bmbi-october-yr-on-yr-inc-trading-days

Latest BMBI report shows strong Builders Merchants sales

  • 3 Jan 2017

  • Share

Britain’s builders and contractors continue to buy more from Builders Merchants, defying predictions of a post-Brexit slump.

 bmbi-october-yr-on-yr-inc-trading-daysBMBI October Sales

john-newcomb-md-builders-merchant-federation

John Newcomb, MD Builders Merchant Federation

John Newcomb, Managing Director of the BMF:

October’s Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI), which tracks builders’ merchants’ sales to builders and contractors using GfK’s comprehensive Builders Merchant Point of Sale Tracking Data, reported sales up 1.6% on October 2015, but when adjusted for the difference in trading days merchants’ sales were 6.1% higher.

Builders’ and contractors’ purchases from merchants have grown in 11 of the past 12 months, and year to date sales are now 4.7% ahead of the same period in 2015, with Landscaping (+9.0%) and Ironmongery (+7.5%) the top performing categories.”

October’s ONS construction figure, which reflects construction as a whole, shows slower growth of 0.7% year on year, but the initial ONS figures are usually based on just 40% of the data and almost always revised up as more data is collected. For example September’s 0.2% growth was later amended to 2.5%.

crystal-direct-group-md-steve-halford

Crystal Direct Group MD Steve Halford

Steve Halford, Group Managing Director Crystal Direct, BMBI’s Expert for PVC-U Windows and Doors:

“Builders’ merchants’ third quarter sales of PVC-U windows and doors were nearly 10% up on Q2 2016. We expect this fast growth to continue as builders’ merchants gain share of the over £5 billion windows, doors and conservatories market, and they convince builders to buy their windows and doors where it is easiest and most convenient.

While Q3 sales were around 10% ahead of Q2, the growth in builder enquiry values feeding that sales growth was just over 30% in the same period. Putting this in context, over the same Q3 period the overall PVC-U windows and doors market hardly grew at all. Consumer confidence, weakened initially by the shock and confusion following the EU referendum result, took its time to recover, so builders’ merchants’ strong growth means that merchants are gaining market share.”

BMBI Experts speak exclusively for their markets, explaining trends, issues and opportunities in construction.

Visit www.bmbi.co.uk to see the detailed report.

Visit the BMBI website

Follow @TheBMBI

t: 01453 521 621
e: enquiries@bmbi.co.uk

Leave a Reply

More articles

Schueco
Fernox

Hole in one at Fernox charity golf day

Fernox recently held its annual charity golf day at Warwickshire’s Draycote Hotel and Golf Course, where customers, suppliers and partners joined Fernox in raising £6,356 for Shooting Star Chase.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Competitions, Damp & Waterproofing, Drainage Services, Drainage, Guttering, Soffits & Fascias, Plumbing, Posts

  • Share
Ancon

Ancon launches improved IHR Head Restraint

ANCON has re-engineered its IHR internal head restraint to accommodate gaps at the wall head of up to 75mm, extending the previous maximum of 50mm.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Concrete, Cement, Admixtures, Innovations & New Products, Posts, Steel and Structural Frames

  • Share
GAI

New British Standard guides bring door hardware professionals up-to-date

A plethora of revised British Standards has led to the publication of a trio of new technical guides from the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) for door and window hardware specialists.

Posted in Access Control & Door Entry Systems, Architectural Ironmongery, Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Doors, Health & Safety, Innovations & New Products, Posts, Publications, Security and Fire Protection, Windows

  • Share