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Sales of New Motor Vehicles

Contains monthly information on sales of new motor vehicles in each state/territory sourced from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries

Reference period
December 2017

Main features

Cessation of new motor vehicle sales collection

As foreshadowed in the ABS 2017-2018 Forward Work Program, December 2017 is the final issue of the Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia (cat. no. 9314.0) publication. Data on sales of new motor vehicles (in original terms) is available from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries website: https://www.fcai.com.au/sales.

December key figures

NSWVic.QldSAWATas.(a)NT(a)ACT(a)Aust.
Vehicle sales
Trend (no.)33 16128 32319 4196 1288 5491 8268371 51399 756
Seasonally Adjusted (no.)33 83231 28119 6786 3618 3361 8698541 533103 743
Change from previous month
Trend (%)0.10.2-0.60.42.2-1.9-0.30.2
Seasonally Adjusted (%)3.511.00.45.6-3.15.80.1-0.64.5
Change from previous year
Trend (%)0.63.33.23.98.810.9-1.8-3.82.8
Seasonally Adjusted (%)0.219.33.56.72.316.60.1-8.86.7

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

  1. 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 Methodology page.
     

December key points

December trend estimates key points

  • The December 2017 trend estimate (99,756) increased by 0.2% when compared with November 2017.
  • When comparing national trend estimates for December 2017 with November 2017, sales for Sports utility and Other vehicles both increased by 0.5%. By contrast, Passenger vehicles decreased by 0.3%.
  • The largest upward movement across all states and territories, on a trend basis, was in Tasmania (2.2%), continuing an upward trend that began in April 2017.
  • The Northern Territory (-1.9%) and the Australian Capital Territory (-0.3%) continue the downward trend which commenced in July 2017.

Summary commentary

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New motor vehicle sales by type of vehicle by month - trend
Count Passenger vehiclesCount Sports utility vehiclesCount Other vehiclesCount Total vehiclesChange Passenger vehiclesChange Sports utility vehiclesChange Other vehiclesChange Total vehicles
no.no.no.no.%%%%
2016
October39 81037 51820 77098 099-0.4--0.2-0.2
November39 54337 34220 72597 609-0.7-0.5-0.2-0.5
December39 16937 08320 78797 040-0.9-0.70.3-0.6
2017
January38 79936 93321 01596 747-0.9-0.41.1-0.3
February38 49337 06621 35696 915-0.80.41.60.2
March38 32637 50021 75197 577-0.41.21.80.7
April38 25238 09222 17198 515-0.21.61.91.0
May38 19938 63022 56199 390-0.11.41.80.9
June38 09238 96422 86999 925-0.30.91.40.5
July37 84039 11823 068100 027-0.70.40.90.1
August37 41039 16623 21599 791-1.10.10.6-0.2
September36 96439 18123 38799 531-1.2-0.7-0.3
October36 63639 27423 56399 473-0.90.20.8-0.1
November36 39439 45123 71999 565-0.70.50.70.1
December36 27039 64323 84499 756-0.30.50.50.2

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

New motor vehicle sales by type of vehicle by month - seasonally adjusted
Count Passenger vehiclesCount Sports utility vehiclesCount Other vehiclesCount Total vehiclesChange Passenger vehiclesChange Sports utility vehiclesChange Other vehiclesChange Total vehicles
no.no.no.no.%%%%
2016
October39 24438 24120 46497 948-2.2-0.4-2.2-1.5
November38 98037 00921 15797 147-0.7-3.23.4-0.8
December40 82735 39821 01297 2374.7-4.4-0.70.1
2017
January39 20938 08020 51197 800-4.07.6-2.40.6
February37 69936 83420 67595 208-3.9-3.30.8-2.7
March36 97537 88221 98596 842-1.92.86.31.7
April38 07636 86422 99997 9393.0-2.74.61.1
May39 44138 47422 603100 5183.64.4-1.72.6
June38 82240 46322 639101 924-1.65.20.21.4
July37 82539 49522 28799 607-2.6-2.4-1.6-2.3
August36 43638 93724 01599 388-3.7-1.47.8-0.2
September36 79938 51823 56498 8821.0-1.1-1.9-0.5
October37 04238 75823 28199 0810.70.6-1.20.2
November36 38939 39723 47099 256-1.81.60.80.2
December36 33942 24025 164103 743-0.17.27.24.5

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

New motor vehicle sales by type of vehicle by month - original
Count Passenger vehiclesCount Sports utility vehiclesCount Other vehiclesCount Total vehiclesChange Passenger vehiclesChange Sports utility vehiclesChange Other vehiclesChange Total vehicles
no.no.no.no.%%%%
2016
October37 81736 44219 09893 357-10.1-7.7-9.6-9.1
November39 85237 53621 54998 9375.43.012.86.0
December42 38534 93621 44298 7636.4-6.9-0.5-0.2
2017
January34 92034 12715 86384 910-17.6-2.3-26.0-14.0
February34 74035 49718 78889 025-0.54.018.44.8
March38 97241 48424 954105 41012.216.932.818.4
April32 14731 36819 62083 135-17.5-24.4-21.4-21.1
May38 84239 62924 430102 90120.826.324.523.8
June50 64651 39332 132134 17130.429.731.530.4
July35 79236 97919 98392 754-29.3-28.0-37.8-30.9
August35 73338 11822 81196 662-0.23.114.24.2
September38 14739 00323 050100 2006.82.31.03.7
October36 39636 87122 49695 763-4.6-5.5-2.4-4.4
November36 92940 74823 688101 3651.510.55.35.8
December36 74840 42925 643102 820-0.5-0.88.31.4

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

New motor vehicle sales by state/territory of registration - trend
NSWVic.QldSAWATas.(a)NT(a)ACT(a)Aust.
2016
October33 12027 79218 9825 9848 0611 7358731 55298 099
November33 06527 65018 8845 9457 9341 7008611 57097 609
December32 96827 42818 8185 8987 8561 6468521 57397 040
2017
January32 91127 28518 8255 8677 8441 5978511 56696 747
February32 94027 30918 9355 8817 8631 5708611 55796 915
March33 04527 53519 1655 9437 8901 5638831 55397 577
April33 20127 87219 4526 0247 9301 5699101 55798 515
May33 34828 19419 6886 0947 9871 5829341 56399 390
June33 40928 39119 8016 1328 0791 6009461 56799 925
July33 37428 44019 7666 1238 1951 6259421 561100 027
August33 25128 37719 6396 0898 3061 6609231 54799 791
September33 14528 27719 5116 0668 4021 7018971 53299 531
October33 10728 24819 4366 0698 4731 7458721 52299 473
November33 11828 27219 4106 0918 5161 7878531 51799 565
December33 16128 32319 4196 1288 5491 8268371 51399 756
  1. 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 Methodology page.
New motor vehicle sales by state/territory of registration - seasonally adjusted
NSWVic.QldSAWATas.(a)NT(a)ACT(a)Aust.
2016
October33 43828 01218 7585 6987 9021 7728271 54197 948
November32 28627 90319 1126 0857 6691 6818601 55297 147
December33 75126 22019 0165 9618 1521 6038531 68197 237
2017
January32 96628 69018 5365 8627 7501 5918611 54497 800
February32 35026 51418 9115 6547 8311 5448841 52095 208
March32 68227 14119 1395 9987 9701 5668181 52896 842
April33 57727 63018 9115 9807 8421 5599021 53897 939
May33 56228 51919 9666 1978 1461 6269421 560100 518
June33 63929 29920 6066 1907 9131 6301 0101 638101 924
July33 19928 23119 7256 2188 1331 5889411 57299 607
August33 06528 29919 5686 0408 3971 5539351 53299 388
September33 60627 86318 8645 9668 4011 8218661 49498 882
October32 65628 25519 5016 0058 5811 7238571 50499 081
November32 69228 17719 5976 0258 6021 7668531 54399 256
December33 83231 28119 6786 3618 3361 8698541 533103 743
  1. 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 Methodology page.
New motor vehicle sales by state/territory of registration - original
NSWVic.QldSAWATas.(a)NT(a)ACT(a)Aust.
2016
October31 85027 54616 8705 4507 5801 9377131 41193 357
November32 95528 99118 7336 2597 6571 9038081 63198 937
December33 63227 06519 2526 4648 0261 9187341 67298 763
2017
January29 06824 53515 7095 1347 0371 3376521 43884 910
February30 22124 91717 4745 3547 5261 3347601 43989 025
March35 67729 25221 2176 3878 7121 5369461 683105 410
April28 56523 29216 3124 9516 6341 2149101 25783 135
May34 54529 07720 6746 1338 1541 5401 2761 502102 901
June44 34137 25528 7688 21310 1611 9531 3332 147134 171
July30 62026 58418 5405 6637 5761 3769141 48192 754
August32 13727 56918 6955 7908 4871 5389041 54296 662
September34 16828 09619 1756 0298 4012 0168211 494100 200
October31 45428 09817 8605 8318 4581 8707441 44895 763
November33 46329 33219 1346 3308 6852 0217891 611101 365
December33 01431 33619 5436 6117 9422 1667101 498102 820
  1. 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 Methodology page.

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Data downloads

Table 1: New motor vehicles sales by type, all series

Table 2: New motor vehicles sales by state, type, all series