Australian Bureau of Statistics

Rate the ABS website
ABS Home > Statistics > By Release Date
ABS @ Facebook ABS @ Twitter ABS RSS ABS Email notification service
9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Aug 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/09/2011   
   Page tools: Print Print Page Print all pages in this productPrint All RSS Feed RSS Bookmark and Share Search this Product

AUGUST KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
26 031
22 214
17 525
5 372
9 042
1 438
797
1 300
83 720
Seasonally Adjusted
27 384
23 501
18 409
5 498
9 469
1 551
799
1 323
87 935

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
1.3
1.7
0.8
2.3
0.6
2.2
-
1.4
1.3
Seasonally Adjusted
4.1
3.5
3.3
-3.2
5.4
7.6
-0.9
-4.1
3.3

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
-0.7
-4.2
2.5
-2.7
-6.9
-6.6
-8.5
-6.4
-2.1
Seasonally Adjusted
4.9
2.7
10.9
1.5
-1.3
10.4
-4.9
-4.0
4.4

- 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.





AUGUST KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • The August 2011 trend estimate (83 720) has increased by 1.3% when compared with July 2011.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - The August 2011 seasonally adjusted estimate for new motor vehicle sales (87 935) increased by 3.3% when compared with July 2011.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend - When comparing national trend estimates for August 2011 with July 2011, sales of Passenger, Sports utility and Other vehicles increased by 0.6%, 3.9% and 0.2% respectively.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - When comparing seasonally adjusted estimates for August 2011 with July 2011, sales of Passenger, Sports utility and Other vehicles increased by 1.2%, 10.1% and 0.8% respectively.


SALES BY STATE
  • Seven of the eight states and territories have experienced an increase in the trend estimate for new motor vehicle sales when comparing August 2011 with July 2011. South Australia recorded the largest percentage increase (2.3%), followed by Tasmania (2.2%) and Victoria (1.7%). Over the same period the Northern Territory remained steady with 797 sales for the second consecutive month.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, sales of new motor vehicles increased in five of the eight states and territories when comparing August 2011 with July 2011. Tasmania recorded the largest percentage increase of 7.6%, followed by New South Wales (4.1%) and Victoria (3.5%). Over the same period the Australian Capital Territory recorded the largest percentage decrease of 4.1%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
September 2011 17 October 2011
October 2011 15 November 2011
November 2011 15 December 2011
December 2011 18 January 2012
January 2012 15 February 2012
February 2012 15 March 2012



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

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


DATA NOTES

The earthquake and tsunami that occurred in Japan on 11 March 2011 may have affected new motor vehicle sales in Australia due to associated delays in delivery of Japanese manufactured vehicles. Although the quality of the estimates in this publication are not affected, impacts from the earthquake and tsunami could continue to disrupt supply of new motor vehicles to Australia.

Widespread flooding in the eastern states, particularly Queensland, and other natural disasters in early 2011 have not adversely affected the quality of estimates in this release. These events may have had an impact on the number of new vehicles sales since February 2011. However, as new motor vehicle sales are influenced by a range of factors, it is not possible to quantify the specific impact of these events.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.


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
June
49 426
19 826
17 490
86 742
-1.1
1.7
-0.3
-0.3
July
48 714
20 115
17 352
86 181
-1.4
1.5
-0.8
-0.6
August
48 149
20 229
17 156
85 534
-1.2
0.6
-1.1
-0.8
September
47 845
20 147
16 947
84 938
-0.6
-0.4
-1.2
-0.7
October
47 803
19 897
16 847
84 547
-0.1
-1.2
-0.6
-0.5
November
47 965
19 598
16 932
84 495
0.3
-1.5
0.5
-0.1
December
48 067
19 313
17 155
84 535
0.2
-1.5
1.3
-
2011
January
47 860
18 981
17 353
84 194
-0.4
-1.7
1.2
-0.4
February
47 321
18 591
17 411
83 323
-1.1
-2.1
0.3
-1.0
March
46 679
18 333
17 326
82 338
-1.4
-1.4
-0.5
-1.2
April
46 145
18 341
17 140
81 626
-1.1
-
-1.1
-0.9
May
45 853
18 611
16 964
81 427
-0.6
1.5
-1.0
-0.2
June
45 812
19 123
16 874
81 809
-0.1
2.8
-0.5
0.5
July
45 955
19 819
16 881
82 656
0.3
3.6
-
1.0
August
46 215
20 586
16 919
83 720
0.6
3.9
0.2
1.3

Seasonally Adjusted

2010
June
50 056
19 798
17 944
87 799
-4.0
-1.8
-
-2.7
July
47 480
20 070
16 847
84 396
-5.1
1.4
-6.1
-3.9
August
47 170
19 634
17 413
84 216
-0.7
-2.2
3.4
-0.2
September
48 311
20 772
16 917
86 000
2.4
5.8
-2.8
2.1
October
47 433
20 382
16 626
84 440
-1.8
-1.9
-1.7
-1.8
November
48 181
20 047
16 713
84 941
1.6
-1.6
0.5
0.6
December
50 900
17 977
17 265
86 142
5.6
-10.3
3.3
1.4
2011
January
47 888
18 622
17 018
83 528
-5.9
3.6
-1.4
-3.0
February
46 975
19 343
17 635
83 953
-1.9
3.9
3.6
0.5
March
47 363
21 331
18 366
87 059
0.8
10.3
4.1
3.7
April
47 116
19 051
17 103
83 270
-0.5
-10.7
-6.9
-4.4
May
43 612
16 892
16 339
76 844
-7.4
-11.3
-4.5
-7.7
June
44 996
17 228
15 866
78 090
3.2
2.0
-2.9
1.6
July
46 867
20 828
17 451
85 147
4.2
20.9
10.0
9.0
August
47 412
22 926
17 597
87 935
1.2
10.1
0.8
3.3

Original

2010
June
60 820
24 597
23 305
108 722
20.6
22.6
24.6
21.9
July
47 591
19 032
15 753
82 376
-21.8
-22.6
-32.4
-24.2
August
46 504
18 515
17 103
82 122
-2.3
-2.7
8.6
-0.3
September
48 763
19 684
16 607
85 054
4.9
6.3
-2.9
3.6
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

- 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
June
26 471
23 782
17 345
5 646
9 645
1 573
872
1 409
86 742
July
26 362
23 487
17 218
5 595
9 697
1 544
874
1 404
86 181
August
26 225
23 183
17 095
5 520
9 711
1 540
871
1 389
85 534
September
26 116
22 983
16 949
5 449
9 657
1 555
859
1 370
84 938
October
26 053
22 937
16 827
5 402
9 555
1 577
842
1 353
84 547
November
26 071
23 032
16 802
5 385
9 448
1 589
826
1 343
84 495
December
26 108
23 121
16 857
5 361
9 361
1 578
813
1 335
84 535
2011
January
26 039
22 995
16 914
5 293
9 285
1 539
807
1 322
84 194
February
25 811
22 599
16 945
5 187
9 194
1 476
806
1 304
83 323
March
25 547
22 102
16 991
5 093
9 096
1 418
806
1 285
82 338
April
25 353
21 701
17 051
5 046
9 016
1 382
806
1 271
81 626
May
25 310
21 523
17 119
5 065
8 970
1 372
804
1 265
81 427
June
25 433
21 595
17 222
5 143
8 962
1 383
801
1 270
81 809
July
25 689
21 848
17 390
5 253
8 989
1 407
797
1 282
82 656
August
26 031
22 214
17 525
5 372
9 042
1 438
797
1 300
83 720

Seasonally Adjusted

2010
June
26 885
24 130
17 510
5 811
9 609
1 607
852
1 395
87 799
July
25 631
23 028
16 516
5 471
9 961
1 493
906
1 390
84 396
August
26 103
22 879
16 600
5 417
9 596
1 405
840
1 378
84 216
September
26 245
22 854
17 511
5 615
9 816
1 653
903
1 402
86 000
October
26 100
23 101
16 996
5 212
9 291
1 550
818
1 372
84 440
November
26 202
22 813
17 159
5 401
9 632
1 624
837
1 272
84 941
December
28 045
23 021
16 622
5 397
9 290
1 650
789
1 330
86 142
2011
January
26 047
23 299
15 800
5 321
9 230
1 524
955
1 353
83 528
February
25 648
23 081
17 258
5 336
9 121
1 430
753
1 326
83 953
March
27 174
23 282
18 577
5 133
9 281
1 445
853
1 314
87 059
April
25 752
22 201
17 654
5 013
9 167
1 391
818
1 274
83 270
May
24 328
19 479
16 265
4 639
8 848
1 311
802
1 172
76 844
June
24 075
20 979
16 161
5 015
8 564
1 301
772
1 223
78 090
July
26 309
22 714
17 829
5 681
8 985
1 442
806
1 379
85 147
August
27 384
23 501
18 409
5 498
9 469
1 551
799
1 323
87 935

Original

2010
June
33 240
29 192
22 956
7 109
11 647
1 779
1 133
1 666
108 722
July
25 050
22 499
16 516
5 208
9 572
1 292
881
1 358
82 376
August
25 287
22 312
15 966
5 233
9 753
1 407
819
1 345
82 122
September
26 079
22 511
16 939
5 548
10 121
1 715
785
1 356
85 054
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

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.



Bookmark and Share. Opens in a new window

Commonwealth of Australia 2014

Unless otherwise noted, content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence together with any terms, conditions and exclusions as set out in the website Copyright notice. For permission to do anything beyond the scope of this licence and copyright terms contact us.