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%.