The latest data released in the BMF’s Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) confirms Total Builders Merchant value sales were up 6.9% in May compared with May last year. Overall sales in May were 11.4% higher than in April, helped by one extra trading day. May’s BMBI index was 129.4, up from 116.1 in April.
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 www.bmbi.co.uk/the-index to see the full May 2018 report. Read trends, analysis and industry issues from our panel of construction industry experts