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  • Polypipe Comment: Q3 2023

    With the house building market in a particularly difficult position, performance in Q3 has been challenging for its suppliers, with volumes relatively flat. Consumer confidence improved throughout Q3 but in… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 29th November 2023

  • Brett Martin Comment: Q3 2023

    The third quarter of 2023 has continued in the same theme set by the first two quarters of the year, with the typically busy months quiet and the reverse for… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 29th November 2023

  • ECI Software Solutions Comment: Q3 2023

    The 2023 edition of the LBM 100 survey by LBM Journal, demonstrated an impressive escalation in a conventionally conservative industry. 2022 marked a significant milestone, with 40% of merchants embracing… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 29th November 2023

  • Keylite Comment: Q3 2023

    Like all manufacturers in our sector, Keylite is feeling the effects of lower market demand. This is driven by low consumer confidence while relatively high interest rates and inflation levels… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 29th November 2023

  • Dulux Comment: Q3 2023

    At the end of Q3 the trade paint market stood at 1% growth year-on-year adjusted for working days. Despite fluctuating weather, the woodcare market has grown by 7% year-on-year (based… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 29th November 2023

  • Owlett-Jaton Comment: Q3 2023

    As expected, the volume downturn seen in the second quarter has continued as the construction and RM&I sectors continue to be sluggish. Reduced manufacturing costs in the Far East, together… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 29th November 2023

  • Heidelberg Materials Comment: Q3 2023

    It’s a tough market for aggregates right now and this was reflected in Q3’s subdued performance. Trading was much harder than expected and the seasonal uplift we would normally expect… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 29th November 2023

  • Knauf-Insulation Comment: Q3 2023

    Construction confidence has taken a battering of late, with geopolitical instability picking up even as interest rate rises have slowed. Despite this mixed picture, the market outlook for insulation remains… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 29th November 2023

  • British Gypsum Comment: Q3 2023

    We experienced lower sales volumes during Q3 compared to the same period last year as we continue to see construction activity weaken in two of the largest construction sectors: private… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 29th November 2023

  • Keystone Comment: Q3 2023

    The third quarter of 2023 has offered no optimism from the continued slide in volumes from the same time last year. As reported earlier in the year, 2022 was certainly… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 29th November 2023

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