Australia March new vehicle sales dip yr/yr -VFACTS

 SYDNEY, April 5 (Reuters) - Sales of new vehicles in
Australia were down 0.8 percent in March, compared to the same
month last year, but increased from February when adjusted for
seasonal factors, industry figures showed on Tuesday.	
 The Australian Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries  	
said total vehicle sales fell 760 in March from a year 	
earlier to stand at 93,984.	
 In original terms sales rose 16.2 percent, or 13,088
vehicles, compared to February, continuing a recovery from
January when flooding in Queensland disrupted sales.	
 Adjusted for seasonal factors, VFACTS estimated vehicle
sales increased by 1.7 percent between February and March.	
 Toyota retained its lead in sales with a market
share of 19.6 percent in the month, while the Holden unit of GM 
 took 11.5 percent. Ford held 9.3 percent, edging
past Mazda with 8.6 percent.	
 Hyundai dropped a slot to sixth, as Nissan
 improved its share to 8.3 percent.	
 	
 Details of the VFACTS report in original terms:      	
         Mar      Feb    m/m pct   Mar10   y/y pct       	
  Sales    93,984   80,896   +16.2    94,774   -0.8	
  	
  Sales by Type:         Mar '11/Mar '10 Volumes      	
                        Change    Pct Change       	
  Passenger Vehicles      -3,489       -6.5         	
  Sports Utility          +1,423       +6.6        	
  Light Truck             +1,547       +9.2        	
  Heavy Commercial          -241       -9.1	
	
 (Reporting by Wayne Cole)	
 

Australia March new vehicle sales dip yr/yr -VFACTS