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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Nov 2006  
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The Publication

This publication presents 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, sports utility vehicles (SUVs), other vehicles and total vehicles at the state/territory and national levels.

NOVEMBER 2006 KEY POINTS

Trend

The November 2006 trend estimate (81, 049) increased 0.2% compared with the October 2006 estimate.

Passenger vehicle sales were stable in November compared with October, however all other vehicle types increased. The largest increase was recorded by sports utility vehicles at 1.3%.

All states and territories showed either a stable or positive monthly percentage change in their trend estimates, except for South Australia, from October 2006 to November 2006.

Seasonally adjusted

The November 2006 seasonally adjusted estimate for total sales of new motor vehicles (80,621) decreased 0.9% from the October 2006 estimate.

The largest decreases were recorded in the Northern Territory (9.8%), Victoria (2.6%) and New South Wales (2.1%).

Queensland, South Australia and the ACT were the only states and territories to record increases in monthly seasonally adjusted estimates, with the ACT recording the largest increase (4.2%).

Over this period all vehicle types decreased, with the largest recorded in the other vehicles category (1.7%).

New motor vehicles sales November 2006
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
WA
TAS.(a)
NT(a)
ACT(a)
AUST.

Vehicle sales
Seasonally adjusted
24,472
19,810
18,229
4,924
9,535
1,653
752
1,246
80,621
Trend
24,727
20,266
17,867
4,908
9,628
1,634
788
1,231
81,049


Percentage change from previous month
Seasonally adjusted
-2.1
-2.6
2.4
0.3
-0.9
-0.2
-9.8
4.2
-0.9
Trend
0.5
-0.0
0.3
-0.5
0.2
0.7
0.4
0.7
0.2

Percentage change from previous year
Seasonally adjusted
-0.5
-7.9
5.2
-7.1
7.7
14.3
4.2
4.4
-0.4
Trend
-0.7
-5.0
1.2
-6.9
10.1
2.5
2.5
0.7
-0.6

(a) Seasonally adjusted numbers of new motor vehicle sales in Tasmania, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory should be used with caution. For further information, see paragraph 7 of the Explanatory Notes.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUERELEASE DATE
December 200622 January 2006
January 2006
February 2007
21 February 2007
21 March 2007
March 200720 April 2007
April 200722 May 2007
May 200720 June 2007

TREND REVISIONS

Trend estimates are likely to be revised when new seasonally adjusted estimates become available. For further information, see Explanatory Notes, paragraphs 11 and 12.

The graph below presents the effect of two possible scenarios on the previous trend estimates.

1The December 2006 seasonally adjusted estimate of total vehicle sales is higher than the November 2006 seasonally adjusted estimate by 3.4%.
2The December 2006 seasonally adjusted estimate of total vehicle sales is lower than the November 2006 seasonally adjusted estimate by 3.4%.

The percentage change of 3.4% was chosen because the average absolute percentage change over the last 10 years has been 3.4%.

Graph: Trend revisions


SUMMARY - TREND AND SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES.

Graph: New Motor vehicle Sales, Total Vehicles-Long Term

Graph: New Motor vehicle Sales, Total Vehicles-Short Term


Table 1: New motor vehicle sales by type of vehicle

Passenger vehicles (No.)
Sports utility vehicles (No.)
Other vehicles (No.)
Total vehicles (No.)
Change passenger vehicles (%)
Change sports utility vehicles (%)
Change other vehicles (%)
Change total vehicles (%)

Original

2005September
52 118
15 080
17 242
84 440
-2.9
-0.6
-0.7
-2.0
October
48 434
12 503
15 181
76 118
-7.1
-17.1
-12.0
-9.9
November
52 751
14 252
16 535
83 538
8.9
14.0
8.9
9.7
December
47 945
15 046
16 286
79 277
-9.1
5.6
-1.5
-5.1
2006January
43 761
13 251
12 991
70 003
-8.7
-11.9
-20.2
-11.7
February
48 483
13 506
15 457
77 446
10.8
1.9
19.0
10.6
March
53 188
15 896
18 072
87 156
9.7
17.7
16.9
12.5
April
42 307
11 901
14 442
68 650
-20.5
-25.1
-20.1
-21.2
May
50 683
14 816
17 958
83 457
19.8
24.5
24.3
21.6
June
57 026
18 079
21 343
96 448
12.5
22.0
18.8
15.6
July
48 798
13 279
15 485
77 562
-14.4
-26.6
-27.4
-19.6
August
52 030
13 539
16 092
81 661
6.6
2.0
3.9
5.3
September
51 388
13 208
15 397
79 993
-1.2
-2.4
-4.3
-2.0
October
November
50 532
51 850
13 921
15 193
15 477
16 254
79 930
83 297
-1.7
2.6
5.4
9.1
0.5
5.0
-0.1
4.2

Seasonally adjusted

2005September
51 123
15 712
17 232
84 067
-0.2
4.3
-0.1
0.7
October
49 015
13 923
16 159
79 097
-4.1
-11.4
-6.2
-5.9
November
50 145
14 176
16 609
80 930
2.3
1.8
2.8
2.3
December
49 774
14 956
16 783
81 513
-0.7
5.5
1.0
0.7
2006January
51 327
14 579
16 929
82 835
3.1
-2.5
0.9
1.6
February
49 972
14 092
16 649
80 713
-2.6
-3.3
-1.7
-2.6
March
48 615
13 975
16 568
79 158
-2.7
-0.8
-0.5
-1.9
April
49 392
13 909
16 294
79 595
1.6
-0.5
-1.7
0.6
May
49 533
13 978
16 337
79 848
0.3
0.5
0.3
0.3
June
48 857
14 309
15 605
78 771
-1.4
2.4
-4.5
-1.3
July
50 659
14 184
16 162
81 005
3.7
-0.9
3.6
2.8
August
50 172
13 038
15 934
79 144
-1.0
-8.1
-1.4
-2.3
September
50 875
14 488
15 941
81 304
1.4
11.1
0.0
2.7
October
50 054
15 030
16 261
81 345
-1.6
3.7
2.0
0.1
November
49 844
14 795
15 982
80 621
-0.4
-1.6
-1.7
-0.9

Trend

2005September
50 515
14 743
16 837
82 095
-0.5
-0.1
-0.4
-0.4
October
50 309
14 694
16 771
81 774
-0.4
-0.3
-0.4
-0.4
November
50 175
14 595
16 736
81 506
-0.3
-0.7
-0.2
-0.3
December
50 081
14 458
16 720
81 259
-0.2
-0.9
-0.1
-0.3
2006January
49 950
14 318
16 696
80 964
-0.3
-1.0
-0.1
-0.4
February
49 762
14 229
16 635
80 626
-0.4
-0.6
-0.4
-0.4
March
49 552
14 149
16 524
80 225
-0.4
-0.6
-0.7
-0.5
April
49 404
14 040
16 350
79 794
-0.3
-0.8
-1.1
-0.5
May
49 421
13 934
16 163
79 518
0.0
-0.8
-1.1
-0.3
June
49 641
13 921
16 043
79 605
0.4
-0.1
-0.7
0.1
July
49 945
13 999
15 992
79 936
0.6
0.6
-0.3
0.4
August
50 182
14 128
15 989
80 299
0.5
0.9
-0.0
0.5
September
50 295
14 300
16 006
80 601
0.2
1.2
0.1
0.4
October
50 318
14 500
16 032
80 850
0.0
1.4
0.2
0.3
November
50 303
14 690
16 056
81 049
-0.0
1.3
0.1
0.2

Table 2: 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.)

Original

2005September
25 457
22 044
18 344
5 243
9 125
2 151
793
1 283
84 440
October
22 949
20 289
16 026
5 030
8 349
1 655
659
1 161
76 118
November
25 716
22 428
17 181
5 500
9 107
1 667
690
1 249
83 538
December
23 054
22 110
16 208
5 335
8 664
2 080
690
1 136
79 277
2006January
21 995
17 876
15 107
4 380
7 604
1 295
616
1 130
70 003
February
24 495
19 979
16 452
5 085
8 165
1 373
731
1 166
77 446
March
27 165
21 461
19 833
5 195
9 750
1 540
913
1 299
87 156
April
21 171
17 636
14 820
4 619
7 507
1 129
764
1 004
68 650
May
25 124
20 776
18 774
5 601
9 472
1 623
863
1 224
83 457
June
28 560
23 015
23 091
6 164
11 170
1 936
1 058
1 454
96 448
July
23 688
19 322
17 910
4 794
8 720
1 334
679
1 115
77 562
August
24 223
21 043
18 124
5 107
9 736
1 436
768
1 224
81 661
September
24 267
20 449
17 061
4 903
9 716
1 688
682
1 227
79 993
October
November
24 379
25 418
20 785
20 739
16 625
18 076
4 781
5 116
9 591
9 972
1 797
1 973
762
733
1 210
1 270
79 930
83 297

Seasonally adjusted

2005September
25 864
21 474
18 395
5315
8821
2054
848
1296
84 067
October
23 789
20 658
17 458
5214
8495
1568
731
1184
79 097
November
24 595
21 503
17 320
5300
8850
1446
722
1194
80 930
December
24 809
21 663
17 498
5250
8778
1572
767
1176
81 513
2006January
25 716
21 209
18 061
5334
8845
1588
812
1270
82 835
February
25 096
20 942
17 245
5252
8547
1627
791
1213
80 713
March
24 457
19 962
17 589
4832
8740
1601
771
1206
79 158
April
24 173
20 456
17 374
5302
8861
1488
748
1193
79 595
May
23 899
20 178
17 786
5254
9251
1591
741
1148
79 848
June
23 959
19 434
17 519
5047
9081
1738
762
1231
78 771
July
24 223
20 431
18 269
5140
9516
1513
741
1172
81 005
August
23 882
20 181
17 276
4937
9451
1433
795
1189
79 144
September
24 717
20 763
17 491
5018
9622
1684
764
1245
81 304
October
24 999
20 329
17 804
4908
9619
1656
834
1196
81 345
November
24 472
19 810
18 229
4924
9535
1653
752
1246
80 621

Trend

2005September
25 066
21 427
17 980
5263
8642
1668
794
1255
82 095
October
24 953
21 391
17 792
5274
8718
1629
778
1239
81 774
November
24 913
21 339
17 650
5273
8745
1594
769
1223
81 506
December
24 912
21 249
17 555
5257
8738
1568
768
1212
81 259
2006January
24 893
21 070
17 508
5227
8726
1560
772
1208
80 964
February
24 816
20 808
17 509
5197
8745
1570
773
1208
80 626
March
24 629
20 499
17 556
5174
8808
1584
771
1204
80 255
April
24 348
20 220
17 602
5155
8919
1590
762
1198
79 794
May
24 097
20 070
17 622
5135
9067
1582
755
1190
79 518
June
24 021
20 079
17 642
5111
9233
1576
755
1188
79 605
July
24 115
20 164
17 673
5076
9374
1578
762
1194
79 936
August
24 285
20 243
17 700
5029
9477
1589
773
1203
80 299
September
24 451
20 282
17 741
4980
9551
1604
780
1212
80 601
October
24 600
20 276
17 807
4934
9604
1622
785
1222
80 850
November
24 727
20 266
17 867
4908
9628
1634
788
1231
81 049

(a) Seasonally adjusted numbers of new motor vehicle sales in Tasmania, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory should be used with caution. For further information, see paragraph 7 of the Explanatory Notes.

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