Retail sales

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

Retail turnover

Seasonally adjusted, value ($ million) May 17 Apr 17 May 16 Monthly % change Annual % change
Total turnover 260.8 262.0 259.2 -0.5 0.6
Selected components




Supermarket and grocery stores  118.3 117.4 114.1 0.8 3.7
Electrical and electronic goods retail 13.5 13.9 14.2 -2.9 -4.9
Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retail 13.2 13.2 14.2 0.0 -7.0
Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services 36.2 38.9 39.5 -6.9 -8.4

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 March 2017, monthly retail trade increased 0.3%.Retail trade - YonY data: Generally over the past seven years retail trade growth has moderated.

New motor vehicle sales

Seasonally adjustedJun 17May 17Jun 16Monthly % ChangeAnnual % Change
Number of vehicles sold1012 946 931 7.08.7
Passenger vehicles295 308 301 -4.2-2.0
Sports utility vehicles464 367 359 26.429.2
Other vehicles253 270 271 -6.3-6.6

Source: ABS Cat No 9314

Last updated: 15 August 2017