Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI)

A good start to 2018 for merchants

The latest data released in the BMF’s Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) confirms January sales were up 8.4% in January 2018 compared with January last year, lifted by one additional trading day. Landscaping (+14.5%) was strongest, with Ironmongery (+12.0%), Plumbing Heating & Electrical (+10.7%) and Kitchens & Bathrooms (+10.3%) also doing well.

The Builders Merchant 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.

Visit to see the full January 2018 report. Read trends, analysis and industry issues from our panel of construction industry experts.

Source: GfK Builders' Merchant Point of Sale Tracking Data July 2014 - Jan 2018.

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