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Behind-the-Wall Plumbing


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Behind The Wall Plumbing

US demand for behind the wall plumbing products is forecast to see annual growth of 6.5 percent through 2020. Advances will be spurred by increasing building construction activity and design trends that call for homes and businesses to have more and larger bathrooms and larger kitchens. More pipe and related fittings will be needed to carry water and waste flows to and from the fittings and fixtures located in these rooms.

Pipe Will Remain the Leading Behind the Wall Plumbing Product
Behind the Wall Plumbing Products covered by the study include:
Pipe
Fittings
Valves
Fire Sprinklers

Pipe accounted the largest share of behind the wall plumbing products demand in 2015 and will continue to do so going forward. Metal pipes (such as copper and galvanized steel) will lose market share to plastic pipe. PEX pipe will see the fastest demand gains because of its low cost and flexibility, which makes it highly suitable for plumbers installing radiant heating systems and other amenities. PVC pipe will also experience strong growth as a cheap, lightweight alternative to cast iron.

Potable Water and Drain, Waste, and Vent Applications to See Rapid Growth
Behind the Wall Plumbing Products can be characterized as being one of three main types:
Fire Suppression Systems
Potable Water Distribution
Drain, Waste, & Vent (DWV)

Fire suppression systems accounted for the largest share of behind the wall plumbing products demand in 2015; however, those products used in potable water distribution and DWV applications will see the faster gains going forward. Advances will be fueled by design trends that call for homes and businesses to have multiple bathrooms, many of which are situated far from a residence’s existing water mains. Additional lengths of pipe and more fittings will be needed to move fresh and waste water to and from these extra bathrooms.

Diverse Groups of Companies Serve the Behind the Wall Plumbing Industry
A broad range of companies participate in the production of behind the wall plumbing products. Metal pipe manufacturers have traditionally had leading market shares, but suppliers of such items as plastic pipe and fittings have gained market share because of their products’ low cost and ease of installation. Key participants in this industry include Atkore International, Cambridge-Lee Industries, Charlotte Pipe & Foundry, JM Eagle, Lubrizol, Olin Brass, REHAU, Reliable Automatic Sprinkler, Reliance Worldwide, Tyco International, UPONOR, and Victaulic.

Scope of the Report
This report covers the scope, size, and growth of the US behind the wall plumbing market including key trends in product usage and regional market analysis. Historical data are provided for 2005, 2010, and 2015 with forecasts for 2020 and 2025 with year by year historical market volatility also addressed. Demand is broken out by US region and sub-region. Data is provided in value terms for all products. For pipe, demand is presented in terms of length in feet. Demand for fittings, valves, and sprinklers is given in unit terms. The study also includes an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING PRODUCTS DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Trends
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS
    • Demographic Trends
      • Table POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS
    • Consumer Trends
      • Consumer Spending
        • Table PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES
      • Consumer Financing
        • Table CONSUMER FINANCING ENVIRONMENT, 2005-2015
    • Building Construction Expenditures
      • Table BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
      • Residential Buildings
        • Table RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
        • Table NEW HOUSING INDICATORS
        • Table HOUSING STOCK BY TYPE
        • Table CHART II-1 YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION OF HOUSING STOCK, 2015
        • Table CHART II-2 NUMBER OF BATHROOMS IN NEW HOUSING UNITS, 2005-2015
        • Table RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES
      • Nonresidential Buildings
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING STOCK
    • Historical Market Overview
      • Table BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING PRODUCTS MARKET, 2005-2015
      • Table CHART II-3 BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING PRODUCTS MARKET, 2006-2015
    • Environmental & Regulatory Considerations
      • Plumbing Codes
      • Adoption of Fire Suppression Systems
      • Water Conservation Measures
      • Use of Lead-Free Products
      • Radiant Heating Systems
    • Foreign Trade
  • PRODUCTS
    • General
    • Key Drivers of Behind the Wall Plumbing Products Demand
      • Table BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING PRODUCTS DEMAND
      • Table CHART III-1 BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING PRODUCTS DEMAND BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2015
    • Pipe
      • Table BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • PEX
        • Table BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING PEX PIPE DEMAND
        • Table CHART III-2 PEX PIPE: ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES
        • Table CHART III-3 BTW PLUMBING PEX PIPE MARKET SHARE, 2015
      • PVC
        • Table BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING PVC PIPE DEMAND
        • Table CHART III-4 PVC PIPE: ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES
        • Table CHART III-5 BTW PLUMBING PVC PIPE MARKET SHARE, 2015
      • Other Plastics
        • Table BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING OTHER PLASTICS PIPE DEMAND
        • Table CHART III-6 CHARACTERISTICS OF OTHER PLASTIC PIPE PRODUCT TYPES
      • Copper
        • Table BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING COPPER PIPE DEMAND
        • Table CHART III-7 COPPER PIPE: ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES
        • Table CHART III-8 BTW PLUMBING COPPER PIPE MARKET LEADERS, 2015
      • Galvanized Steel
        • Table BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING GALVANIZED STEEL PIPE DEMAND
        • Table CHART III-9 GALVANIZED STEEL PIPE: ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES
      • Ductile Iron
        • Table BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING DUCTILE IRON PIPE DEMAND
        • Table CHART III-10 DUCTILE IRON PIPE: ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES
    • Fittings
      • Table BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING FITTINGS DEMAND
      • Table CHART III-11 BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING FITTINGS DEMAND BY TYPE, 2015
      • Tees
        • Table BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING TEES DEMAND BY APPLICATION
        • Table BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING TEES DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Elbows
        • Table BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING ELBOWS DEMAND BY APPLICATION
        • Table BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING ELBOWS DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Couplings
        • Table BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING COUPLINGS DEMAND BY APPLICATION
        • Table BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING COUPLINGS DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Pipe Supports
        • Table CHART III-12 TYPES OF PIPE SUPPORTS
        • Table BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING PIPE SUPPORTS DEMAND BY APPLICATION
        • Table BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING PIPE SUPPORTS DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • All Other Fittings
        • Table ALL OTHER BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING FITTINGS DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION
        • Table ALL OTHER BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING FITTINGS DEMAND BY MATERIAL
    • Valves
      • Table BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING VALVES DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET
      • Demand by Application
      • Demand by Market
      • Suppliers
    • Fire Sprinklers
      • Table FIRE SPRINKLERS DEMAND
      • Key Trends in Fire Sprinkler Demand
      • Suppliers
  • APPLICATIONS
    • General
      • Table CHART IV-1 KEY DRIVERS OF BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING DEMAND
      • Table BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING PRODUCTS DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Table CHART IV-2 BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING PRODUCTS DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2015
    • Fire Suppression Systems
      • Types of Fire Suppression Systems
        • Table FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS PRODUCT DEMAND
      • Pipe Demand
        • Table FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS DEMAND FOR PIPE
        • Table CHART IV-3 DRIVERS OF FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Fittings, Valves, & Sprinklers Demand
      • Demand by Market
        • Table BEHIND THE WALL FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Distribution
      • Table BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING DISTRIBUTION PRODUCTS DEMAND
      • Pipe Demand
        • Table BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING DISTRIBUTION PIPE DEMAND
        • Table CHART IV-4 DISTRIBUTION PIPE MARKET SHARE COMPARISON: COPPER VS. PEX, 2005-2025
      • Fittings & Valves Demand
      • Demand by Market
        • Table BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING DISTRIBUTION PRODUCTS DEMAND BY MARKET
    • DWV
      • Table BEHIND THE WALL DWV PLUMBING PRODUCTS DEMAND
      • Pipe Demand
        • Table CHART IV-5 PIPE USE IN DWV APPLICATIONS: DRIVERS OF DEMAND
        • Table BEHIND THE WALL DWV PLUMBING PIPE DEMAND
      • Fittings Demand
      • Demand by Market
        • Table BEHIND THE WALL DWV PLUMBING PRODUCTS DEMAND BY MARKET
  • MARKETS
    • General
      • Table BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING PRODUCTS DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART V-1 BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING PRODUCTS: KEY DRIVERS OF DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Nonresidential Buildings
      • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS DEMAND FOR BTW PLUMBING PRODUCTS
      • New
      • Improvements & Repairs
    • Residential Buildings
      • Table RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS DEMAND FOR BTW PLUMBING PRODUCTS
      • New
      • Improvements & Repairs
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition
      • Table BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING PRODUCTS SALES BY COMPANY, 2015
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VI-1 BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING PRODUCTS MARKET SHARE, 2015
    • Product Development
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Marketing
    • Distribution
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Company Profiles
      • Aalberts Industries NV
      • Aliaxis SA
      • Aquatherm GmbH
      • Atkore International Group Incorporated
      • AY McDonald Manufacturing Company
      • Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated
      • Bull Moose Industries
      • Cambridge-Lee Industries LLC
      • Charlotte Pipe & Foundry Company
      • Fischer (Georg) Limited
      • Fluidmaster Incorporated
      • Geberit International AG
      • Genova Products Incorporated
      • Global Brass and Copper Holdings Incorporated
      • GSA Industries Proprietary Limited
      • Halma plc
      • JM Eagle Incorporated
      • JMC Steel Group Incorporated
      • Kohler Company
      • Legend Valve & Fitting Incorporated
      • LIXIL Group Corporation
      • Masco Corporation
      • McWane Incorporated
      • Morris Group International
      • Mueller Industries Incorporated
      • National Pipe & Plastics Incorporated
      • NIBCO Incorporated
      • Oatey Company
      • REHAU AG & Company
      • Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Company Incorporated
      • Rexnord Corporation
      • Rifeng Enterprise Group Company Limited
      • Spears Manufacturing Company
      • Spectrum Brands Holdings Incorporated
      • Symmons Industries Incorporated
      • TOTO Limited
      • T&S Brass and Bronze Works Incorporated
      • Tyco International plc
      • Uponor Corporation
      • Victaulic Company of America
      • Viega GmbH & Company KG
      • Westlake Chemical Corporation
      • Wieland-Werke AG

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