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Merchants' sales break records in July

The latest data released in the BMF’s Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) confirms Total Builders Merchant value sales were up 8.3% in July compared with July 2017, helped by one more trading day this year. Overall sales in July were 1.1% higher than in June. Three categories achieved their highest monthly sales in the four years BMBI data has been compiled: Heavy Building Materials, Timber & Joinery Products and Decorating.

Merchants' sales break records in July

The latest data released in the BMF’s Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) confirms Total Builders Merchant value sales were up 8.3% in July compared with July 2017, helped by one more trading day this year. Overall sales in July were 1.1% higher than in June. Three categories achieved their highest monthly sales in the four years BMBI data has been compiled: Heavy Building Materials, Timber & Joinery Products and Decorating.

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 July 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 - July 2018.



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