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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, September 2013 Quality Declaration 
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
29 483
25 696
19 213
5 813
10 146
1 607
974
1 429
94 362
Seasonally Adjusted
29 230
25 709
19 162
5 872
10 155
1 691
921
1 409
94 150

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
0.1
0.2
-0.3
0.4
-0.7
-0.7
-
-0.9
-
Seasonally Adjusted
-1.5
0.5
-0.4
0.9
1.0
17.9
-8.4
-2.9
-0.1

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
1.3
2.0
-5.3
0.2
-8.2
8.1
-1.0
-5.1
-1.1
Seasonally Adjusted
-2.1
-1.5
-6.0
-0.3
-9.7
8.2
-6.8
-8.9
-3.5

- 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.


SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES

  • Trend estimates: The September 2013 trend estimate (94 362) has decreased by 43 units when compared with August 2013.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: The September 2013 seasonally adjusted estimate (94 150) has decreased by 0.1% when compared with August 2013.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend estimates: When comparing national trend estimates for September 2013 with August 2013, sales of Passenger and Other vehicles decreased by 0.2% respectively. Over the same period, Sports utility vehicles increased by 0.3%.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: When comparing seasonally adjusted estimates for September 2013 with August 2013, sales of Passenger and Sports utility vehicles decreased by 1.2% and 1.0% respectively. Over the same period, Other vehicles increased by 4.0%.


SALES BY STATE
  • Trend estimates: Four of the eight states and territories experienced a decrease for new motor vehicle sales when comparing September 2013 with August 2013. The Australian Capital Territory recorded the largest percentage decrease (0.9%), followed by Western Australia and Tasmania (0.7%) and then Queensland (0.3%). This is the tenth consecutive month of decline for Queensland and ninth consecutive month of decline for Western Australia and the ACT.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: Four of the eight states and territories experienced an increase in new motor vehicle sales when comparing September 2013 with August 2013. Tasmania recorded the largest percentage increase (17.9%) followed by Western Australia (1.0%) and South Australia (0.9%). Over the same period, sales in the Northern Territory decreased by 8.4%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
October 2013 13 November 2013
November 2013 17 December 2013
December 2013 15 January 2014
January 2014 17 February 2014
February 2014 17 March 2014
March 2014 17 April 2014



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details for the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for September 2013.


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SUMMARY COMMENTARY

Graph Image for New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles - long term

Footnote(s): Break in time series for trend between June and July 2000. See paragraph 13 of the Expanatory Notes.

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


Graph Image for 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

2012
July
47 393
26 029
19 918
93 341
0.5
1.2
2.5
1.1
August
47 971
26 211
20 231
94 413
1.2
0.7
1.6
1.1
September
48 640
26 310
20 445
95 395
1.4
0.4
1.1
1.0
October
49 136
26 403
20 609
96 148
1.0
0.4
0.8
0.8
November
49 249
26 527
20 694
96 471
0.2
0.5
0.4
0.3
December
48 904
26 719
20 643
96 267
-0.7
0.7
-0.2
-0.2
2013
January
48 248
26 990
20 495
95 733
-1.3
1.0
-0.7
-0.6
February
47 595
27 286
20 318
95 199
-1.4
1.1
-0.9
-0.6
March
47 199
27 542
20 083
94 824
-0.8
0.9
-1.2
-0.4
April
47 131
27 678
19 815
94 624
-0.1
0.5
-1.3
-0.2
May
47 267
27 693
19 572
94 533
0.3
0.1
-1.2
-0.1
June
47 426
27 715
19 389
94 530
0.3
0.1
-0.9
-
July
47 468
27 778
19 249
94 495
0.1
0.2
-0.7
-
August
47 454
27 844
19 107
94 405
-
0.2
-0.7
-0.1
September
47 374
27 920
19 067
94 362
-0.2
0.3
-0.2
-

Seasonally Adjusted

2012
July
44 903
25 502
20 479
90 883
-3.9
-0.5
11.3
0.1
August
46 843
26 506
20 759
94 109
4.3
3.9
1.4
3.5
September
49 758
27 260
20 555
97 574
6.2
2.8
-1.0
3.7
October
49 059
26 601
20 299
95 960
-1.4
-2.4
-1.2
-1.7
November
50 229
25 010
20 336
95 575
2.4
-6.0
0.2
-0.4
December
50 632
26 717
20 318
97 668
0.8
6.8
-0.1
2.2
2013
January
46 529
27 656
21 115
95 300
-8.1
3.5
3.9
-2.4
February
46 099
27 799
21 570
95 469
-0.9
0.5
2.2
0.2
March
47 740
27 628
19 402
94 770
3.6
-0.6
-10.1
-0.7
April
47 293
27 439
18 805
93 537
-0.9
-0.7
-3.1
-1.3
May
46 863
27 537
19 323
93 724
-0.9
0.4
2.8
0.2
June
48 297
28 003
20 675
96 975
3.1
1.7
7.0
3.5
July
46 926
27 390
19 272
93 588
-2.8
-2.2
-6.8
-3.5
August
47 733
28 155
18 367
94 255
1.7
2.8
-4.7
0.7
September
47 155
27 887
19 108
94 150
-1.2
-1.0
4.0
-0.1

Original

2012
July
43 354
23 845
19 442
86 641
-24.5
-24.6
-17.3
-23.0
August
46 612
26 216
20 724
93 552
7.5
9.9
6.6
8.0
September
49 210
25 079
20 338
94 627
5.6
-4.3
-1.9
1.1
October
49 291
25 737
20 556
95 584
0.2
2.6
1.1
1.0
November
51 652
26 145
20 550
98 347
4.8
1.6
-
2.9
December
50 618
25 548
19 261
95 427
-2.0
-2.3
-6.3
-3.0
2013
January
41 957
26 623
16 850
85 430
-17.1
4.2
-12.5
-10.5
February
43 338
26 834
20 046
90 218
3.3
0.8
19.0
5.6
March
48 664
29 148
19 588
97 400
12.3
8.6
-2.3
8.0
April
42 844
24 384
17 889
85 117
-12.0
-16.3
-8.7
-12.6
May
46 774
29 152
20 862
96 788
9.2
19.6
16.6
13.7
June
57 636
34 398
26 724
118 758
23.2
18.0
28.1
22.7
July
46 318
25 568
18 349
90 235
-19.6
-25.7
-31.3
-24.0
August
48 060
27 515
17 761
93 336
3.8
7.6
-3.2
3.4
September
47 149
26 199
19 314
92 662
-1.9
-4.8
8.7
-0.7

- 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

2012
July
28 654
24 499
19 920
5 660
10 756
1 386
990
1 476
93 341
August
28 889
24 844
20 132
5 720
10 906
1 438
991
1 493
94 413
September
29 093
25 185
20 288
5 802
11 050
1 487
985
1 505
95 395
October
29 244
25 415
20 392
5 888
11 188
1 525
979
1 518
96 148
November
29 288
25 466
20 425
5 956
11 287
1 546
973
1 528
96 471
December
29 201
25 378
20 340
5 999
11 298
1 550
969
1 532
96 267
2013
January
29 058
25 257
20 163
6 011
11 209
1 550
958
1 527
95 733
February
28 954
25 203
19 961
5 989
11 067
1 561
947
1 515
95 199
March
28 955
25 242
19 753
5 940
10 900
1 584
945
1 503
94 824
April
29 036
25 337
19 585
5 877
10 733
1 613
952
1 490
94 624
May
29 152
25 437
19 472
5 822
10 578
1 633
962
1 478
94 533
June
29 290
25 532
19 399
5 793
10 443
1 636
970
1 467
94 530
July
29 392
25 603
19 333
5 786
10 324
1 629
974
1 454
94 495
August
29 447
25 649
19 266
5 790
10 217
1 619
974
1 441
94 405
September
29 483
25 696
19 213
5 813
10 146
1 607
974
1 429
94 362

Seasonally Adjusted

2012
July
27 809
24 008
19 027
5 621
10 651
1 435
923
1 409
90 883
August
29 004
24 901
20 063
5 749
10 704
1 280
939
1 469
94 109
September
29 846
26 109
20 385
5 891
11 244
1 563
989
1 547
97 574
October
29 237
25 351
20 200
5 885
11 241
1 547
1 017
1 482
95 960
November
28 609
25 175
20 479
5 835
11 261
1 683
1 001
1 532
95 575
December
30 064
25 488
20 667
6 031
11 430
1 464
961
1 562
97 668
2013
January
28 597
25 249
19 909
6 403
11 030
1 682
897
1 533
95 300
February
28 973
25 291
20 018
5 906
11 275
1 528
981
1 497
95 469
March
29 038
24 698
20 133
5 846
10 923
1 643
965
1 525
94 770
April
28 659
25 582
18 922
5 896
10 566
1 557
920
1 434
93 537
May
28 906
25 375
19 227
5 711
10 384
1 653
973
1 494
93 724
June
30 149
25 985
20 121
5 835
10 689
1 749
932
1 515
96 975
July
28 966
25 327
19 103
5 730
10 374
1 641
1 026
1 421
93 588
August
29 685
25 570
19 233
5 820
10 056
1 435
1 005
1 451
94 255
September
29 230
25 709
19 162
5 872
10 155
1 691
921
1 409
94 150

Original

2012
July
26 594
22 991
18 234
5 298
9 968
1 268
917
1 371
86 641
August
28 706
24 696
19 791
5 577
11 072
1 365
898
1 447
93 552
September
28 854
25 263
19 579
5 821
11 054
1 651
918
1 487
94 627
October
28 792
26 078
19 602
5 848
11 228
1 612
949
1 475
95 584
November
30 030
25 740
20 368
6 024
11 676
2 015
938
1 556
98 347
December
28 619
25 238
20 116
6 265
11 014
1 772
859
1 544
95 427
2013
January
26 194
22 583
16 946
5 918
10 198
1 403
748
1 440
85 430
February
27 427
24 415
18 369
5 696
10 679
1 309
867
1 456
90 218
March
29 928
25 360
21 135
5 680
11 145
1 564
1 075
1 513
97 400
April
25 982
23 023
17 666
5 381
9 497
1 273
971
1 324
85 117
May
29 707
26 226
20 221
5 761
10 610
1 597
1 132
1 534
96 788
June
37 194
30 647
26 245
6 999
12 782
1 917
1 162
1 812
118 758
July
27 789
24 584
18 618
5 485
9 848
1 466
1 049
1 396
90 235
August
29 223
25 210
19 101
5 730
10 177
1 491
967
1 437
93 336
September
28 702
25 430
18 498
5 847
10 153
1 835
852
1 345
92 662

(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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