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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Apr 2013 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/05/2013   
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APRIL KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
28 798
25 212
19 578
5 994
10 907
1 551
936
1 494
94 470
Seasonally Adjusted
28 569
25 575
18 771
5 968
10 657
1 515
925
1 441
93 423

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
-0.3
0.2
-1.0
-0.1
-0.9
0.4
-0.7
-0.8
-0.4
Seasonally Adjusted
-1.3
3.7
-7.7
2.5
-3.2
-9.3
-4.0
-6.4
-1.6

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
3.4
5.7
2.2
7.8
5.1
18.7
-1.4
6.3
4.4
Seasonally Adjusted
2.4
7.0
-1.9
7.7
2.8
13.5
6.0
3.4
3.3

(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.



APRIL KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • Trend estimates: The April 2013 trend estimate (94 470) has decreased by 0.4% when compared with March 2013.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: The April 2013 seasonally adjusted estimate (93 423) has decreased by 1.6% when compared with March 2013.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend estimates: When comparing national trend estimates for April 2013 with March 2013, sales of Sports utility vehicles increased by 1.0%. Over the same period, Passenger vehicles and Other vehicles decreased by 0.7% and 1.5% respectively.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: When comparing seasonally adjusted estimates for April 2013 with March 2013, sales of Passenger, Sports utility and Other vehicles decreased by 1.3%, 0.6% and 3.8% respectively.


SALES BY STATE
  • Trend estimates: Six of the eight states and territories experienced a decrease for new motor vehicle sales when comparing April 2013 with March 2013. Queensland recorded the largest percentage decrease (1.0%), followed by Western Australia (0.9%) and the Australian Capital Territory (0.8%). Over the same period, sales in Tasmania and Victoria increased by 0.4% and 0.2% respectively.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: Six of the eight states and territories experienced a decrease in new motor vehicle sales when comparing April 2013 with March 2013. Tasmania recorded the largest percentage decrease (9.3%), followed by Queensland (7.7%) and the Australian Capital Territory (6.4%). Over the same period, Victoria and South Australia increased by 3.7% and 2.5% respectively.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
May 2013 17 June 2013
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



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details for the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for April 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
February
47 155
24 042
17 345
88 543
0.6
2.1
1.0
1.0
March
47 316
24 485
17 707
89 507
0.3
1.8
2.1
1.1
April
47 324
24 899
18 241
90 464
-
1.7
3.0
1.1
May
47 243
25 346
18 859
91 448
-0.2
1.8
3.4
1.1
June
47 184
25 758
19 448
92 390
-0.1
1.6
3.1
1.0
July
47 417
26 033
19 907
93 357
0.5
1.1
2.4
1.0
August
47 990
26 185
20 192
94 367
1.2
0.6
1.4
1.1
September
48 653
26 264
20 386
95 302
1.4
0.3
1.0
1.0
October
49 150
26 354
20 546
96 050
1.0
0.3
0.8
0.8
November
49 248
26 490
20 624
96 362
0.2
0.5
0.4
0.3
December
48 908
26 713
20 598
96 218
-0.7
0.8
-0.1
-0.1
2013
January
48 279
27 010
20 499
95 787
-1.3
1.1
-0.5
-0.4
February
47 664
27 342
20 308
95 314
-1.3
1.2
-0.9
-0.5
March
47 150
27 628
20 030
94 809
-1.1
1.0
-1.4
-0.5
April
46 825
27 913
19 733
94 470
-0.7
1.0
-1.5
-0.4

Seasonally Adjusted

2012
February
46 981
23 377
16 881
87 239
-0.7
-0.8
10.0
1.2
March
47 844
25 214
17 833
90 891
1.8
7.9
5.6
4.2
April
46 824
24 935
18 677
90 436
-2.1
-1.1
4.7
-0.5
May
48 456
25 372
18 955
92 782
3.5
1.8
1.5
2.6
June
47 233
25 739
18 586
91 559
-2.5
1.4
-1.9
-1.3
July
44 452
25 313
20 492
90 256
-5.9
-1.7
10.3
-1.4
August
47 052
26 518
20 461
94 031
5.8
4.8
-0.1
4.2
September
49 949
27 419
20 655
98 023
6.2
3.4
0.9
4.2
October
48 865
26 375
20 222
95 461
-2.2
-3.8
-2.1
-2.6
November
50 186
24 902
20 219
95 307
2.7
-5.6
-
-0.2
December
50 645
26 753
20 368
97 766
0.9
7.4
0.7
2.6
2013
January
46 758
27 795
21 058
95 611
-7.7
3.9
3.4
-2.2
February
46 091
27 820
21 548
95 459
-1.4
0.1
2.3
-0.2
March
47 764
27 716
19 474
94 954
3.6
-0.4
-9.6
-0.5
April
47 141
27 553
18 729
93 423
-1.3
-0.6
-3.8
-1.6

Original

2012
February
46 019
23 448
16 256
85 723
8.1
6.0
34.3
11.6
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

- 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
February
27 360
23 488
18 697
5 461
10 006
1 274
895
1 361
88 543
March
27 581
23 700
18 899
5 522
10 217
1 288
921
1 379
89 507
April
27 848
23 858
19 157
5 562
10 379
1 306
949
1 405
90 464
May
28 162
24 026
19 441
5 588
10 502
1 325
970
1 432
91 448
June
28 443
24 239
19 695
5 615
10 606
1 353
983
1 455
92 390
July
28 672
24 526
19 926
5 653
10 722
1 395
991
1 472
93 357
August
28 882
24 866
20 122
5 713
10 860
1 445
991
1 487
94 367
September
29 070
25 196
20 261
5 797
11 005
1 490
985
1 498
95 302
October
29 221
25 414
20 359
5 885
11 157
1 524
979
1 512
96 050
November
29 275
25 451
20 386
5 947
11 262
1 542
974
1 524
96 362
December
29 224
25 366
20 316
5 986
11 280
1 546
970
1 531
96 218
2013
January
29 101
25 256
20 175
6 005
11 219
1 545
960
1 527
95 787
February
28 985
25 193
19 992
6 010
11 123
1 544
950
1 517
95 314
March
28 873
25 155
19 776
6 003
11 010
1 544
942
1 505
94 809
April
28 798
25 212
19 578
5 994
10 907
1 551
936
1 494
94 470

Seasonally Adjusted

2012
February
26 745
23 241
18 681
5 382
9 794
1 292
846
1 257
87 239
March
27 920
24 540
18 808
5 868
10 132
1 358
904
1 360
90 891
April
27 903
23 896
19 125
5 541
10 372
1 335
872
1 393
90 436
May
28 691
23 903
19 946
5 466
10 942
1 318
1 072
1 446
92 782
June
28 472
23 994
19 133
5 574
10 425
1 352
1 051
1 557
91 559
July
27 550
23 899
18 813
5 620
10 616
1 445
931
1 383
90 256
August
29 268
24 737
20 055
5 714
10 552
1 279
942
1 484
94 031
September
29 745
26 486
20 556
5 912
11 246
1 571
980
1 528
98 023
October
29 102
25 208
20 060
5 862
11 202
1 530
1 025
1 473
95 461
November
28 612
25 023
20 370
5 827
11 243
1 700
998
1 534
95 307
December
29 974
25 573
20 702
6 067
11 469
1 454
964
1 565
97 766
2013
January
28 886
25 256
19 906
6 398
11 085
1 652
898
1 530
95 611
February
28 960
25 286
20 020
5 933
11 272
1 512
979
1 498
95 459
March
28 937
24 669
20 342
5 825
11 006
1 671
964
1 540
94 954
April
28 569
25 575
18 771
5 968
10 657
1 515
925
1 441
93 423

Original

2012
February
26 391
23 270
17 839
5 344
9 673
1 148
776
1 282
85 723
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

(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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