The BMF are proud to announce the release of the Builders Merchants Industry Forecast. Our Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI) uses data analysed by research company, GfK, to report on actual sales category performance. While this has enabled users to see which products and regions are currently growing, we have now gone a stage further to meet our industry’s need for accurate forecasting.
The BMF model incorporates several lead indicators to signal future events that will impact our markets.
Using the BMBI data coupled with advanced modelling techniques we have developed a channel specific forecasting model to show what is likely to happen in the next 12 months, making it possible for merchants and suppliers to forecast their customers’ requirements more accurately.
Going forward, the report will be updated on a quarterly basis and all members receive it free of charge. The report can be downloaded by BMF members once logged in here.
If you would like more information or wish to purchase the latest edition of the report, please contact Sarup Ubhi on 024 76 854 994 or [email protected].