New vehicle sales are down but not everywhere
In Western Australia new vehicle sales rose in 2006 by 10.2% – the only state to record an increase in new vehicle sales.
In Queensland – another state where the boom in mineral resources is keeping the economy afloat – new vehicle sales were down 1.7%
South Australia and Victoria both showed a decline in new vehicle sales of 5.6% while Tasmania showed the worst decline of all with new vehicle sales falling by 6.7%
Overall the decline in new vehicle sales was of the order of 2.6%.
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