Retail sales

Information about retail turnover and new motor vehicle sales in the Northern Territory. 

Retail turnover

Seasonally adjusted, value ($ million) Feb 17 Jan 17 Feb 16 Monthly % change Annual % change
Total turnover 262.8 261.7 259.8 0.4 1.2
Selected components




Supermarket and grocery stores  116.6 115.8 114.1 0.7 2.2
Electrical and electronic goods retail 13.3 13.8 14.6 -3.6 -8.9
Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retail 13.6 14.6 14.6-6.8 -6.8
Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services 42.7 41.0 38.4 4.1 11.2

Source: ABS Cat No 8501

Retail trade growth range, minimum / maximum and current value

Retail trade - monthly data: Since 2000, the minimum monthly change in Northern Territory retail trade has been -1.0% and the maximum 1.8%; typically retail trade growth ranges between -0.2% and 1.1%. In February 2017, monthly retail trade increased 0.2%.Retail trade - YonY data: Generally over the past seven years retail trade growth has moderated.

New motor vehicle sales

Seasonally adjusted Feb 17 Jan 17 Feb 16 Monthly % change Annual % change
Number of vehicles sold 882 862 958 2.3 -7.9
Passenger vehicles 317 268 257 18.3 23.3
Sports utility vehicles 282 322 433 -12.4 -34.9
Other vehicles 283 272 269 4.0 5.2

Source: ABS Cat No 9314

Last updated: 13 April 2017