However compared to the previous month, May, bar sales volumes were also up by 553.1% in June while values showed a rise of 540.5% according to the figures.
Nevertheless, bar sales volumes were down 48% in June when compared to the pre-Covid June 2019 figure while values were down 46%.
Final seasonally-adjusted figures for May show bar sales volumes down 4.5% on May 2020 with values down 1.1%. Compared to April, May’s volume figure was down 33.3% while bar values showed a decline of 22.0%.
Across the three-month period April to June bar sales volumes showed an increase of 115.2% and a value increase of 122.1% compared to the same period in 2020.
Compared to the immediately preceding three-month period (January to March this year) the April to June period showed a 208.1% growth in volume and a 201.0% growth in value.
Generally, retail sales were up 3.3% in June compared to the preceding month and they were up 10.6% compared to June 2020.