February Registration Reports

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Vehicles

In February, South Australia produced a total of 32,632 new and used registrations representing a 4% decrease year-over-year with 1,310 less vehicles registered than in February 2018 and a 2.4% decrease over January.

Nationally, February produced 87,102 units in relation to new vehicles sales, down 9.3% year-over-year (8,897 units). Nationally, new vehicle sales were also down 6.2% on January this year.

South Australia produced 5,376 units. This is down 5.1% on February 2018 by 289 units.

SUV’s continue to lead the market in South Australia with 43% of the share. Passenger vehicles took 32.7% of the share and other vehicles took 24.43% in February.

The year-over-year comparison of February registrations from 2018 to 2019 are as follows:

  • New Cars (light vehicles) down by 7% (-401)
  • Motorcycles down by 10% (-40)
  • Tractors and Industrial Machinery down by 15% (-32)
  • Caravans up by 11% (+15)
  • Truck and Bus down by 5% (-9)

Used light vehicle registrations (including first time registered in SA, which could be made up of interstate transfers, for example) totalled 26,442. This was 3% down on February last year (-863 units) and down 3% on January this year.

Dealer sales totalled 5,343 for the month of February. This is down 104 units year-over-year.

February’s private market totalled 13,728 vehicle transfers. This is down 5.7% year-over year (14,554 units transferred in February 2018).

Even though dealer sales experienced a year-over-year decline of 2%, the private market was down even further.

Motorcycles

In regards to motorcycle registrations in South Australia, there were 1,791 total registrations (new and used). This is on par with February 2018 (+7 units) and down 1% on January this year.

New registrations (at 257 units) were down 10% on February 2018 (-71 units).

February’s used registrations of 1,479 were 5% down on January (-71 units) and 2% up year-over-year (+27).

Dealer to Private registrations, at 110 units, was only 8.5% of the market. The 2018 average was 9.6%.

If you have any questions in regards to February’s figures, or wish to find out more about the reports, click here to contact our Industry Engagement Specialist, Nathan Groves.