THE value of restaurant sector receipts in the third quarter was an estimated $13.3 billion, up 6 per cent compared with the same quarter of 1994, according to the Census and Statistics Department. The statistics showed that after discounting the effect of price changes over the period, total receipts decreased by 1 per cent in volume terms. The value of total purchases of restaurants in the third quarter of 1995, estimated at $4.8 billion, was 8 per cent higher than in the same quarter of 1994. Compared with a year ago, the total receipts of bars increased by 16 per cent in value and 12 per cent in volume. Fast-food shops' receipts also went up, by 8 per cent in value and 1 per cent in volume, while total receipts of Chinese restaurants and non-Chinese restaurants showed increases of 6 per cent in value, but decreases of 1 per cent and 2 per cent respectively in volume. Total restaurant receipts increased by 4 per cent in value, but fell 3 per cent in volume comparing the first three quarters of 1995 with the 1994 period.