New car sales fell in trend terms in August in Tasmania - mirroring a decrease across the country.
Tasmanian new car sales fell 1.7 per cent - the third consecutive monthly fall in the state - according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
It was the largest decrease in the country thanks to a decline in the number of passengers vehicles sold, the figures show.
Nationally, new car sales fell 0.1 per cent compared with July in trend terms.
In seasonally adjusted terms, sales of new cars increased 0.8 per cent nationally - but fell 14.1 per cent in Tasmania.