The two territories at opposite ends of car sales stats

By ERWIN CHLANDA

 

Car sales during the year to date in the Northern Territory are almost half of last year’s figure, down from 4075 to 2677, or 34.4%, the nation’s greatest drop.

 

During the same period in the Australian Capital Territory 9058 cars were sold, a whopping increase of nearly 30% from the corresponding period last year.

 

The ACT was the only Australian jurisdiction with an increase in sales, according to the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries figures released today.

 

Across the nation sales were down to 332,181 from 436,649, a 23.9% decline for the year to date.

 

YTD reductions in the states were Tasmania 28.4%, Victoria 27.1%, South Australia 25.4%, Queensland 24.4%, NSW 24.3% and WA 17.7%.

 

The ACT had an increase of 29.8%.

 

 

 

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  1. Super led recovery
    Posted June 4, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    Our town is about to enjoy a super led recovery as hundreds of remote community residents withdraw $10,000 each with another $10,000 to come.
    Council offices in remote communities are being overrun with requests.
    They will be buying cars and then goods and services.

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  2. Evelyne Roullet
    Posted June 3, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    Alex when you find it give me a call. I will join you.

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  3. Watchn
    Posted June 3, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    All fleet sales I would say.

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  4. Posted June 3, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    All the more reason to bring back Canberra control! (Now, where’s the entrance to my bunker?)

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