They showed a decrease of 0.3% when compared to the previous month, November and a decrease of 1.0% in the three months October to December when compared with the previous three month period. Off-trade Alcoholic Beverage prices fell by 2.1% in the month.
These comprised falls in the price of Spirits of 8.3%, 1.1% for Wine and 0.7% for Beer.
Over the course of the year Alcoholic Beverage prices remained on a par with the previous year in the off-trade while price decreases were recorded for Spirits of 1.4% and Beer of 2.4%. Wine prices rose 2.4% over the course of the year in off-licences.
On-trade prices in Licensed Premises indicated a price increase of 3.7% overall in the year to December which can be broken down into a rise of 3.6% for Spirits, 2.9% for Wine, 4.1% for Beer and 1.9% for Soft Drinks & Mineral Water.
The change from November to December showed Licensed Premises raising prices generally by around 1.8% which can be broken down into of 2.1% for Beer, 1.5% for Spirits and Wine and 0.4% for Soft Drinks & Mineral Water.
Overall alcohol prices rose 2.8 per cent in the year to December 2012 and by 0.6% in the three months October to December. Overall alcohol prices rose 0.8% when compared to November 2012.