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Plastic Pipe and Fittings

Plastic Pipe and Fittings

U.S. sales of plastic pipe and fittings are estimated to have increased 4.7% per year in 2013 and 2014 after increasing at double-digit rates over the previous two years. The strong growth in these years was partially due to sharp price increases. Price gains weakened over the past two years and prices could decline during 2015 due to the drop in oil prices.

These and other industry trends are uncovered in this up-to-date Catalina First Look on Plastic Pipe and Fittings. This First Look also provides data on product line sales, price trends, exports and imports, end-use market purchases, factors driving demand, plant operating ratios and profitability, and the competitive environment. Data is compiled and analyzed from 1997 to the current year and the Executive Summary provides a five year forecast.

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
U.S. market sales
Factors driving demand
Plastic pipe and fittings product mix and price trends
Material input costs
Industry cost structure and profitability
Competitive environment
Outlook and five year forecast
PLASTIC PIPE AND FITTING SALES
U.S. sales and growth analysis
Real sales trends
Price Index trends
Residential, commercial, and industrial sales
U.S. MANUFACTURERS SHIPMENTS BY PRODUCT AND MATERIAL
Drain waste and vent pipe
Water pipe
Industrial and mining pipe
Oil and gas pipe
Sewer, storm drain, and water main pipe
Pipe fittings and unions
ABS, CPVC, PE, PVC, PEX, and composites
U.S. IMPORTS
Import shipments and growth analysis
Imports’ share of U.S. sales
Imports for the top five countries of origin
U.S. EXPORTS
Export shipments and growth analysis
Exports’ share of U.S. shipments
Exports for the top five countries of destination
FACTORS DRIVING DEMAND
Residential and nonresidential building construction spending
New and existing home sales
Housing starts and permits
Homeowner remodeling and repair spending
Building material retail sales
Employment, personal income, and mortgage rates
U.S. PLASTIC PIPE AND FITTINGS PLANT COST STRUCTURE AND PROFITABILITY
Labor costs percent shipments
Material costs percent shipments
Gross plant profit margins
Total employees and employee sales productivity
Average production worker wages
Capital spending trends
COMPETITVE ENVIRONMENT
Number of U.S. manufacturers and plants
Plant shipments and average shipments per plant
Share of U.S. shipments for the top manufacturers
Leading competitor sales trends

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