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MEDIA RELEASE

July 21, 2004
Embargoed 11:30am (AEST)
127/2004

Latest new motor vehicle sales data

The trend estimate for sales of total new motor vehicles rose 0.3% to 79,440 in June 2004, the sixth consecutive monthly increase.

In the twelve month period to June 2004, the trend estimate for total new motor vehicle sales recorded an increase of 2.5%.

Sales of new passenger vehicles recorded a monthly increase in the trend estimate of 0.2% in June 2004. Sales of other vehicles rose 0.5% in June 2004, continuing the positive monthly growth since April 2001.

The seasonally adjusted estimate for total new motor vehicle sales rose 0.5% to 79,499 in June 2004, the second consecutive monthly increase.

The seasonally adjusted estimate for sales of total new motor vehicles increased by 2.7% in the twelve months to June 2004. Passenger vehicle sales decreased by 0.6% and other vehicle sales increased by 8.8% over the same period.


Sales of New Motor Vehicles, June 2004

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Vehicle Sales
Seasonally Adjusted
25,620
20,511
17,088
5,294
7,178
1,838
750
1,220
79,499
Trend
25,596
20,602
17,074
5,232
7,296
1,655
780
1,205
79,440

Percentage change from previous month
Seasonally Adjusted
0.7
-0.2
1.1
1.2
-4.1
19.9
-3.1
1.8
0.5
Trend
-0.2
-0.0
1.1
0.3
0.2
4.4
1.0
-0.1
0.3

Percentage change from previous year
Seasonally Adjusted
-1.3
-2.4
16.1
4.9
-0.7
24.8
13.1
-5.3
2.7
Trend
-1.6
-0.7
13.2
1.2
3.5
11.9
17.5
-6.6
2.5



This publication draws on new motor vehicle sales data provided by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI).

Media please note:

Further details are contained in Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia (cat. no. 9314.0) available via this web site.

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