Sales values were up 1.1% on September while volumes were up 0.6%.
Final figures for September show that bar sales values were up 6.5% on a volume increase of 5.7% compared to September 2015. Compared to the previous month, August, sales values were up 3.1% while volumes rose 2.3%.
Over the three-month period August to October this year, provisional sales values in bars were up 3.5% while volumes in bars were up 2.8% over the same period last year.
Compared to the previous May to July quarter this year, bar sales values were up by 0.2% while bar sales volumes rose 0.5%.