On-trade

September bar sales volumes 2.5% down on August

Bar sales and Pharmaceuticals, Medical & Cosmetic Articles were the only sectors showing an annual increase in sales volumes in September 2022 according to provisional seasonally-adjusted figures from the Central Statistics Office for the month.

 

Final seasonally-adjusted figures for August showed bar sales volumes up 21% on those of August '21, while values were up 27%.

Final seasonally-adjusted figures for August showed bar sales volumes up 21% on those of August ’21, while values were up 27%.

Over the year, bar volumes rose by 7.5% compared with September 2021, while values showed growth of 13.6%. However despite this recovery over the previous year, Bar sales remained 16% lower than their pre-Covid-19 level in February 2020, with values 5% lower.

Bar sales volumes were actually down 2.5% in September when compared to the previous month, August, while values showed slight growth.

Final seasonally-adjusted figures for August showed bar sales volumes up 21% on those of August ’21, while values were up 27%.

Compared to July, August bar sales volumes showed growth of 8% while values grew 4%.

Across the three-month period July to September bar sales were up 20% on those of the same period last year while values were up 81.5%.

The July to September quarterly sales volume is up by 10% on the immediately preceding April to June period, with bar sales values showing growth of 9%.

Overall, September’s retail sales volume was down 3.1%.

 

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