9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, December 2016 Quality Declaration 
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales
Trend (no.)
33 182
27 213
18 932
5 997
7 902
1 750
840
1 603
97 419
Seasonally Adjusted (no.)
33 677
26 363
19 039
6 019
8 011
1 675
839
1 682
97 305
Change from previous month
Trend (%)
-
-0.9
-0.3
0.1
-1.4
-0.3
-1.3
1.7
-0.4
Seasonally Adjusted (%)
4.6
-4.5
-0.9
-0.3
2.9
-1.2
-2.2
7.2
0.3
Change from previous year
Trend (%)
1.4
1.9
-4.2
0.8
-10.7
10.3
-0.7
7.0
-0.5
Seasonally Adjusted (%)
4.5
-2.1
-1.2
2.0
-9.5
-1.1
0.8
16.6
0.2

- 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.





DECEMBER TREND ESTIMATES KEY POINTS
  • The December 2016 trend estimate (97,419) decreased by 0.4% when compared with November 2016.
  • When comparing national trend estimates for December 2016 with November 2016, sales for Passenger and Sports utility vehicles decreased by 0.2% and and 1.0% respectively. By contrast, sales for Other vehicles increased by 0.3%.
  • The largest downward movement across all states and territories, on a trend basis, was in Western Australia (-1.4%), continuing a downward trend which commenced in January 2016.
  • The largest upward movement across all states and territories, on a trend basis, was in the Australian Capital Territory (1.7%).





SUMMARY COMMENTARY

Graph Image for New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles - long term
Graph Image for New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles - short term

New motor vehicle sales by type of vehicle by month

Count Passenger vehicles
Count Sports utility vehicles
Count Other vehicles
Count Total vehicles
Change Passenger vehicles
Change Sports utility vehicles
Change Other vehicles
Change Total vehicles
no.
no.
no.
no.
%
%
%
%

Trend

2015
October
42 353
35 758
19 357
97 468
-0.9
1.2
1.3
0.3
November
41 893
36 078
19 767
97 739
-1.1
0.9
2.1
0.3
December
41 465
36 235
20 238
97 939
-1.0
0.4
2.4
0.2
2016
January
41 109
36 278
20 643
98 029
-0.9
0.1
2.0
0.1
February
40 877
36 211
20 900
97 988
-0.6
-0.2
1.2
-
March
40 789
36 087
20 995
97 871
-0.2
-0.3
0.5
-0.1
April
40 781
36 018
20 999
97 797
-
-0.2
-
-0.1
May
40 740
36 112
20 947
97 799
-0.1
0.3
-0.2
-
June
40 621
36 471
20 853
97 945
-0.3
1.0
-0.4
0.1
July
40 381
36 977
20 778
98 135
-0.6
1.4
-0.4
0.2
August
40 086
37 407
20 783
98 276
-0.7
1.2
-
0.1
September
39 848
37 573
20 836
98 256
-0.6
0.4
0.3
-
October
39 697
37 474
20 892
98 063
-0.4
-0.3
0.3
-0.2
November
39 637
37 201
20 958
97 795
-0.2
-0.7
0.3
-0.3
December
39 563
36 836
21 019
97 419
-0.2
-1.0
0.3
-0.4

Seasonally Adjusted

2015
October
41 218
35 897
19 545
96 660
-6.9
-2.5
6.0
-2.9
November
42 040
35 532
20 500
98 071
2.0
-1.0
4.9
1.5
December
42 274
35 481
19 390
97 145
0.6
-0.1
-5.4
-0.9
2016
January
40 291
37 094
20 890
98 276
-4.7
4.5
7.7
1.2
February
40 744
36 594
20 835
98 174
1.1
-1.3
-0.3
-0.1
March
41 592
36 381
21 918
99 891
2.1
-0.6
5.2
1.7
April
41 004
35 362
20 688
97 054
-1.4
-2.8
-5.6
-2.8
May
39 969
35 839
20 481
96 289
-2.5
1.3
-1.0
-0.8
June
42 331
36 085
20 714
99 130
5.9
0.7
1.1
3.0
July
40 066
36 800
21 088
97 954
-5.4
2.0
1.8
-1.2
August
39 480
37 603
20 813
97 897
-1.5
2.2
-1.3
-0.1
September
40 154
38 699
21 071
99 924
1.7
2.9
1.2
2.1
October
39 466
38 080
20 157
97 703
-1.7
-1.6
-4.3
-2.2
November
39 085
36 722
21 171
96 977
-1.0
-3.6
5.0
-0.7
December
40 488
35 492
21 326
97 305
3.6
-3.3
0.7
0.3

Original

2015
October
40 856
34 744
18 721
94 321
-11.3
-6.0
2.1
-7.0
November
41 726
36 070
20 843
98 639
2.1
3.8
11.3
4.6
December
44 172
35 439
20 005
99 616
5.9
-1.7
-4.0
1.0
2016
January
35 214
33 073
16 086
84 373
-20.3
-6.7
-19.6
-15.3
February
39 558
36 865
20 020
96 443
12.3
11.5
24.5
14.3
March
43 652
38 437
22 423
104 512
10.3
4.3
12.0
8.4
April
36 671
31 783
19 117
87 571
-16.0
-17.3
-14.7
-16.2
May
38 222
36 230
22 220
96 672
4.2
14.0
16.2
10.4
June
53 832
46 011
28 726
128 569
40.8
27.0
29.3
33.0
July
38 033
33 817
19 481
91 331
-29.3
-26.5
-32.2
-29.0
August
38 945
36 396
19 568
94 909
2.4
7.6
0.4
3.9
September
42 076
39 497
21 123
102 696
8.0
8.5
7.9
8.2
October
37 817
36 442
19 098
93 357
-10.1
-7.7
-9.6
-9.1
November
39 852
37 536
21 549
98 937
5.4
3.0
12.8
6.0
December
42 385
34 936
21 442
98 763
6.4
-6.9
-0.5
-0.2

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

New motor vehicle sales by state/territory of registration

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

Trend

2015
October
32 541
26 564
19 815
5 785
8 813
1 598
824
1 529
97 468
November
32 586
26 659
19 834
5 880
8 845
1 593
831
1 510
97 739
December
32 723
26 718
19 770
5 949
8 849
1 586
846
1 498
97 939
2016
January
32 904
26 747
19 651
5 984
8 797
1 579
867
1 501
98 029
February
33 068
26 745
19 520
5 983
8 696
1 566
890
1 520
97 988
March
33 168
26 733
19 431
5 955
8 581
1 552
908
1 543
97 871
April
33 168
26 779
19 400
5 937
8 483
1 548
921
1 560
97 797
May
33 103
26 899
19 391
5 930
8 425
1 564
925
1 562
97 799
June
33 034
27 138
19 373
5 935
8 395
1 603
920
1 548
97 945
July
33 000
27 405
19 322
5 952
8 365
1 654
909
1 529
98 135
August
33 034
27 593
19 248
5 971
8 313
1 699
896
1 521
98 276
September
33 100
27 651
19 151
5 984
8 227
1 733
881
1 530
98 256
October
33 141
27 587
19 061
5 989
8 118
1 751
866
1 550
98 063
November
33 167
27 447
18 997
5 989
8 014
1 755
851
1 576
97 795
December
33 182
27 213
18 932
5 997
7 902
1 750
840
1 603
97 419

Seasonally Adjusted

2015
October
32 107
26 196
19 710
5 935
8 702
1 577
873
1 560
96 660
November
32 586
26 510
20 314
5 852
8 925
1 562
803
1 520
98 071
December
32 218
26 940
19 268
5 902
8 851
1 693
832
1 442
97 145
2016
January
32 748
26 847
19 904
6 096
8 832
1 555
835
1 460
98 276
February
33 254
26 749
19 575
5 951
8 721
1 500
935
1 490
98 174
March
33 971
26 738
20 325
6 048
8 702
1 569
928
1 611
99 891
April
33 021
26 861
18 902
5 740
8 455
1 586
896
1 592
97 054
May
32 758
26 261
19 145
6 014
8 041
1 579
935
1 556
96 289
June
32 936
27 525
20 068
5 971
8 412
1 544
934
1 740
99 130
July
32 879
27 194
19 457
5 802
8 656
1 569
873
1 524
97 954
August
32 906
27 642
18 933
6 018
8 299
1 726
915
1 459
97 897
September
33 649
28 084
19 218
6 243
8 363
1 878
918
1 571
99 924
October
33 376
27 757
18 751
5 718
8 007
1 775
818
1 502
97 703
November
32 194
27 618
19 216
6 040
7 788
1 695
858
1 569
96 977
December
33 677
26 363
19 039
6 019
8 011
1 675
839
1 682
97 305

Original

2015
October
31 196
26 503
18 246
5 825
8 534
1 719
785
1 513
94 321
November
33 176
27 421
19 249
6 019
8 724
1 764
734
1 552
98 639
December
32 740
27 785
19 711
6 315
8 969
1 913
733
1 450
99 616
2016
January
28 392
22 426
17 193
5 208
7 861
1 298
626
1 369
84 373
February
32 633
26 782
18 711
5 988
8 725
1 319
851
1 434
96 443
March
35 963
27 716
21 470
6 087
9 054
1 515
1 023
1 684
104 512
April
29 391
23 963
17 753
5 174
7 601
1 313
969
1 407
87 571
May
32 867
26 125
19 565
5 949
7 935
1 503
1 180
1 548
96 672
June
43 449
34 262
27 270
7 613
10 749
1 853
1 240
2 133
128 569
July
30 219
25 517
18 445
5 210
8 234
1 389
831
1 486
91 331
August
31 788
27 096
18 062
5 785
8 144
1 743
881
1 410
94 909
September
34 424
28 766
19 702
6 551
8 668
2 074
880
1 631
102 696
October
31 850
27 546
16 870
5 450
7 580
1 937
713
1 411
93 357
November
32 955
28 991
18 733
6 259
7 657
1 903
808
1 631
98 937
December
33 632
27 065
19 252
6 464
8 026
1 918
734
1 672
98 763

(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.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
January 2017 15 February 2017
February 2017 15 March 2017
March 2017 19 April 2017
April 2017 16 May 2017
May 2017 19 June 2017
June 2017 18 July 2017



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