But compared to the previous month, October, bar sales volumes were down 1.5% in November with values down 1.9%.
Retail Sales volumes generally increased by 2.6% last November.
Final CSO figures for October indicate that bar sales were up 1.1% in volume and 3.5% in value compared to October 2016.
Bar volumes were down 1.0% in volume and 0.1% in value compared to the previous month, September 2017.
Over the three-month period September to November bar sales volumes were up 1.9% on the same quarter in 2016 while they were up by just 0.9% on the previous three-month quarter June to August 2017.
Bar sales values over the quarter September to November were up 4.5% on the same quarter in 2016 with bar sales values showing growth of 1.8% on the previous quarter June to August 2017.