Sales Figures for August 2020 – Victoria is suffering

Land Rover Defender 4wdriving 2August 2020 was another bad month for sales of new cars in Australia with a decline of over 24,600 vehicles compared to the same period last year.

Two thirds of the decline was in Victoria which has had to implement strict lockdown rules to contain COVID-19.

In year-to-date percentage terms Victoria is still the worst state but Tasmania and the Northern Territory are not far behind.

In contrast the ACT sale volumes have risen, 24% compared to last year.

The Federal Camber of Automotive Industries has implored the Victorian Government to allow Melbourne Metropolitan vehicle and motorcycle dealerships to open up.

The FCAI says that dealerships follow best practice COVIDSafe protocols.

The trend is not just COVID-19 as sales have declined in Australia for the last 29 months but the pandemic is pushing some dealers to the wall the FCAI says.

Im David Brown

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto