But June’s bar sales volumes were up 124.1% over May while values grew 126.3% on May’s figure as publicans explored other forms of sales such as takeaway.
As expected, final seasonally-adjusted figures for May from the CSO point to a 91.5% reduction in both bar sales volumes and values compared to the same month in 2019.
May’s volume sales figure showed an increase on that for April of 10.7% while bar sales values were up 10.5%.
All this meant that the April to June Quarter saw a decline in bar sales volumes of 87.6% and 87.5% in value when compared to the same Quarter last year.
Bar sales volumes during the April to June period also showed a decrease of 83.8% in both volume and value when compared to the immediately preceding January to March Quarter.