The latest data released in the BMF’s Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) confirms Total Builders Merchant value sales were up 8.8% in April compared with April last year, helped by two extra trading days and an earlier Easter. Average sales a day, which take trading day differences into account, were down 2.1% on April 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 - April 2018.