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 adjustedSep 17Aug 17Sep 16Monthly % changeAnnual % change
Number of vehicles sold871949939-8.2-7.2
Passenger vehicles26924328910.7-6.9
Sports utility vehicles327373372-12.3-12.1
Other vehicles275333277-17.4-0.7

Source: ABS Cat No 9314

Last updated: 28 November 2017