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 of the same period in 2016. Ironmongery (+10.9%) and Kitchens & Bathrooms (+10.7%) did best.

BMBI data is released monthly and is a unique data source available for builders’ merchant sector sales to builders. It’s the most reliable indicator of RMI housing.

The Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI) tracks builders’ merchants’ actual sales to builders and contractors using GfK’s Builders’ Merchant Point of Sale Tracking Data. The BMBI represents over 80% of the value of the builders’ merchants’ market. period in 2016. Ironmongery (+10.9%) and Kitchens & Bathrooms (+10.7%) did best.

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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.