Off-trade

Off-trade spirits prices up 4%

Off-trade alcoholic beverage prices rose by 3.0% in the year to the end of September according to CSO figures. This comprised a 4% rise in spirits prices, a 3.1% rise in wine prices and a 1.7% rise in beer prices.
The CSO notes a 1.6% price rise in off-trade alcoholic beverages in September compared to August, with a 2.7% rise in spirits prices.

The CSO notes a 1.6% price rise in off-trade alcoholic beverages in September compared to August, with a 2.7% rise in spirits prices.

Comparing September’s prices to those for August, the CSO notes a 1.6% price rise in off-trade alcoholic beverages comprising a 2.7% rise in spirits prices, a 1.9% rise in wine prices and a 0.2% rise in beer prices.

Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco prices rose due to an increase in the cost of tobacco products and higher prices for alcoholic beverages sold in supermarkets and off-licences.

Prices in Licensed Premises generally rose by 1.8% in the year. This comprised a 2.6% rise in spirits prices, a 0.5% rise in wine and soft drink prices and a 2.5% rise in beer prices.

Comparing September to August the CSO notes a 0.2% increase in prices in Licensed Premises. This comprised a 0.2% increase in wine and soft drinks prices and a 0.3% increase in beer prices while spirits prices remained unchanged.

 

Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices

Prices on average, as measured by the CPI, were 3.7% higher in September compared with September 2020.

The most notable changes in the year were increases in Transport (up 11.4%), Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas & Other Fuels (up 9.0%), Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco (up 4.9%) and Restaurants & Hotels (up 2.7%).

Consumer Prices in September, as measured by the CPI, increased by 0.5% in the month. During September of last year, prices fell by 0.4% in the month.

There were decreases in Health (down 0.7%) and Restaurants & Hotels (down 0.6%). Restaurants & Hotel prices increased primarily due to higher prices for alcoholic drinks and food consumed in licensed premises, restaurants, cafes etc.

 

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