Alcohol prices 1.2% down in year to July
Off-trade alcohol prices decreased by 1.1 per cent in July compared to June and by 2.6 per cent in the year to July 2011. Price decreases over the year were recorded for Spirits (4.4 per cent), Wine & Cider (1.7 per cent) and Beer (2.3 per cent).
When compared to the previous month, June, price decreases were recorded for Spirits (2.3 per cent), Wine & Cider (0.8 per cent) and Beer (0.5 per cent).
In the on-trade, price decreases of 0.6 per cent were recorded for Beer over the 12 months, 0.2 per cent for Spirits, 1.1 per cent for Wine & Cider and 0.5 per cent for Soft Drinks & Minerals.
Monthly on-trade price changes shows Beer, Spirits and Wine & Cider prices down 0.2 per cent compared to June.