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.
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.
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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