This report covers behind the wall plumbing demand by Product, Application, and Market. Data are given in dollar value and in unit terms.
Behind the wall plumbing products include:
Pipe (PEX, PVC, other plastic pipe, copper, galvanized steel, ductile iron)
Fittings (tees, couplings, elbows, pipe supports, caps and plugs, manifolds, traps and wyes, expansion tanks)
Applications for behind the wall plumbing include:
Drain, waste, & vent systems
Markets for behind the wall plumbing include:
New commercialScope of the Report
This report covers the scope, size, and growth of the US behind the wall plumbing market including key trends in product, application, and market segmentation. Historical data are provided for 2010, 2015, and 2020, with year by year historical market volatility also addressed. Data are provided in both dollar values and unit terms. Also included is an analysis of the key industry players and their market shares.
Market for Plastic Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Products Continues to Strengthen
Although metal products hold a greater share of the market in value terms, plastic products are the most widely used in behind-the-wall plumbing applications and they are expected to continue gaining share:
PEX is growing in popularity because of its low cost, resistance to breakage, and durability relative to both copper and PVC.
PVC is inexpensive relative to metal and is also easy to cut and install
Despite these advantages, metal products continue to benefit from their resistance to impact damage, and the ability to withstand high pressures, which boosts their use in high-value applications.
Commercial Market to Remain Leading Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Segment
Commercial buildings account for the majority of behind-the-wall plumbing demand, largely because they are mandated to include extensive fire suppression systems. Though demand fell in 2020 and commercial building construction remained depressed in 2021, it is expected to rebound in 2022 and continue to grow through 2025. As the market rebounds, demand in plumbing-intensive structures like offices, hospitals, hotels, and senior living facilities – which require not only extensive fire suppression systems but also multiple bathrooms and kitchen facilities – will gain a boost from a low base.
New Home Construction & Design Trends to Boost Residential Demand
Strength in new single-family home construction is anticipated to boost behind-the-wall plumbing products, as a wide variety of plumbing products are installed during initial construction. Additionally, new homes are expected to include more and larger bathrooms with elaborate features – such as his-and-her sinks – that require more plumbing fixtures, further driving gains. Interest in renovation among homeowners spending more time in their homes should also boost residential behind-the-wall demand growth, as many of these projects are anticipated to involve kitchen or bathroom renovations.