The Q2 Distributor and Manufacturer NBMDA Quarterly Executive Trends Index Now Available

The Q2 2014 NBMDA Quarterly Executive Trends Index is now available.

The NAFCD + NBMDA Distributor Executive Trends Index shows three key points:

  1. Slightly better sales growth versus Q1
  2. Slightly reduced 2014 sales growth outlooks
  3. Continued solid profit gain forecasts for 2014

The results of the survey show that 2014 looks to be on pace for another year of sales and profit recovery for both building materials and floor covering distributors, even though not likely to the same level of progress in 2013. View the full Q2 distributor report here.

The NAFCD + NBMDA Manufacturer Executive Trends Index shows that respondents are gaining increased confidence in underlying demand trends with more than 50 percent of manufacturers adding headcount in the near-term and nearly 80 percent expected to add distributors over the next 12 months. Manufacturers experienced stronger sales growth in April, May and June relative to the weather impact in Q1. Click here to view the full Q2 manufacturer report.

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