Food and beverage services index fell by 0.5%.
This chart from the Department of Statistics shows restaurant sales fell by 5.8% YoY in July, based on current prices.
On a constant price basis, the fall was larger at 6.9% YoY.
Meanwhile, other food and beverage sub sectors showed positive growth for the month.
On a current price basis, sales of fast food outlets rose by 7.1%, food caterers by 2%, and other eating places by 1.5%.
On a constant price basis, sales of fast food outlets grew by 6.9%, food caterers by 0.2%, and other eating places by 0.4%.
The food and beverage services index fell 0.5% YoY.
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