9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Jun 2003
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/07/2003
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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.
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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