During the month sales values declined 1.2%
However the annual volume sales decrease was higher at 2.4% while value sales showed a decrease of 2.1%.
Final figures for January indicate that bar sales volumes decreased by 1.8% and values by 1.7& on the December 2014 figure but over the course of the January to January year bar volumes rose by 0.3% with values rising 0.8%.
Provisional CSO figures for the quarter from December 2014 to February 2015 show a 0.6% decline in volume sales when compared with the same three-month period a year ago and a 1.2% volume decline on the immediately previous period September to November 2014.
Sales values for the quarter were down 0.3% on the year and they were down 1.3% on the previous September/November period in 2014.