KBzine: the original kitchen and bathroom industry e-news - since 2002
15th March 2019
We strongly recommend viewing KBzine full size in your web browser. Click our masthead above to visit our website version.
Strong Q4 builders merchants' sales complete another year of growth
The latest data released in the BMF's Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) confirms total Q4 2017 sales were up +6.3% on Q4 2016, delivering stronger growth for the quarter than the running average, which in turn helped to push the annual growth numbers. Overall, merchant sales in 2017 finished 4.8% ahead of 2016 by value.
The BMBI tracks builders' merchants' actual sales to builders and contractors using GfK's Builders' Merchant Point of Sale Tracking Data. It represents over 80% of the value of the builders' merchants' market.
Read trends, analysis and industry issues from a panel of construction industry experts at:
2nd March 2018