The latest Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI) report reveals the strong start to 2018 for builders’ merchants continues, with heavy building materials sales in February up on the same period last year. Read the full report HERE.
Merchants up in February
Year on Year
Total Builders’ merchant value sales were up 4.0% in February compared with February last year. Five categories did better: Plumbing Heating & Electrical (+7.9%), Timber & Joinery Products (+6.6%), Ironmongery (+5.0%), Kitchens & Bathrooms (+4.6%) and Workwear & Safetywear (+4.5%). Six categories grew more slowly, including Heavy Building Materials (+3.2%) the largest category. Only Tools sold less (-1.6%).