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2013 Online Retail Market in NZ report

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2013 Retail Market in NZ - An Analysis

View the latest copy of our statistical review of the New Zealand Retail Market, written by John Albertson (statistical information provided by Statistics New Zealand utilising data up until the first quarter of 2013). 2013 Retail Market in NZ.pdf

Retail sales for 2012 - 2013

Industry Classification 

Sales Jan - Dec 2012 $m 

Sales Jan - Dec 2013 $m 

% Change between 2011 - 2012 

Supermarket and grocery stores 

16,693

17,011

1.9

Specialised food

1,378

1,400

1.6

Liquor

1,354

1,408

3.9

Non store and commission based retail 

851

943

10.8

Department stores 

3,809 

3,972 

4.3

Furniture, floor coverings, housewares and textiles 

1,873 

2,006 

7.1

Hardware, building and garden supplies 

4,859 

5,441 

11.9

Recreational goods 

1,908 

1,896 

-0.6

Clothing, footwear and accessories 

3,545 

3,293 

-2.4

Electrical and electronic goods 

2,643 

2,650 

0.2

Pharmaceutical and other stores based retailing

4,786 

4,821 

0.7

Accommodation 

2,736 

2,849 

4.9

Food and beverage services 

7,111 

7,486 

5.3

Core industries total 

53,545 

55,174 

3.4

MOtor vehicles and parts 

9,138

9,780

7.0

Fuel 

7,619

7,772

2.0

All industries total 

70,302 

72,726 

3.7

Quarterly stats are available, contact Barry Hellberg on 0800 472 472 or via email on bhellberg@retail.org.nz

Breakdown by store type for 2012/13 annual sales

Breakdown of Retail Sales for 2012/13 by store type 2012 ($m) 2013 ($m) % Change
Car retailing, Motor cycle retailing, Trailer and other motor vehicle retailing

7,957.9

8,551.5

7.4

Motor vehicle parts retailing

383.6

423.2

10.3

Tyre retailing

795.7

805.7

1.2

Fuel retailing

7,618.9

7,772.2

2.0

Supermarket and grocery stores

16,693.1

17,010.0

1.9

Fresh meat, fish and poultry retailing

525.0

522.3

-0.5

Fruit and vegetable retailing

454.2

446.9

-1.6

Other specialised food retailing

399.2

430.7

7.9

Liquor retailing

1,355.0

1,407.5

3.9

Furniture retailing

827.3

860.9

4.0

Floor coverings retailing

532.2

603.8

13.4

Houseware retailing

184.4

192.3

4.3

Manchester and other textiles retailing

328.3

346.6

5.6

Electrical, electronic and gas appliance retailing 

2,069.3

2,016.4

2.5

Computer and computer peripheral retailing

Data unavailable

Data unavailable

Other electrical and electronic goods retailing

150.6

183.8

22.0

Hardware and Building supplies retailing

4,549.5

5,127.7

12.7

Garden supplies retailing

Data unavailable

312.6

Sport and camping equipment retailing

1,047.3

1,061.6

1.4

Entertainment media retailing. Toy and game retailing

96.5

107.8

11.7

Newspaper and book retailing

431.3

395.2

-8.4

Marine equipment retailing 

332.1

330.9

-0.4

Clothing retailing

2,295.6

2,288.7

-0.3

Footwear retailing

470.2

465.0

-1.1

Watch and jewellery retailing

596.3

537.4

-9.8

Other personal accessory retailing

96.8

93.1

-3.8

Department stores

3,808.2

3,970.9

4.3

Pharmaceutical, cosmetic and toiletry retailing 

2,061.0

1,999.9

-2.9

Stationery goods retailing

500.2

516.1

3.1

Antique and used goods retailing

434.5

405.4

-6.7

Flower retailing, other store based retailing

1,791.0

1,900.2

6.0

Non store retailing and retail commission based buying/selling

850.8

943.3

10.9

Accommodation

2,715.7

2,849.5

4.9

Cafes and Restaurants

3,507.9

3,757.8

7.1

Takeaway food services 

1,562.2

1,618.5

3.6

Catering services

661.1

651.2

-1.5

Pubs, taverns and bars

1,097.9

1,158.0

5.5

Clubs (Hospitality)

281.2

299.7

6.6

Totals

70,195.7

72,816.8

3.7


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