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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