The Australian Bureau of Statistics released its new motor vehicle sales on Monday. New motor vehicle sales in Australia fell 0.5% in December, after a 1.3% rise in November. November's figure was revised up from a 1.0% gain.
Sales of passenger vehicles increased by 0.4% in December, sales of sports utility vehicles were up 0.1%, while sales for other vehicles rose by 0.8%.
On a yearly basis, new motor vehicle sales rose 2.2% in December, after a 6.0% increase in November.