Australians bought a seasonally adjusted total of 94,150 new cars in September, down 0.1% month-on-month and down 3.5% year-on-year.
Monthly sales fell in NSW, Queensland, the NT and ACT. Sales rose a whopping 17.9% in Tasmania, making up for a large 14.1% fall the previous month.
Sales of passenger vehicles and SUVs fell 1.2% and 1.0% respectively, after rising 2.1% and 2.9% in August. Sales of “other vehicles”, including buses, vans and trucks, rose 4.0%, after a 5.3% fall in August.
There’s more on the ABS.