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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Dec 2011 Quality Declaration 
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
27 608
22 744
18 498
5 201
9 342
1 357
845
1 351
86 947
Seasonally Adjusted
26 660
22 226
17 839
5 090
9 163
1 359
765
1 299
84 403

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
0.2
-0.8
-0.1
-2.1
0.2
-2.2
-1.6
-0.6
-0.3
Seasonally Adjusted
-4.3
-1.5
-3.6
-1.8
-2.7
8.7
-7.4
-3.9
-2.9

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
5.9
-1.7
9.8
-3.3
-0.3
-14.7
4.0
1.2
2.8
Seasonally Adjusted
-5.5
-4.3
5.8
-7.0
-2.2
-22.0
-4.6
-3.9
-3.0

(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.


DECEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • The December 2011 trend estimate (86 947) has decreased by 0.3% when compared with November 2011.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - The December 2011 seasonally adjusted estimate for new motor vehicle sales (84 403) decreased by 2.9% when compared with November 2011.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend - When comparing national trend estimates for December 2011 with November 2011, sales of Passenger vehicles decreased by 0.3%, Sports utility vehicles increased by 0.9% and Other vehicles decreased by 1.9%.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - When comparing seasonally adjusted estimates for December 2011 with November 2011, sales of Passenger vehicles, Sports utility vehicles and Other vehicles decreased by 0.0% (19 units), 1.6% and 12.4% respectively.


SALES BY STATE
  • Six of the eight states and territories have experienced a decrease in the trend estimate for new motor vehicle sales when comparing December 2011 with November 2011. Tasmania recorded the largest percentage decrease (2.2%), followed by South Australia (2.1%) and Northern Territory (1.6%).
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, sales of new motor vehicles decreased in seven of the eight states and territories when comparing December 2011 with November 2011. Northern Territory recorded the largest percentage decrease of 7.4%, followed by New South Wales (4.3%) and Australian Capital Territory (3.9%). Over the same period Tasmania increased by 8.7%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
January 2012 15 February 2012
February 2012 15 March 2012
March 2012 17 April 2012
April 2012 15 May 2012
May 2012 18 June 2012
June 2012 17 July 2012



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details for the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for December 2011.


DATA NOTES

Recent flooding in Thailand may have had an impact on new vehicle sales in Australia due to associated delays in delivery of Thai manufactured vehicles and vehicle parts. Impacts from the flooding could continue to disrupt the supply of new motor vehicles to Australia from Thailand in coming months.

The earthquake and tsunami which occurred in Japan in March 2011 had an impact on the number of new vehicle sales in Australia in mid 2011 due to a reduction in supply. These events are no longer affecting the supply of new vehicles, with Japanese motor vehicle production now returning to levels observed before March 2011.

As new motor vehicle sales are influenced by a range of factors, it is not possible to quantify the specific impacts of these events.


INQUIRIES

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SUMMARY COMMENTARY

New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles - Long term
Graph: New Motor Vehicle Sales, 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 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

2010
October
47 763
19 901
16 775
84 439
-
-1.4
-0.5
-0.5
November
47 956
19 573
16 903
84 432
0.4
-1.6
0.8
-
December
48 094
19 272
17 183
84 548
0.3
-1.5
1.7
0.1
2011
January
47 916
18 942
17 430
84 288
-0.4
-1.7
1.4
-0.3
February
47 375
18 571
17 510
83 457
-1.1
-2.0
0.5
-1.0
March
46 689
18 292
17 393
82 373
-1.4
-1.5
-0.7
-1.3
April
46 066
18 272
17 161
81 498
-1.3
-0.1
-1.3
-1.1
May
45 750
18 551
16 971
81 272
-0.7
1.5
-1.1
-0.3
June
45 861
19 152
16 974
81 987
0.2
3.2
-
0.9
July
46 275
20 012
17 130
83 418
0.9
4.5
0.9
1.7
August
46 773
20 976
17 317
85 065
1.1
4.8
1.1
2.0
September
47 183
21 802
17 402
86 387
0.9
3.9
0.5
1.6
October
47 374
22 380
17 286
87 041
0.4
2.6
-0.7
0.8
November
47 422
22 787
17 031
87 240
0.1
1.8
-1.5
0.2
December
47 258
22 987
16 701
86 947
-0.3
0.9
-1.9
-0.3

Seasonally Adjusted

2010
October
47 041
20 476
16 389
83 907
-2.3
-2.0
-1.7
-2.1
November
48 324
19 760
16 657
84 741
2.7
-3.5
1.6
1.0
December
51 372
18 099
17 566
87 037
6.3
-8.4
5.5
2.7
2011
January
47 645
18 512
17 053
83 209
-7.3
2.3
-2.9
-4.4
February
46 948
19 309
17 688
83 946
-1.5
4.3
3.7
0.9
March
47 503
21 362
18 451
87 317
1.2
10.6
4.3
4.0
April
47 137
19 102
17 204
83 444
-0.8
-10.6
-6.8
-4.4
May
43 653
16 942
16 319
76 914
-7.4
-11.3
-5.1
-7.8
June
44 895
17 211
15 823
77 929
2.8
1.6
-3.0
1.3
July
46 903
20 857
17 503
85 263
4.5
21.2
10.6
9.4
August
47 586
22 883
17 562
88 032
1.5
9.7
0.3
3.2
September
47 060
21 854
18 140
87 054
-1.1
-4.5
3.3
-1.1
October
48 441
21 603
17 390
87 434
2.9
-1.1
-4.1
0.4
November
46 615
22 961
17 372
86 948
-3.8
6.3
-0.1
-0.6
December
46 596
22 582
15 225
84 403
-
-1.6
-12.4
-2.9

Original

2010
October
45 268
19 348
16 309
80 925
-7.2
-1.7
-1.8
-4.9
November
49 405
20 806
17 131
87 342
9.1
7.5
5.0
7.9
December
51 039
18 555
16 993
86 587
3.3
-10.8
-0.8
-0.9
2011
January
43 539
17 032
13 013
73 584
-14.7
-8.2
-23.4
-15.0
February
45 455
18 916
16 525
80 896
4.4
11.1
27.0
9.9
March
50 228
23 066
20 690
93 984
10.5
21.9
25.2
16.2
April
41 565
17 054
15 595
74 214
-17.2
-26.1
-24.6
-21.0
May
r42 577
17 121
17 703
r77 401
2.4
0.4
13.5
4.3
June
54 322
21 518
20 317
96 157
27.6
25.7
14.8
24.2
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

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
r revised

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

2010
October
26 026
22 910
16 813
5 372
9 551
1 584
835
1 348
84 439
November
26 031
23 018
16 792
5 378
9 452
1 601
821
1 340
84 432
December
26 068
23 136
16 853
5 380
9 373
1 590
812
1 336
84 548
2011
January
26 016
23 042
16 915
5 332
9 302
1 546
809
1 326
84 288
February
25 811
22 663
16 948
5 229
9 211
1 477
809
1 310
83 457
March
25 540
22 137
16 976
5 117
9 101
1 408
805
1 289
82 373
April
25 308
21 674
17 017
5 055
9 008
1 364
802
1 271
81 498
May
25 243
21 470
17 103
5 079
8 953
1 357
804
1 263
81 272
June
25 460
21 610
17 296
5 185
8 963
1 382
817
1 274
81 987
July
25 923
22 019
17 578
5 317
9 030
1 414
836
1 301
83 418
August
26 493
22 491
17 925
5 411
9 130
1 432
853
1 331
85 065
September
27 009
22 820
18 251
5 432
9 228
1 432
865
1 351
86 387
October
27 350
22 934
18 439
5 385
9 292
1 414
867
1 360
87 041
November
27 545
22 932
18 519
5 311
9 327
1 387
859
1 360
87 240
December
27 608
22 744
18 498
5 201
9 342
1 357
845
1 351
86 947

Seasonally Adjusted

2010
October
25 851
22 971
16 849
5 173
9 395
1 498
812
1 356
83 907
November
26 087
22 809
17 154
5 433
9 511
1 646
841
1 260
84 741
December
28 219
23 221
16 863
5 472
9 366
1 743
802
1 351
87 037
2011
January
25 977
23 197
15 662
5 335
9 240
1 492
950
1 355
83 209
February
25 613
23 113
17 226
5 357
9 143
1 416
751
1 327
83 946
March
27 178
23 443
18 612
5 179
9 288
1 439
855
1 322
87 317
April
25 779
22 293
17 631
5 070
9 197
1 374
823
1 276
83 444
May
24 441
19 419
16 337
4 606
8 832
1 294
805
1 180
76 914
June
24 001
20 918
16 141
5 038
8 527
1 307
775
1 222
77 929
July
26 367
22 708
17 914
5 646
9 021
1 420
814
1 373
85 263
August
27 416
23 401
18 491
5 550
9 454
1 571
816
1 333
88 032
September
26 910
22 964
18 408
5 677
9 328
1 449
958
1 361
87 054
October
27 583
23 066
18 656
5 211
9 156
1 448
922
1 392
87 434
November
27 857
22 562
18 496
5 182
9 421
1 250
827
1 352
86 948
December
26 660
22 226
17 839
5 090
9 163
1 359
765
1 299
84 403

Original

2010
October
24 451
22 847
15 904
4 974
9 244
1 477
717
1 311
80 925
November
27 422
23 491
17 025
5 651
9 738
1 902
809
1 304
87 342
December
27 195
23 873
16 422
5 636
9 238
2 181
714
1 328
86 587
2011
January
23 560
20 323
13 300
4 792
8 289
1 309
772
1 239
73 584
February
25 048
22 446
16 283
5 128
8 686
1 273
680
1 352
80 896
March
29 750
24 808
20 395
5 360
9 718
1 520
995
1 438
93 984
April
22 570
19 535
16 403
4 467
8 101
1 124
862
1 152
74 214
May
24 470
r19 570
16 519
4 782
8 703
1 268
942
1 147
r77 401
June
29 685
25 091
21 062
6 057
10 424
1 443
985
1 410
96 157
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

r revised
(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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