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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Apr 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/05/2009   
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APRIL KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
21 697
18 404
14 761
4 459
7 940
1 408
685
1 218
70 572
Seasonally Adjusted
21 921
18 287
14 832
4 490
7 953
1 378
714
1 239
70 814

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
-1.1
-1.7
-1.6
-1.8
-1.5
-0.2
-3.0
-0.5
-1.4
Seasonally Adjusted
2.5
-1.1
2.3
-2.0
-0.2
-5.3
13.9
7.7
0.9

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
-18.4
-21.9
-22.5
-19.0
-22.4
-14.9
-26.9
-9.8
-20.6
Seasonally Adjusted
-15.3
-21.3
-25.3
-17.1
-23.5
-23.5
-23.4
-7.0
-20.3

(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



APRIL KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • Trend - Decreases in the trend estimate continue to be recorded for total sales of new motor vehicles. The April 2009 trend estimate for new motor vehicle sales (70 572) was 1.4% lower than the corresponding estimate for March 2009 and 20.6% lower than the trend estimate in April 2008.
  • Seasonally adjusted - The April 2009 seasonally adjusted estimate for total sales of new motor vehicles (70 814) increased by 0.9% compared with March 2009.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend - In April 2009 the trend estimate for other vehicle sales decreased by 2.2% when compared with March 2009, passenger vehicle sales decreased by 1.6%, while sales of sports utility vehicles remained stable. Compared with 12 months earlier, sales of total vehicles were 20.6% lower in April 2009. Sales of other vehicles decreased by 22.4%, sports utility vehicles by 20.4% and passenger vehicles by 20.0% when compared with the April 2008 level.
  • Seasonally adjusted - On a seasonally adjusted basis, April 2009 sales of other vehicles decreased by 3.5% when compared with March 2009. During the same period sports utility vehicles increased by 3.4% and passenger vehicles by 1.8%.


SALES BY STATE
  • Trend - All states and territories contributed to the decrease in trend estimates when comparing April 2009 with March 2009. The Northern Territory showed the highest decrease with 3.0% followed by South Australia with 1.8% and Victoria with 1.7%. Tasmania had the lowest decrease of 0.1%.
  • Seasonally adjusted - New South Wales, Queensland, Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory all recorded seasonally adjusted sales in April 2009 above those in March 2009. Northern Territory had the highest increase of 13.9% while the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and Queensland increased by 7.7%, 2.5% and 2.3% respectively, during this period. Of the remaining states and territories, Tasmania recorded the highest decrease of 5.4% for the same period, followed by South Australia with 2.1%, Victoria 1.1% and Western Australia 0.2%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
May 2009 22 June 2009
June 2009 21 July 2009
July 2009 24 August 2009
August 2009 21 September 2009
September 2009 21 October 2009
October 2009 23 November 2009



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details from the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for April 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

2008
February
53 053
18 003
19 452
90 508
-0.5
-0.4
0.3
-0.3
March
52 663
17 824
19 393
89 880
-0.7
-1.0
-0.3
-0.7
April
52 194
17 508
19 188
88 890
-0.9
-1.8
-1.1
-1.1
May
51 638
17 064
18 898
87 600
-1.1
-2.5
-1.5
-1.5
June
50 888
16 509
18 588
85 985
-1.5
-3.3
-1.6
-1.8
July
49 858
15 907
18 305
84 070
-2.0
-3.6
-1.5
-2.2
August
48 654
15 328
18 095
82 077
-2.4
-3.6
-1.1
-2.4
September
47 500
14 829
17 887
80 217
-2.4
-3.3
-1.1
-2.3
October
46 506
14 445
17 609
78 560
-2.1
-2.6
-1.6
-2.1
November
45 666
14 202
17 191
77 059
-1.8
-1.7
-2.4
-1.9
December
44 926
14 087
16 654
75 666
-1.6
-0.8
-3.1
-1.8
2009
January
44 132
14 018
16 109
74 258
-1.8
-0.5
-3.3
-1.9
February
43 272
13 966
15 623
72 861
-1.9
-0.4
-3.0
-1.9
March
42 434
13 932
15 224
71 590
-1.9
-0.2
-2.6
-1.7
April
41 746
13 934
14 891
70 572
-1.6
-
-2.2
-1.4

Seasonally Adjusted

2008
February
52 191
18 036
19 071
89 299
-2.4
-1.8
-1.6
-2.1
March
52 943
18 054
19 591
90 588
1.4
0.1
2.7
1.4
April
51 332
17 430
20 079
88 840
-3.0
-3.5
2.5
-1.9
May
51 900
16 633
18 562
87 095
1.1
-4.6
-7.6
-2.0
June
52 107
17 381
18 166
87 654
0.4
4.5
-2.1
0.6
July
49 941
15 455
18 264
83 660
-4.2
-11.1
0.5
-4.6
August
47 970
15 189
17 855
81 014
-3.9
-1.7
-2.2
-3.2
September
47 569
14 956
17 703
80 229
-0.8
-1.5
-0.8
-1.0
October
46 250
14 481
18 705
79 435
-2.8
-3.2
5.7
-1.0
November
44 857
13 718
16 774
75 349
-3.0
-5.3
-10.3
-5.1
December
45 217
14 229
16 934
76 380
0.8
3.7
1.0
1.4
2009
January
45 471
14 207
15 807
75 486
0.6
-0.2
-6.7
-1.2
February
43 411
14 011
15 113
72 536
-4.5
-1.4
-4.4
-3.9
March
40 953
13 659
15 541
70 153
-5.7
-2.5
2.8
-3.3
April
41 700
14 124
14 990
70 814
1.8
3.4
-3.5
0.9

Original

2008
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
February
42 463
13 699
14 079
70 241
2.8
2.0
14.1
4.7
March
43 484
15 022
17 144
75 650
2.4
9.7
21.8
7.7
April
36 697
13 092
14 176
63 965
-15.6
-12.8
-17.3
-15.4

- 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

2008
February
27 270
23 547
19 764
5 537
10 375
1 697
927
1 390
90 508
March
26 965
23 638
19 433
5 532
10 330
1 671
938
1 373
89 880
April
26 588
23 570
19 057
5 506
10 227
1 654
937
1 350
88 890
May
26 174
23 326
18 650
5 469
10 093
1 642
925
1 322
87 600
June
25 705
22 902
18 193
5 420
9 943
1 628
905
1 288
85 985
July
25 193
22 324
17 671
5 365
9 777
1 602
883
1 255
84 070
August
24 671
21 694
17 156
5 309
9 587
1 567
865
1 228
82 077
September
24 178
21 095
16 747
5 232
9 373
1 525
852
1 214
80 217
October
23 726
20 587
16 438
5 135
9 141
1 482
837
1 213
78 560
November
23 323
20 181
16 173
5 019
8 885
1 445
814
1 218
77 059
December
22 970
19 840
15 900
4 893
8 632
1 419
787
1 225
75 666
2009
January
22 606
19 478
15 603
4 763
8 409
1 410
760
1 229
74 258
February
22 248
19 091
15 291
4 642
8 221
1 409
732
1 228
72 861
March
21 929
18 722
14 998
4 539
8 063
1 410
706
1 223
71 590
April
21 697
18 404
14 761
4 459
7 940
1 408
685
1 218
70 572

Seasonally Adjusted

2008
February
27 107
23 607
19 111
5 545
10 053
1 627
906
1 342
89 299
March
27 256
23 639
19 453
5 494
10 587
1 663
1 052
1 444
90 588
April
25 869
23 246
19 853
5 415
10 392
1 802
932
1 332
88 840
May
26 244
23 415
18 212
5 485
10 002
1 557
881
1 299
87 095
June
26 517
23 635
18 578
5 507
9 727
1 537
856
1 295
87 654
July
25 020
22 229
17 522
5 323
9 771
1 590
913
1 292
83 660
August
24 118
21 314
16 734
5 283
9 673
1 780
903
1 209
81 014
September
24 356
20 889
16 842
5 225
9 436
1 456
841
1 184
80 229
October
23 827
20 888
16 734
5 177
9 399
1 413
796
1 201
79 435
November
23 084
19 521
15 708
4 991
8 563
1 456
816
1 209
75 349
December
23 106
20 182
16 115
4 946
8 560
1 382
830
1 258
76 380
2009
January
22 793
20 032
15 866
4 862
8 485
1 442
757
1 247
75 486
February
22 289
18 795
15 379
4 402
8 279
1 388
751
1 253
72 536
March
21 383
18 490
14 497
4 584
7 966
1 456
627
1 150
70 153
April
21 921
18 287
14 832
4 490
7 953
1 378
714
1 239
70 814

Original

2008
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
February
21 969
18 273
14 604
4 336
7 864
1 227
706
1 262
70 241
March
23 550
19 503
16 124
4 779
8 329
1 388
718
1 259
75 650
April
19 596
16 395
13 801
4 128
7 043
1 146
772
1 084
63 965

(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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