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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Sep 2012 Quality Declaration 
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
29 422
25 328
20 456
5 744
10 846
1 457
976
1 517
95 746
Seasonally Adjusted
30 250
26 543
20 727
5 916
11 142
1 590
976
1 557
98 701

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
1.0
1.5
1.1
0.9
0.8
2.5
-0.7
0.9
1.2
Seasonally Adjusted
3.2
7.0
2.9
4.1
4.8
23.4
3.4
4.7
4.7

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
9.3
10.7
11.2
6.1
16.5
4.0
12.3
11.1
10.6
Seasonally Adjusted
14.0
17.1
13.3
3.1
19.3
12.5
3.4
14.6
14.4

(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.


SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • Trend estimates: September 2012 trend estimate (95 746) has increased by 1.2% when compared with August 2012.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: The September 2012 seasonally adjusted estimate for new motor vehicle sales (98 701) increased by 4.7% when compared with August 2012.
  • In trend terms, September 2012 has been another record high month of sales for new motor vehicles.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend estimates: When comparing national trend estimates for September 2012 with August 2012, sales of Passenger, Sports utility and Other vehicles have increased by 0.6%, 1.5% and 1.9% respectively.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: When comparing seasonally adjusted estimates for September 2012 with August 2012, sales of Passenger, Sports utility vehicles and Other vehicles have increased by 6.5%, 4.2% and 1.1% respectively.


SALES BY STATE
  • In trend terms, seven of the eight states and territories experienced an increase for new motor vehicle sales when comparing September 2012 with August 2012. Tasmania recorded the largest percentage increase (2.5%), followed by Victoria (1.5%) and Queensland (1.1%). Over the same period, the Northern Territory was the only state to experience a decrease (0.7%). This was the Northern Territory's first decrease since January 2012.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, all eight states and territories experienced an increase in new motor vehicle sales when comparing September 2012 with August 2012. Tasmania recorded the largest percentage increase with (23.4%), followed by Victoria (7.0%) and Western Australia (4.8%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
October 2012 15 November 2012
November 2012 13 December 2012
December 2012 16 January 2013
January 2013 18 February 2013
February 2013 18 March 2013



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details for the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for September 2012.


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

2011
July
47 114
20 853
17 461
85 428
0.3
2.3
0.2
0.8
August
47 235
21 339
17 509
86 084
0.3
2.3
0.3
0.8
September
47 240
21 791
17 530
86 561
-
2.1
0.1
0.6
October
47 143
22 202
17 473
86 818
-0.2
1.9
-0.3
0.3
November
46 972
22 604
17 346
86 921
-0.4
1.8
-0.7
0.1
December
46 827
23 027
17 259
87 113
-0.3
1.9
-0.5
0.2
2012
January
46 846
23 495
17 255
87 596
-
2.0
-
0.6
February
47 000
23 974
17 384
88 357
0.3
2.0
0.7
0.9
March
47 102
24 408
17 688
89 198
0.2
1.8
1.7
1.0
April
47 136
24 812
18 164
90 112
0.1
1.7
2.7
1.0
May
47 157
25 235
18 736
91 128
-
1.7
3.1
1.1
June
47 214
25 675
19 322
92 212
0.1
1.7
3.1
1.2
July
47 388
26 138
19 872
93 398
0.4
1.8
2.8
1.3
August
47 681
26 611
20 365
94 657
0.6
1.8
2.5
1.3
September
47 987
26 999
20 759
95 746
0.6
1.5
1.9
1.2

Seasonally Adjusted

2011
July
47 396
21 178
17 357
85 930
5.5
25.1
11.1
10.9
August
48 051
22 988
17 426
88 465
1.4
8.6
0.4
2.9
September
46 652
21 595
18 064
86 311
-2.9
-6.1
3.7
-2.4
October
48 703
21 735
17 579
88 017
4.4
0.6
-2.7
2.0
November
46 476
23 331
17 442
87 249
-4.6
7.3
-0.8
-0.9
December
46 215
22 741
14 897
83 854
-0.6
-2.5
-14.6
-3.9
2012
January
46 600
23 646
15 604
85 850
0.8
4.0
4.7
2.4
February
46 404
23 478
17 132
87 014
-0.4
-0.7
9.8
1.4
March
47 954
24 991
17 692
90 637
3.3
6.4
3.3
4.2
April
46 881
24 799
18 413
90 093
-2.2
-0.8
4.1
-0.6
May
47 969
25 381
18 896
92 247
2.3
2.3
2.6
2.4
June
47 325
25 673
18 437
91 434
-1.3
1.1
-2.4
-0.9
July
44 394
25 445
20 574
90 413
-6.2
-0.9
11.6
-1.1
August
47 057
26 694
20 547
94 298
6.0
4.9
-0.1
4.3
September
50 118
27 818
20 765
98 701
6.5
4.2
1.1
4.7

Original

2011
July
45 701
19 383
15 907
80 991
-15.9
-9.9
-21.7
-15.8
August
48 423
22 111
17 548
88 082
6.0
14.1
10.3
8.8
September
47 700
20 778
18 341
86 819
-1.5
-6.0
4.5
-1.4
October
47 536
20 400
17 260
85 196
-0.3
-1.8
-5.9
-1.9
November
46 712
24 182
17 760
88 654
-1.7
18.5
2.9
4.1
December
45 764
22 367
14 328
82 459
-2.0
-7.5
-19.3
-7.0
2012
January
42 555
22 123
12 105
76 783
-7.0
-1.1
-15.5
-6.9
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

- 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

2011
July
26 516
22 720
18 047
5 391
9 157
1 415
829
1 352
85 428
August
26 744
22 836
18 231
5 427
9 221
1 416
849
1 360
86 084
September
26 926
22 883
18 392
5 416
9 309
1 401
869
1 365
86 561
October
27 027
22 877
18 499
5 380
9 412
1 370
886
1 367
86 818
November
27 043
22 891
18 526
5 359
9 521
1 328
890
1 364
86 921
December
27 042
22 987
18 530
5 372
9 653
1 289
884
1 356
87 113
2012
January
27 115
23 180
18 567
5 416
9 821
1 263
881
1 353
87 596
February
27 266
23 421
18 674
5 472
10 013
1 259
892
1 359
88 357
March
27 467
23 616
18 848
5 514
10 193
1 270
916
1 374
89 198
April
27 740
23 778
19 088
5 539
10 333
1 293
943
1 398
90 112
May
28 080
23 960
19 372
5 559
10 445
1 321
964
1 427
91 128
June
28 422
24 206
19 665
5 589
10 546
1 352
977
1 455
92 212
July
28 766
24 544
19 954
5 635
10 651
1 386
982
1 480
93 398
August
29 124
24 946
20 227
5 693
10 760
1 422
983
1 503
94 657
September
29 422
25 328
20 456
5 744
10 846
1 457
976
1 517
95 746

Seasonally Adjusted

2011
July
26 781
22 913
17 991
5 691
8 940
1 413
817
1 383
85 930
August
27 624
23 675
18 503
5 512
9 545
1 449
816
1 340
88 465
September
26 547
22 672
18 299
5 739
9 339
1 413
944
1 358
86 311
October
27 831
23 122
18 775
5 244
9 286
1 449
928
1 383
88 017
November
27 854
22 755
18 463
5 134
9 569
1 271
835
1 370
87 249
December
26 262
22 338
17 563
5 100
9 184
1 344
767
1 295
83 854
2012
January
26 384
22 692
18 472
5 083
9 683
1 166
965
1 405
85 850
February
26 595
23 224
18 573
5 422
9 855
1 270
840
1 235
87 014
March
27 873
24 209
18 916
5 808
10 200
1 360
904
1 367
90 637
April
27 805
23 940
18 938
5 529
10 326
1 315
858
1 383
90 093
May
28 556
23 884
19 813
5 421
10 759
1 304
1 069
1 441
92 247
June
28 453
23 931
19 162
5 543
10 394
1 347
1 047
1 556
91 434
July
27 704
23 981
18 850
5 621
10 509
1 432
927
1 389
90 413
August
29 311
24 811
20 146
5 683
10 627
1 288
945
1 487
94 298
September
30 250
26 543
20 727
5 916
11 142
1 590
976
1 557
98 701

Original

2011
July
24 893
21 743
17 341
5 255
8 433
1 196
800
1 330
80 991
August
27 274
23 436
18 298
5 446
9 903
1 581
802
1 342
88 082
September
26 661
22 845
18 040
5 853
9 731
1 494
881
1 314
86 819
October
26 608
22 996
17 972
5 041
8 974
1 439
808
1 358
85 196
November
28 966
23 049
18 038
5 304
9 650
1 435
799
1 413
88 654
December
25 109
22 356
17 225
5 275
8 880
1 687
666
1 261
82 459
2012
January
24 004
20 278
15 732
4 622
9 014
1 008
820
1 305
76 783
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

(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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