Total vehicle sales in Australia rose 1.9 percent month-on-month to 96,751 units in March of 2017, following a 2.7 percent decrease in February. Sales of sport utility vehicles increased 3 percent (from -3.2 percent in the previous month) and sales of other vehicles increased by 5.5 percent (from 0.9 percent in the previous month). In contrast, sales of passenger vehicles decreased at a slower rate (-1.2 percent from -4 percent in the previous month). Year-on-year, total vehicle sales decreased by 3 percent, compared to a 4.1 percent fall in the prior month. Total Vehicle Sales in Australia averaged 76943.08 from 1994 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 99868 in September of 2016 and a record low of 48099 in January of 1994. In Australia, New Car Sales includes: passenger vehicles; four wheel drive vehicles; vans; trucks; buses; vehicles with diplomatic and consular plates; state/territory and commonwealth owned vehicles; vehicles belonging to the defense forces. It excludes motorcycles; plant and equipment; unpowered vehicles. This page provides the latest reported value for – Australia New Car Sales – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news.
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