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Behind the Wall Plumbing

Behind the Wall Plumbing

US spending on behind the wall plumbing products is projected to rise 4.6% annually to $13.5 billion in 2022. Rising construction spending and the installation of more bathrooms in existing residences will boost demand as more pipe and fittings will be needed to connect bathrooms to water and sewer mains. Additional demand advances will be supported by the rising number of plumbing fixtures in bathrooms and kitchens. Pipe, values, and fittings will be used more extensively to connect these fixtures to plumbing networks.

This report covers behind the wall plumbing demand by product, application, and market. Data is given for products in dollar value terms at the manufacturers’ level. Furthermore, demand for pipe is presented in terms of length in feet, and demand for fittings and fire sprinklers is presented in unit terms,

Demand is broken out by product type:
Pipe
Fittings
Valves
Fire Sprinkler Heads

By application:
Fire Suppression Systems
Distribution
Drain, Waste, & Vent (DWV)
Radiant Flooring Systems

By market:
Residential (new, and improvements and repairs)
Commercial (new, and improvements and repairs)

Scope of the Report
This report covers the scope, size, and growth of the US behind the wall plumbing products market. Historical data are provided for 2007, 2012, and 2017 with forecasts for 2022 and 2027. Data is provided in dollar value terms and in unit terms for pipe, fittings, and fire sprinklers. Also included is an analysis of factors driving spending and a look at key industry participants.


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table Figure 1-1 | Key Trends in the US Behind the Wall Plumbing Market
  • OVERVIEW
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 2-1 | US BTW Plumbing Market Overview
    • Historical Market Trends
      • Table Historical BTW Plumbing Products Market Trends, 2007 – 2017
      • Table Figure 2-2 | BTW Plumbing Historical Market Trends, 2008 – 2017
    • Demand Outlook for Behind the Wall Plumbing
      • Table BTW Plumbing Product Demand, 2007 – 2027
      • Table Figure 2-3 | BTW Plumbing Demand, 2007 – 2022
    • Key Drivers of Demand
      • Overview
      • Interest in Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling
      • Increases in the Number of Bathrooms per Structure
        • Table Figure 2-4 | Number of Bathrooms in US Housing Units, 2017
      • Interest in "Aging-in-Place" Renovation Projects
        • Table Consumer Responses by Race & Ethnicity & Age: "I prefer to age in place", 2017
        • Table Figure 2-5 | Americans Aged 55 & Over, 2007 – 2027
      • Rising Interest in Radiant Flooring Systems
      • A Shortage of Plumbing Professionals
      • Water Conservation Efforts
      • Rising Use of Fire Suppression Systems in Single-Family Residences
      • The Nation's Aging Water Infrastructure
    • Supply & Foreign Trade
      • Overview
      • Effect of Tariffs on Trade
        • Table BTW Plumbing Product Supply & Demand, 2007 – 2027
    • Pricing Trends
      • Table BTW Plumbing Product Pricing, 2007 – 2027
  • PRODUCTS
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 3-1 | Key Trends in BTW Plumbing Product Demand in the US
    • Demand Outlook by Product
      • Table Figure 3-2 | Behind the Wall Plumbing Products: Product Overview
    • Pipe
      • Pipe Overview
      • Key Drivers of Pipe Demand
      • Value Demand Outlook
        • Table Pipe Demand by Material, 2007 – 2027
        • Table Figure 3-3 | Pipe Demand by Material, 2017 – 2022
      • Demand Outlook by Length
        • Table Pipe Demand by Application & Material, 2007 – 2027
        • Table Figure 3-4 | Pipe Demand by Material, 2017 – 2022
      • Demand Outlook by Material
        • Table Figure 3-5 | Characteristics of PEX Pipe
        • Table PEX Pipe Demand, 2007 – 2027
        • Table Figure 3-6 | PEX Pipe Share of BTW Plumbing Market in Length, 2007 – 2017
        • Table Figure 3-7 | PEX Pipe Market Share, 2017
        • Table Figure 3-8 | Characteristics of PVC Pipe
        • Table PVC Pipe Demand, 2007 – 2027
        • Table Figure 3-9 | PVC Pipe Market Share, 2017
        • Table Figure 3-10 | Characteristics of Other Plastic Pipe Types
        • Table Other Plastic Pipe Demand, 2007 – 2027
        • Table Figure 3-11 | Characteristics of Copper Pipe
        • Table Copper Pipe Demand, 2007 – 2027
        • Table Figure 3-12 | Copper Pipe Market Share, 2017
        • Table Figure 3-13 | Characteristics of Galvanized Steel Pipe
        • Table Galvanized Steel Pipe Demand, 2007 – 2027
        • Table Figure 3-14 | Galvanized Steel Pipe Market Share, 2017
        • Table Figure 3-15 | Characteristics of Ductile Iron Pipe
        • Table Ductile Iron Pipe Demand, 2007 – 2027
    • Fittings
      • Fittings Overview
        • Table Selected BTW Plumbing Fitting Types
      • Value Demand Outlook
        • Table Fittings Demand by Type, 2007 – 2027
      • Unit Demand Outlook
        • Table Fittings Demand by Type, 2007 – 2027
      • Demand Outlook by Type
        • Table Figure 3-16 | BTW Plumbing Tees Characteristics
        • Table Tees Demand by Application, 2007 – 2027
        • Table Tees Demand by Material, 2007 – 2027
        • Table Figure 3-17 | BTW Plumbing Couplings Characteristics
        • Table Couplings Demand by Application, 2007 – 2027
        • Table Couplings Demand by Material, 2007 – 2027
        • Table Figure 3-18 | BTW Plumbing Elbows Characteristics
        • Table Elbows Demand by Application, 2007 – 2027
        • Table Elbows Demand by Material, 2007 – 2027
        • Table Figure 3-19 | Pipe Supports Product Characteristics
        • Table Pipe Supports Demand by Application, 2007 – 2027
        • Table Pipe Supports Demand by Material, 2007 – 2027
        • Table Figure 3-20 | Other Fittings Product Characteristics
        • Table Other Fittings Demand by Product, 2007 – 2027
        • Table Other Fittings Demand by Application, 2007 – 2027
        • Table Other Fittings Demand by Material, 2007 – 2027
        • Table Figure 3-21 | Leading Suppliers of Other BTW Plumbing Fittings
    • Valves
      • Product Overview
        • Table Selected BTW Plumbing Valve Types
      • Demand Outlook
        • Table Valves Demand by Application & Market, 2007 – 2027
      • Demand by Market
      • Demand by Application
      • Suppliers
    • Fire Sprinklers
      • Product Overview
        • Table Figure 3-22 | Characteristics of Fire Sprinklers
      • Demand Outlook
        • Table Fire Sprinklers Demand, 2007 – 2027
      • Demand by Market
      • Suppliers
        • Table Figure 3-23 | Fire Sprinkler Market Share, 2017
  • APPLICATIONS
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 4-1 | Key Trends in US BTW Plumbing Applications
    • Demand Outlook by Application
      • Table BTW Plumbing Product Demand by Application, 2007 – 2027
    • Fire Suppression Systems
      • Overview
        • Table Figure 4-2 | Fire Suppression Systems Overview
      • Demand Outlook
        • Table Fire Suppression System Demand by Product, 2007 – 2027
        • Table Fire Suppression System Pipe Demand, 2007 – 2027
        • Table Figure 4-3 | Drivers of Fire Suppression System Pipe Demand by Material
        • Table Fire Suppression System Fittings Demand, 2007 – 2027
      • Demand by Market
        • Table Fire Suppression System Demand by Market, 2007 – 2027
    • Distribution Systems
      • Demand Outlook
        • Table Distribution System Demand by Product, 2007 – 2027
        • Table Distribution System Pipe Demand, 2007 – 2027
        • Table Figure 4-4 | Distribution System Value Demand Share of Copper & PEX Pipe, 2007 – 2027
        • Table Distribution System Fittings Demand, 2007 – 2027
      • Demand by Market
        • Table Distribution System Demand by Market, 2007 – 2027
    • Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems
      • Demand Outlook
        • Table Drain, Waste, & Vent System Demand by Product, 2007 – 2027
        • Table Drain, Waste, & Vent System Pipe Demand, 2007 – 2027
        • Table Figure 4-5 | Advantages & Disadvantages of Other DWV Pipe Materials
        • Table Drain, Waste, & Vent System Fittings Demand, 2007 – 2027
      • Demand by Market
        • Table Drain, Waste, & Vent System Demand by Market, 2007 – 2027
    • Radiant Flooring Systems
      • Overview
        • Table Figure 4-6 | Radiant Flooring System Components
      • Demand Outlook
        • Table Radiant Flooring System Demand by Product, 2007 – 2027
        • Table Figure 4-7 Radiant Flooring System Demand for PEX Pipe, 2007 – 2022
        • Table Radiant Flooring System Fittings Demand, 2007 – 2027
      • Demand by Market
        • Table Radiant Flooring System Demand by Market, 2007 – 2027
  • MARKETS
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 5-1 | Key Trends in US BTW Plumbing Markets
    • Demand Outlook by Market
      • Overview
        • Table BTW Plumbing Product Demand by Market, 2007 – 2027
      • Commercial Buildings
        • Table Commercial Buildings Demand for BTW Plumbing Products, 2007 – 2027
        • Table Figure 5-2 | Commercial BTW Plumbing Products Demand Overview
      • Residential Buildings
        • Table Residential Buildings Demand for BTW Plumbing Products, 2007 – 2027
        • Table Figure 5-3 | Residential BTW Plumbing Products Demand Overview
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • Key Findings & Industry Composition
      • Table BTW Plumbing Products US Sales by Company, 2017
    • Market Share
      • Table Figure 6-1 | US BTW Plumbing Products Market Share, 2017
      • Table Figure 6-2 | BTW Plumbing Products Market: Overall Leading Supplier
      • Table Figure 6-3 | BTW Plumbing Products Market: Second Leading Supplier
      • Table Figure 6-4 | BTW Plumbing Products Market: Third Leading Supplier
      • Table Figure 6-5 | BTW Plumbing Products Market: Fourth Leading Supplier
    • Key Competitive Strategies
      • Overview
      • Horizontal Integration
      • Vertical Integration
      • New Product Development
      • Mergers & Acquisitions
        • Table Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures
      • Cooperative Agreements
        • Table Selected Cooperative Agreements
    • Marketing Channels
      • Overview
      • Brand Name Identification
      • Internet-Based Marketing
      • Other Media
    • Distribution Channels
      • Overview
      • Supply Houses
      • Big-Box Retailers
      • Other Retailers
      • Internet-Based Retailers
    • List of Industry Participants
  • APPENDIX
    • Scope
      • Table Relevant Industry Codes
      • Table Relevant HS/HTS Codes
    • Definitions
    • Abbreviations
      • Table Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study
    • Freedonia Methodology
    • Study-Specific Methodology
    • Sources
    • Related Freedonia Group Studies
    • Macroeconomic Assumptions
      • Economic Environment
        • Table Macroeconomic Indicators, 2007 – 2022
        • Table Figure 7-1 | Annual Growth in Real GDP, 2000 – 2017, Compared to 1980 – 2005 Average
      • Demographic Trends
        • Table Population & Households, 2007 – 2022
        • Table Figure 7-2 | Annual Population Growth, 2002 – 2017
      • Consumer Spending
        • Table Personal Consumption Expenditures, 2007 – 2022
      • Consumer Financing
        • Table Consumer Financing Environment, 2007 – 2017
      • Building Construction
        • Table Building Construction Expenditures, 2007 – 2022
      • Residential Building Construction
        • Table Residential Building Construction Expenditures, 2007 – 2022
      • Housing Completions
        • Table New Housing Indicators, 2007 – 2022
        • Table Figure 7-3 | New Housing Square Footage by Housing Type, 2002 – 2017
      • Housing Stock
        • Table Housing Stock by Type, 2007 – 2022
        • Table Figure 7-4 | Housing Stock by Year of Construction, 2017
      • Residential Improvements & Repairs
        • Table Residential Improvement & Repair Expenditures, 2007 – 2022
      • Commercial Building Construction
        • Table Commercial Building Construction Expenditures, 2007 – 2022
      • Commercial Building Stock
        • Table Commercial Building Stock by Type, 2007 – 2022
      • Commercial Building Improvements & Repairs
        • Table Commercial Building Improvement & Repair Expenditures, 2007 – 2022

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