Bar sales values showed a monthly decrease of 2.4% although they were up 0.3% on an annual basis.
Retail sales volumes generally rose 0.1% in September compared to August and by 5.9% on an annual basis.
Final figures for August indicate that bar sales volumes were up 3.0% on July and 1.6% on August 2013. Bar sales values showed an increase of 3.5% on July and an increase of 4.3% on August 2013.
Over the three months July to September bar sales volumes were up 1.2% on the April to June period and down 1.4% on the July to September 2013 period.
Bar values were up 1.8% on the previous three-month period and they were up 1.1% on an annual basis.