Bar sales values showed a decline of 80.8%.
Compared to the previous month, February 2021, March’s bar sales volumes were down 1.6% while values fell 2.2%.
Final seasonally-adjusted figures for February show a 91.5% decline in bar sales volumes and a 91.2% decline in values when compared to February 2020 figures.
February’s sales volumes were down 15.0% on January while values showed a decline of 14.2%.
Across the three-month period January to March bar sales volumes declined 88.8% while values were down 88.4% when compared to the same quarter in 2020.
Comparing the Q1 of 2021 to Q4 of 2020 bar sales volumes were down 64.5% while values were down 63.9%.
Retail sales volumes generally were down 1.9% last March.