Builders’ merchants’ October sales were the highest of any month since the start of BMBI data in July 2014, helped by October having 22 trading days (most months have 20-22 trading days). Six categories notched up record monthly sales, four of which also had their highest average daily sales. Total Builders Merchant value sales were up 6.8% in October compared with October 2017.
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 - October 2018.