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Price inflation outstrips volume growth in Q1 merchant sales

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The BMF’s Builder Merchants Building Index (BMBI) latest report on sales of building materials in the UK, underscores the growing impact of price inflation on the sector.  The value of sales in the first quarter of 2022 was up by +17.7% against Q1 2021. Almost all of this was driven …

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BMBI report reveals February sales up by 22.9%

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The latest Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) report reveals that builders’ merchants’ value sales in February 2022 were 22.9% up on the same month in 2021, continuing January’s solid start to the year. However, this was driven more by price inflation (+13.4%) than volume growth (+8.3%). All categories sold more. …

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BMBI reports strong January sales

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The latest Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) report reveals that builders merchants’ value sales in January 2022 were 24.1% up compared to the same month in 2021, the strongest year-on-year growth seen in recent months. However, it has been primarily driven by price inflation (+15.1%) rather than volume growth (+7.8%). …

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Record sales in Q2 for Builders’ Merchants

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Record breaking value sales in June helped Britain’s Builders’ Merchants hit their best ever quarter since the BMBI began in July 2014, with Q2 total value sales up 24.1% on Q1 2021 on two less trading days. Ten out of the 12 product categories sold more over the period. June’s …

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BMBI says merchants’ sales fall as Brexit deadline nears

The latest overview of the Builders Merchant Building Index shows that after a strong start to the year, growing uncertainty around Brexit led to a marked slowdown in merchants’ sales in Q2. As the deadline looms closer it’s clear that the uncertainty continues to impact negatively on merchants’ sales. Year-on-Year …

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UK Builders Merchants sales slow in Q2, says BMBI

Figures for Q2 2019 just released in the BMF’s Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI) report the first negative growth in sales through UK builders merchants since data collection began in 2014. In value terms, total merchant sales for the Q2 2019 were down -1.2% against the same period last year.  …

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BMBI adds new Expert Lakes Bathrooms

Mike Tattam, Sales and Marketing Director of Lakes Bathrooms is the latest Expert to join the Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) panel. Mike brings with him more than 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, working with merchants, stockists and specifiers. He will be speaking for the shower enclosures and …

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