Bar sales volumes up 5.8%

Bar sales volume fell by 1.6% in September compared to August according to provisional estimates from the CSO out today.

This can be set against a rise of 0.3% in retail sales volume generally for September.

Bar sales were down 2.0% in value compared to August.

On an annual basis bar sales volumes were up 5.8% compared to September 2014 while they were up 6% in value.

Final CSO figures for August indicate a 6.0% annual rise in bar volumes accompanied by a 6.4% rise in value.

Bar sales volumes were down 0.5% compared to July while values rose 0.3%.

The three-month period July to September showed a 7.1% rise in bar sales volumes compared to the July-September period in 2014 while bar sales values were up 7.4%.

Compared to the previous April to June period bar sales volumes were up 2.0% while bar sales values were up 2.7%.

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