Derrick McFarland, Managing Director at Keystone Lintels and BMBI’s Expert for Steel Lintels, has reflected on the strong performance of the Builders Merchant Industry at the end of 2020
Sales to builders and contractors by Britain’s builders’ merchants in December 2020 were 8.8% higher than in the same month the year previous, according to BMBI Stats.
The Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) has won the ‘Best Use of Research & Insight’ award at this year’s Construction Marketing Awards (CMAs).
The Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI) report, published in October, shows builders’ merchants’ sales to builders and contractors continuing to recover in August, but at a slower pace compared to the previous two months.
Britain’s builders’ merchants sales to builders and contractors bounced back strongly in the three months May to July, as reported in July’s BMBI report.
The BMBI results for Quarter 2 show the phenomenal resilience of the sector in action. April, May and June could not have fared more differently.
The latest figures from the May Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) report reveal a sharp rise in sales as lockdown restrictions ease and trades return to work.
April’s BMBI report is unlike any other; the Government enforced COVID-19 lockdown came late in March, so had a limited impact on that month. However, April took the full force
Builders’ Merchants’ sales to builders and contractors in the first quarter of 2020 were knocked by the COVID-19 pandemic and Government measures to contain the virus, explain the BMBI.
Having endured three and a half years of Brexit turmoil, the country now faces a far bigger challenge and greater uncertainty, explain the BMBI.