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MEDIA RELEASE

December 18, 2002
Embargoed 11:30am (AEST)
183/2002

Growth slowing for new motor vehicle sales:ABS

Trend estimates indicate that total new motor vehicle sales have continued to show a gradual decline in the rate of growth since July 2002. November 2002 recorded zero growth compared with the previous month. A rise of 0.3% was recorded for passenger vehicle sales and a fall of 0.5% was recorded for other vehicle sales.

Victoria and Western Australia recorded small increases in the trend estimates of total new motor vehicle sales in November 2002 compared with the previous month, with each rising by 0.5%. All other states and territories either remained steady or showed small decreases.

The seasonally adjusted estimate of total new motor vehicle sales fell by 2.7% in November compared with October 2002. A small decrease was recorded for passenger vehicle sales (0.7%) with a larger decrease recorded in other vehicle sales (6.2%).
Sales of New Motor Vehicles, December 2002

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

Vehicle Sales
Seasonally Adjusted
23,130
19,251
12,847
4,426
6,192
1,289
617
1,118
68,870
Trend
23,564
19,316
13,580
4,470
6,270
1,259
597
1,169
70,225
Percentage change from previous month
Seasonally Adjusted
-3.7
1.2
-7.5
-0.2
-3.8
5.2
4.9
-0.8
-2.7
Trend
-0.3
0.5
-0.1
0.0
0.5
0.0
-0.3
-0.1
0.0
Percentage change from previous year
Seasonally Adjusted
1.9
6.4
8.1
7.3
6.7
-0.5
-3.3
-9.6
4.7
Trend
1.0
5.6
13.4
7.3
5.2
0.4
-5.8
0.4
5.2



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, Electronic Publication, (cat. no. 9314.0) available from this website.

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