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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Nov 2007  
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CHANGES TO PRESENTATION

Note: changes to presentation have been made in this issue. The Main Features now has 'November key figures' and 'November key points' which contain a table, graph and text relating to the trend and seasonally adjusted data series. The 'What-if...revisions to trend estimates' analysis and Abbreviations are now found under the Explanatory Notes tab.

NOVEMBER KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales

Seasonally Adjusted
27 449
22 666
20 301
5 363
10 152
1 762
835
1 378
89 906
Trend
27 210
22 672
19 812
5 284
10 283
1 689
835
1 397
89 182

Percentage change from previous month

Seasonally Adjusted
0.6
1.0
2.9
1.3
-0.8
6.8
-1.3
-2.1
1.1
Trend
0.6
0.3
1.0
1.1
-
1.3
0.7
0.2
0.6

Percentage change from previous year

Seasonally Adjusted
9.9
12.9
11.0
8.7
4.6
10.4
9.4
6.9
10.1
Trend
7.9
9.8
8.5
6.0
5.5
7.9
4.0
10.4
8.1

- 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.

New motor vehicle sales, Total Vehicles - Short Term
Graph: New motor vehicle sales, Total Vehicles—Short Term



NOVEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • Trend - The November 2007 estimate for new motor vehicle sales (89 182) increased 0.6% when compared with the October 2007 estimate. The trend estimate has been increasing for over 15 consecutive months. When compared to November 2006, the trend estimate increased by 8.1%.
  • Seasonally adjusted - The November 2007 estimate for total sales of new motor vehicles (89 906) increased by 1.1% compared with October 2007.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend - Sports utility vehicles and other vehicles both increased by 1.8% when comparing November 2007 to October 2007. Passenger vehicles decreased 0.3% for the same period. All vehicle types have recorded increases when compared to the same period 12 months ago. Sports utility vehicles and other vehicles rose 22.0% and 18.8% respectively. Passenger vehicles rose slightly (0.8%).
  • Seasonally Adjusted - When comparing November 2007 to October 2007, other vehicles and passenger vehicles increased by 3.9% and 1.4% respectively, while sports utility vehicles decreased by 2.6%.


SALES BY STATE
  • Trend - When comparing November 2007 to October 2007, all states and territories except for Western Australia showed increases in the trend estimate of total sales of new motor vehicles. The largest increases were Tasmania 1.3%, South Australia 1.1% and Queensland 1.0%. The Australian Capital Territory increased the least with 0.2% and Western Australia remained steady.
  • Seasonally adjusted - When comparing November 2007 to October 2007, five states and territories showed increases in total sales. The largest increase was in Tasmania with an increase of 6.8%, followed by Queensland with 2.9%. Total sales decreased in the Australian Capital Territory (2.1%), Northern Territory (1.3%) and Western Australia (0.8%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
December 2007 22 January 2008
January 2008 21 February 2008
February 2008 20 March 2008
March 2008 21 April 2008
April 2008 21 May 2008
May 2008 23 June 2008



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details from the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for November 2007.



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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


New motor vehicle sales(a), Total Vehicles - Long Term
Graph: New motor vehicle sales(a), 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.
%
%
%
%

Original

2006
September
51 388
13 208
15 397
79 993
-1.2
-2.4
-4.3
-2.0
October
50 532
13 921
15 477
79 930
-1.7
5.4
0.5
-0.1
November
51 850
15 193
16 254
83 297
2.6
9.1
5.0
4.2
December
48 348
14 258
14 457
77 063
-6.8
-6.2
-11.1
-7.5
2007
January
49 189
14 303
13 444
76 936
1.7
0.3
-7.0
-0.2
February
52 628
14 912
16 200
83 740
7.0
4.3
20.5
8.8
March
57 757
17 589
19 046
94 392
9.7
18.0
17.6
12.7
April
45 109
14 274
16 231
75 614
-21.9
-18.8
-14.8
-19.9
May
52 727
16 912
18 958
88 597
16.9
18.5
16.8
17.2
June
63 768
18 966
22 363
105 097
20.9
12.1
18.0
18.6
July
53 589
15 396
17 306
86 291
-16.0
-18.8
-22.6
-17.9
August
52 748
17 440
18 018
88 206
-1.6
13.3
4.1
2.2
September
50 197
15 874
17 418
83 489
-4.8
-9.0
-3.3
-5.3
October
53 336
17 748
18 205
89 289
6.3
11.8
4.5
6.9
November
54 195
17 702
20 184
92 081
1.6
-0.3
10.9
3.1

Seasonally Adjusted

2006
September
51 131
14 412
15 924
81 467
0.8
10.4
-0.9
2.0
October
50 657
14 597
16 258
81 512
-0.9
1.3
2.1
0.1
November
50 754
14 918
15 964
81 636
0.2
2.2
-1.8
0.2
December
51 488
14 893
15 664
82 045
1.4
-0.2
-1.9
0.5
2007
January
54 353
15 338
16 926
86 617
5.6
3.0
8.1
5.6
February
53 647
15 468
17 230
86 345
-1.3
0.8
1.8
-0.3
March
53 764
15 643
17 558
86 965
0.2
1.1
1.9
0.7
April
51 951
16 502
17 431
85 884
-3.4
5.5
-0.7
-1.2
May
52 542
15 760
17 403
85 705
1.1
-4.5
-0.2
-0.2
June
54 014
15 969
17 298
87 281
2.8
1.3
-0.6
1.8
July
53 789
16 111
17 817
87 717
-0.4
0.9
3.0
0.5
August
51 515
17 087
17 698
86 300
-4.2
6.1
-0.7
-1.6
September
52 086
17 439
18 519
88 044
1.1
2.1
4.6
2.0
October
51 988
18 091
18 835
88 914
-0.2
3.7
1.7
1.0
November
52 717
17 613
19 576
89 906
1.4
-2.6
3.9
1.1

Trend

2006
September
50 598
14 185
15 945
80 728
0.7
1.0
-0.2
0.6
October
51 082
14 400
15 979
81 461
1.0
1.5
0.2
0.9
November
51 694
14 691
16 117
82 502
1.2
2.0
0.9
1.3
December
52 280
15 025
16 363
83 668
1.1
2.3
1.5
1.4
2007
January
52 764
15 333
16 674
84 771
0.9
2.0
1.9
1.3
February
53 158
15 559
16 996
85 713
0.7
1.5
1.9
1.1
March
53 358
15 714
17 247
86 319
0.4
1.0
1.5
0.7
April
53 352
15 849
17 401
86 602
-
0.9
0.9
0.3
May
53 177
16 006
17 473
86 656
-0.3
1.0
0.4
0.1
June
52 943
16 227
17 550
86 720
-0.4
1.4
0.4
0.1
July
52 760
16 533
17 738
87 031
-0.3
1.9
1.1
0.4
August
52 587
16 900
18 049
87 536
-0.3
2.2
1.8
0.6
September
52 399
17 279
18 418
88 096
-0.4
2.2
2.0
0.6
October
52 262
17 613
18 795
88 670
-0.3
1.9
2.0
0.7
November
52 117
17 923
19 142
89 182
-0.3
1.8
1.8
0.6

- 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)
Aus
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

Original

2006
September
24 267
20 449
17 061
4 903
9 716
1 688
682
1 227
79 993
October
24 379
20 785
16 625
4 781
9 591
1 797
762
1 210
79 930
November
25 418
20 739
18 076
5 116
9 972
1 973
733
1 270
83 297
December
22 927
19 790
16 551
4 700
9 471
1 748
688
1 188
77 063
2007
January
24 429
19 000
16 769
4 620
8 929
1 285
651
1 253
76 936
February
25 636
21 510
18 221
5 138
9 625
1 463
771
1 376
83 740
March
29 107
23 408
21 772
5 588
10 530
1 533
978
1 476
94 392
April
23 245
18 833
16 907
4 616
8 701
1 214
883
1 215
75 614
May
26 649
22 151
20 428
5 237
10 172
1 587
973
1 400
88 597
June
31 965
25 491
24 997
6 152
11 995
1 750
1 107
1 640
105 097
July
26 851
21 655
19 600
4 871
9 645
1 561
739
1 369
86 291
August
26 549
22 958
19 145
5 128
10 730
1 481
791
1 424
88 206
September
24 946
21 788
18 025
4 738
10 244
1 684
724
1 340
83 489
October
27 556
23 097
18 933
5 329
10 460
1 708
781
1 425
89 289
November
27 835
23 644
20 189
5 556
10 435
2 225
803
1 394
92 081

Seasonally Adjusted

2006
September
24 935
20 614
17 631
5 083
9 554
1 651
770
1 229
81 467
October
24 865
20 500
17 877
4 867
9 651
1 692
836
1 224
81 512
November
24 974
20 083
18 295
4 933
9 703
1 596
763
1 289
81 636
December
25 071
20 319
18 543
4 840
9 815
1 408
799
1 250
82 045
2007
January
26 707
21 773
19 057
5 362
9 951
1 586
841
1 340
86 617
February
25 940
22 187
19 073
5 179
10 016
1 724
828
1 398
86 345
March
26 599
21 927
19 557
5 239
9 829
1 600
835
1 379
86 965
April
26 322
21 277
19 249
5 209
10 020
1 548
842
1 417
85 884
May
26 034
21 627
19 381
4 979
9 952
1 543
814
1 375
85 705
June
26 774
22 227
19 349
5 100
10 035
1 596
822
1 378
87 281
July
26 730
22 165
19 435
5 143
10 285
1 776
801
1 382
87 717
August
26 456
22 362
18 467
5 055
10 268
1 491
822
1 379
86 300
September
26 522
22 678
19 485
5 095
10 399
1 639
816
1 410
88 044
October
27 295
22 452
19 737
5 293
10 234
1 650
846
1 407
88 914
November
27 449
22 666
20 301
5 363
10 152
1 762
835
1 378
89 906

Trend

2006
September
24 546
20 271
17 824
4 972
9 568
1 548
785
1 214
80 728
October
24 859
20 412
17 995
4 951
9 662
1 552
794
1 236
81 461
November
25 224
20 654
18 259
4 984
9 748
1 565
803
1 265
82 502
December
25 581
20 947
18 577
5 047
9 825
1 580
812
1 299
83 668
2007
January
25 893
21 254
18 890
5 114
9 880
1 586
820
1 334
84 771
February
26 147
21 537
19 164
5 166
9 919
1 589
828
1 363
85 713
March
26 328
21 729
19 323
5 185
9 946
1 593
832
1 383
86 319
April
26 423
21 842
19 368
5 167
9 981
1 600
830
1 391
86 602
May
26 447
21 912
19 316
5 124
10 038
1 603
824
1 392
86 656
June
26 471
22 000
19 240
5 089
10 111
1 601
819
1 389
86 720
July
26 560
22 160
19 218
5 091
10 187
1 610
818
1 387
87 031
August
26 699
22 348
19 285
5 124
10 244
1 627
820
1 389
87 536
September
26 863
22 496
19 428
5 172
10 274
1 647
824
1 392
88 096
October
27 040
22 612
19 619
5 225
10 283
1 668
829
1 394
88 670
November
27 210
22 672
19 812
5 284
10 283
1 689
835
1 397
89 182

(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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