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World Water Pipe

World demand to rise 6.8% annually through 2017
Global demand for water pipe is forecast to increase 6.8 percent per year through 2017 to almost 14 billion meters, an acceleration from the pace of the 2007- 2012 period. Advances will result from two key factors: in developing nations, access to water supply and sanitation will be increased; in developed nations, a rebound in construction spending will boost demand for building pipe. Plastic pipe will post the strongest gains, as these types continue to displace concrete and metal materials in a range of markets, particularly water distribution.

China to claim half of all new water pipe demand
China alone is forecast to account for one-half of the increase in global water pipe demand generated between 2012 and 2017. The country’s vast population makes infrastructure and sewage system development a necessity, supporting demand by households that previously did not have a piped water supply. Other industrializing countries in Asia, such as India and Indonesia, and in the Africa/ Mideast region will also contribute to overall water pipe demand.

Building to remain leading global water pipe market
Among markets, building will remain the leading market through the forecast period. Recovery in the US economy, especially a rebound in US housing starts, will boost demand for water pipe. Gains in sewer and transmission applications will be prompted by expansion of water supply services, access to which in many countries remains considerably low, due to a lack of funding. In the least developed parts of Asia and Africa, market gains will continue, but even a robust level of growth will leave several hundred million people without access to safe water or even minimal sanitation facilities.

Plastic to be most rapidly growing water pipe material
Plastic pipe will experience the fastest growth through 2017. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) will remain the leading plastic resin due to its use in small diameter applications in the potable water distribution and irrigation markets. HDPE pipe will supplant concrete, PVC, and steel pipe in drainage, storm sewer, and potable water applications. Concrete pipe will benefit from increased infrastructure spending, and copper pipe will benefit from a recovery in construction spending. However, gains for both materials will be adversely impacted by competition from plastic pipe.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WORLD WATER PIPE DEMAND (million meters)
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • World Economic Overview
      • Recent Historical Trends
      • World Economic Outlook
        • Table WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)
    • World Fixed Investment
      • Table WORLD GROSS FIXED CAPITAL FORMATION BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)
    • World Demographic Outlook
      • Population
        • Table WORLD POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)
      • Urbanization Patterns
        • Table WORLD URBAN POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)
      • Households
        • Table WORLD HOUSEHOLDS BY REGION (millions)
    • World Water Use
      • Table WORLD WATER USE BY REGION (cubic kilometers)
      • Water Shortages
      • Water Reuse
      • Irrigation Trends
        • Table WORLD LAND UNDER IRRIGATION (million hectares)
    • Construction Outlook
      • Table WORLD CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)
      • Residential
        • Table WORLD RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)
      • Nonresidential
        • Table WORLD NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)
      • Nonbuilding
        • Table WORLD NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)
    • Environmental & Regulatory Issues
    • Technology & Product Innovation
  • OVERVIEW
    • Regional Outlook
      • Table WORLD WATER PIPE DEMAND BY REGION (million meters)
    • Markets
      • Table WORLD WATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million meters)
      • Building
        • Table WORLD BUILDING PIPE DEMAND BY REGION & SEGMENT (million meters)
        • Table WORLD WATER DISTRIBUTION PIPE DEMAND (million meters)
        • Table WORLD DRAIN, WASTE, & VENT PIPE DEMAND (million meters)
        • Table WORLD HEATING PIPE DEMAND BY REGION (million meters)
      • Transmission & Service
        • Table WORLD WATER TRANSMISSION & SERVICE PIPE DEMAND BY REGION (million meters)
      • Sewer & Drainage
        • Table WORLD SEWER & DRAINAGE PIPE DEMAND BY REGION (million meters)
        • Table WORLD SEWER PIPE DEMAND BY REGION (million meters)
        • Table WORLD SANITARY SEWER PIPE DEMAND BY REGION (million meters)
        • Table WORLD STORM SEWER PIPE DEMAND BY REGION (million meters)
        • Table WORLD DRAINAGE PIPE DEMAND BY REGION (million meters)
      • Irrigation & Other
        • Table WORLD IRRIGATION & OTHER PIPE DEMAND BY REGION (million meters)
    • Products
      • Table WORLD WATER PIPE DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million meters)
      • Plastic
        • Table WORLD PLASTIC WATER PIPE DEMAND BY REGION & RESIN (million meters)
        • Table WORLD PVC WATER PIPE DEMAND (million meters)
        • Table WORLD HDPE WATER PIPE DEMAND (million meters)
        • Table WORLD OTHER PLASTIC WATER PIPE DEMAND (million meters)
      • Copper
        • Table WORLD COPPER WATER PIPE DEMAND (million meters)
      • Steel
        • Table WORLD STEEL WATER PIPE DEMAND (million meters)
      • Ductile Iron
        • Table WORLD DUCTILE IRON WATER PIPE DEMAND (million meters)
      • Concrete & Other
        • Table WORLD CONCRETE & OTHER WATER PIPE DEMAND (million meters)
    • Production & Trade
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • North America: General
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR WATER PIPE
    • North America: Water Pipe Demand by Market
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million meters)
    • North America: Water Pipe Demand by Product
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million meters)
    • United States
      • United States: General
        • Table UNITED STATES: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR WATER PIPE
      • United States: Water Pipe Demand by Market
        • Table UNITED STATES: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million meters)
      • United States: Water Pipe Demand by Product
        • Table UNITED STATES: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million meters)
    • Canada
      • Canada: General
        • Table CANADA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR WATER PIPE
      • Canada: Water Pipe Demand by Market
        • Table CANADA: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million meters)
      • Canada: Water Pipe Demand by Product
        • Table CANADA: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million meters)
    • Mexico
      • Mexico: General
        • Table MEXICO: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR WATER PIPE
      • Mexico: Water Pipe Demand by Market
        • Table MEXICO: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million meters)
      • Mexico: Water Pipe Demand by Product
        • Table MEXICO: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million meters)
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • General
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR WATER PIPE
    • Western Europe: Water Pipe Demand by Market
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million meters)
    • Western Europe: Water Pipe Demand by Product
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million meters)
    • France
      • France: General
        • Table FRANCE: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR WATER PIPE
      • France: Water Pipe Demand by Market
        • Table FRANCE: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million meters)
      • France: Water Pipe Demand by Product
        • Table FRANCE: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million meters)
    • Germany
      • Germany: General
        • Table GERMANY: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR WATER PIPE
      • Germany: Water Pipe Demand by Market
        • Table GERMANY: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million meters)
      • Germany: Water Pipe Demand by Product
        • Table GERMANY: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million meters)
    • Italy
      • Italy: General
        • Table ITALY: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR WATER PIPE
      • Italy: Water Pipe Demand by Market
        • Table ITALY: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million meters)
      • Italy: Water Pipe Demand by Product
        • Table ITALY: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million meters)
    • Netherlands
      • Netherlands: General
        • Table NETHERLANDS: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR WATER PIPE
      • Netherlands: Water Pipe Demand by Market
        • Table NETHERLANDS: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million meters)
      • Netherlands: Water Pipe Demand by Product
        • Table NETHERLANDS: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million meters)
    • Spain
      • Spain: General
        • Table SPAIN: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR WATER PIPE
      • Spain: Water Pipe Demand by Market
        • Table SPAIN: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million meters)
      • Spain: Water Pipe Demand by Product
        • Table SPAIN: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million meters)
    • United Kingdom
      • United Kingdom: General
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR WATER PIPE
      • United Kingdom: Water Pipe Demand by Market
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million meters)
      • United Kingdom: Water Pipe Demand by Product
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM:WATER PIPE DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million meters)
    • Other Western Europe
      • Other Western Europe: General
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR WATER PIPE
      • Other Western Europe: Water Pipe Demand by Market
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million meters)
      • Other Western Europe: Water Pipe Demand by Product
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million meters)
  • ASIA/PACIFIC
    • General
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR WATER PIPE
    • Asia/Pacific: Water Pipe Demand by Market
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million meters)
    • Asia/Pacific: Water Pipe Demand by Product
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million meters)
    • Australia
      • Australia: General
        • Table AUSTRALIA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR WATER PIPE
      • Australia: Water Pipe Demand by Market
        • Table AUSTRALIA: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million meters)
      • Australia: Water Pipe Demand by Product
        • Table AUSTRALIA: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million meters)
    • China
      • China: General
        • Table CHINA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR WATER PIPE
      • China: Water Pipe Demand by Market
        • Table CHINA: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million meters)
      • China: Water Pipe Demand by Product
        • Table CHINA: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million meters)
    • India
      • India: General
        • Table INDIA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR WATER PIPE
      • India: Water Pipe Demand by Market
        • Table INDIA: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million meters)
      • India: Water Pipe Demand by Product
        • Table INDIA: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million meters)
    • Indonesia
      • Indonesia: General
        • Table INDONESIA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR WATER PIPE
      • Indonesia: Water Pipe Demand by Market
        • Table INDONESIA: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million meters)
      • Indonesia: Water Pipe Demand by Product
        • Table INDONESIA: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million meters)
    • Japan
      • Japan: General
        • Table JAPAN: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR WATER PIPE
      • Japan: Water Pipe Demand by Market
        • Table JAPAN: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million meters)
      • Japan: Water Pipe Demand by Product
        • Table JAPAN: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million meters)
    • South Korea
      • South Korea: General
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR WATER PIPE
      • South Korea: Water Pipe Demand by Market
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million meters)
      • South Korea: Water Pipe Demand by Product
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million meters)
    • Taiwan
      • Taiwan: General
        • Table TAIWAN: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR WATER PIPE
      • Taiwan: Water Pipe Demand by Market
        • Table TAIWAN: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million meters)
      • Taiwan: Water Pipe Demand by Product
        • Table TAIWAN: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million meters)
    • Thailand
      • Thailand: General
        • Table THAILAND: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR WATER PIPE
      • Thailand: Water Pipe Demand by Market
        • Table THAILAND: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million meters)
      • Thailand: Water Pipe Demand by Product
        • Table THAILAND: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million meters)
    • Other Asia/Pacific
      • Other Asia/Pacific: General
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR WATER PIPE
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Water Pipe Demand by Market
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million meters)
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Water Pipe Demand by Product
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million meters)
  • OTHER REGIONS
    • Central & South America
      • Central & South America: General
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR WATER PIPE
      • Central & South America: Water Pipe Demand by Market
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million meters)
      • Central & South America: Water Pipe Demand by Product
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million meters)
      • Brazil
        • Table BRAZIL: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR WATER PIPE
        • Table BRAZIL: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million meters)
        • Table BRAZIL: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million meters)
      • Other Central & South America
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR WATER PIPE
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million meters)
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million meters)
    • Eastern Europe
      • Eastern Europe: General
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR WATER PIPE
      • Eastern Europe: Water Pipe Demand by Market
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million meters)
      • Eastern Europe: Water Pipe Demand by Product
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million meters)
      • Poland
        • Table POLAND: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR WATER PIPE
        • Table POLAND: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million meters)
        • Table POLAND: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million meters)
      • Russia
        • Table RUSSIA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR WATER PIPE
        • Table RUSSIA: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million meters)
        • Table RUSSIA: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million meters)
      • Other Eastern Europe
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR WATER PIPE
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million meters)
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million meters)
    • Africa/Mideast
      • Africa/Mideast: General
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR WATER PIPE
      • Africa/Mideast: Water Pipe Demand by Market
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million meters)
      • Africa/Mideast: Water Pipe Demand by Product
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million meters)
      • Saudi Arabia
        • Table SAUDI ARABIA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR WATER PIPE
        • Table SAUDI ARABIA: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million meters)
        • Table SAUDI ARABIA: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million meters)
      • South Africa
        • Table SOUTH AFRICA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR WATER PIPE
        • Table SOUTH AFRICA: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million meters)
        • Table SOUTH AFRICA: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million meters)
      • Other Africa/Mideast
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR WATER PIPE
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million meters)
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: WATER PIPE DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million meters)
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition
      • Table WORLD WATER PIPE SALES BY COMPANY, 2012 (million dollars)
    • Market Share
    • Industry Restructuring
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Research & Development
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Company Profiles
      • Advanced Drainage Systems Incorporated
      • Aliaxis SA
      • American Cast Iron Pipe Company
      • Arkema SA
      • Axiall Corporation
      • CEMEX SAB de CV
      • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC
      • China Liansu Group Holdings Limited
      • Dura-Line Holdings Incorporated
      • egeplast Werner Strumann GmbH & Company KG
      • Finolex Industries Limited
      • Fischer (Georg) Limited
      • Formosa Plastics Group
      • Future Pipe Industries Group Limited
      • Ginde Plastic Pipe Industry Group
      • HeidelbergCement AG
      • HOBAS Engineering GmbH
      • Holcim Limited
      • Intek Group SpA
      • J-M Manufacturing Company Incorporated
      • Kabelwerke Brugg AG Holding
      • KEM ONE SAS
      • Kubota Corporation
      • KWH Group Limited
      • Lafarge SA
      • McWane Incorporated
      • Mexichem SAB de CV
      • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
      • Mitsubishi Corporation
      • National Oilwell Varco Incorporated
      • National Pipe & Plastics Incorporated
      • REHAU AG & Company
      • Saint-Gobain
      • Saudi Arabian Amiantit Company
      • Sekisui Chemical Company Limited
      • Solvay SA
      • Tessenderlo Group NV
      • Tigre SA Tubos e Conexoes
      • Toagosei Company Limited
      • Uponor Corporation
      • Uralita SA
      • Vinidex Pty Limited
      • Westlake Chemical Corporation
      • Wienerberger Baustoffindustrie AG

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