Over the three-month period September to November, alcohol prices fell by 0.3%.
Off-trade prices for alcohol fell 2.3% in the year to November. This fall comprised a 3.1% fall in spirits prices, a 2.4% fall in wine prices and a 2.2% fall in beer prices.
Compared to the previous month, October, off-trade prices for alcohol were down 0.6% comprising a 6.8% fall in spirits prices, a 1.7% rise in wine prices and a 1.2% fall in beer prices.
The CSO recorded a 0.8% rise in prices in licensed premises over the year to November and a 0.1% rise compared to the previous month.
The annual increase in prices in licensed premises comprised a 1.3% rise in spirits prices, a 0.8% rise in wine prices and a 0.6% rise in beer prices, with soft drinks & mineral water prices going up 1.1%.
Compared to October, November’s on-trade figures showed a rise of 0.1% comprising a rise of 0.2% in spirits prices and a 0.1% rise in wine prices, beer prices and soft drinks & mineral waters prices.
While admission prices to nightclubs showed a 1.5% in increase in November compared with October, on the year as a whole they were down 0.8%.