Comparing this September’s figures with those of the previous month, August, bar volumes were down 16.0% while values were down 13.3%.
Final seasonally-adjusted CSO figures for August indicate that bar volumes fell by 39.8% with values down 39.7% when compared to August 2019.
But comparing the August figures with those for the preceding month of July, bar sales volumes were up 23.5% while values showed growth of 17.4%.
Over the three months from July to September bar volumes showed a decline of 46% on an annual basis while bar values were down 45.4%.
However comparing the July to September quarter this year with the preceding April to June period bar sales volumes showed growth of 336% while values were up 338.7%.
The volume of retail sales generally increased by 9.7% in September 2020 over September 2019.