The Plumbing & Heating Merchant Index

Latest Monthly Overview

Total plumbing and heating value sales, from over 80% of specialist Plumbing & Heating merchants throughout Great Britain, were up 8.3% in August 2021 compared to August 2020, with one more trading day this year. Like-for-like, average sales a day, which take trading day differences into account, were 3.2% higher. Compared with two years ago, absolute sales values in August 2021 were 0.8% higher than in August 2019, with no difference in trading days.

Total value sales in August were 6.6% lower than in July, with no difference in trading days.

August’s PHMI Index, which contrasts sales with the base period of January to December 2019, was 93.0. The PHMI Index for the last three months (June to August) was slightly higher (97.3).

Sales in the three months June to August 2021 were 17.9% higher compared with the same three months last year, with one less trading day this year. Average sales a day were 19.7% higher.

Sales in June to August 2021 were up 2.7% on the same three months in 2019, with no difference in trading days.

Comparing the three months June to August 2021 with the previous 3 months (March to May) sales were 8.1% lower, with two more trading days in the most recent period. Like-for-like sales were down 11.0%.

Sales in the first eight months of 2021 were 29.2% higher than in January to August 2020, with two less trading days this year. Like-for-like sales were 30.7% higher.

Looking back two years, sales in the first eight months of 2021 were 2.9% ahead of January to August 2019, with two less trading days this year. Like-for-like sales increased by 4.1%.

Plumbing & Heating Merchants’ sales in the 12 months September 2020 to August 2021 were 17.8% higher than in the same period a year earlier, with no difference in trading days.

Monthly & Quarterly Reports

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PHMI Q3 2021 QUARTERLY Report (Published 23 November 2021)

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PHMI August 2021 MONTHLY Report PHMI (Published 19 October 2021)

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PHMI July 2021 MONTHLY Report PHMI (Published 20 September 2021)

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PHMI Q2 2021 QUARTERLY Report (Published 23 August 2021)

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PHMI May 2021 MONTHLY Report PHMI (Published 19 July 2021)

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PHMI April 2021 MONTHLY Report (Published 18 June 2021)

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PHMI Q1 2021 QUARTERLY Report (Published 26 May 2021)

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PHMI February 2021 MONTHLY Report (Published 21 April 2021)

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PHMI January 2021 MONTHLY Report (Published 19 March 2021)

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