February’s bar sales volumes were down 1.1% on January with values down 1.8% on the month.
Final seasonally-adjusted figures for January show bar sales up 2.8% in volume and 3.4% in value on a year ago.
Compared to December 2016, last January’s sales volumes in bars were up 0.7% while values rose 2.0%.
Across a three-month period December 2016 to February 2017, sales volumes were up 1.9% on the same period the previous year with sales values up 2.8%.
Comparing the December 2016 to February 2017 quarter with the previous quarter (September to November 2016) sales volumes were down 1.2% with bar sales values down 0.7%.