Retail sales

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

Retail turnover

Seasonally adjusted, value ($ million)Aug 20Jul 21Aug 21Monthly % changeAnnual % change
Total turnover275.2296.9291.7-1.86.0
Selected components     
Supermarket and grocery stores 128.8132.2134.41.74.3
Electrical and electronic goods retail15.014.613.0-11.0-13.3
Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retail13.916.514.9-9.77.2
Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services32.339.239.40.522.0

Source: ABS Cat No 8501
NB: current value in graph based on trend data. 

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 -7.3 per cent and the maximum 11.2 per cent; typically retail trade growth ranges between -1.5 per cent and 1.5 per cent. In July 2021, monthly retail trade decreased to 1.8 per cent.Retail trade - YonY data: Generally over the past eight years retail trade growth has moderated.


Last updated: 07 October 2021

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