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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Jan 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/02/2009   
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JANUARY KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
22 999
19 978
16 022
4 973
8 546
1 384
798
1 238
75 937
Seasonally Adjusted
22 995
20 134
16 141
4 941
8 538
1 438
782
1 255
76 224

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
-0.6
-0.6
-0.4
-0.9
-2.1
-2.0
-1.7
0.9
-0.8
Seasonally Adjusted
-1.0
-1.2
-0.9
-1.6
-1.5
4.0
-7.1
-0.4
-1.1

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
-16.4
-14.6
-20.3
-10.0
-17.8
-19.4
-12.1
-12.0
-16.5
Seasonally Adjusted
-17.5
-15.0
-18.0
-15.6
-19.5
-16.1
-14.8
-11.4
-16.9

(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



JANUARY KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • Trend - The January 2009 trend estimate for new motor vehicle sales (75 937) was 0.8% lower than the corresponding estimate for December 2008 and 16.5% lower than the trend estimate 12 months earlier. Decreases in the trend estimate have now been recorded for 13 consecutive months.
  • Seasonally adjusted - The January 2009 seasonally adjusted estimate for total sales of new motor vehicles (76 224) decreased by 1.1% compared with December 2008.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend - When trend estimates for January 2009 are compared with December 2008, passenger vehicle sales declined 0.5%, sports utility vehicle sales decreased by 0.1% and sales of other vehicles fell by 2.1%. Compared with figures 12 months earlier, sales of all vehicle types were lower in January 2009. Sales of sports utility vehicles have decreased by 22.3%, passenger vehicles by 15.4% and other vehicles by 14.2% when compared with the January 2008 level.
  • Seasonally adjusted - On a seasonally adjusted basis, January 2009 sales of passenger vehicles and sports utility vehicles increased by 0.8% and 0.5% respectively when compared with December 2008. The January 2009 sales of other vehicle types however, were 7.5% lower than in December 2008.


SALES BY STATE
  • Trend - Australian Capital Territory was the only state or territory for which the January 2009 trend estimate of total new vehicle sales exceeded the trend estimate for December 2008. The increase of 1.0% contrasts with decreases in all other states, the largest being in Western Australia (2.1%), Tasmania (2.0%) and Northern Territory (1.6%).
  • Seasonally adjusted - When comparing January 2009 with December 2008, Tasmania was the only state to show an increase in the seasonally adjusted estimate of total vehicle sales with a rise of 4.0%. Northern Territory decreased by the largest proportion, with seasonally adjusted sales falling by 7.1% compared with December 2008. Decreases of over 1% also occurred in South Australia (1.6%), Western Australia (1.5%) and Victoria (1.2%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
February 2009 19 March 2009
March 2009 23 April 2009
April 2009 21 May 2009
May 2009 22 June 2009
June 2009 21 July 2009
July 2009 24 August 2009



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details from the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for January 2009.


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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
November
53 497
18 056
19 085
90 639
0.5
1.3
1.6
0.9
December
53 579
18 123
19 310
91 012
0.2
0.4
1.2
0.4
2008
January
53 435
18 090
19 422
90 947
-0.3
-0.2
0.6
-0.1
February
53 077
17 989
19 409
90 475
-0.7
-0.6
-0.1
-0.5
March
52 578
17 796
19 281
89 655
-0.9
-1.1
-0.7
-0.9
April
52 032
17 477
19 045
88 554
-1.0
-1.8
-1.2
-1.2
May
51 449
17 040
18 769
87 257
-1.1
-2.5
-1.5
-1.5
June
50 722
16 496
18 504
85 722
-1.4
-3.2
-1.4
-1.8
July
49 747
15 903
18 280
83 929
-1.9
-3.6
-1.2
-2.1
August
48 596
15 342
18 102
82 041
-2.3
-3.5
-1.0
-2.3
September
47 472
14 870
17 927
80 269
-2.3
-3.1
-1.0
-2.2
October
46 549
14 513
17 702
78 764
-1.9
-2.4
-1.3
-1.9
November
45 882
14 261
17 386
77 529
-1.4
-1.7
-1.8
-1.6
December
45 416
14 084
17 027
76 527
-1.0
-1.2
-2.1
-1.3
2009
January
45 206
14 064
16 668
75 937
-0.5
-0.1
-2.1
-0.8

Seasonally Adjusted

2007
November
54 055
17 835
19 973
91 862
2.5
-2.1
8.4
2.8
December
54 665
17 755
19 003
91 423
1.1
-0.4
-4.9
-0.5
2008
January
53 894
18 372
19 480
91 746
-1.4
3.5
2.5
0.4
February
52 235
17 995
18 874
89 104
-3.1
-2.1
-3.1
-2.9
March
52 381
17 922
19 531
89 834
0.3
-0.4
3.5
0.8
April
51 186
17 384
19 745
88 314
-2.3
-3.0
1.1
-1.7
May
51 825
16 675
18 507
87 007
1.2
-4.1
-6.3
-1.5
June
51 977
17 458
18 137
87 572
0.3
4.7
-2.0
0.6
July
49 919
15 400
18 246
83 565
-4.0
-11.8
0.6
-4.6
August
47 894
15 134
17 873
80 902
-4.1
-1.7
-2.0
-3.2
September
47 389
14 957
17 807
80 153
-1.1
-1.2
-0.4
-0.9
October
46 464
14 546
18 750
79 760
-2.0
-2.7
5.3
-0.5
November
45 072
13 740
16 954
75 766
-3.0
-5.5
-9.6
-5.0
December
45 579
14 275
17 221
77 074
1.1
3.9
1.6
1.7
2009
January
45 949
14 352
15 923
76 224
0.8
0.5
-7.5
-1.1

Original

2007
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
April
47 639
16 654
19 768
84 061
-10.3
-9.6
0.2
-7.9
May
51 416
17 279
19 945
88 640
7.9
3.8
0.9
5.4
June
61 524
21 388
23 629
106 541
19.7
23.8
18.5
20.2
July
51 068
14 842
18 066
83 976
-17.0
-30.6
-23.5
-21.2
August
46 114
14 233
16 977
77 324
-9.7
-4.1
-6.0
-7.9
September
48 865
14 200
17 873
80 938
6.0
-0.2
5.3
4.7
October
45 978
14 357
18 770
79 105
-5.9
1.1
5.0
-2.3
November
43 019
12 736
15 862
71 617
-6.4
-11.3
-15.5
-9.5
December
45 696
14 422
16 392
76 510
6.2
13.2
3.3
6.8
2009
January
41 309
13 435
12 335
67 079
-9.6
-6.8
-24.7
-12.3


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

2007
November
27 569
23 115
20 212
5 421
10 342
1 701
858
1 420
90 639
December
27 611
23 273
20 246
5 489
10 379
1 715
884
1 416
91 012
2008
January
27 504
23 396
20 093
5 528
10 395
1 716
907
1 406
90 947
February
27 274
23 487
19 803
5 533
10 367
1 697
922
1 392
90 475
March
26 937
23 521
19 425
5 511
10 288
1 669
928
1 374
89 655
April
26 539
23 436
19 008
5 477
10 166
1 652
926
1 350
88 554
May
26 119
23 210
18 582
5 440
10 031
1 640
916
1 320
87 257
June
25 657
22 830
18 126
5 398
9 898
1 628
900
1 286
85 722
July
25 158
22 308
17 615
5 353
9 757
1 603
883
1 252
83 929
August
24 653
21 714
17 120
5 298
9 590
1 569
868
1 227
82 041
September
24 175
21 145
16 733
5 224
9 394
1 529
855
1 215
80 269
October
23 758
20 679
16 462
5 149
9 176
1 487
840
1 213
78 764
November
23 422
20 339
16 254
5 081
8 946
1 446
825
1 217
77 529
December
23 148
20 090
16 088
5 019
8 732
1 412
811
1 226
76 527
2009
January
22 999
19 978
16 022
4 973
8 546
1 384
798
1 238
75 937

Seasonally Adjusted

2007
November
27 873
23 115
21 063
5 475
10 244
1 834
855
1 403
91 862
December
27 577
23 219
20 962
5 296
10 423
1 680
844
1 424
91 423
2008
January
27 862
23 682
19 690
5 855
10 607
1 715
919
1 416
91 746
February
27 050
23 476
19 147
5 468
10 081
1 630
902
1 351
89 104
March
27 079
23 438
19 279
5 432
10 477
1 678
1 020
1 432
89 834
April
25 881
22 987
19 757
5 403
10 264
1 779
907
1 336
88 314
May
26 248
23 399
18 202
5 474
9 951
1 549
887
1 298
87 007
June
26 471
23 640
18 563
5 477
9 731
1 542
855
1 292
87 572
July
24 965
22 209
17 508
5 329
9 751
1 596
916
1 291
83 565
August
24 098
21 314
16 630
5 279
9 684
1 785
905
1 206
80 902
September
24 317
20 919
16 759
5 223
9 448
1 460
845
1 181
80 153
October
23 891
20 988
16 860
5 181
9 428
1 407
806
1 200
79 760
November
23 182
19 732
15 684
5 051
8 633
1 452
823
1 210
75 766
December
23 222
20 387
16 291
5 021
8 667
1 383
842
1 260
77 074
2009
January
22 995
20 134
16 141
4 941
8 538
1 438
782
1 255
76 224

Original

2007
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
April
24 489
21 814
19 109
5 293
9 475
1 496
1 049
1 336
84 061
May
26 334
23 865
18 672
5 803
10 067
1 585
1 025
1 289
88 640
June
32 027
27 638
24 335
6 568
11 564
1 778
1 128
1 503
106 541
July
25 216
22 272
17 963
5 237
9 580
1 510
900
1 298
83 976
August
22 669
20 575
15 679
5 034
9 652
1 680
855
1 180
77 324
September
24 513
21 479
16 697
5 074
9 679
1 561
755
1 180
80 938
October
23 448
21 337
16 024
5 069
9 850
1 478
750
1 149
79 105
November
22 043
18 756
14 111
4 935
8 284
1 575
743
1 170
71 617
December
22 421
20 792
16 163
5 028
8 416
1 660
751
1 279
76 510
2009
January
21 085
17 493
13 521
4 355
7 648
1 234
588
1 155
67 079

(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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