Registrations for all vehicles in December were -18% but +15% YTD. In a world where sales are struggling to get parity with 2020, there seemed no problem here. The bite only came in the last few months of the year. Most brands had sales increases but the chart below in the '+/-' column is comparing market share variance for 2021 with 2020. It shows who is gaining in real terms.
Toyota is so well regarded here that it is unchallenged for its position at the head of the field. Mazda is comfortable in second place but it's tight from third to sixth. While GM Holden exited last year, GM's Chevrolet is booming, albeit on a much smaller scale. The reason is the Silverado truck which is converted to right hand drive for the local market. The same applies to RAM, sales being 4,000 and which are included in the Chrysler figure.
One figure that proves elusive is Tesla's. Sales data is proved by the car importer and Tesla doesn't bother reporting sales by country. Apparently 10,000 were imported so I allocated 9,800 sales to the brand. That put Tesla at 20th.
A point of interest: The Chinese invasion. It is now the fourth largest supplier of vehicles to Australia, behind Japan, Thailand and Korea. Volume is up nearly 150% this year, ten times the market's collective increase. 76,000 units were sold with a China origin. MG is now in the top ten, plus LDV, GWM (Great Wall and Haval) all enjoying success.