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The New Year's Eve sales figures will show up in the next quarterly report. (CBC)

Profits at the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission have dipped by about $500,000 compared to the same three-month period last year.

Officials with the company say they're still on target to their projected profit for the entire year.

The commission said there are a couple of reasons for the lower profit.

For one, beer sales dropped by 1.1 per cent during the NHL lockout.

Also, the NSLC said, because Dec. 31 fell on a Tuesday, the sales figures for New Year’s Eve won't show up until the next quarterly report.