NBMDA Reports

NBMDA provides critical benchmarking data generated from distributor members, economic data based on industry-specific indicators, research on industry topics and trends.

NBMDA Economic Reports

In partnership with the Institute for Trend Research, NBMDA provides quarterly reports that correlate macroeconomic data to specific product categories directly related to the building materials industry. This information allows members to forecast what effects the economy will have on their business and what they can reasonably expect for up to six quarters into the future. Members' Only: Access Quarterly Economic Reports.

NBMDA Quarterly Sales Trends Report

NBMDA has partnered with a leading research firm and the North American Floor Covering Distributors Association (NAFCD) to provide you with the NBMDA Quarterly Sales Trends Report. The report is based on member data submission and provides valuable benchmarking and forecasting data as well as insights into the issues and challenges facing distributors in our industry. You can compare the results of your company's sales performance and forecasts to other distributors in our channel. Members' Only: Access Quarterly Sales Trends Report.

New member benefit: NBMDA Research Center

In partnership with Cleveland Research Company, NBMDA has launched the NBMDA Research Center. This resource will provide members with an ongoing series of exclusive research reports focused on hot industry topics of high importance to both distributors and manufacturers. 

Members' Only: Access Exclusive Industry Insights and Trend Research.

NBMDA Compensation Reports

One of the major challenges facing business owners is in providing a fair and adequate compensation and benefits package for employees. In trying to establish a sound compensation system, managers are continually looking for benchmarks. Even though compensation benchmarks are critical, developing such benchmarks has always been a very difficult undertaking in distribution. The 2014 Employee Compensation Study provides a solution to these problems.

In partnership with Profit Planning Group, NBMDA compiles a bi-annual report providing analysis of management and employee pay scales, employee benefits and sales policies across building material distributors. The robust report also compares against a broad spectrum of distributors across various industries outlined locally by hundreds of cities across the U.S. and Canada.

For more information and to purchase the 2016 compensation report, click here.