014
1 008
820
1 305
76 783
February
26 391
23 270
17 839
5 344
9 673
1 148
776
1 282
85 723
March
30 209
26 177
20 718
6 037
10 644
1 361
1 052
1 418
97 616

r revised
(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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