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BMBI: Inflation Makes For Record-Breaking Q2

BMBI Q2 2022

The BMF has published the latest Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) report, covering the second quarter of 2022.

/live/news/wysiwyg/BMBI Q2 2022.jpgSource: GfK Builders' Merchant Point of Sale Tracking Data July 2014 - June 2022. 

The Total value sales data from Britain’s Builders’ Merchants shows Q2 2022 recorded the highest revenue since the BMBI started, despite lacklustre June sales. However, with Q2 volumes falling -11.3% compared with Q2 2021, it is +17.3% price inflation which is behind the record-breaking growth.
 
Quarter 2 2022 total value sales were 4.0% higher than Q2 2021, with one less trading day this year. Ten of the 12 categories sold more with Kitchens & Bathrooms (+18.5%), Heavy Building Materials (+9.2%), Decorating (+7.0%), Tools (+2.9%) and Ironmongery (+1.3%) all having their best-ever quarterly sales. Only Timber & Joinery Products (-3.0%) and Landscaping (-6.3%) sold less.
 
Comparing Q2 2022 with Q2 2019, a more normal pre-Covid trading year, total value sales were +25.2% higher this year, but volume sales were -2.7% down while prices were up +28.7%. Despite one less trading day, like-for-like sales were +27.3% higher.

All categories sold more, including Landscaping (+38.9%), Timber & Joinery Products (+37.0%) and Renewables & Water Saving (+29.6%) which all outperformed Merchants overall. Heavy Building Materials (+22.1%) and Kitchens & Bathrooms (+20.3%) grew more slowly.

Download and read the report here.

Source : BMBI

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26 August 2022

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