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18th January 2019
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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.
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