According to the Retail Sales Index March 2022 (Provisional) February 2022 (Final) report from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), the volume of sales in bars decreased month-on-month but increased year-on-year in March of 2022.
The report, which was published on the CSO’s website, states that the volume of sales in bars decreased by 19.6% in March of 2022 from February of 2022, and that there was a 611% year-on-year volume of sales increase in bars in the third month of this year.
While the volume of bar sales increased year-on-year in March of this year, it was 40.4% less than the volume of sales recorded for pre-COVID-19 pandemic February of 2020, according to the CSO.
Meanwhile, the volume of food, beverages & tobacco (specialised stores) sales decreased by 10.3% in March of 2022 from February of 2022, and by 13.4% year-on-year, according to the CSO’s data.
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