Unsurprisingly too, March bar sales volumes were 53.1% down on February while values showed a decline of 53.0%.
Final seasonally-adjusted bar sales volume figures for February were down 3.7% on the same month in 2019 and they were down by 2.6% in value.
Compared to the preceding month, January 2020, February’s bar sales volumes figure was up 0.2% while values grew 0.8%.
Over the first quarter of 2020 bar sales volumes showed a decline of 23.3% on Q1 in 2019 and a 22.3% decline in value.
Comparing Q1 2020 with the last Quarter of 2019 bar sales volumes were down 21.2% while values were down 20.9%.