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.
Sales to builders and contractors by Britain’s builders’ merchants surged in September, with sales up 8.3% compared with September last year, according to the latest Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI) report.
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.
Total Builders Merchants value sales to builders and contractors in July were up 2.9% compared with the same month last year, according to BMBI stats.
Total Builders Merchants value sales to builders and contractors in May 2019 were flat (+0.0%) compared with the same period in 2018, say the BMBI.