On-trade

April bar sales volumes up over 500%

Sales volumes in bars rose 531% in April compared to bar sales volumes in the same month in 2021 while values rose by 563% according to provisional seasonally-adjusted figures from the Central Statistics Office.
The CSO compared bar sales volumes for the 26-month period from February 2020 to April this year to find a 24.4% drop in volumes and a 14.6% drop in values.

The CSO compared bar sales volumes for the 26-month period from February 2020 to April this year to find a 24.4% drop in volumes and a 14.6% drop in values.

April’s bar sales volumes were up nearly 24% on those of March, while values rose 31% over March.

For a more realistic comparison the CSO compared bar sales volumes for the 26-month period from February 2020 to April this year to find a 24.4% drop in volumes and a 14.6% drop in values.

Finalised figures for March indicate bar sales volumes up 632% on March 2021, with values up 654%.

Bar sales volumes in March were down 18.6% on February, while values were down 16.7%.

Across the three-month period February to April, the CSO estimates that bar volumes were up 635.5% with values up 656.7% on the same three-month period in 2021.

Bar sales volumes were up 9.6% on the immediately preceding three-month period (November 2021 to January 2022) while values were up 14.6%.

Retail sales volumes overall rose 3.8% in April.

 

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