The latest figures from the BMF’s Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI) showed builders’ merchants’ sales to builders and contractors were up 8.5% in May 2017 compared with the same month last year, assisted by one extra trading day. Kitchens & Bathrooms (+13.0%) saw the greatest increase, with Timber & Joinery Products (+10.1%) also well ahead of the channel average. Landscaping (+6.0%) had its strongest performance since GfK’s data was first collected in July 2014, helped by May’s particularly warm weather, the third-warmest May in 50 years.
The Builders Merchants 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.
May 2017 highlights:
- +8.5% on May 2016 (+3.3% when adjusted for trading days)
- +13.5% on April 2017 (-2.7% when adjusted for trading days)
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Source: GfK Builders' Merchant Point of Sale Tracking Data July 2014 - May 2017..