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Sales of New Cars In Australia

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Sales of New Cars In Australia – Data, Trends, Charts & Analysis

Car sales in Australia have been in soft over the last few years and 2019 was a particular bad year. While Australians have a higher car per person than most of the world, the local market has dropped in recent years. Despite recent slack, the Australian market is good for about 1 million car sales every year and has done that for well over a decade.

Here you will find annual car sales figures for Australia. These statistics are Total Market Volumes, which include passenger cars as well as light commercial vehicles (LCVs).

The figures below come from unconfirmed sources and can vary slightly from other data you may find elsewhere. Despite our best efforts to find the most reliable data, we can’t guarantee 100% accuracy, unless a specific source is mentioned below the table. Still, we’re confident the provided data is sufficiently indicative of the size and trend of the market to be published as such. If you have access to a confirmed source of Australian car sales figures, including a split between Passenger Cars and LCVs, or data going back before 2005, please get in touch with us.

Australia Automotive Sales Data & Recent Highlights

The passenger car market in Australia is the third largest in the Asia-Pacific region, after Japan and China. The market has been growing steadily in recent years. The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the Australian car market, with sales plummeting by 15% in 2020. However, the market has since recovered somewhat, with sales increasing by 10% in 2021.

The average price of a passenger car in Australia is around $30,000. However, there are a number of cheaper options available, starting at around $20,000. The majority of passenger cars in Australia are imported, as there is no local car manufacturing industry.

Here are some of the trends that are expected to affect the Australian car market in the future:

  • The increasing popularity of SUVs and crossovers.
  • The growing demand for electric and hybrid cars.
  • The rising cost of petrol.
  • The government’s plans to improve the country’s road infrastructure.

Overall, the Australian car market is expected to continue to grow in the coming years. However, the market is likely to face some challenges, such as the high cost of imported cars and the increasing popularity of SUVs and crossovers.

Interesting Australia New Car Sales Stats

  • Best Sales Year Volume: 927,274 units sold
  • Worst Sales Year Volume: 531,596 units sold
  • Average Sales Per Year: 691,983.1 units sold
  • Total Sales Units (since 2005): 12,455,695 units sold

Top 10 Popular Automotive Brands In Australia

The most popular car brands in Australia are Toyota, Mazda, and Hyundai. The Toyota Corolla is the best-selling car in the country.

  1. Toyota
  2. Mazda
  3. Hyundai
  4. Kia
  5. Mitsubishi
  6. Ford
  7. Volkswagen
  8. Mercedes-Benz
  9. Nissan
  10. Subaru

Australia New Motor Vehicle Sales Data

Year Sales Growth
2005 608,804
2006 598,394 -1.71
2007 637,019 6.45
2008 596,765 -6.32
2009 540,562 -9.42
2010 592,122 9.54
2011 559,314 -5.54
2012 576,855 3.14
2013 566,454 -1.80
2014 531,596 -6.15
2015 924,154 73.85
2016 927,274 0.34
2017 915,658 -1.25
2018 873,713 -4.58
2019 799,263 -8.52
2020 676,804 -15.32
2021 753,256 11.30
2022 777,688 3.24

Australia New Motor Vehicle Sales Chart

Sources: Manufacturers, ANDC, JATO Dynamics.