Compared to March alcohol prices, those for April showed growth of 0.4%.
Off-trade alcohol prices for April showed a 2.3% decrease compared to April 2015. This comprised a 2.2% increase in spirits prices, a 2.8% decrease in wine prices and a 3.7% decrease in beer prices in the off-trade.
Comparing April to March, off-trade prices for alcoholic beverages showed an increase of 0.7% comprising a 1.8% rise in spirits prices, a 0.8% rise in wine prices and a 0.1% rise in beer prices.
Prices in licensed premises were up 0.7% this April compared to April last year. This comprised a 1.2% rise in spirits prices, a 0.7% rise in wine prices, a 0.6% rise in beer prices and a 0.9% rise in soft drinks & mineral water prices.
Over the course of the month prices in licensed premises rose by 0.2% compared to March 2016. This comprised a 0.3% rise in spirits prices and a 0.2% rise in wine, beer, soft drinks & mineral water prices.
Admission prices to nightclubs in April fell 1.6% in the year but they rose by 1.0% compared to the previous month, March 2016.