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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Jul 2008 Quality Declaration 
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JULY KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
25 947
23 341
18 313
5 461
9 899
1 605
898
1 308
86 772
Seasonally Adjusted
25 546
22 762
17 848
5 448
9 931
1 634
918
1 324
85 411

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
-0.8
-0.3
-1.1
-0.5
-1.0
-1.5
-1.0
-1.0
-0.7
Seasonally Adjusted
-4.3
-5.0
-4.4
-1.3
1.3
4.7
6.4
1.1
-3.4

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
-3.0
5.3
-5.1
7.2
-2.9
-0.2
9.4
-6.4
-0.6
Seasonally Adjusted
-6.7
1.4
-9.6
4.7
-3.8
-7.2
15.2
-4.8
-4.1

(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



JULY KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • Trend - The July 2008 trend estimate for new motor vehicle sales (86 772) decreased 0.7% when compared with June 2008. The trend estimate has continued to decrease since January 2008. When compared with July 2007 the trend estimate decreased by 0.6%.
  • Seasonally adjusted - The July 2008 estimate for total sales of new motor vehicles (85 411) decreased by 3.4% compared with June 2008.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend - When comparing July 2008 with June 2008, trend estimates decreased for sports utility vehicles, 2.2%, passenger vehicles, 0.2%, and other vehicles, 1.0%. When compared with the same period 12 months ago, passenger vehicles fell by 2.1%, sports utility vehicles by 1.1% and other vehicles rose by 4.2%.
  • Seasonally adjusted - When comparing July 2008 with June 2008, sports utility vehicles and passenger vehicles decreased by 11.9% and 2.1% respectively, while other vehicles increased by 1.2%.


SALES BY STATE
  • Trend - When comparing July 2008 with June 2008, all of the states and territories showed decreases in the trend estimate of total sales of new motor vehicles. The largest decreases were in Tasmania, 1.5%, and Queensland, 1.1%.
  • Seasonally adjusted - When comparing July 2008 to June 2008, four of the states showed decreases. The largest decreases were in Victoria, 5.0%, Queensland, 4.4%, and New South Wales, 4.3%. The Northern Territory and Tasmania showed the greatest increases of 6.4% and 4.7% respectively.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
August 2008 22 September 2008
September 2008 21 October 2008
October 2008 19 November 2008
November 2008 22 December 2008
December 2008 22 January 2009
January 2009 19 February 2009



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details from the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for July 2008.


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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

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.
%
%
%
%

Trend

2007
May
53 357
16 063
17 498
86 918
-0.2
1.5
0.7
0.3
June
53 106
16 350
17 620
87 076
-0.5
1.8
0.7
0.2
July
52 830
16 676
17 819
87 325
-0.5
2.0
1.1
0.3
August
52 682
17 027
18 108
87 817
-0.3
2.1
1.6
0.6
September
52 680
17 379
18 433
88 492
-
2.1
1.8
0.8
October
52 819
17 678
18 710
89 207
0.3
1.7
1.5
0.8
November
53 017
17 896
18 939
89 852
0.4
1.2
1.2
0.7
December
53 183
17 988
19 126
90 297
0.3
0.5
1.0
0.5
2008
January
53 191
18 015
19 248
90 454
-
0.2
0.6
0.2
February
52 947
17 957
19 272
90 176
-0.5
-0.3
0.1
-0.3
March
52 539
17 800
19 212
89 551
-0.8
-0.9
-0.3
-0.7
April
52 181
17 544
19 099
88 824
-0.7
-1.4
-0.6
-0.8
May
51 949
17 218
18 942
88 109
-0.4
-1.9
-0.8
-0.8
June
51 784
16 863
18 768
87 415
-0.3
-2.1
-0.9
-0.8
July
51 699
16 497
18 576
86 772
-0.2
-2.2
-1.0
-0.7

Seasonally Adjusted

2007
May
52 569
16 001
17 493
86 063
0.9
-2.1
1.6
0.4
June
53 899
15 875
17 530
87 304
2.5
-0.8
0.2
1.4
July
54 593
16 464
17 991
89 048
1.3
3.7
2.6
2.0
August
51 662
17 221
17 672
86 555
-5.4
4.6
-1.8
-2.8
September
51 824
17 513
18 487
87 824
0.3
1.7
4.6
1.5
October
52 077
18 081
18 703
88 861
0.5
3.2
1.2
1.2
November
53 055
17 593
19 539
90 187
1.9
-2.7
4.5
1.5
December
54 397
17 613
18 883
90 893
2.5
0.1
-3.4
0.8
2008
January
54 345
18 373
19 130
91 848
-0.1
4.3
1.3
1.1
February
51 984
18 023
18 884
88 891
-4.3
-1.9
-1.3
-3.2
March
52 127
17 729
19 345
89 201
0.3
-1.6
2.4
0.3
April
51 669
17 819
20 070
89 558
-0.9
0.5
3.7
0.4
May
52 319
16 824
18 546
87 689
1.3
-5.6
-7.6
-2.1
June
52 443
17 649
18 310
88 402
0.2
4.9
-1.3
0.8
July
51 328
15 547
18 536
85 411
-2.1
-11.9
1.2
-3.4

Original

2007
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
December
51 722
17 114
17 414
86 250
-4.6
-3.3
-13.7
-6.3
2008
January
49 295
17 646
15 329
82 270
-4.7
3.1
-12.0
-4.6
February
53 030
18 277
18 591
89 898
7.6
3.6
21.3
9.3
March
53 122
18 425
19 738
91 285
0.2
0.8
6.2
1.5
April
47 639
16 654
19 768
84 061
-10.3
-9.6
0.2
-7.9
May
51 416
17 279
19 945
88 640
7.9
3.8
0.9
5.4
June
61 524
21 388
23 629
106 541
19.7
23.8
18.5
20.2
July
51 068
14 842
18 066
83 976
-17.0
-30.6
-23.5
-21.2

- 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.

Trend

2007
May
26 608
21 909
19 376
5 119
10 071
1 607
825
1 403
86 918
June
26 686
22 015
19 310
5 098
10 138
1 606
822
1 401
87 076
July
26 750
22 166
19 296
5 092
10 194
1 609
821
1 397
87 325
August
26 855
22 351
19 413
5 120
10 236
1 623
823
1 396
87 817
September
27 007
22 542
19 635
5 187
10 258
1 638
826
1 399
88 492
October
27 200
22 726
19 857
5 281
10 256
1 651
834
1 402
89 207
November
27 360
22 904
20 029
5 377
10 258
1 667
850
1 407
89 852
December
27 420
23 076
20 097
5 455
10 278
1 688
873
1 410
90 297
2008
January
27 367
23 251
20 012
5 509
10 303
1 707
898
1 407
90 454
February
27 173
23 385
19 767
5 526
10 305
1 708
916
1 396
90 176
March
26 884
23 456
19 435
5 517
10 262
1 694
925
1 378
89 551
April
26 601
23 470
19 112
5 503
10 183
1 674
924
1 357
88 824
May
26 357
23 451
18 813
5 493
10 088
1 652
917
1 338
88 109
June
26 147
23 411
18 518
5 487
9 994
1 630
907
1 321
87 415
July
25 947
23 341
18 313
5 461
9 899
1 605
898
1 308
86 772

Seasonally Adjusted

2007
May
26 241
21 494
19 661
4 957
9 949
1 557
811
1 393
86 063
June
26 655
22 139
19 409
5 109
10 137
1 618
836
1 401
87 304
July
27 381
22 449
19 741
5 201
10 327
1 761
797
1 391
89 048
August
26 635
22 301
18 588
5 034
10 272
1 504
830
1 391
86 555
September
26 423
22 703
19 412
5 118
10 312
1 633
821
1 402
87 824
October
27 261
22 543
19 706
5 334
10 159
1 600
853
1 405
88 861
November
27 582
22 614
20 444
5 369
10 167
1 784
843
1 384
90 187
December
27 344
23 091
21 096
5 263
10 188
1 628
853
1 430
90 893
2008
January
27 967
23 696
19 569
5 947
10 635
1 726
880
1 428
91 848
February
26 952
23 417
19 155
5 415
10 028
1 675
899
1 350
88 891
March
26 906
23 287
19 149
5 394
10 317
1 689
1 022
1 437
89 201
April
26 121
23 185
20 253
5 457
10 458
1 809
923
1 352
89 558
May
26 413
23 670
18 268
5 574
9 991
1 579
888
1 306
87 689
June
26 703
23 961
18 678
5 520
9 806
1 561
863
1 310
88 402
July
25 546
22 762
17 848
5 448
9 931
1 634
918
1 324
85 411

Original

2007
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
December
25 290
22 432
19 557
5 078
9 809
2 010
719
1 355
86 250
2008
January
25 810
21 044
16 972
5 256
9 650
1 490
722
1 326
82 270
February
27 855
23 803
18 914
5 607
9 952
1 484
876
1 407
89 898
March
28 128
23 153
20 231
5 334
10 483
1 470
1 108
1 378
91 285
April
24 489
21 814
19 109
5 293
9 475
1 496
1 049
1 336
84 061
May
26 334
23 865
18 672
5 803
10 067
1 585
1 025
1 289
88 640
June
32 027
27 638
24 335
6 568
11 564
1 778
1 128
1 503
106 541
July
25 216
22 272
17 963
5 237
9 580
1 510
900
1 298
83 976

(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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