Retail sales

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

Retail turnover

Seasonally adjusted, value ($ million) Aug 17 Jul 17 Aug 16 Monthly % change Annual % change
Total turnover 261.5263.3257.1-0.71.7
Selected components




Supermarket and grocery stores  118.1 119.2 115.4-0.92.3
Electrical and electronic goods retail 13.2 13.3 12.7-0.83.9
Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retail 13.9 14.0 12.7-0.79.4
Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services 38.0 38.040.50.0 -6.2

Source: ABS Cat No 8501

Retail trade growth range, minimum / maximum and current value

Retail trade growth - 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 August 2017, monthly retail trade increased 0.4%.Retail trade - YonY data: Generally over the past seven years retail trade growth has moderated.

New motor vehicle sales

Seasonally adjustedAug 17Jul 17Aug 16Monthly % ChangeAnnual % Change
Number of vehicles sold944950913-0.63.4
Passenger vehicles243265314-8.3-22.6
Sports utility vehicles378405356-6.76.2
Other vehicles32328024315.432.9

Source: ABS Cat No 9314

Last updated: 12 October 2017