A solid October for merchants

Total merchant sales in October were the highest since GfK began compiling BMBI sales data in July 2014 – a potential cause for celebration. However we cannot ignore likely the… Read more

Dulux Paint is new BMBI Expert

Paul Roughan, Sales Director of AkzoNobel for Trade Merchants is the latest Expert to join the Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) panel. Paul will be speaking for paint under AkzoNobel’s… Read more

Continued positivity for builders’ merchants

Builders’ merchants’ sales growth continued through summer 2017. Year on year sales were up 5.8% in August, on identical trading days. Summer months (June, July and August) were 5.5% ahead… Read more

A strong July for builders’ merchants

The latest data from the BMBI Report shows builders’ merchants’ sales are in good health. Despite media speculation, sales increased again in July, with a 7.0% increase compared with July… Read more

UK builders merchant Q2 sales show resilience

UK builders merchant Q2 sales show resilience The latest data released in the BMF’s Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI) confirms a continuing positive trend for UK builders merchants with Q2… Read more

BMBI Expert Round Table Debate 2017 Trailer

Coming soon… The BMBI Round Table Debate 2017 will host industry experts discussing key topics in the construction industry. See the video below to find out more. Watch the 2016… Read more

BMBI shortlisted for new award!

 The Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI), a brand of the BMF, has been shortlisted for yet another award, this time for the ‘Best Practice Awards 2017’ organised by the Trade… Read more

BMBI Round Table Debate Videos now live!

A comprehensive suite of 17 videos from the Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) Round Table Debate are now live at www.bmbi.co.uk. The videos cover six main topics, with trailers for… Read more

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Launched in 2015, the award winning monthly Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) report is the only reliable measure of repair, maintenance & improvement (RMI) activity in the UK. Filling an important gap, it can be widely used in construction, and by economists, Government, national media, commentators and influencers outside the industry.

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