According to the newly-released Retail Sales Index November 2021 report from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), the volume of sales in bars decreased month-on-month in November of 2021.
The report, which was published on the CSO's website, states that the volume of sales in bars decreased by 23.3% in November of 2021 from October of 2021.
However, there was an 800% annual volume increase in bars in the eleventh month of last year, which, the CSO notes, reflected the fact that bars were closed for services other than ancillary activities such as office licence sales in November of 2020 due to level five COVID-19 restrictions.
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While the volume of bar sales increased significantly year-on-year in November of last year, it was 29.2% less than the volume of sales recorded for pre-COVID-19 pandemic November of 2019, according to the CSO.
Food, Beverage & Tobacco (Specialised Stores) Sales
Meanwhile, the volume of food, beverages & tobacco (specialised stores) sales increased by 4.2% month-on-month in November of 2021, and by 24.3% compared to November of 2019.
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