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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Dec 2010 Quality Declaration 
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
27 076
22 987
17 084
5 410
9 521
1 676
824
1 328
85 906
Seasonally Adjusted
27 829
23 155
16 784
5 462
9 366
1 710
800
1 335
86 440

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
0.9
-
0.1
-0.4
-0.6
2.2
-1.2
-1.0
0.2
Seasonally Adjusted
4.7
1.1
-2.4
-0.1
-4.6
3.1
-6.3
4.6
0.8

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
5.1
2.6
-3.9
-0.8
8.2
4.4
-1.7
2.2
2.3
Seasonally Adjusted
-
0.8
-13.7
-7.7
1.7
-2.7
-2.4
3.2
-3.1

- 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



DECEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • Trend - The December 2010 trend estimate for new motor vehicle sales (85 906) increased by 0.2% when compared with November 2010.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - The December 2010 seasonally adjusted estimate for new motor vehicle sales (86 440) increased by 0.8% when compared with November 2010.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend - When comparing trend estimates for December 2010 with November 2010, sales of Passenger vehicles increased by 1.1%, while sales of Sports utility vehicles decreased by 1.6% and Other vehicles decreased by 0.1%.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - When comparing seasonally adjusted estimates for December 2010 with November 2010, sales of Passenger vehicles increased by 4.8%, while sales of Sports utility vehicles decreased by 10.7%. Over the same period sales of Other vehicles increased by 3.1%.


SALES BY STATE
  • Trend - Three of the eight states and territories contributed to the national increase in trend estimate for new motor vehicle sales when comparing December 2010 with November 2010. Tasmania recorded the largest percentage increase with 2.2%, followed by New South Wales (0.9%) and Queensland (0.1%). The Northern Territory recorded a percentage decrease of 1.2% over the same period.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - In seasonally adjusted terms, sales of new motor vehicles increased in four of the eight states and territories for December 2010 when compared with November 2010. New South Wales recorded the largest percentage increase of 4.7%, followed by the Australian Capital Territory (4.6%) and Tasmania (3.1%). The largest percentage decrease for new motor vehicle sales occurred in Western Australia (4.6%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

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January 2011 16 February 2011
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March 2011 14 April 2011
April 2011 16 May 2011
May 2011 16 June 2011
June 2011 18 July 2011



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details for the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for December 2010.


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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

2009
October
47 301
16 860
17 076
81 237
0.9
4.5
2.9
2.0
November
47 640
17 612
17 455
82 708
0.7
4.5
2.2
1.8
December
48 057
18 256
17 646
83 959
0.9
3.7
1.1
1.5
2010
January
48 613
18 675
17 646
84 934
1.2
2.3
-
1.2
February
49 228
18 884
17 549
85 661
1.3
1.1
-0.5
0.9
March
49 703
18 981
17 476
86 161
1.0
0.5
-0.4
0.6
April
49 870
19 099
17 468
86 437
0.3
0.6
-0.1
0.3
May
49 659
19 330
17 471
86 460
-0.4
1.2
-
-
June
49 105
19 708
17 414
86 227
-1.1
2.0
-0.3
-0.3
July
48 498
20 065
17 313
85 876
-1.2
1.8
-0.6
-0.4
August
48 152
20 258
17 183
85 593
-0.7
1.0
-0.7
-0.3
September
48 163
20 269
17 050
85 483
-
0.1
-0.8
-0.1
October
48 471
20 128
16 954
85 553
0.6
-0.7
-0.6
0.1
November
48 929
19 879
16 897
85 706
0.9
-1.2
-0.3
0.2
December
49 469
19 563
16 874
85 906
1.1
-1.6
-0.1
0.2

Seasonally Adjusted

2009
October
47 585
16 351
18 794
82 730
1.6
4.7
13.4
4.7
November
48 058
17 995
20 401
86 453
1.0
10.1
8.5
4.5
December
46 726
19 577
22 944
89 247
-2.8
8.8
12.5
3.2
2010
January
48 885
18 530
18 695
86 110
4.6
-5.4
-18.5
-3.5
February
48 995
18 613
17 488
85 096
0.2
0.4
-6.5
-1.2
March
49 576
18 662
17 194
85 432
1.2
0.3
-1.7
0.4
April
53 777
20 677
17 442
91 896
8.5
10.8
1.4
7.6
May
51 202
19 612
17 562
88 376
-4.8
-5.2
0.7
-3.8
June
49 460
19 585
17 720
86 765
-3.4
-0.1
0.9
-1.8
July
47 502
20 284
16 958
84 744
-4.0
3.6
-4.3
-2.3
August
47 549
19 881
17 598
85 028
0.1
-2.0
3.8
0.3
September
48 367
20 747
16 858
85 972
1.7
4.4
-4.2
1.1
October
47 873
20 658
16 748
85 280
-1.0
-0.4
-0.7
-0.8
November
48 741
20 270
16 731
85 741
1.8
-1.9
-0.1
0.5
December
51 100
18 094
17 247
86 440
4.8
-10.7
3.1
0.8

Original

2009
October
46 544
15 741
18 528
80 813
-1.6
9.0
12.9
3.4
November
47 059
18 360
20 414
85 833
1.1
16.6
10.2
6.2
December
46 623
19 616
22 469
88 708
-0.9
6.8
10.1
3.3
2010
January
43 580
16 900
14 384
74 864
-6.5
-13.8
-36.0
-15.6
February
47 829
18 073
16 317
82 219
9.7
6.9
13.4
9.8
March
53 717
21 643
19 384
94 744
12.3
19.8
18.8
15.2
April
47 156
18 067
16 178
81 401
-12.2
-16.5
-16.5
-14.1
May
50 450
20 065
18 703
89 218
7.0
11.1
15.6
9.6
June
60 820
24 597
23 305
108 722
20.6
22.6
24.6
21.9
July
47 591
19 032
15 753
82 376
-21.8
-22.6
-32.4
-24.2
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

- 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

2009
October
25 180
21 497
17 369
5 315
8 296
1 503
807
1 270
81 237
November
25 530
21 967
17 620
5 398
8 531
1 552
824
1 285
82 708
December
25 773
22 408
17 782
5 452
8 801
1 606
838
1 299
83 959
2010
January
25 933
22 805
17 858
5 486
9 041
1 650
847
1 313
84 934
February
26 057
23 154
17 859
5 513
9 224
1 674
852
1 329
85 661
March
26 165
23 446
17 781
5 542
9 358
1 667
854
1 347
86 161
April
26 256
23 641
17 639
5 578
9 466
1 632
858
1 366
86 437
May
26 315
23 696
17 460
5 604
9 551
1 587
864
1 384
86 460
June
26 303
23 597
17 287
5 607
9 623
1 546
870
1 394
86 227
July
26 262
23 399
17 161
5 582
9 679
1 529
871
1 393
85 876
August
26 271
23 209
17 087
5 536
9 700
1 537
866
1 386
85 593
September
26 385
23 080
17 060
5 489
9 675
1 565
857
1 373
85 483
October
26 585
23 012
17 067
5 454
9 629
1 602
846
1 357
85 553
November
26 829
22 978
17 074
5 430
9 579
1 640
834
1 341
85 706
December
27 076
22 987
17 084
5 410
9 521
1 676
824
1 328
85 906

Seasonally Adjusted

2009
October
25 310
21 828
17 676
5 614
8 677
1 535
785
1 306
82 730
November
26 429
23 570
18 276
5 720
8 775
1 477
866
1 341
86 453
December
27 816
22 977
19 454
5 918
9 212
1 757
819
1 293
89 247
2010
January
25 869
23 010
18 064
5 855
9 379
1 722
903
1 307
86 110
February
26 078
22 763
17 687
5 414
9 402
1 627
795
1 329
85 096
March
25 911
23 768
17 272
5 431
9 147
1 707
854
1 342
85 432
April
26 657
25 765
18 122
5 666
11 790
1 658
862
1 376
91 896
May
26 389
23 995
17 752
5 600
10 769
1 584
877
1 409
88 376
June
26 564
23 811
17 345
5 734
9 562
1 532
845
1 371
86 765
July
25 773
23 142
16 615
5 511
9 921
1 488
903
1 392
84 744
August
26 359
23 088
16 744
5 487
9 662
1 455
853
1 379
85 028
September
26 356
22 807
17 423
5 619
9 826
1 659
875
1 407
85 972
October
26 390
23 258
17 266
5 278
9 320
1 560
824
1 383
85 280
November
26 573
22 896
17 203
5 467
9 814
1 659
853
1 276
85 741
December
27 829
23 155
16 784
5 462
9 366
1 710
800
1 335
86 440

Original

2009
October
24 251
21 989
16 830
5 506
8 763
1 520
696
1 258
80 813
November
26 559
23 417
17 719
5 698
8 702
1 619
810
1 309
85 833
December
26 848
23 398
18 995
6 213
8 967
2 242
737
1 308
88 708
2010
January
22 820
19 746
15 253
5 151
8 521
1 487
716
1 170
74 864
February
25 708
21 924
16 744
5 242
9 048
1 474
742
1 337
82 219
March
29 083
26 380
19 480
5 950
9 636
1 711
1 038
1 466
94 744
April
23 616
22 660
16 326
4 944
10 331
1 406
872
1 246
81 401
May
26 531
23 994
18 370
5 798
10 604
1 527
997
1 397
89 218
June
33 240
29 192
22 956
7 109
11 647
1 779
1 133
1 666
108 722
July
25 050
22 499
16 516
5 208
9 572
1 292
881
1 358
82 376
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

(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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