But bar volumes in December 2021 were down by nearly 35% on the previous month, November, while values were down 29%.
Compared to pre-Covid December 2019, last December’s bar sales volumes were down by over 49%, with bar sales values down 47%.
Across the October to December Quarter last year bar sales volumes were up by 216% on the same Quarter in 2020, with bar sales values up 213%.
Comparing the last Quarter of 2021 with the immediately preceding Quarter (July to September 2021), bar sales values were up 7% while values rose by 4.6%.
Not surprisingly, final figures for November indicate that bar sales volumes were up 864% on November 2020, with values up 810%. November 2021’s bar volumes were down 18% on the previous month, October 2021, while values were down 23%.
Retail Sales generally were down 3.2% in volume in December 2021 compared with November 2021.