The latest figures from the Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI), published in June, reveal that builders’ merchants’ value sales in April 2022 were 0.9% down on the same month in 2021.
Q3 of 2021 recorded the second-highest quarterly BMBI sales ever. However, there are signs of a slowdown as volume growth gives way to value growth, driven by price increases.
The latest BMBI report, published in March, shows value sales to builders, roofers and contractors in January were 3.7% lower than in January 2020.
Total Builders Merchants value sales to builders and contractors in the fourth quarter of 2018 were up 3.1% compared with Q4 2017, say the BMBI.