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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Mar 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/04/2008   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
27 576
23 580
19 641
5 583
10 319
1 705
948
1 422
90 774
Seasonally Adjusted
27 411
23 443
19 482
5 456
10 356
1 701
1 011
1 455
90 315

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
-0.1
0.5
-1.2
0.3
0.1
-0.2
2.8
0.2
-0.1
Seasonally Adjusted
0.8
-0.2
1.4
0.2
2.5
1.1
11.8
6.8
1.0

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
4.9
8.7
1.4
8.2
3.4
6.7
15.0
2.9
5.2
Seasonally Adjusted
2.9
6.8
-0.6
4.1
4.8
5.5
24.5
5.3
3.7

(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



MARCH KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • Trend - The March 2008 estimate for new motor vehicle sales (90 774) decreased 0.1% when compared with February 2008. The trend estimate had previously been increasing for over 14 consecutive months. When compared to March 2007, the trend estimate increased by 5.2%.
  • Seasonally adjusted - The March 2008 estimate for total sales of new motor vehicles (90 315) increased by 1.0% compared with February 2008.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend - When comparing March 2008 to February 2008, trend estimates decreased for passenger vehicles and increased for sports utility vehicles and other vehicles. Passenger vehicles decreased by 0.3% while sport utility vehicles and other vehicles increased by 0.2% and 0.1% respectively. When compared to the same period 12 months ago, sports utility vehicles and other vehicles rose 16.2% and 12.0% respectively while passenger vehicles fell by 0.3%.
  • Seasonally adjusted - When comparing March 2008 to February 2008, passenger vehicles and other vehicles increased by 1.2% and 2.3% respectively while sports utility vehicles decreased by 0.9%.


SALES BY STATE
  • Trend - When comparing March 2008 to February 2008, five states and territories showed increases in the trend estimate of total sales of new motor vehicles. The largest increases were in the Northern Territory (2.8%) and Victoria (0.5%) followed by South Australia (0.3%), Australian Capital Territory (0.2%) and Western Australia (0.1%). Queensland, Tasmania and New South Wales decreased by 1.2%, 0.2% and 0.1% respectively.
  • Seasonally adjusted - When comparing March 2008 to February 2008, all states and territories with the exception of Victoria showed increases in total sales. The largest increase was in the Northern Territory (11.8%), followed by the Australian Capital Territory (6.8%) and Western Australia (2.5%). The smallest increase was in South Australia (0.2%). Victoria showed a decrease of 0.2%.


NOTES

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August 2008 22 September 2008
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ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details from the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for March 2008.


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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

2007
January
52 654
15 310
16 707
84 671
1.0
2.0
1.9
1.3
February
53 097
15 525
17 015
85 637
0.8
1.4
1.8
1.1
March
53 377
15 685
17 250
86 312
0.5
1.0
1.4
0.8
April
53 443
15 829
17 390
86 662
0.1
0.9
0.8
0.4
May
53 290
15 998
17 454
86 742
-0.3
1.1
0.4
0.1
June
52 988
16 233
17 534
86 755
-0.6
1.5
0.5
-
July
52 702
16 545
17 719
86 966
-0.5
1.9
1.1
0.2
August
52 581
16 921
18 025
87 527
-0.2
2.3
1.7
0.6
September
52 626
17 319
18 387
88 332
0.1
2.4
2.0
0.9
October
52 793
17 664
18 717
89 174
0.3
2.0
1.8
1.0
November
53 035
17 893
18 964
89 892
0.5
1.3
1.3
0.8
December
53 294
18 023
19 123
90 440
0.5
0.7
0.8
0.6
2008
January
53 403
18 115
19 227
90 745
0.2
0.5
0.5
0.3
February
53 383
18 180
19 301
90 864
-
0.4
0.4
0.1
March
53 233
18 223
19 318
90 774
-0.3
0.2
0.1
-0.1

Seasonally Adjusted

2007
January
53 676
15 200
16 891
85 767
4.9
1.7
5.9
4.5
February
54 148
15 392
17 287
86 827
0.9
1.3
2.3
1.2
March
53 931
15 696
17 482
87 109
-0.4
2.0
1.1
0.3
April
51 980
16 496
17 422
85 898
-3.6
5.1
-0.3
-1.4
May
52 374
15 717
17 330
85 421
0.8
-4.7
-0.5
-0.6
June
54 258
16 014
17 377
87 649
3.6
1.9
0.3
2.6
July
53 987
16 077
17 816
87 880
-0.5
0.4
2.5
0.3
August
51 623
17 119
17 618
86 360
-4.4
6.5
-1.1
-1.7
September
51 828
17 453
18 494
87 775
0.4
2.0
5.0
1.6
October
52 063
18 185
18 781
89 029
0.5
4.2
1.6
1.4
November
53 108
17 638
19 479
90 225
2.0
-3.0
3.7
1.3
December
54 826
17 833
18 951
91 610
3.2
1.1
-2.7
1.5
2008
January
54 130
18 274
19 221
91 625
-1.3
2.5
1.4
-
February
52 114
18 273
19 023
89 410
-3.7
-
-1.0
-2.4
March
52 736
18 109
19 470
90 315
1.2
-0.9
2.3
1.0

Original

2007
January
49 189
14 303
13 444
76 936
1.7
0.3
-7.0
-0.2
February
52 628
14 912
16 200
83 740
7.0
4.3
20.5
8.8
March
57 757
17 589
19 046
94 392
9.7
18.0
17.6
12.7
April
45 109
14 274
16 231
75 614
-21.9
-18.8
-14.8
-19.9
May
52 727
16 912
18 958
88 597
16.9
18.5
16.8
17.2
June
63 768
18 966
22 363
105 097
20.9
12.1
18.0
18.6
July
53 589
15 396
17 306
86 291
-16.0
-18.8
-22.6
-17.9
August
52 748
17 440
18 018
88 206
-1.6
13.3
4.1
2.2
September
50 197
15 874
17 418
83 489
-4.8
-9.0
-3.3
-5.3
October
53 336
17 748
18 205
89 289
6.3
11.8
4.5
6.9
November
54 195
17 702
20 184
92 081
1.6
-0.3
10.9
3.1
December
51 722
17 114
17 414
86 250
-4.6
-3.3
-13.7
-6.3
2008
January
49 295
17 646
15 329
82 270
-4.7
3.1
-12.0
-4.6
February
53 030
18 277
18 591
89 898
7.6
3.6
21.3
9.3
March
53 122
18 425
19 738
91 285
0.2
0.8
6.2
1.5

- 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)
Aus
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

Trend

2007
January
25 784
21 232
18 915
5 097
9 902
1 593
817
1 331
84 671
February
26 059
21 507
19 202
5 143
9 949
1 595
822
1 360
85 637
March
26 296
21 702
19 371
5 162
9 977
1 598
824
1 382
86 312
April
26 457
21 824
19 410
5 150
10 005
1 601
823
1 392
86 662
May
26 525
21 901
19 340
5 113
10 047
1 601
821
1 394
86 742
June
26 552
21 988
19 214
5 087
10 108
1 597
818
1 391
86 755
July
26 609
22 128
19 171
5 079
10 169
1 602
819
1 389
86 966
August
26 748
22 314
19 301
5 110
10 222
1 618
822
1 392
87 527
September
26 951
22 514
19 562
5 181
10 259
1 640
827
1 398
88 332
October
27 175
22 704
19 848
5 278
10 271
1 657
837
1 404
89 174
November
27 365
22 899
20 049
5 375
10 273
1 671
851
1 409
89 892
December
27 512
23 111
20 107
5 458
10 281
1 687
871
1 413
90 440
2008
January
27 585
23 307
20 025
5 522
10 296
1 698
896
1 416
90 745
February
27 600
23 470
19 871
5 564
10 310
1 708
922
1 419
90 864
March
27 576
23 580
19 641
5 583
10 319
1 705
948
1 422
90 774

Seasonally Adjusted

2007
January
26 153
21 577
19 188
5 244
9 874
1 566
836
1 329
85 767
February
26 085
22 168
19 269
5 163
10 166
1 747
824
1 405
86 827
March
26 635
21 952
19 598
5 240
9 878
1 612
812
1 382
87 109
April
26 352
21 279
19 199
5 215
10 040
1 552
846
1 415
85 898
May
25 984
21 551
19 381
4 943
9 846
1 537
811
1 368
85 421
June
27 013
22 289
19 353
5 104
10 095
1 580
824
1 391
87 649
July
26 832
22 184
19 478
5 148
10 285
1 767
803
1 383
87 880
August
26 547
22 252
18 501
5 057
10 289
1 497
827
1 390
86 360
September
26 364
22 725
19 415
5 109
10 299
1 639
819
1 405
87 775
October
27 340
22 531
19 707
5 341
10 207
1 628
865
1 410
89 029
November
27 643
22 661
20 377
5 384
10 169
1 768
841
1 382
90 225
December
27 678
23 177
21 339
5 260
10 239
1 625
850
1 442
91 610
2008
January
27 842
23 613
19 590
5 935
10 582
1 737
891
1 435
91 625
February
27 200
23 495
19 217
5 445
10 104
1 683
904
1 362
89 410
March
27 411
23 443
19 482
5 456
10 356
1 701
1 011
1 455
90 315

Original

2007
January
24 429
19 000
16 769
4 620
8 929
1 285
651
1 253
76 936
February
25 636
21 510
18 221
5 138
9 625
1 463
771
1 376
83 740
March
29 107
23 408
21 772
5 588
10 530
1 533
978
1 476
94 392
April
23 245
18 833
16 907
4 616
8 701
1 214
883
1 215
75 614
May
26 649
22 151
20 428
5 237
10 172
1 587
973
1 400
88 597
June
31 965
25 491
24 997
6 152
11 995
1 750
1 107
1 640
105 097
July
26 851
21 655
19 600
4 871
9 645
1 561
739
1 369
86 291
August
26 549
22 958
19 145
5 128
10 730
1 481
791
1 424
88 206
September
24 946
21 788
18 025
4 738
10 244
1 684
724
1 340
83 489
October
27 556
23 097
18 933
5 329
10 460
1 708
781
1 425
89 289
November
27 835
23 644
20 189
5 556
10 435
2 225
803
1 394
92 081
December
25 290
22 432
19 557
5 078
9 809
2 010
719
1 355
86 250
2008
January
25 810
21 044
16 972
5 256
9 650
1 490
722
1 326
82 270
February
27 855
23 803
18 914
5 607
9 952
1 484
876
1 407
89 898
March
28 128
23 153
20 231
5 334
10 483
1 470
1 108
1 378
91 285

(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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