BMBI Monthly Report: February 2017

Published:  01 May, 2017

February sales to builders and contractors are up on last year when adjusted for trading days.

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.

February highlights:

  • -1.1% on February 2016 (+3.9% when adjusted for trading days)
  • +6.1% on January 2017 (+11.4% when adjusted for trading days)
  • 3 months December 2016 to February 2017, +8.0% on same period previous year (+4.4% when adjusted for trading days)

The GfK Builders' Merchants Panel started collecting data in July 2014, and all trend data in the report is indexed on the monthly average from the six-month period of July 2014 to December 2014.

A summary of the data will be published each month in Builders' Merchants News magazine, with a more in-depth report published each quarter.

To download the full report, right-click on the link below and select 'Save Target As', or visit www.bmbi.co.uk to see the latest report and to read trends, analysis and industry issues from the panel of construction industry experts.

Source: GfK Builders' Merchant Point of Sale Tracking Data July 2014 - Feb 2017.

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