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Volumes down and inflation rising, according to July BMBI

BMBI July 2022

The latest Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) report reveals that builders’ merchants’ value sales were virtually flat (+0.2%) in July 2022 compared to the same month in 2021. As in previous months, volume sales were down (-12.8%) yet price inflation remained high (+15.0%). 10 of the 12 categories sold more …

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Neoperl UK appoints new sales manager for UK & Ireland

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Neoperl UK has appointed Chris Neath as sales manager for UK & Ireland. He brings a wealth of experience to the role having worked for the business for almost a decade. Neath joined Neoperl UK as a sales administrator in 2013, progressing on to business development manager in 2017. Neath’s …

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Volumes down by -5.3% according to latest PHMI

PHMI Q2 2022 Report

Figures released by the Builders Merchants Federation in its latest Plumbing & Heating Merchants Index (PHMI) shows that sales values in Q2 2022 increased by +2.7% against Q1 2021, with one less trading day this year. The increase came entirely from price inflation (+8.4%), with volumes down by -5.3%. However, …

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Price inflation drives Q2 record merchant sales

GROUNDBREAKING BMBI Q2 2022

The BMF’s Builder Merchants Building Index (BMBI) latest report on sales of building materials in the UK, once again underscores the impact of price inflation on the sector.  Overall sales revenue in Quarter 2 2022 was the highest since the BMBI started in 2015 but, just as in the first …

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Aqualisa hires new director of sales for specification division

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British bathroom specialist Aqualisa has hired Glenn Payne as director of sales within its specification division. In this new role, Payne will report to Aqualisa sales director Tim Creedon, and will spearhead the expansion of its business in the specification, housebuilder and developer channels. Payne joins Aqualisa from construction materials …

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Sales up but volume down, according to May BMBI

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The latest Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) report reveals that builders’ merchants’ value sales were up +14.8% in May 2022 compared to the same month in 2021, driven more by rising prices (+17.8%) than volume sales (-2.5%) year-on-year. All categories sold more in May 2022 compared to the previous year, …

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Tobermore appoints three new key account managers

Key Account Managers Tobermore

With the growth of Tobermore’s merchant sales team, three of its merchant sales managers have been promoted to the role of key account manager. In their new roles, they will work to build on the network of stocking merchants across the UK and maintain relationships with existing merchant customers. Lee …

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Product sales growth eases as costs start to bite

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Construction product manufacturers reported an eighth straight quarter of sales growth in Q2, according to the Construction Products Association’s State of Trade Survey. Combined with another quarter of broad and accelerating cost inflation, expectations have been dampened for the year ahead, however. In Q2, 30% of heavy side manufacturers and …

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BMBI report reveals February sales up by 22.9%

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The latest Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) report reveals that builders’ merchants’ value sales in February 2022 were 22.9% up on the same month in 2021, continuing January’s solid start to the year. However, this was driven more by price inflation (+13.4%) than volume growth (+8.3%). All categories sold more. …

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Forterra forecasts better brick and block bounce-back

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Forterra, the building materials manufacturer, is expecting better profits thanks to sales contuing their upward trend during the back end of last year. A trading statement to the City this morning (January 26) showed that sales of bricks and blocks were 6% higher in November and December than the previous …

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