9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, May 2016 Quality Declaration 
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MAY KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales
Trend (no.)
33 237
26 368
19 033
5 937
8 321
1 553
938
1 591
96 978
Seasonally Adjusted (no.)
32 667
26 036
19 031
6 000
8 061
1 558
935
1 567
95 855
Change from previous month
Trend (%)
-
-0.5
-0.8
-0.2
-1.5
-
1.6
1.5
-0.4
Seasonally Adjusted (%)
-1.4
-2.3
1.0
4.2
-4.8
-1.0
4.8
-1.9
-1.1
Change from previous year
Trend (%)
5.8
1.1
-2.4
4.4
-5.9
-2.9
3.0
7.1
1.5
Seasonally Adjusted (%)
3.9
2.1
-
6.8
-7.5
2.1
0.1
8.1
1.7

- 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.



MAY TREND ESTIMATES KEY POINTS
  • The May 2016 trend estimate (96 978) decreased by 0.4% when compared with April 2016.
  • When comparing national trend estimates for May 2016 with April 2016, sales for Passenger vehicles, Sports utility vehicles and Other vehicles decreased by 0.6%, 0.2% and 0.2% respectively.
  • The largest upward movement across all states and territories, on a trend basis, was in the Northern Territory (1.6%).
  • The largest downward movement across all states and territories, on a trend basis, was in Western Australia (-1.5%), continuing a downward trend which commenced in December 2015.



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
March
42 911
32 423
19 348
94 682
-0.2
1.7
-0.1
0.5
April
42 871
32 917
19 309
95 097
-0.1
1.5
-0.2
0.4
May
42 892
33 419
19 208
95 519
-
1.5
-0.5
0.4
June
42 901
33 998
19 103
96 002
-
1.7
-0.5
0.5
July
42 926
34 588
19 018
96 532
0.1
1.7
-0.4
0.6
August
42 902
35 141
18 979
97 022
-0.1
1.6
-0.2
0.5
September
42 699
35 616
19 068
97 383
-0.5
1.4
0.5
0.4
October
42 316
35 946
19 336
97 598
-0.9
0.9
1.4
0.2
November
41 866
36 129
19 768
97 763
-1.1
0.5
2.2
0.2
December
41 487
36 131
20 250
97 868
-0.9
-
2.4
0.1
2016
January
41 136
36 088
20 654
97 878
-0.8
-0.1
2.0
-
February
40 799
36 050
20 908
97 757
-0.8
-0.1
1.2
-0.1
March
40 524
36 015
21 039
97 578
-0.7
-0.1
0.6
-0.2
April
40 313
35 954
21 085
97 352
-0.5
-0.2
0.2
-0.2
May
40 054
35 886
21 038
96 978
-0.6
-0.2
-0.2
-0.4

Seasonally Adjusted

2015
March
45 055
31 635
19 242
95 932
3.8
-4.2
0.7
0.4
April
40 761
34 719
19 357
94 837
-9.5
9.7
0.6
-1.1
May
42 409
32 405
19 399
94 213
4.0
-6.7
0.2
-0.7
June
44 711
33 556
19 199
97 467
5.4
3.6
-1.0
3.5
July
42 828
34 346
19 374
96 548
-4.2
2.4
0.9
-0.9
August
41 714
34 804
18 579
95 096
-2.6
1.3
-4.1
-1.5
September
44 398
37 556
18 563
100 517
6.4
7.9
-0.1
5.7
October
41 091
36 246
19 238
96 575
-7.4
-3.5
3.6
-3.9
November
41 689
35 453
20 552
97 694
1.5
-2.2
6.8
1.2
December
42 957
34 950
19 559
97 466
3.0
-1.4
-4.8
-0.2
2016
January
39 933
36 918
20 981
97 832
-7.0
5.6
7.3
0.4
February
40 544
36 535
20 791
97 870
1.5
-1.0
-0.9
-
March
41 593
36 215
21 904
99 712
2.6
-0.9
5.4
1.9
April
40 821
35 270
20 829
96 920
-1.9
-2.6
-4.9
-2.8
May
39 607
35 775
20 473
95 855
-3.0
1.4
-1.7
-1.1

Original

2015
March
48 185
35 503
21 366
105 054
18.2
10.8
21.3
16.2
April
35 015
29 664
16 977
81 656
-27.3
-16.4
-20.5
-22.3
May
40 592
32 530
20 205
93 327
15.9
9.7
19.0
14.3
June
56 386
42 256
27 208
125 850
38.9
29.9
34.7
34.8
July
41 420
32 679
18 209
92 308
-26.5
-22.7
-33.1
-26.7
August
40 673
32 900
17 132
90 705
-1.8
0.7
-5.9
-1.7
September
46 084
36 968
18 340
101 392
13.3
12.4
7.1
11.8
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

- 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
March
30 676
25 926
19 332
5 805
8 928
1 600
938
1 476
94 682
April
31 003
25 986
19 449
5 762
8 885
1 604
928
1 480
95 097
May
31 410
26 090
19 492
5 689
8 842
1 599
911
1 486
95 519
June
31 834
26 222
19 542
5 615
8 806
1 594
889
1 500
96 002
July
32 211
26 362
19 619
5 576
8 785
1 595
865
1 520
96 532
August
32 455
26 497
19 706
5 599
8 781
1 604
841
1 538
97 022
September
32 555
26 617
19 773
5 674
8 788
1 610
825
1 542
97 383
October
32 573
26 699
19 805
5 776
8 791
1 609
817
1 528
97 598
November
32 615
26 739
19 802
5 881
8 794
1 601
823
1 508
97 763
December
32 730
26 730
19 742
5 957
8 785
1 589
839
1 495
97 868
2016
January
32 879
26 701
19 630
5 989
8 743
1 577
861
1 498
97 878
February
33 028
26 640
19 479
5 982
8 663
1 564
884
1 516
97 757
March
33 155
26 565
19 329
5 967
8 559
1 557
905
1 542
97 578
April
33 232
26 490
19 191
5 951
8 444
1 553
923
1 568
97 352
May
33 237
26 368
19 033
5 937
8 321
1 553
938
1 591
96 978

Seasonally Adjusted

2015
March
30 804
25 984
20 303
5 741
9 117
1 582
897
1 505
95 932
April
30 350
26 482
19 544
5 767
8 699
1 594
951
1 449
94 837
May
31 439
25 507
19 024
5 616
8 718
1 526
934
1 449
94 213
June
32 554
26 180
20 057
5 676
8 969
1 646
881
1 504
97 467
July
31 931
26 754
19 486
5 653
8 738
1 611
856
1 519
96 548
August
31 945
25 837
19 253
5 287
8 736
1 708
825
1 505
95 096
September
33 587
27 563
20 323
5 742
8 920
1 930
823
1 628
100 517
October
32 367
26 185
19 460
5 876
8 657
1 623
855
1 552
96 575
November
32 350
26 627
20 261
5 826
8 789
1 545
794
1 501
97 694
December
32 494
26 991
19 243
6 016
8 790
1 667
824
1 441
97 466
2016
January
32 530
26 611
19 926
6 082
8 827
1 564
829
1 462
97 832
February
33 333
26 623
19 400
5 928
8 666
1 513
927
1 480
97 870
March
33 834
26 638
20 416
6 059
8 647
1 558
941
1 617
99 712
April
33 142
26 652
18 834
5 759
8 470
1 574
892
1 597
96 920
May
32 667
26 036
19 031
6 000
8 061
1 558
935
1 567
95 855

Original

2015
March
33 773
28 536
22 499
6 173
9 823
1 560
1 064
1 626
105 054
April
26 264
22 160
17 335
4 843
7 609
1 280
948
1 217
81 656
May
30 996
25 231
19 312
5 429
8 353
1 440
1 144
1 422
93 327
June
42 105
32 615
27 270
7 286
11 503
1 989
1 189
1 893
125 850
July
30 332
25 902
18 700
5 256
8 341
1 445
836
1 496
92 308
August
30 529
24 608
18 183
5 088
8 371
1 710
767
1 449
90 705
September
33 983
27 675
20 387
5 859
9 009
2 090
785
1 604
101 392
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

(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
June 2016 14 July 2016
July 2016 16 August 2016
August 2016 15 September 2016
September 2016 18 October 2016
October 2016 16 November 2016
November 2016 14 December 2016



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details for the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for May 2016.


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