European Building Materials – Coronavirus Update – 15 April 2020

  • Multi Asset
  • Materials
  • Europe


Former Senior Executive at Travis Perkins plc


  • Demand impact from the novel coronavirus pandemic and expected recovery across DIY and trade, and renovation and new build
  • Fixed vs variable cost base across manufacturers
  • Fixed vs variable cost base across distributors
  • Distributor-manufacturer relationships, price and term pressure during downturn
  • Buying behaviour for high quality vs low costs in a demand recovery across products


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