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First Look On Plastic Pipe And Fittings

First Look On Plastic Pipe And Fittings

U.S. sales of plastic pipe and fittings could increase by 8.8% during 2018 as manufacturers pass through rising material costs and construction spending gains keep demand on an upward trend. Manufacturers are increasing prices as resin price increase along with oil prices. Relatively strong growing product lines include drain, waste, and vent pipe, water pipe, and oil and gas pipe. Manufacturers are also increasing their reliance on fitting and union sales.

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. plastic pipe and fittings market trends
Shipments by product and resin type
Sales by end-use market
International trade
Industry cost structure and profitability
Competitive environment
Outlook and five year forecast
PLASTIC PIPE AND FITTINGS SALES
U.S. sales and growth analysis
Real sales trends
Price Index trends
Plastic’s share of total U.S. pipe and fittings shipments
Residential and commercial sales
U.S. MANUFACTURER SHIPMENTS BY PRODUCT
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, PVC, CPVC, PE, and 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
Spending on power, sewage and waste disposal, and water infrastructure construction
Spending on oil, gas, coal, and chemical facilities
U.S. PLASTIC PIPE AND FITTINGS PLANT COST STRUCTURE AND PROFITABILITY
Labor costs percent shipments
Material costs percent shipments
Gross plant profit margins
Plastic resin price trends
Total employees and employee sales productivity
Average production worker wages
Capital spending trends
COMPETITVE ENVIRONMENT
Number of 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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