Total Q1 sales were up 5.9% compared with the same period in 2018. Landscaping products saw the strongest annual value growth (+15.6%). The two largest product categories also performed well with Heavy Building Materials up 6.8% and Timber & Joinery Products rising by 6.6%. Sales in all three product groups were adversely weather-affected in 2018 so a stronger performance during a relatively mild, dry winter was to be expected.
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 - March 2019.