Sales of New Motor Vehicles
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For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070

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Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia (Cat.No.. 9314.0)

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Monthly

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The statistics are based on the VFACTS series produced by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI). VFACTS reports the numbers of new motor vehicle sales by dealers and direct sales by manufacturers throughout Australia. The ABS has been publishing these statistics since the January 2002 reference month. Prior to this, the ABS published New Motor Vehicle Registrations. For further information, refer to the Information Paper: Developments in New Motor Vehicle Statistics (cat. no. 9313.0).

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VFACTS data are based on retail sales of new vehicles by all FCAI members. The data are provided electronically to FCAI on a daily basis. The scope of the collection includes: passenger vehicles, four wheel drive vehicles, vans, trucks, buses, vehicles with diplomatic and consular plates, state/territory and commonwealth owned vehicles, and vehicles belonging to the defence forces. It excludes: motorcycles, plant and equipment, and unpowered vehicles.

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Released to the ABS website (www.abs.gov.au)

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Seasonally adjusted and trend estimates are produced for 'Passenger vehicles', 'Sports utility vehicles' and 'Other vehicles' for each state and territory. These are then aggregated to obtain 'Total vehicles' for each state and territory, as well as the total for Australia.

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Sales of New Motor VehiclesAbstract

This publication presents statistics on sales of new motor vehicles by vehicle type at the state/territory and national level. Consumer and business expenditure on new motor vehicles is one of the main economic indicators published by the ABS. It is considered to be a key item to assist in measuring economic activity and its change over time. VFACTS, the source of the motor vehicle sales data for the ABS, measures vehicles sold by all Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) members. The vehicle types are aggregated into three data items for publishing by the ABS: passenger vehicles, sports utility vehicles and other vehicles.

Explanatory Noteshttp://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/exnote/9314.0
Contact person/organisation

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070

Data source(s) used

The statistics are based on the VFACTS series produced by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI). VFACTS reports the numbers of new motor vehicle sales by dealers and direct sales by manufacturers throughout Australia. The ABS has been publishing these statistics since the January 2002 reference month. Prior to this, the ABS published New Motor Vehicle Registrations. For further information, refer to the Information Paper: Developments in New Motor Vehicle Statistics (cat. no. 9313.0).

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Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia (Cat.No.. 9314.0)

Sales of New Motor Vehicleshttp://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/9314.0
Source Periodicity

Monthly

Product coverage

VFACTS data are based on retail sales of new vehicles by all FCAI members. The data are provided electronically to FCAI on a daily basis. The scope of the collection includes: passenger vehicles, four wheel drive vehicles, vans, trucks, buses, vehicles with diplomatic and consular plates, state/territory and commonwealth owned vehicles, and vehicles belonging to the defence forces. It excludes: motorcycles, plant and equipment, and unpowered vehicles.

Seasonal adjustment

Seasonally adjusted and trend estimates are produced for 'Passenger vehicles', 'Sports utility vehicles' and 'Other vehicles' for each state and territory. These are then aggregated to obtain 'Total vehicles' for each state and territory, as well as the total for Australia.

Dissemination format(s)

Released to the ABS website (www.abs.gov.au)

Quality comments

Quality Declarationhttp://www.abs.gov.au/Ausstats/abs@.nsf/0/E0C15BA5F565AC60CA257F1B001B2411?OpenDocument