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MEDIA RELEASE

July 17, 2003
Embargoed: 11:30 AM (AEST)
/2003

Bumper sales of new motor vehicles: ABS

The trend estimate for total sales of new motor vehicles rose for the eighth consecutive month in June 2003 to reach a record high of 77,396. This is 11.9% higher than the June 2002 estimate.

The trend increase in total new motor vehicle sales was 1,067 or 1.4% in June 2003 compared with May 2003. New passenger vehicle sales and new other vehicle sales contributed 0.9% and 0.5% respectively to this increase.

Only the Northern Territory recorded a fall from May 2003 to June 2003 (0.4%) while all of the other states and the Australian Capital Territory recorded increases in total new motor vehicle sales. Tasmania (3.5%) and Western Australia (2.8%) recorded trend growth above the national average.

Seasonally adjusted estimates remained steady with 77,330 total new motor vehicle sales in June 2003 compared with 77,349 in May 2003.


Sales of New Motor Vehicles, June 2003

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


Vehicle Sales
Seasonally Adjusted
25,969
21,134
14,169
5,062
7,468
1,520
660
1,348
77,330
Trend
26,011
20,943
14,764
5,118
7,095
1,466
695
1,304
77,396

Percentage change from previous month
Seasonally Adjusted
1.1
0.1
-5.5
0.1
5.3
5.9
-5.3
6.5
-0.0
Trend
1.4
1.4
0.9
0.3
2.8
3.5
-0.4
1.4
1.4

Percentage change from previous year
Seasonally Adjusted
9.3
14.3
15.5
13.8
17.9
17.0
4.1
10.9
13.0
Trend
8.6
12.5
13.2
16.3
16.1
15.9
12.3
10.7
11.9



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


Media please note:

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

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