Record breaking value sales in June helped Britain’s Builders’ Merchants hit their best ever quarter since the BMBI began in July 2014, with Q2 total value sales up 24.1% on Q1 2021 on two less trading days. Ten out of the 12 product categories sold more over the period.
June’s record-breaking sales also reflected strongly in builders’ merchants’ Q2 2021 performance compared to Q2 2019 (+20.3%) – a more normal pre-Covid year. Landscaping (+48.3%) and Timber & Joinery Products (+41.3%) were especially strong. Heavy Building Materials (+11.8%), Ironmongery (+7.9%) and Plumbing, Heating & Electrical (+3.2%) grew more slowly.
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