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Graham Killer Graham Killer

Internationally, Grant Thornton member firms are leaders in automotive supply chain and dealership advice, with specialist teams across the globe dedicated to this industry.

Automotive Dashboard - June 2016

In this Dashboard, we preview June 2016 results and year-to-date (YTD) results.

  • Vehicle sales were up 2.2% in June and up 3.4% current year-to-date (CYTD)
  • Eleven of the last twelve months sales nationally have been up compared to previous year’s sales
  • Australian Capital Territory and Victoria had the largest increase in sales up 12.7% and 5.0% respectively compared to June 2015
  • Tasmania and Victoria had the largest falls in sales up 6.8% and 6.6% respectively compared to June 2015
  • The SUV market has risen 8.9% while the passenger market fell 4.5%
  • The largest % falls in the Top 20 brands were Jeep (down 55.1%), Volkswagen (down 16.5%) and Lexus (down 14.9%) compared to June 2015
  • The largest % increases in the Top 20 brands were Kia (up 41.0%), Land Rover (up 30.3%) and BMW (up 15.7%) compared to June 2015
  • The Top 10 brands combined vehicle sales increased 4.4% while brands 11 to 20 combined vehicle sales fell 3.5% compared to June 2015
  • Locally manufactured vehicles grew 2.0%
  • Business buyers have risen 10.7% while private buyers fell 2.3% compared to June 2015
  • Top three vehicles sold in June 2016 were Hyundai i30 (6,432 vehicles), Toyota Corolla (4,427 vehicles) and Mazda3 (4,112 vehicles)

 

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Automotive Dashboard - May 2016

In this Dashboard, we preview May 2016 results and year-to-date (YTD) results.

  • Vehicle sales were up 3.6% in May and up 3.8% current year-to-date (CYTD)
  • Eleven of the last twelve months sales nationally have been up compared to previous year’s sales
  • South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory had the largest increase in sales up 9.6% and 8.9% respectively compared to May 2015
  • Western Australia was the only state to decline in sales falling 5.0%
  • The SUV market has risen 2.6% while the passenger market fell 4.0%
  • The largest % falls in the Top 20 brands were Jeep (down 54.1%), Renault (down 29.5%) and Volkswagen (down 17.5%) compared to May 2015
  • The largest % increases in the Top 20 brands were Kia (up 26.0%), Nissan (up 25.0%) and Mercedes-Benz (up 22.5%) compared to May 2015
  • The Top 10 brands combined vehicle sales increased 5.7% while brands 11 to 20 combined vehicle sales fell 3.1% compared to May 2015
  • Locally manufactured vehicles fell 6.9%
  • Business buyers have risen 13.5% while private buyers fell 4.1% compared to May 2015
  • Top three vehicles sold in May 2016 were Hyundai i30 (3,771 vehicles), Toyota Corolla (3,333 vehicles) and Mazda3 (3,243 vehicles)
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Automotive Dashboard - April 2016

In this Dashboard, we preview April 2016 results and YTD results.

  • Vehicle sales were up 7.2% in April and up 3.8% CYTD
  • Ten of the last twelve months sales nationally have been up compared to previous years’ sales
  • The Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales had the largest increase in sales up 15.6% and 11.9% respectively compared to April 2015
  • Western Australia was the only state to decline in sales with a fall of 0.1%
  • The SUV and passenger markets have risen 7.1% and 4.7% respectively
  • The largest % falls in the Top 20 brands were Jeep (down 48.8%), Honda (down 17.7%) and Holden (down 5.1%) compared to April 2015
  • The largest % increases in the Top 20 brands were BMW (up 58.0%), Ford (up 32.5%) and Kia (up 31.0%) compared to April 2015
  • The Top 10 brands combined vehicle sales increased 8.6% while brands 11 to 20 combined vehicle sales increased 3.4% compared to April 2015
  • Locally manufactured vehicles fell 3.6%
  • Business buyers have risen 19.7% while private buyers fell 0.6% compared to April 2015
  • Top three vehicles sold in April 2016 were Hyundai i30 (4,143 vehicles), Toyota Corolla (2,959 vehicles) and Ford Ranger 4x4 (2,534 vehicles)
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Automotive Dashboard - March 2016

In this Dashboard, we preview March 2016 results and YTD results.

  • Vehicle sales were down 0.5% in March and up 2.8% CYTD
  • Ten of the last twelve months sales nationally have been up compared to previous year’s sales
  • New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory had the largest increase in sales up
  • 6.5% and 3.6% respectively compared to March 2015
  • Western Australia and Queensland had the largest decrease in sales with falls of 7.8% and 4.6% respectively
  • The SUV market has risen 8.3% while the passenger market fell 9.4%
  • The largest % falls in the Top 20 brands were Jeep (down 60.9%), Nissan (down 18.6%) and Honda (down 15.4%) compared to March 2015
  • The largest % increases in the Top 20 brands were Land Rover (up 51.6%), Isuzu Ute (up 49.5%) and Subaru (up 20.6%) compared to March 2015
  • Both the Top 10 brands combined vehicle sales and brands 11 to 20 combined vehicle sales remained steady compared to March 2015
  • Locally manufactured vehicles fell 12.8%
  • Business buyers have risen 9.1% while private buyers fell 6.3% compared to March 2015
  • Top three vehicles sold in March were Hyundai i30
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Automotive Dashboard - February 2016

In this Dashboard, we preview February 2016 results and YTD results.

  • Vehicle sales were up 6.7% in February and up 4.8% CYTD
  • Eleven of the last twelve months sales nationally have been up compared to 2015 sales
  • New South Wales and Victoria had the largest increase in sales up 12.6% and 8.2% respectively compared to February 2015
  • Tasmania and the Northern Territory had the largest decrease in sales with falls of 6.4% and 3.0% respectively
  • The SUV market has risen 15.1% while the passenger market fell 3.0%
  • The largest % falls in the Top 20 brands were Jeep (down 42.1%), Renault (down 12.7%) and Holden (down 6.0%) compared to February 2015
  • The largest % increases in the Top 20 brands were Land Rover (up 64.2%), BMW (up 51.7%) and Ford (up 32.5%) compared to February 2015
  • The Top 10 brands combined vehicle sales increased 4.7% whilst brands 11 to 20 combined vehicle sales increased 13.3% compared to February 2015
  • Locally manufactured vehicles fell 14.5%
  • Business and private buyers have risen 15.6% and 1.1% respectively compared to February 2015
  • Top three vehicles sold in February were Toyota Corolla (3,455 vehicles), Mazda 3 (3,354 vehicles) and Hyundai i30 (2,461 vehicles).
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Automotive Dashboard - January 2016

In this Dshboard, we preview January 2016 results and YTD results.

  • Vehicle sales were up 2.7% in January 2016 compared to January 2015
  • Eleven of the last twelve months sales nationally have been up compared to previous
  • year’s sales
  • New South Wales and Queensland had the largest increase in sales up 6.0% and 3.8% respectively compared to January 2015
  • Northern Territory and Tasmania had the largest decrease in sales with falls of 5.4% and 4.8% respectively
  • The SUV market has risen 19.5% while the passenger market fell 11.5%
  • The largest % falls in the Top 20 brands were Jeep (down 44.5%), Holden (down 18.8%) and Toyota (down 8.8%) compared to January 2015
  • The largest % increases in the Top 20 brands were Land Rover (up 34.1%), Renault (up 31.5%) and Kia (up 29.0%) compared to January 2015
  • The Top 10 brands combined vehicle sales increased 2.2% whilst brands 11 to 20 combined vehicle sales increased 7.0% compared to January 2015
  • Locally manufactured vehicles decreased 36.8%
  • Business buyers have risen 14.4% while private buyers fell 5.1% compared to January 2015
  • Top three vehicles sold in January were Mazda3 (3,722 vehicles), Toyota Corolla (2,758 vehicles) and Hyundai Tucson (2,065 vehicles).
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Automotive Dashboard - December 2015

In this Dashboard, we preview December 2015 results and YTD results.

  • Vehicle sales were up 2.9% in December and up 3.8% CYTD
  • Ten of the last twelve months sales nationally have been up compared to 2014 sales
  • Tasmania and South Australia had the largest increase in sales up 16.3% and 8.3% respectively compared to December 2014
  • Northern Territory and Queensland had the largest decrease in sales with falls of 18.0% and 5.5% respectively
  • The SUV market has risen 15.5% while the passenger market fell 1.9%
  • The largest % falls in the Top 20 brands were Jeep (down 54.3%), Nissan (down 14.6%) and Lexus (down 13.8%) compared to December 2014
  • The largest % increases in the Top 20 brands were Land Rover (up 62.6%), Kia (up
  • 31.3%) and Mercedes-Benz (up 28.0%) compared to December 2014
  • The Top 10 brands combined vehicle sales increased 4.4% whilst brands 11 to 20combined vehicle sales remained steady compared to December 2014
  • Locally manufactured vehicles increased 33.2%
  • Business buyers have risen 13.7% while private buyers fell 5.0% compared to December 2014
  • Top three vehicles sold in December were Toyota Camry (4 Cyl) (5,321 vehicles), Toyota Corolla (3,469 vehicles) and Mazda 3 (3,445 vehicles)
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Automotive Dashboard - November 2015

In this Dashboard, we preview November 2015 results and YTD results.

  • Vehicle sales were up 6.9% in November and up 3.9% CYTD
  • Ten of the last twelve months sales nationally have been up compared to 2014 sales
  • Queensland and New South Wales had the largest increase in sales up 14.5% and 9.1% respectively compared to November 2014
  • Northern Territory and Western Australia had the largest decrease in sales with falls of 12.7% and 1.7% respectively
  • The SUV market has risen 16.2% while the passenger market fell 3.1%
  • The largest % falls in the Top 20 brands were Jeep (down 44.7%), Mitsubishi (down 26.9%) and Mercedes-Benz (down 9.9%) compared to November 2014
  • The largest % increases in the Top 20 brands were Land Rover (up 47.7%), Nissan (up 39.5%) and Kia (up 35.9%) compared to November 2014
  • The Top 10 brands combined vehicle sales increased 8.3% whilst brands 11 to 20 combined vehicle sales increased 3.6%
  • Locally manufactured vehicles increased 15.1%
  • Business buyers have risen 4.6% while private buyers have also risen 9.8% compared to November 2014
  • Top three vehicles sold in November were Toyota Corolla (3,430 vehicles), Mazda 3 (3,104 vehicles) and Toyota Camry (4 Cyl) (3,025 vehicles)
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Automotive Dashboard - October 2015

In this Dashboard, we preview October 2015 results and YTD results. 

  • Vehicle sales were up 3.4% in October and up 3.6% CYTD
  • Eight of the last ten months’ sales nationally have been up compared to 2014 sales
  • Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory had the largest increase in sales – up 15.5% and 10.3% respectively, compared to October 2014
  • Northern Territory and Western Australia had the largest decrease in sales with falls of 5.0% and 10.5% respectively
  • The SUV market has risen 20.5% while the passenger market has fallen 5.3%
  • The largest % falls in the Top 20 brands were Jeep (down 42.7%), Renault (down 26.2%) and Mercedes-Benz (down 16.9%) compared to October 2014
  • The largest % increases in the Top 20 brands were Isuzu Ute (up 40.5%), Kia (up 35.7%) and Land Rover (up 24.4%) compared to October 2014
  • The Top 10 brands combined vehicle sales increased 4.6% whilst brands 11 to 20 combined vehicle sales increased 1.3%
  • Locally manufactured vehicles fell 6.9%
  • Business buyers have risen 11.2% while private buyers have fallen 2.0% compared to October 2014
  • The top three vehicles sold in October were Toyota Corolla (3,271 vehicles), Hyundai i30 (2,669 vehicles) and Toyota Hilux 4x4 (2,601 vehicles)
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Automotive Dashboard - September 2015

In this Dashboard, we preview September 2015 results and YTD results. 

  • Vehicle sales were up 6.8% in September and up 3.6% CYTD
  • Seven of the last nine months sales nationally have been up compared to 2014 sales
  • Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory had the largest increase in sales up 20.5% and 13.7% respectively compared to September 2014
  • Northern Territory and Western Australia had the largest decrease in sales with falls of 13.2% and 8.8% respectively.
  • Both the Passenger market and SUV market have risen 2.0% and 23.1% respectively
  • The largest % falls in the Top 20 brands were Jeep (down 26.8%), Toyota (down 7.2%) and Ford (down 6.5%) compared to September 2014
  • The largest % increases in the Top 20 brands were Isuzu Ute (up 51.8%), Kia (up 44.7%) and Honda (up 32.0%) compared to September 2014
  • The Top 10 brands combined vehicle sales increased 1.9% whilst brands 11 to 20 combined vehicle sales increased 14.4%
  • Locally manufactured vehicles fell 2.2%
  • Private and Business buyers have risen 7.6% and 10.5% respectively compared to September 2014
  • Top three vehicles sold in September were Hyundai i30 (4,490 vehicles), Mazda 3 (3,588 vehicles) and Toyota Corolla (3,530 vehicles)
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Automotive Dashboard - August 2015

In this Dashboard, we preview August 2015 results and YTD results.

  • Vehicle sales were up 2.9% in August and up 3.2% CYTD
  • Six of the last eight months sales nationally have been up compared to 2014 sales
  • Tasmania and New South Wales had the largest increase in sales up 20.6% and 7.5% respectively compared to August 2014
  • South Australia and Western Australia had the largest decrease in sales with falls of 9.4% and 8.4% respectively
  • Passenger market fell 4.6% while the SUV market has risen 19.4%
  • The largest % falls in the Top 20 brands were Jeep (down 34.7%), Ford (down 22.5%) and Holden (down 8.9%) compared to August 2014
  • The largest % increases in the Top 20 brands were Lexus (up 58.7%), Kia (up 50.0%) and Isuzu Ute (up 35.2%) compared to August 2014
  • The Top 10 brands combined vehicle sales increased 1.0% whilst brands 11 to 20 combined vehicle sales increased 14.7% 
  • Locally manufactured vehicles fell 1.8%
  • Private and Business buyers have risen 1.7% and 4.4% respectively compared to August 2014
  • Top three vehicles sold in August were Toyota Corolla (3,050 vehicles), Mazda 3 (2,673 vehicles) and Holden Commodore (2,144 vehicles)
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Automotive Dashboard - July 2015

In this Dashboard, we preview July 2015results and YTD results.

  • Vehicle sales were up 2.7% in July and up 3.2% CYTD
  • Five of the last seven months sales nationally have been up compared to 2014 sales
  • Tasmania and New South Wales had the largest increase in sales up 11.0% and 6.1% respectively compared to July 2014
  • Western Australia and the Northern Territory had the largest decrease in sales with falls of 12.7% and 8.4% respectively
  • Passenger market fell 4.7% while the SUV market has risen 13.4%
  • The largest % falls in the Top 20 brands were Jeep (down 26.4%), Holden (down 12.2%) and Nissan (down 9.4%) compared to July 2014
  • The largest % increases in the Top 20 brands were Lexus (up 75.5%), Renault (up 32.0%) and Volkswagen (up 23.0%) compared to July 2014
  • The Top 10 brands combined vehicle sales increased 2.0% whilst brands 11 to 20 combined vehicle sales increased 10.1%
  • Locally manufactured vehicles fell 8.4%
  • Private buyers have risen 6.2%, while rental buyers fell 24.9% compared to July 2014
  • Top three vehicles sold in July were Toyota Corolla (3,573 vehicles), Mazda 3 (2,825 vehicles) and Hyundai i30 (2,750 vehicles)
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Automotive Dashboard - June 2015

In this Dashboard, we preview June results and YTD results.

  • Vehicle sales were up 6.4% in June and up 3.3% CYTD
  • Four of the last six months sales nationally have been up compared to 2014 sales
  • Tasmania and New South Wales had the largest increase in sales up 14.1% and 12.1% respectively compared to June 2014
  • Western Australia and the Northern Territory had the largest decrease in sales with falls of 7.5% and 5.5% respectively
  • Passenger market rose 4.7% while the SUV market rose 14.7%
  • The largest % falls in the Top 20 brands were Nissan (down 17.0%) and Ford (down 16.8%) compared to June 2014
  • The largest % increases in the Top 20 brands were Honda (up 70.5%), Lexus (up 60.3%) and Renault (up 36.4%) compared to June 2014
  • The Top 10 brands combined vehicle sales increased 5.2% whilst brands 11 to 20 combined vehicle sales increased 12.9%
  • Locally manufactured vehicles fell 13.2%
  • All buyer type categories being private, government, business and rental buyers increased for June 2015
  • Top three vehicles sold in June were Hyundai i30 (5,521 vehicles), Toyota Corolla (4,152 vehicles) and Mazda 3 (4,127 vehicles)

 

 

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Automotive Dashboard -  May 2015

In this Dashboard, we preview May results and YTD results.

  • Vehicle sales were down 1.3% in May and up 2.5% CYTD
  • Three of the last five months sales nationally have been up compared to 2014 sales
  • Northern Territory and New South Wales had the largest increase in sales up 17.0% and
  • 4.1% respectively compared to May 2014
  • Western Australia and South Australia had the largest decrease in sales with falls of 15.8% and 5.8% respectively
  • Passenger market fell 7.3% while the SUV market rose 5.8%
  • The largest % falls in the Top 20 brands were Nissan (down 28.9%) and Ford (down 13.8%) compared to May 2014
  • The largest % increases in the Top 20 brands were Lexus (up 33.5%), BMW (up 29.1%) and Audi (up 22.6%) compared to May 2014
  • The Top 10 brands combined vehicle sales fell 3.2% whilst brands 11 to 20 combined vehicle sales increased 10.3%
  • Locally manufactured vehicles fell 13.1% 
  • All buyer type categories being private, government, business and rental buyers fell for May 2015
  • Top three vehicles sold in May were Mazda 3 (2,876 vehicles), Toyota Corolla (2,688 vehicles) and Mitsubishi Triton 4x4 (2,262 vehicles)
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Automotive Dashboard - April 2015

In this Dashboard, we preview April results and YTD results.

  • Vehicle sales were up 1.2% in April and up 3.5% CYTD
  • 4 of the last 5 months sales nationally have been up compared to 2014 sales
  • Tasmania and Victoria had the largest increase in sales up 8.3% and 5.0% respectively compared to April 2014
  • Western Australia and Northern Territory had the largest decrease in sales with falls of 11.6% and 11.4% respectively
  • Passenger market fell 10.3% while the SUV market has risen 17.0%
  • The largest % falls in the Top 20 brands were Ford (down 19.9%) and Holden (down 11.7%) compared to April 2014
  • The largest % increases in the Top 20 brands were Renault (up 44.7%), Lexus (up 29.8%) and Suzuki (up 28.5%) compared to April 2014 
  • The Top 10 brands combined vehicle sales have remained steady whilst brands 11 to 20 combined vehicle sales increased 11.7% 
  • Locally manufactured vehicles fell 13.9% 
  • Private and government buyer sales increase for the month, while business and rental buyers fell 
  • Top three vehicles sold in April were Toyota Corolla (3,238 vehicles), Mazda 3 (2,365 vehicles), and Hyundai i30 (2,298 vehicles)
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Automotive Dashboard - March 2015

In this Dashboard, we preview March results and YTD results.

Key Headlights – March 2015

  • Vehicle sales were up 8.0% in March and up 4.2% CYTD
  • Although 8 of the last 12 months have been negative, 3 of the last 4 months have been positive
  • Queensland and Australian Capital Territory had the largest increase in sales up 12.1% and 10.5% respectively compared to March 2014
  • Western Australia and South Australia were the only States to have negative growth with falls of 2.9% and 0.4% respectively.
  • Passenger market rose 2.4% while the SUV market has risen 15.3%
  • The largest % falls in the Top 20 brands were Ford (down 14.4%) and Holden (down 13.0%) compared to March 2014
  • The largest % increases in the Top 20 brands were Honda (up 75.4%), Isuzu Ute (up 49.6%) and Mercedes-Benz (up 29.5%) compared to March 2014
  • The Top 10 brands combined vehicle sales were up 5.9% whilst brands 11 to 20 combined vehicle sales increased 20.3%
  • Locally manufactured vehicles fell 9.3%
  • Private, business, government and rental buyer sales all increased for the month.
  • Top three vehicles sold in March were Toyota Corolla (4,261 vehicles), Mazda 3 (3,558 vehicles), and Mitsubishi Triton 4x4 (2,452 vehicles)
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Automotive Dashboard - February 2015

In this Dashboard, we preview February results and YTD results.

Key Headlights – February 2015

  • Vehicle sales were up 4.2% in February and up 2.0% CYTD
  • Although nine of the last 12 months have been negative, two of the last three months have been positive
  • Tasmania and Australian Capital Territory had the largest increase in sales up 11.6% and 10.9% respectively from February 2014
  • WA was the only State to have negative growth with a fall of 6.1% 
  • Passenger market fell 6.6% while the SUV market has risen 23.8%
  • The largest % falls in the Top 20 brands were Ford (down 20.1%) and Holden (down 10.2%) from February 2014
  • The largest % increases in the Top 20 brands were Isuzu Ute (up 54.1%), Nissan (up 34.2%) and Mitsubishi (up 33.3%) from February 2014
  • The Top 10 brands combined vehicle sales were steady whilst brands 11 to 20 combined vehicle sales increased 15.6%
  • Locally manufactured vehicles fell 10.0% 
  • Business and government buyers fell 3.0% and 0.5% respectively, while private and rental buyers increased 6.1% and 59.9% respectively
  • Top three vehicles sold in February were Toyota Corolla (3,939 vehicles) Mazda 3 (3,598 vehicles), and Holden Commodore (2,517 vehicles)
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Automotive Dashboard - January

In this Dashboard, we preview January results.

Key Headlights – January

  • Vehicle sales were down -0.2% in January
  • 10 of the last 12 months have been negative
  • Northern Territory and Western Australia had the largest falls down 7.2% and 7.0% respectively
  • Passenger market fell 4.3% while the SUV market has risen 6.9%
  • The largest % falls in the Top 20 brands were Ford (down 21.3%), Lexus (down 9.8%) and Holden (down 5.3%)
  • The largest % increases in the Top 20 brands were Isuzu Ute (up 57.4%), Suzuki (up 39.9%) and Renault (up 32.2%)
  • The Top 10 brands combined vehicle sales were down 2.7% whilst brands 11 to 20 combined vehicle sales increased 16.2%
  • Locally manufactured vehicles fell 2.8%
  • Rental, business and government buyers fell 14.6%, 0.5% and 4.4% respectively, while private buyers increased 0.8%
  • Top three vehicles sold in January were Mazda 3 (3,903 vehicles), Toyota Corolla (3,472 vehicles) and Hyundai i30 (2,092 vehicles) 
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