According to the Retail Sales Index November 2022 (Provisional) and October 2022 (Final) report from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), the volume of sales in bars increased year on year in November 2022.
The report, which was published on CSO.ie, states that there was a 13.6% annual increase in the volume of sales in bars in November 2022, but an 11.3% monthly increase, while the volume of bar sales was 12.3% lower than the volume of sales recorded for pre-pandemic February 2020.
Food, Beverage And Tobacco (Specialised Store) Sales
Meanwhile, there was an 6.3% annual decrease in the volume of food, beverage and tobacco (specialised store) sales in November 2022, but also a 1.2% monthly increase in the volume of food, beverage and tobacco (specialised store) sales in the eleventh month of last year, while the volume of food, beverage and tobacco (specialised store) sales was 10.1% higher than the volume of sales recorded for pre-pandemic February 2020. according to the CSO's data.
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