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Vehicle registrations - Australia. October of 2016

Fewer October private car sales in Australia

In October, vehicle registrations in Australia grew by 2.83% with respect to October of 2015. In total, 1,178,688 cars were registered and 1,178,688 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 2.83% more than the year before.

The breakdown of car sales figures for the month of October is:

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 688,770, 9.63% more than in October of 2015.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 37,817, which represents a figure of 7.44% less than in October of 2015.

Australia is among the ten countries where the greatest number of cars have been registered in the last year, in ranking of 36 countries based on number of vehicle registrations.

A very useful variable for estimating the level of economic wealth enjoyed by Australians residents, when compared to the other countries in the ranking, is the number of vehicles sold or registered per thousand residents in the last year. With annual sales of 49.24 cars per 1,000 residents, 49.24 of them in the last month, Australia, occupies 6th place, so, compared to the other countries in the ranking, its population has a good standard of living.

As can be seen, the number of registrations per thousand residents has fallen in the last year. A drop in registrations generally indicates a fall in consumer confidence and, when it is sustained, a recession in the real economy .

Changes in Australian vehicle registration numbers are shown in the tables below. As several studies indicate, these changes are very much related to changes in GDP and, hence, to a country's economic situation. Sales have grown since 2006, as 965,121 were produced that year as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 47.51.

Here we show you the progression of vehicle registrations in Australia. You can see car registrations in other countries in en vehicle registrations and see all the economic information about Australia in en Australian economy.

Australia - New motor vehicle registrations
DateCommercial vehicles MonthPassengers vehicles MonthMonthly vehicle salesMonthly Vehicles/ 1,000 p.Commercial vehicles YearPassengers vehicles YearAnnual vehicle salesAnnual Vehicles/ 1,000 p.
< 2015
October 201655,54037,81793,3573.90688,770489,9181,178,68849.24
September 201660,62042,076102,6964.29686,695492,9571,179,65249.28
August 201655,96438,94594,9093.96681,383496,9651,178,34849.22
July 201653,29838,03391,3313.81675,451498,6931,174,14449.05
June 201674,73753,832128,5695.37673,041502,0801,175,12149.09
May 201658,45038,22296,6724.04667,768504,6341,172,40248.97
April 201650,90036,67187,5713.66662,053507,0041,169,05748.83
March 201660,86043,652104,5124.37657,794505,3481,163,14248.59
February 201656,88539,55896,4434.03653,803509,8811,163,68448.61
January 201649,15935,21484,3733.52646,567511,0981,157,66548.36
December 201555,44444,17299,6164.16639,725515,6831,155,40848.26
November 201556,91341,72698,6394.18636,039516,5621,152,60148.81
Australia - New motor vehicle registrations