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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, May 2013 Quality Declaration 
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MAY KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
28 676
25 186
19 151
5 816
10 584
1 598
950
1 479
93 439
Seasonally Adjusted
28 696
25 200
19 095
5 649
10 450
1 648
972
1 498
93 209

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
-0.3
-
-1.3
-1.1
-1.4
1.1
0.3
-0.9
-0.6
Seasonally Adjusted
0.4
-1.2
1.7
-4.4
-0.8
7.0
5.6
4.4
-

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
1.8
4.8
-1.6
4.0
0.5
20.6
-2.0
3.3
2.1
Seasonally Adjusted
0.2
5.2
-4.8
2.8
-5.6
25.3
-9.0
3.4
0.2

- 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.




MAY KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • Trend estimates: The May 2013 trend estimate (93 439) has decreased by 0.6% when compared with April 2013.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: The May 2013 seasonally adjusted estimate (93 209) has increased by 27 units when compared with April 2013.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend estimates: When comparing national trend estimates for May 2013 with April 2013, sales of Sports utility vehicles increased by 0.4%. Over the same period, Passenger and Other vehicles decreased by 0.7% and 1.6% respectively.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: When comparing seasonally adjusted estimates for May 2013 with April 2013, sales of Other vehicles increased by 3.5%. Over the same period, Passenger and Sports utility vehicles decreased by 1.3% and 0.1% respectively.


SALES BY STATE
  • Trend estimates: Five of the eight states and territories experienced a decrease for new motor vehicle sales when comparing May 2013 with April 2013. Western Australia recorded the largest percentage decrease (1.4%), followed by Queensland (1.3%) and South Australia (1.1%). Over the same period, sales in Tasmania and the Northern Territory increased by 1.1% and 0.3% respectively.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: Five of the eight states and territories experienced an increase in new motor vehicle sales when comparing May 2013 with April 2013. Tasmania recorded the largest percentage increase (7.0%), followed by the Northern Territory (5.6%) and the Australian Capital Territory (4.4%). Over the same period, sales in South Australia and Victoria decreased by 4.4% and 1.2% respectively.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
June 2013 15 July 2013
July 2013 19 August 2013
August 2013 17 September 2013
September 2013 15 October 2013
October 2013 14 November 2013
November 2013 17 December 2013



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

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


DATA NOTES

The flooding which occurred in Thailand in from June 2011 may have had an impact on new vehicle sales in Australia due to associated delays in delivery of Thai manufactured vehicles and vehicle parts. The impacts from the flooding is no longer affecting the supply of new motor vehicles to Australia from Thailand.


INQUIRIES

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


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
March
47 270
24 464
17 713
89 447
0.4
1.8
2.1
1.1
April
47 326
24 883
18 255
90 464
0.1
1.7
3.1
1.1
May
47 290
25 339
18 876
91 506
-0.1
1.8
3.4
1.2
June
47 261
25 762
19 464
92 487
-0.1
1.7
3.1
1.1
July
47 502
26 049
19 917
93 469
0.5
1.1
2.3
1.1
August
48 056
26 209
20 195
94 460
1.2
0.6
1.4
1.1
September
48 682
26 290
20 379
95 352
1.3
0.3
0.9
0.9
October
49 138
26 377
20 532
96 047
0.9
0.3
0.8
0.7
November
49 228
26 512
20 625
96 365
0.2
0.5
0.5
0.3
December
48 888
26 724
20 606
96 218
-0.7
0.8
-0.1
-0.2
2013
January
48 214
26 993
20 490
95 696
-1.4
1.0
-0.6
-0.5
February
47 533
27 286
20 279
95 098
-1.4
1.1
-1.0
-0.6
March
47 023
27 520
19 976
94 518
-1.1
0.9
-1.5
-0.6
April
46 667
27 668
19 643
93 978
-0.8
0.5
-1.7
-0.6
May
46 347
27 773
19 320
93 439
-0.7
0.4
-1.6
-0.6

Seasonally Adjusted

2012
March
47 759
25 165
17 823
90 746
1.9
7.5
5.7
4.1
April
46 724
24 866
18 692
90 281
-2.2
-1.2
4.9
-0.5
May
48 622
25 413
19 006
93 041
4.1
2.2
1.7
3.1
June
47 372
25 750
18 605
91 727
-2.6
1.3
-2.1
-1.4
July
44 566
25 273
20 476
90 315
-5.9
-1.9
10.1
-1.5
August
46 994
26 650
20 491
94 135
5.4
5.4
0.1
4.2
September
50 056
27 356
20 611
98 023
6.5
2.6
0.6
4.1
October
48 848
26 411
20 221
95 481
-2.4
-3.5
-1.9
-2.6
November
50 082
24 933
20 230
95 245
2.5
-5.6
-
-0.2
December
50 657
26 762
20 325
97 744
1.1
7.3
0.5
2.6
2013
January
46 576
27 761
21 034
95 371
-8.1
3.7
3.5
-2.4
February
46 034
27 782
21 521
95 338
-1.2
0.1
2.3
-
March
47 651
27 645
19 498
94 793
3.5
-0.5
-9.4
-0.6
April
47 035
27 422
18 726
93 182
-1.3
-0.8
-4.0
-1.7
May
46 438
27 390
19 382
93 209
-1.3
-0.1
3.5
-

Original

2012
March
51 161
27 363
19 092
97 616
11.2
16.7
17.4
13.9
April
40 496
21 841
16 760
79 097
-20.8
-20.2
-12.2
-19.0
May
48 448
26 863
20 758
96 069
19.6
23.0
23.9
21.5
June
57 439
31 617
23 510
112 566
18.6
17.7
13.3
17.2
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

- 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
March
27 564
23 698
18 879
5 520
10 203
1 285
920
1 378
89 447
April
27 838
23 864
19 156
5 564
10 387
1 304
948
1 404
90 464
May
28 161
24 040
19 459
5 594
10 527
1 324
969
1 433
91 506
June
28 449
24 254
19 727
5 623
10 641
1 355
982
1 456
92 487
July
28 688
24 539
19 960
5 661
10 757
1 399
990
1 474
93 469
August
28 902
24 875
20 149
5 720
10 886
1 449
992
1 489
94 460
September
29 088
25 197
20 276
5 799
11 014
1 494
986
1 499
95 352
October
29 230
25 408
20 361
5 882
11 149
1 526
980
1 512
96 047
November
29 280
25 450
20 391
5 949
11 253
1 542
974
1 524
96 365
December
29 224
25 366
20 320
5 992
11 272
1 544
969
1 531
96 218
2013
January
29 088
25 244
20 148
6 001
11 187
1 542
959
1 527
95 696
February
28 964
25 176
19 921
5 980
11 046
1 545
950
1 516
95 098
March
28 858
25 164
19 661
5 936
10 889
1 559
947
1 504
94 518
April
28 763
25 180
19 405
5 879
10 732
1 580
946
1 493
93 978
May
28 676
25 186
19 151
5 816
10 584
1 598
950
1 479
93 439

Seasonally Adjusted

2012
March
27 905
24 535
18 697
5 888
10 116
1 343
904
1 358
90 746
April
27 926
23 873
19 097
5 498
10 288
1 337
873
1 389
90 281
May
28 632
23 949
20 065
5 497
11 065
1 316
1 069
1 449
93 041
June
28 509
24 019
19 165
5 594
10 481
1 352
1 048
1 558
91 727
July
27 578
23 901
18 828
5 613
10 621
1 456
929
1 388
90 315
August
29 264
24 753
20 097
5 726
10 596
1 268
946
1 486
94 135
September
29 801
26 476
20 523
5 913
11 210
1 592
982
1 526
98 023
October
29 080
25 198
20 085
5 862
11 218
1 542
1 025
1 472
95 481
November
28 589
25 028
20 361
5 824
11 243
1 671
996
1 533
95 245
December
30 082
25 549
20 672
6 039
11 409
1 463
966
1 564
97 744
2013
January
28 722
25 234
19 904
6 385
11 034
1 663
899
1 530
95 371
February
28 955
25 264
19 990
5 916
11 218
1 519
977
1 498
95 338
March
28 950
24 690
20 171
5 849
10 997
1 634
962
1 539
94 793
April
28 575
25 502
18 768
5 908
10 534
1 540
921
1 435
93 182
May
28 696
25 200
19 095
5 649
10 450
1 648
972
1 498
93 209

Original

2012
March
30 209
26 177
20 718
6 037
10 644
1 361
1 052
1 418
97 616
April
24 426
20 785
17 062
4 746
8 939
1 072
863
1 204
79 097
May
29 811
24 600
20 933
5 689
11 025
1 266
1 252
1 493
96 069
June
34 785
28 662
25 051
6 728
12 698
1 443
1 357
1 842
112 566
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

(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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