The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has published its latest Key Performance Indicators Report, which provides a benchmark for trading performance in the UK independent builders merchants sector over the 12 months ending April 2019.

Key findings indicate a resilient industry with a 9.9% increase in sales despite the economic and political uncertainty experienced through the prolonged Brexit process.

The full BMF KPI Report is one of a suite of survey reports available exclusively to BMF Members. As well as the changes in sales, it analyses ratios such as trading margins, sales from stock, gross profit, profit per employee and other key indicators.

The survey was carried out among BMF merchant members in mid-2019. Member returns covered the periods to their year ends that fell between 1 May 2018 and 30 April 2019. The ratios used within the report are a selection from the full survey findings. The BMF KPI Report uses a core sample of participants that enables a true like for like comparison with previous years ratios.

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