However bar sales volumes were up 4.5% on the previous month, April, while values were up 5.0%.
Final figures for April indicate a 10.2% drop in bar sales volumes compared to April last year and a 7.0% drop in values. Compared to the previous month, March, April’s bar sales were down 6.5% in both volume and value.
Over the March to May quarter, bar sales volumes showed an annual decrease of 4.8% with a corresponding value decrease of 1.5%. Bar sales volumes were also down in the March to May quarter by 0.5% on the previous December 2018 to February 2019 quarter with values down 0.1%.