All vehicles, all states: Car sales explode in June

Andrew Munro 18 July 2017

Cars in parking lot

It's up across the board, with WA remaining steady and NT sales on the rise.

The Federal Chamber of Commerce reported a record-breaking month for car sales in June, and now the latest statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) are shedding more light on June sales, the bumper month of a bumper year.

All vehicle types saw growth, with passenger vehicle sales increasing by 0.5%, SUV sales by 1.4% and other vehicle types by 1.3%.

The all-around increase, as well as the ABS estimate of 100,845 vehicles sold Australia-wide, highlights the variety of the cars that have been sold. The two most popular vehicles for June (the Toyota HiLux and the Ford Ranger) both sold over 5,000 models each according to the Federal Chamber of Commerce VFACTS report, which, combined, accounts for about 10% of car sales for the month.

No states saw a decline in sales compared to the previous month, although Western Australia sales only remained level, while all other states saw an increase. The Northern Territory saw the largest upwards movement of any state, but in absolute numbers, it still saw the fewest sales overall.

Sales stalled in June last year, so the bumper month in 2017 might be a strong sign of regrowing market confidence.

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