Bad News For The Irish Market In Latests Nielsen Figures
The Euro value of sales are down 9.3% to €97.8m while the volume of sales are down 9.6% to 9.4m units. The rate of decline in value terms has increased from figures released by Nielsen in October when value was only down 8.9%. However, the decline in volume has moderated slight down .1% on the same October’s figures.
The declines in the ICM are relatively consistent across broad sectors. The Fiction sector is down 8.8% to €28.6m in value, and down 9.7% to 3.0m units. Non-Fiction is down 9.4% to €46.2m, and down 9.2% to 3.3m units. The Children’s sector is down 9.5% to €22.5m in value, and down 9.7% to 2.9m units.