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%.