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Bar Sales Volumes Decreased Month-On-Month In December

By Dave Simpson

According to the newly-released Retail Sales Index December 2021 (Provisional) report from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), the volume of sales in bars decreased month-on-month in December of 2021.

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The report, which was published on the CSO's website, states that the volume of sales in bars decreased by 34.7% in December of 2021 from November of 2021.

However, there was a 36.6% year-on-year volume increase in bars in the twelfth month of last year, according to the CSO.

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While the volume of bar sales increased year-on-year in December of last year, it was 49.3% less than the volume of sales recorded for pre-COVID-19 pandemic December of 2019, according to the CSO.

Food, Beverage & Tobacco (Specialised Stores) Sales

Meanwhile, the volume of food, beverages & tobacco (specialised stores) sales increased by 4.3% month-on-month in December of 2021, and by 17.7% compared to December of 2019, according to the CSO's data.

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