On-trade

July’s bar sales up 140% on June

Even as Covid-19 restrictions began to be lifted, not surprisingly, sales in bars witnessed a 53% decline in volume and a 52% decline in value last July compared to July 2019 according to seasonally adjusted provisional figures from the Central Statistics Office.
Final figures for June show bar sales volumes down 81.6% compared to June 2019, with values down 81.4%.

Final figures for June show bar sales volumes down 81.6% compared to June 2019, with values down 81.4%.

But bar sales volumes were up by 138.5% in July over June, making them the largest monthly volume increase of any of the sectors (although this was off a very low June sales figure), while values showed growth of 147%.

Final figures for June show bar sales volumes down 81.6% compared to June 2019, with values down 81.4%. However bars recorded a 116.7% increase in sales volumes and a 119.4% increase in values in June this year over the May figures.

Over the three-month period May to July this year the CSO’s provisional figures indicate that bar sales volumes were down 76.4% while values fell 75.8% on those from the same quarter in 2019.

Compared to the immediately preceding quarter, February to April, bar sales volumes were still down by 52.2% while values showed a decline of 50.9%.

 

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