Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI)
The Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) is a brand of the Builders
Merchants Federation. Launched and managed by MRA Marketing, it uses
sales-out data from GfK’s General Builders’ Merchants Panel and includes
a panel of leading industry Experts who speak for and explain their
markets. For more information scroll down and click on the relevant
This BMBI uses data from GfK’s ground-breaking Builders
Merchants Panel, which analyses data from over 80% of generalist
builders’ merchants’ sales throughout Great Britain.
GfK’s Builders Merchants Panel started collecting data in July 2014,
and all trend data in the BMBI is indexed on the 12 month period July
2014 to June 2015. The monthly series tracks what is happening in
the market month by month and includes an in-depth review every quarter.
This trend series gives our industry access to far more accurate and
comprehensive data than that available to other construction sectors.
The reports also include views from our panel of leading industry
experts to help explain trends, issues and opportunities in their
The BMBI is sent out to all our
members every month as a benefit of membership. The report combines data
from GfK’s ground-breaking Builders Merchant Panel, which analyses data
from over 80% of generalist builders merchants’ sales throughout the
UK, and the BMF’s own Sales Indicators based on monthly returns from the
majority of merchant members outlets. It gives our industry access to
far more comprehensive data than that available to other construction
There are two tiers of report available to members, depending on the level of regional sales data members wish to receive from the BMF Sales Indicators-see text below. BMF Sales Indicator report now features alongside the BMBI. All members of the BMF can receive the core BMBI report. However those members who have paid the subscription fee will also receive full insights from the BMF Sales Indicators. The core version still includes a general overview of each month's regional sales findings. Alternatively, merchant members can contribute their monthly sales figures which will be included anonymously into the Sales Indicator report, to receive the full version for no added cost. If you are interested in receiving the Full Report including Sales Indicators or believe they have been sent the wrong version please contact Thomas Lowe by email at [email protected].
BMBI Experts are the voice of their markets. They make sense of trends for users of the building index. Experts are market leaders or brands who aspire to be leaders. They
are companies that can legitimately speak for their markets. This
includes explaining issues and opportunities in their markets, and where
appropriate making the case for or against legislation, industry
schemes or government policy.
Watch the latest BMBI Expert debate videos here.
For more information about BMBI visit BMBI website