Weaker November propped up by robust Timber & Joinery sales

29 January 2019

Total Builders Merchant value sales were up 0.8% in November compared with November 2017. Four categories did better, including Timber and Joinery Products (+3.9%), the second-largest category. Plumbing Heating & Electrical (+3.3%) had its highest monthly sales since BMBI started in July 2014.  

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.  

Visit www.bmbi.co.uk/the-index to see the full November 2018 report. Read trends, analysis and industry issues from our panel of construction industry experts.  

Source: GfK Builders' Merchant Point of Sale Tracking Data July 2014 - November 2018.