Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI)

Merchants sales up 5 3 in April compared to last year

Total Builders Merchants value sales in April 2019 were up 5.3% compared with the same period in 2018. Having seen strong growth in both February and March, sales in the seasonable Landscaping category continued to improve in April and were up 17% compared to last year, as the weather stayed drier than usual. Timber & Joinery Products and Heavy Building Materials performed well, with sales growth of 5.5% and 4.5% respectively.

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.

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Source: GfK Builders' Merchant Point of Sale Tracking Data July 2014 - April 2019.

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