June Registration Reports

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In June, South Australia produced a total of 31,949 new and used registrations, representing a 8.3% decrease year-over-year, with 2,888 less vehicles registered than in June 2018 and 5.7% down on May this year.

New Sales

Nationally, June produced a total of 117,817 units, down 9.6% year-over-year. As expected, there was an increase on May however, up 27%.

Locally, South Australia reported 6,953 sales. This is down 9.3% year-over-year (709 units) and up 24% on May this year.

The year-over-year comparison of June registrations are as follows:

  • New Cars (light vehicles) down by 9% (-650) – 6,456 units
  • Motorcycles up by 8% (+19) – 245 units
  • Tractors and Industrial Machinery down by 1% (-2) – 194 units
  • Caravans down by 17% (-37) – 175 units
  • Truck and Bus down by 22% (-67) – 235 units

Used Sales

Used (Light vehicle) registrations (including first time registered in SA, which could be made up of interstate transfers, for example) totalled 24,975 (this includes all registrations including trade-ins, wholesale deals etc). This was 6.8% down Year-over-Year (-1,822 units) and 9.7% down on May.

Dealer sales
June: Dealer sales totalled 5,366 for the month. This is down 1.0% (50 units) Year-over-Year (5,416 units transferred in 2018). YTD: Dealer sales total 32,321. Same time in 2018 the number was 32,222.

Private sales
June: private market totalled 12,499 vehicle transfers. This is down 8.2% (1,116 units) Year-over-Year (13,615 units transferred in June 2018). YTD: Private market is 81,037. Same time in 2018 the number was 86,927.


In relation to motorcycles, There were 1,445 total registrations (new and used). This is 1% down on June 2018 (-15 units) and 10% down on May.

New registrations (at 245 units) were up 8% Year-over-Year (+19 units). This puts the YTD result at 16% down on 2018.

June’s Used registrations of 1,170 were 3% down Year-over-Year (-33 units) and down 14.6% on May.

Dealer to Private registrations, at 118 units, like the last three months, was up on the previous two June results (104 and 101 respectively). This is a very positive period for the second-hand motorcycle market.

Private to Private sales – in 2018 77.8% of used bike sales were Private to Private. The current YTD percentage has dropped slightly to 77.1%.

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