NKBA/John Burns Kitchen & Bath Market Index (KBMI) - Q4 2018
The NKBA/John Burns Kitchen & Bath Market Index (KBMI) is the definitive gauge of economic conditions within the kitchen and bath industry. Based on responses from designers, manufacturers, retailers and building/construction firms who are members of the National Kitchen & Bath Association, this quarterly market research survey examines current demand and future expectations in the industry, and monitors issues and challenges industry professionals are facing in their business.
All key indicators, KBMI, Current Business Conditions, Future Business Conditions and Health of K&B Industry, are reported in total and for each of these four segments -- designers, manufacturers, retailers and building/construction firms.
Special topics in the Q4 2018 report include:
- Consumers sacrificing quality for lower prices
- Imports driving prices lower across the industry
- E-Commerce causing pricing conflict with traditional distribution channels
- Unrealistic client expectations being driven by media