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Builders’ Merchants' sales continue growth trajectory

July 2021

The latest figures from the Builder Merchants Building Index (BMBI) show year-on-year sales through UK builders’ merchants are on an upward trajectory, as the industry continues to meet sustained high demand for building products.

The country was still in full lockdown in May last year, so significant increases are expected.  Comparisons with May 2019 are, therefore, more meaningful and confirm that value sales are up 7.9%.  Three of the 12 categories sold more over the two year period, led by Timber & Joinery Products (+28.1%) and Landscaping (+26.5%).  All other categories sold less.

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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