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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Oct 2011 Quality Declaration 
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OCTOBER KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
27 545
23 462
18 769
5 651
9 280
1 517
915
1 390
88 528
Seasonally Adjusted
27 707
23 256
18 875
5 374
9 139
1 502
931
1 398
88 182

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
1.9
1.8
2.2
1.5
0.9
1.9
3.4
2.0
1.8
Seasonally Adjusted
3.1
1.1
2.0
-6.4
-1.9
3.4
-2.9
2.7
1.1

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
5.7
2.3
11.5
4.8
-3.0
-4.0
9.6
3.0
4.7
Seasonally Adjusted
6.7
0.8
10.9
1.7
-2.6
-2.6
14.1
2.7
4.4

(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.



OCTOBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • The October 2011 trend estimate (88 528) has increased by 1.8% when compared with September 2011.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - The October 2011 seasonally adjusted estimate for new motor vehicle sales (88 182) increased by 1.1% when compared with September 2011.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend - When comparing national trend estimates for October 2011 with September 2011, sales of Passenger, Sports utility and Other vehicles increased by 1.3%, 2.9% and 1.8% respectively.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - When comparing seasonally adjusted estimates for October 2011 with September 2011, sales of Passenger vehicles increased by 3.0%, while sales of Sports utility and other vehicles decreased by 0.5% and 1.9% respectively.


SALES BY STATE
  • All eight states and territories have experienced an increase in the trend estimate for new motor vehicle sales when comparing October 2011 with September 2011. Northern Territory recorded the largest percentage increase (3.4%), followed by Queensland (2.2%) and Australian Capital Territory ( 2.0%).
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, sales of new motor vehicles decreased in three of the eight states and territories when comparing October 2011 with September 2011. South Australia recorded the largest percentage decrease of 6.4%, followed by Northern Territory (2.9%) and Western Australia (1.9%). Over the same period Tasmania recorded the largest percentage increase of 3.4%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
November 2011 15 December 2011
December 2011 18 January 2012
January 2012 15 February 2012
February 2012 15 March 2012
March 2012 17 April 2012
April 2012 15 May 2012



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details for the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for October 2011.


DATA NOTES

The earthquake and tsunami that occurred in Japan on 11 March 2011 may have affected new motor vehicle sales in Australia due to associated delays in delivery of Japanese manufactured vehicles. Although the quality of the estimates in this publication are not affected, impacts from the earthquake and tsunami could continue to disrupt supply of new motor vehicles to Australia.

Widespread flooding in the eastern states, particularly Queensland, and other natural disasters in early 2011 have not adversely affected the quality of estimates in this release. These events may have had an impact on the number of new vehicles sales since February 2011. However, as new motor vehicle sales are influenced by a range of factors, it is not possible to quantify the specific impact of these events.


INQUIRIES

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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 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

2010
August
48 177
20 228
17 169
85 574
-1.1
0.6
-1.1
-0.7
September
47 863
20 146
16 960
84 968
-0.7
-0.4
-1.2
-0.7
October
47 800
19 895
16 855
84 550
-0.1
-1.3
-0.6
-0.5
November
47 935
19 592
16 934
84 462
0.3
-1.5
0.5
-0.1
December
48 019
19 306
17 152
84 477
0.2
-1.5
1.3
-
2011
January
47 808
18 975
17 345
84 128
-0.4
-1.7
1.1
-0.4
February
47 270
18 589
17 395
83 254
-1.1
-2.0
0.3
-1.0
March
46 607
18 297
17 287
82 190
-1.4
-1.6
-0.6
-1.3
April
46 016
18 269
17 086
81 371
-1.3
-0.2
-1.2
-1.0
May
45 737
18 575
16 936
81 249
-0.6
1.7
-0.9
-0.2
June
45 892
19 180
16 940
82 012
0.3
3.3
-
0.9
July
46 355
20 004
17 113
83 472
1.0
4.3
1.0
1.8
August
46 972
20 888
17 394
85 254
1.3
4.4
1.6
2.1
September
47 602
21 666
17 683
86 952
1.3
3.7
1.7
2.0
October
48 230
22 293
18 005
88 528
1.3
2.9
1.8
1.8

Seasonally Adjusted

2010
August
47 354
19 598
17 454
84 407
-0.2
-2.1
3.1
-
September
48 395
20 786
16 793
85 974
2.2
6.1
-3.8
1.9
October
47 263
20 459
16 723
84 445
-2.3
-1.6
-0.4
-1.8
November
48 128
19 996
16 713
84 837
1.8
-2.3
-0.1
0.5
December
50 954
17 982
17 274
86 210
5.9
-10.1
3.4
1.6
2011
January
47 794
18 568
16 978
83 340
-6.2
3.3
-1.7
-3.3
February
46 910
19 356
17 610
83 875
-1.8
4.2
3.7
0.6
March
47 365
21 333
18 378
87 075
1.0
10.2
4.4
3.8
April
47 057
19 102
17 118
83 278
-0.6
-10.5
-6.9
-4.4
May
43 659
16 913
16 254
76 826
-7.2
-11.5
-5.0
-7.7
June
44 917
17 209
15 877
78 004
2.9
1.7
-2.3
1.5
July
46 983
20 837
17 513
85 332
4.6
21.1
10.3
9.4
August
47 715
22 932
17 744
88 390
1.6
10.1
1.3
3.6
September
47 370
21 671
18 147
87 187
-0.7
-5.5
2.3
-1.4
October
48 813
21 566
17 803
88 182
3.0
-0.5
-1.9
1.1

Original

2010
August
46 504
18 515
17 103
82 122
-2.3
-2.7
8.6
-0.3
September
48 763
19 684
16 607
85 054
4.9
6.3
-2.9
3.6
October
45 268
19 348
16 309
80 925
-7.2
-1.7
-1.8
-4.9
November
49 405
20 806
17 131
87 342
9.1
7.5
5.0
7.9
December
51 039
18 555
16 993
86 587
3.3
-10.8
-0.8
-0.9
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

- 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

2010
August
26 265
23 197
17 117
5 500
9 697
1 545
865
1 388
85 574
September
26 149
22 988
16 966
5 432
9 654
1 561
851
1 367
84 968
October
26 069
22 930
16 832
5 393
9 563
1 581
834
1 349
84 550
November
26 064
23 014
16 790
5 384
9 463
1 589
819
1 339
84 462
December
26 081
23 101
16 829
5 369
9 379
1 575
810
1 333
84 477
2011
January
26 002
22 981
16 877
5 307
9 299
1 533
807
1 322
84 128
February
25 772
22 593
16 906
5 200
9 200
1 470
807
1 305
83 254
March
25 489
22 081
16 942
5 092
9 086
1 410
805
1 286
82 190
April
25 261
21 644
16 994
5 036
8 994
1 372
802
1 269
81 371
May
25 233
21 477
17 093
5 063
8 952
1 364
803
1 263
81 249
June
25 471
21 646
17 278
5 172
8 971
1 386
813
1 275
82 012
July
25 924
22 074
17 568
5 319
9 033
1 420
831
1 302
83 472
August
26 481
22 584
17 965
5 459
9 119
1 456
857
1 333
85 254
September
27 021
23 052
18 372
5 569
9 202
1 488
885
1 362
86 952
October
27 545
23 462
18 769
5 651
9 280
1 517
915
1 390
88 528

Seasonally Adjusted

2010
August
26 211
22 905
16 652
5 393
9 578
1 433
852
1 382
84 407
September
26 379
22 869
17 505
5 536
9 773
1 660
857
1 394
85 974
October
25 973
23 073
17 013
5 283
9 385
1 541
817
1 361
84 445
November
26 179
22 802
17 124
5 385
9 616
1 624
837
1 272
84 837
December
28 072
22 999
16 664
5 398
9 302
1 651
794
1 330
86 210
2011
January
25 987
23 266
15 687
5 335
9 251
1 512
949
1 354
83 340
February
25 614
23 065
17 222
5 342
9 127
1 426
753
1 326
83 875
March
27 173
23 306
18 566
5 148
9 267
1 442
856
1 316
87 075
April
25 688
22 246
17 620
5 052
9 188
1 385
822
1 277
83 278
May
24 313
19 482
16 304
4 611
8 822
1 310
806
1 177
76 826
June
24 072
20 923
16 162
5 022
8 532
1 291
777
1 226
78 004
July
26 350
22 777
17 917
5 662
8 998
1 440
812
1 377
85 332
August
27 546
23 548
18 506
5 552
9 497
1 588
817
1 336
88 390
September
26 861
22 996
18 496
5 740
9 320
1 453
959
1 362
87 187
October
27 707
23 256
18 875
5 374
9 139
1 502
931
1 398
88 182

Original

2010
August
25 287
22 312
15 966
5 233
9 753
1 407
819
1 345
82 122
September
26 079
22 511
16 939
5 548
10 121
1 715
785
1 356
85 054
October
24 451
22 847
15 904
4 974
9 244
1 477
717
1 311
80 925
November
27 422
23 491
17 025
5 651
9 738
1 902
809
1 304
87 342
December
27 195
23 873
16 422
5 636
9 238
2 181
714
1 328
86 587
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

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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