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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Jul 2002  
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This publication contains monthly information on sales of new motor vehicles in each State/Territory in original, seasonally adjusted and trend estimated terms. The original data are sourced from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. Sales data are available for passenger vehicles, other vehicles and total vehicles at the State/Territory and National levels.


JULY 2002 KEY POINTS

Trend

The trend figures indicate that total new motor vehicle sales have declined for a fifth consecutive month with July 2002 figures falling by 0.7%. Despite this recent decline in trend, new motor vehicle sales rose by 6.3% over the last 12 months. New passenger vehicle sales continued to decline for the sixth consecutive month, down 0.8% in July to record a total fall of 5.2% since February 2002. Defying this trend are new passenger vehicle sales in Queensland which have recorded monthly increases since June 2001.

Seasonally Adjusted

Seasonally adjusted sales of total new motor vehicles increased by 1.9% in July 2002. Although new passenger vehicle sales declined by 0.8%, the growth in motor vehicle sales was driven by the sale of other vehicles. In seasonally adjusted terms, Queensland recorded the strongest growth at 14.8%.


NOTES


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

Due to a processing problem with the data supplier for heavy truck sales Other Vehicles are understated by approximately 380 units. The missing units represent approximately 2% of this vehicle type. These missing units will be included in the August sales data for Other Vehicles due for release on 18 September.

Graph - New Motor Vehicle Sales, total vehicles


Graph - New Motor Vehicle Sales, total vehicles - short term

Table 1: New Motor Vehicle Sales

Passenger vehicles (No.)
Other vehicles (a) (No.)
Total vehicles (No.)
Change Passenger vehicles (%)
Change Other vehicles (%)
Change Total vehicles (%)

Original

2001May
44,173
21,088
65,261
12.1
17.7
13.9
June
49,122
24,435
73,557
11.2
15.9
12.7
July
46,230
19,955
66,185
-5.9
-18.3
-10.0
August
44,861
21,137
65,998
-3.0
5.9
-0.3
September
40,257
18,992
59,249
-10.3
-10.1
-10.2
October
45,575
20,805
66,380
13.2
9.5
12.0
November
47,510
23,252
70,762
4.2
11.8
6.6
December
48,193
20,838
69,031
1.4
-10.4
-2.4
2002January
39,779
18,778
58,557
-17.5
-9.9
-15.2
February
42,776
22,019
64,795
7.5
17.3
10.7
March
44,828
22,996
67,824
4.8
4.4
4.7
April
42,052
21,834
63,886
-6.2
-5.1
-5.8
May
46,448
26,675
73,123
10.5
22.2
14.5
June
49,101
29,680
78,781
5.7
11.3
7.7
July
45,923
23,859
69,782
-6.5
-19.6
-11.4

Seasonally Adjusted

2001May
42,953
19,347
62,300
-3.6
-4.6
-3.9
June
42,934
17,824
60,758
0.0
-7.9
-2.5
July
45,537
21,050
66,587
6.1
18.1
9.6
August
43,344
21,124
64,468
-4.8
0.4
-3.2
September
44,281
21,858
66,139
2.2
3.5
2.6
October
43,579
21,162
64,741
-1.6
-3.2
-2.1
November
43,719
22,068
65,787
0.3
4.3
1.6
December
46,970
20,668
67,638
7.4
-6.3
2.8
2002January
49,327
25,036
74,363
5.0
21.1
9.9
February
45,836
24,037
69,873
-7.1
-4.0
-6.0
March
43,275
21,485
64,760
-5.6
-10.6
-7.3
April
46,228
23,784
70,012
6.8
10.7
8.1
May
45,205
24,572
69,777
-2.2
3.3
-0.3
June
44,206
22,533
66,739
-2.2
-8.3
-4.4
July
43,865
24,134
67,999
-0.8
7.1
1.9

Trend

2001May
43,287
19,710
62,997
-0.5
0.1
-0.4
June
43,196
19,976
63,172
-0.2
1.3
0.3
July
43,146
20,346
63,492
-0.1
1.9
0.5
August
43,256
20,720
63,976
0.3
1.8
0.8
September
43,757
21,186
64,943
1.2
2.2
1.5
October
44,535
21,681
66,216
1.8
2.3
2.0
November
45,348
22,103
67,451
1.8
1.9
1.9
December
45,979
22,491
68,470
1.4
1.8
1.5
2002January
46,309
22,862
69,171
0.7
1.6
1.0
February
46,236
23,186
69,422
-0.2
1.4
0.4
March
45,828
23,388
69,216
-0.9
0.9
-0.3
April
45,264
23,478
68,742
-1.2
0.4
-0.7
May
44,757
23,540
68,297
-1.1
0.3
-0.6
June
44,329
23,617
67,946
-1.0
0.3
-0.5
July
43,971
23,524
67,495
-0.8
-0.4
-0.7
(a) Other vehicles may be under-reported in July 2002. See Notes.


Table 2: New Motor Vehicle Sales by State/Territory of Registration

NSW (No.)
Vic. (No.)
Qld (No.)
SA (No.)
WA (No.)
Tas. (No.)
NT (No.)
ACT (No.)
Aust. (No.)

Original

2001May
23,438
17,865
11,061
4,153
5,725
1,138
621
1,260
65,261
June
25,616
20,035
13,633
4,677
6,414
1,176
762
1,244
73,557
July
22,850
20,304
10,872
3,978
5,391
1,072
610
1,108
66,185
August
22,817
18,702
11,394
4,171
6,011
1,177
586
1,140
65,998
September
21,272
16,295
10,303
3,670
5,197
1,044
508
960
59,249
October
23,535
18,442
11,430
4,148
5,725
1,257
618
1,225
66,380
November
24,667
19,544
12,505
4,515
6,118
1,427
670
1,316
70,762
December
22,979
19,502
12,045
4,379
6,649
1,873
571
1,033
69,031
2002January
20,414
15,658
10,737
3,727
5,481
989
525
1,026
58,557
February
22,108
17,336
12,252
4,168
6,159
1,090
553
1,129
64,795
March
23,923
18,330
12,694
4,224
5,880
1,093
658
1,022
67,824
April
22,428
17,250
11,671
3,985
5,642
1,103
624
1,183
63,886
May
25,763
19,540
13,507
4,648
6,344
1,343
763
1,215
73,123
June
27,496
20,296
15,035
5,143
7,348
1,294
813
1,356
78,781
July
24,643
18,721
13,462
4,457
5,562
1,174
579
1,184
69,782

Seasonally Adjusted

2001May
22,229
17,183
10,742
3,938
5,367
1,163
568
1,110
62,300
June
21,397
16,955
10,514
3,859
5,262
1,117
570
1,084
60,758
July
22,218
20,451
11,503
3,955
5,725
1,094
614
1,027
66,587
August
22,741
18,024
11,179
3,982
5,778
1,071
604
1,089
64,468
September
23,542
18,040
11,679
4,249
5,834
1,061
616
1,118
66,139
October
22,973
17,414
11,596
4,032
5,684
1,244
605
1,193
64,741
November
22,625
18,039
11,991
4,086
5,730
1,351
677
1,288
65,787
December
23,131
19,154
11,554
4,152
6,724
1,287
605
1,031
67,638
2002January
25,954
20,074
13,478
4,894
6,629
1,358
721
1,255
74,363
February
23,861
18,592
13,038
4,582
6,577
1,347
635
1,241
69,873
March
22,901
17,896
11,820
4,113
5,346
1,156
569
959
64,760
April
24,649
18,712
12,848
4,401
6,239
1,243
603
1,317
70,012
May
24,411
18,895
13,093
4,313
5,933
1,347
692
1,093
69,777
June
23,339
17,610
11,954
4,444
6,275
1,279
629
1,209
66,739
July
23,122
18,333
13,723
4,295
5,757
1,159
556
1,054
67,999

Trend

2001May
22,083
17,488
11,110
3,937
5,568
1,132
581
1,098
62,997
June
22,171
17,552
11,169
3,956
5,555
1,099
588
1,082
63,172
July
22,317
17,620
11,248
3,972
5,567
1,089
596
1,083
63,492
August
22,500
17,715
11,340
3,990
5,621
1,107
605
1,098
63,976
September
22,800
17,917
11,511
4,049
5,766
1,154
617
1,129
64,943
October
23,154
18,206
11,745
4,145
5,960
1,214
633
1,159
66,216
November
23,474
18,490
12,003
4,254
6,142
1,267
643
1,178
67,451
December
23,743
18,725
12,268
4,348
6,254
1,302
646
1,184
68,470
2002January
23,969
18,872
12,483
4,413
6,297
1,314
644
1,179
69,171
February
24,115
18,878
12,610
4,439
6,266
1,304
640
1,170
69,422
March
24,135
18,732
12,665
4,428
6,175
1,284
634
1,163
69,216
April
24,019
18,517
12,698
4,391
6,066
1,268
626
1,157
68,742
May
23,843
18,336
12,751
4,355
5,988
1,255
619
1,150
68,297
June
23,652
18,194
12,842
4,330
5,931
1,243
613
1,141
67,946
July
23,390
18,080
12,879
4,291
5,907
1,228
601
1,119
67,495


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