Wholesalers registered to trade alcohol in the Northern Territory provide the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade with data on the volume of alcohol supplied to licensed retailers by product type (cask wine, bottled wine, fortified wine, cider, standard spirits, pre mixed spirits, full strength beer, mid strength beer and low strength beer).
The reference period and the actual date of release can have can have a substantial lag. Data is collated and analysed in a chronological fashion. Always produced 3 months in arrears. Due to resourcing and competing priorities there is often a backlog of data to be processed.