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Builders' Merchants' Sales To Builders Surged In September

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Sales to builders by Britain's builders' merchants surged in September, with sales up 8.3% compared with September 2019, according to the latest Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI) report.

Landscaping was the strongest category over the period (+31.2%), albeit with one extra trading day.

Q3 2020 sales also increased compared to the same period last year (+1%) and were significantly up on Q2 2020 (+63.2%) when many merchants were closed.

Kitchens & Bathrooms saw the strongest quarter-on-quarter recovery (+131%), but Q3 sales were down 7.1% year-on-year. 

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GfK Builders' Merchant Point of Sale Tracking Data July 2014 - September 2020.

Source: BMBI

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26 November 2020

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