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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Apr 2015 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/05/2015   
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APRIL KEY FIGURES

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

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
30 526
26 204
19 615
5 888
8 988
1 630
952
1 485
95 288
Seasonally Adjusted
30 461
26 292
19 474
5 824
8 857
1 587
956
1 438
94 888

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
0.3
0.4
1.1
0.5
-0.1
1.6
0.9
0.8
0.5
Seasonally Adjusted
-0.7
0.1
-4.8
0.4
-2.8
-0.6
3.2
-6.1
-1.5

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
4.1
5.1
5.2
1.0
-9.3
10.9
2.4
4.1
3.0
Seasonally Adjusted
3.6
7.6
3.6
1.1
-11.0
6.2
-7.7
2.9
2.8

(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.



APRIL KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • Trend estimates: The April 2015 trend estimate (95 288) has increased by 0.5% when compared with March 2015. This was the highest April result on record.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: The April 2015 seasonally adjusted estimate (94 888) has decreased by 1.5% when compared with March 2015.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend estimates: When comparing national trend estimates for April 2015 with March 2015, sales of Sports utility and Other vehicles increased by 1.9% and 0.1% respectively. Over the same period, Passenger vehicles decreased by 0.4%.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: When comparing seasonally adjusted estimates for April 2015 with March 2015 sales of Passenger and Other vehicles decreased by 8.3% and 0.6% respectively. Over the same period, Sports utility vehicles increased by 7.4%.


SALES BY STATE
  • Trend estimates: Seven of the eight states and territories experienced an increase in new motor vehicle sales when comparing April 2015 with March 2015. Tasmania recorded the largest percentage increase (1.6%), followed by Queensland (1.1%) and the Northern Territory (0.9%). Over the same period, Western Australia was the only jurisdiction to record a decrease in sales (0.1%).
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: Five of the states and territories experienced a decrease in new motor vehicle sales when comparing April 2015 with March 2015. The Australian Capital Territory recorded the largest percentage decrease (6.1%) followed by Queensland (4.8%) and Western Australia (2.8%). Over the same period, the Northern Territory recorded the largest increase in sales (3.2%).





SUMMARY COMMENTARY

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

Footnote(s): Break in time series for trend between June and July 2000. See paragraph 13 of the Expanatory Notes.

Source(s): New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles - long term-graph_update


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

New motor vehicle sales by type of vehicle by month

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

Trend

2014
February
45 773
28 256
18 941
92 970
-1.2
0.5
-0.6
-0.6
March
45 269
28 442
18 892
92 603
-1.1
0.7
-0.3
-0.4
April
44 868
28 681
18 935
92 484
-0.9
0.8
0.2
-0.1
May
44 605
29 001
19 043
92 648
-0.6
1.1
0.6
0.2
June
44 432
29 356
19 131
92 919
-0.4
1.2
0.5
0.3
July
44 227
29 678
19 157
93 062
-0.5
1.1
0.1
0.2
August
43 949
29 890
19 136
92 976
-0.6
0.7
-0.1
-0.1
September
43 618
30 082
19 113
92 813
-0.8
0.6
-0.1
-0.2
October
43 342
30 289
19 128
92 759
-0.6
0.7
0.1
-0.1
November
43 176
30 553
19 211
92 939
-0.4
0.9
0.4
0.2
December
43 074
30 948
19 336
93 358
-0.2
1.3
0.7
0.5
2015
January
42 990
31 467
19 414
93 871
-0.2
1.7
0.4
0.5
February
42 864
32 064
19 455
94 382
-0.3
1.9
0.2
0.5
March
42 688
32 659
19 483
94 830
-0.4
1.9
0.1
0.5
April
42 504
33 278
19 506
95 288
-0.4
1.9
0.1
0.5

Seasonally Adjusted

2014
February
46 095
26 947
18 880
91 922
0.1
-3.4
-0.3
-1.0
March
44 265
29 259
18 603
92 127
-4.0
8.6
-1.5
0.2
April
45 392
28 501
18 388
92 281
2.5
-2.6
-1.2
0.2
May
44 224
29 201
19 120
92 545
-2.6
2.5
4.0
0.3
June
44 671
29 347
20 467
94 486
1.0
0.5
7.0
2.1
July
44 553
29 909
18 542
93 004
-0.3
1.9
-9.4
-1.6
August
43 707
29 168
18 887
91 762
-1.9
-2.5
1.9
-1.3
September
43 769
31 245
19 131
94 144
0.1
7.1
1.3
2.6
October
43 450
29 993
19 158
92 600
-0.7
-4.0
0.1
-1.6
November
42 982
30 528
18 785
92 294
-1.1
1.8
-1.9
-0.3
December
44 068
30 887
20 039
94 994
2.5
1.2
6.7
2.9
2015
January
43 494
30 319
19 292
93 104
-1.3
-1.8
-3.7
-2.0
February
43 024
33 384
19 240
95 648
-1.1
10.1
-0.3
2.7
March
44 912
31 853
19 580
96 345
4.4
-4.6
1.8
0.7
April
41 194
34 225
19 468
94 888
-8.3
7.4
-0.6
-1.5

Original

2014
February
43 651
25 867
17 300
86 818
4.9
-
17.0
5.5
March
47 079
30 778
19 410
97 267
7.9
19.0
12.2
12.0
April
39 027
25 350
16 333
80 710
-17.1
-17.6
-15.9
-17.0
May
43 819
30 730
20 013
94 562
12.3
21.2
22.5
17.2
June
53 844
36 846
27 619
118 309
22.9
19.9
38.0
25.1
July
43 464
28 805
17 598
89 867
-19.3
-21.8
-36.3
-24.0
August
42 658
27 543
17 956
88 157
-1.9
-4.4
2.0
-1.9
September
45 194
30 027
19 757
94 978
5.9
9.0
10.0
7.7
October
43 126
28 835
19 275
91 236
-4.6
-4.0
-2.4
-3.9
November
43 063
31 032
18 137
92 232
-0.1
7.6
-5.9
1.1
December
45 051
30 666
21 092
96 809
4.6
-1.2
16.3
5.0
2015
January
39 799
27 679
14 638
82 116
-11.7
-9.7
-30.6
-15.2
February
40 775
32 039
17 610
90 424
2.5
15.8
20.3
10.1
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

- 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.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

Trend

2014
February
29 454
24 935
18 973
5 834
9 847
1 537
919
1 470
92 970
March
29 370
24 851
18 816
5 825
9 875
1 497
926
1 442
92 603
April
29 331
24 937
18 653
5 828
9 910
1 469
930
1 427
92 484
May
29 416
25 122
18 536
5 841
9 925
1 450
930
1 428
92 648
June
29 603
25 301
18 457
5 859
9 896
1 439
922
1 442
92 919
July
29 810
25 400
18 382
5 864
9 809
1 428
912
1 456
93 062
August
29 961
25 446
18 285
5 843
9 663
1 417
902
1 459
92 976
September
30 046
25 486
18 221
5 806
9 495
1 416
895
1 449
92 813
October
30 103
25 541
18 247
5 769
9 338
1 431
896
1 435
92 759
November
30 158
25 628
18 393
5 749
9 219
1 461
903
1 428
92 939
December
30 219
25 760
18 633
5 760
9 142
1 500
913
1 432
93 358
2015
January
30 287
25 888
18 910
5 790
9 087
1 539
924
1 445
93 871
February
30 367
26 001
19 176
5 826
9 043
1 575
934
1 460
94 382
March
30 447
26 105
19 397
5 858
9 001
1 604
943
1 473
94 830
April
30 526
26 204
19 615
5 888
8 988
1 630
952
1 485
95 288

Seasonally Adjusted

2014
February
29 092
24 443
18 900
5 798
9 837
1 491
908
1 454
91 922
March
28 832
25 216
18 532
5 952
9 819
1 482
885
1 409
92 127
April
29 412
24 432
18 792
5 762
9 956
1 494
1 036
1 398
92 281
May
29 461
25 347
18 393
5 705
9 936
1 450
850
1 403
92 545
June
29 938
25 766
18 722
6 021
10 088
1 511
977
1 463
94 486
July
29 674
25 479
18 316
5 820
9 850
1 460
911
1 496
93 004
August
29 683
25 186
17 984
5 846
9 356
1 389
862
1 455
91 762
September
30 256
25 432
18 860
5 884
9 738
1 601
901
1 472
94 144
October
30 446
25 285
18 010
5 756
9 352
1 435
903
1 414
92 600
November
29 826
25 899
17 943
5 771
9 103
1 425
897
1 430
92 294
December
30 357
25 975
20 301
5 556
9 060
1 406
952
1 386
94 994
2015
January
29 916
25 669
18 947
5 691
9 012
1 598
837
1 435
93 104
February
30 550
25 831
19 773
6 161
9 182
1 656
1 007
1 488
95 648
March
30 663
26 257
20 456
5 801
9 114
1 597
926
1 532
96 345
April
30 461
26 292
19 474
5 824
8 857
1 587
956
1 438
94 888

Original

2014
February
27 585
23 411
17 367
5 567
9 427
1 263
791
1 407
86 818
March
30 656
26 311
20 073
6 184
10 117
1 457
998
1 471
97 267
April
25 625
21 108
17 041
4 897
8 604
1 182
1 070
1 183
80 710
May
29 788
26 042
19 252
5 764
9 920
1 409
978
1 409
94 562
June
37 575
31 327
24 643
7 531
12 440
1 743
1 258
1 792
118 309
July
28 587
24 756
17 767
5 514
9 556
1 302
913
1 472
89 867
August
28 404
24 184
17 169
5 618
9 137
1 418
807
1 420
88 157
September
30 388
25 670
18 890
6 099
9 882
1 734
904
1 411
94 978
October
29 839
25 559
16 990
5 628
9 534
1 488
826
1 372
91 236
November
30 419
26 282
16 814
5 888
8 876
1 650
841
1 462
92 232
December
30 257
26 783
20 853
5 830
9 143
1 645
894
1 404
96 809
2015
January
26 796
22 211
16 570
5 039
8 101
1 364
662
1 373
82 116
February
28 975
24 742
18 212
5 915
8 851
1 409
877
1 443
90 424
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

(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
May 2015 16 June 2015
June 2015 15 July 2015
July 2015 18 August 2015
August 2015 15 September 2015
September 2015 15 October 2015
October 2015 16 November 2015



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This issue presents details for the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for April 2015.


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