The Pulse

The Pulse: Nine in ten builders’ merchants affected by supplier price rises


Just under 90% percent of builders’ merchants in May are hit by supplier price rises. Over 80% suffer some level of product availability problems too, as the UK deals with global and geopolitical problems.

The Pulse, by MRA Research, is a monthly tracking survey of merchants’ confidence and prospects. Telephone interviewing took place between 3rd and 11th May 2022.

While consumer and business confidence plummets, merchants are more optimistic in their own businesses than in the prospects for the market.

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The Pulse is a monthly trends survey that tracks builders’ merchants’ confidence and prospects over time and is produced by MRA Research, the market research division of MRA Marketing. View all reports here.

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