Roy Morgan new car purchasing intentions data foreshadowed slow-down in new car sales in July

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 8-Aug-18

Roy Morgan leading indicators report for car buying intention has been showing a reduced appetite for new car buying for several months – well before the latest new car sales data released from VFACTS this week. The motor industry’s statistical service VFACTS show Australian new car sales down 7.8 per cent in July 2018 versus July 2017. Roy Morgan’s two leading indicators – the intention to buy a new vehicle in the next 4 years and the intention to buy a new vehicle in the next 12 months – peaked in late 2017 and have declined through the first half of 2018. The most recent Roy Morgan automotive leading indicators release available in late June showed 2.268 million Australians intended to buy a new car in the next four years and 578,000 intended to buy a car in the next 12 months. Both figures showed a month-on-month decline although there are bright spots with the intention to purchase SUVs improving despite the decline in intentions for more conventional passenger vehicles. See more details on Roy Morgan automotive leading intentions here.


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