Price decreases were recorded for Spirits (1.9 per cent) and Beer (0.8 per cent) compared to August while a price increase was recorded for Wine & Cider (up 0.6 per cent).
Over the year to September off-trade prices for Spirits were down 5.4 per cent while they were down 1.7 per cent for Wine & Cider and by three per cent for Beer.
Generally, alcohol prices overall remained on a par with those in August while they were down by one per cent compared to September 2010 and by 0.4 per cent over the three-month period to September when compared with the previous three-month period to June.
However on-trade Wine & Cider prices rose 0.3 per cent in September over August while a rise of 0.2 per cent was recorded for Beer and for Spirits.
Since September 2010 the on-trade price of Beer has fallen 0.3 per cent while a fall of 0.6 per cent was recorded for Wine & Ciders.
Soft Drinks & MIneral Water prices fell by 0.5 per cent while on-trade Spirits prices remained on a par with September last year.
Consumer prices in general rose 0.3 per cent in September compared to August 2011.