Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI)

Sales of building products up in February

The latest data released in the BMF’s Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) confirms February sales were up 4.0% in February 2018 compared with February last year. Five categories did better: Plumbing Heating & Electrical (+7.9%), Timber & Joinery Products (+6.6%), Ironmongery (+5.0%), Kitchens & Bathrooms (+4.6%) and Workwear & Safetywear (+4.5%). Six categories grew more slowly, including Heavy Building Materials (+3.2%) the largest category. Only Tools sold less (-1.6%).

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 February 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 - February 2018.

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