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Water & Wastewater Pipe

Water & Wastewater Pipe

US demand to grow more than 7% yearly through 2018
Water and wastewater pipe demand in the US will grow more than seven percent per year to $17.8 billion in 2018. Gains will rebound from declines experienced during the 2008-2013 period, in which pipe markets were negatively impacted by declines in construction spending. Strong increases in construction activity will fuel gains through 2018 in building construction applications. The continued need to upgrade and repair the country’s aging sewer and water pipe network will spur gains in the municipal market.

Favorable housing, plumbing trends to boost water pipe demand
New housing construction declined precipitously from 2006 through 2009 and nonresidential building activity contracted at double-digit rates for three years beginning in 2009, severely constraining demand for water pipe. Strong recovery is expected in the housing market, which will spur construction spending and fuel pipe demand. Also boosting water pipe demand will be a rebound in the size and number of bathrooms per new housing unit to levels common in the middle of the last decade. During the economic downturn in housing construction, many builders installed fewer bathrooms in the new houses that were completed, further restraining pipe demand. Greater consumer focus on larger kitchens and bathrooms will also create opportunities. For example, new homes increasingly feature multiple sinks for specific end uses.

Infrastructure spending to benefit municipal market
Pipe demand in the municipal market will rebound due to improved government spending on infrastructure projects. As the economy recovers, water utility suppliers will have additional revenue to invest in pipe replacement. Despite this improvement, the nation’s water infrastructure is expected to remain in disrepair.

Plastic pipe to lead gains
Plastic pipe will post the strongest gains through 2018, continuing to take market share from competing materials in a range of markets. High density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe will continue to gain ground on copper and other competing pipe materials, particularly in water distribution applications. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) will remain the leading resin used in plastic pipe through 2018, due to its dominant position in applications such as potable water and drain, waste, and vent. Despite increased competition from plastics, concrete and ductile iron pipe will retain a large share of the sewer, drainage, and water transmission markets.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Outlook
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS
    • Consumer Spending
      • Table PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES
    • Demographic Trends
      • Table POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS
    • Construction Outlook
      • Table CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
      • Building Construction
        • Table BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
        • Table RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
      • Nonbuilding Construction
        • Table NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
    • Water & Sewer Spending
      • Table WATER & SEWER EXPENDITURES
    • Public Highway Spending
      • Table PUBLIC HIGHWAY SPENDING
    • Water Distribution Outlook
      • Table WATER USE
    • Agricultural Outlook
      • Table AGRICULTURAL INDICATORS
    • Regulatory Concerns
    • Pricing Factors
      • Table PIPE PRICING
    • Recycling
    • World Markets & Foreign Trade
  • MARKETS
    • General
    • Markets
      • Table WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE MARKETS
      • Table CHART III-1 WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013
      • Municipal
        • Table MUNICIPAL WATER & SEWER PIPE MARKET DEMAND BY MATERIAL
        • Table CHART III-2 MUNICIPAL WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE MARKET BY MATERIAL, 2013
      • Building Construction
        • Table BUILDING CONSTRUCTION WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE MARKET BY MATERIAL
        • Table CHART III-3 BUILDING CONSTRUCTION WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE MARKET BY MATERIAL, 2013
      • Other Markets
        • Table OTHER WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE MARKETS BY MATERIAL
    • Applications
      • Table WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Table CHART III-4 WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2013
      • Sewer & Drain Pipe
        • Table SEWER & DRAIN PIPE DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MATERIAL
        • Table CHART III-5 SEWER & DRAIN PIPE DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2013
        • Table SEWER PIPE DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MATERIAL
        • Table STORM SEWER PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL
        • Table SANITARY SEWER PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL
        • Table DRAINAGE PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL
        • Table DRAIN, WASTE, &VENT PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Potable Water
        • Table POTABLE WATER PIPE DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MATERIAL
        • Table CHART III-6 POTABLE WATER PIPE DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2013
        • Table TRANSMISSION PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL
        • Table DISTRIBUTION PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL
        • Table SERVICE PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL
        • Table RURAL WATER PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Irrigation Pipe
        • Table IRRIGATION PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL
        • Table CHART III-7 IRRIGATION PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL, 2013
      • Other Applications
        • Table OTHER WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND
  • PRODUCTS
    • General
      • Table WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Table CHART IV-1 WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL, 2013
    • Plastic Pipe
      • Table PLASTIC WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND
      • Markets & Applications
        • Table CHART IV-2 PLASTIC WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2013
      • Resins
        • Table PLASTIC WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY RESIN
        • Table POLYVINYL CHLORIDE WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET & APPLICATION
        • Table CHART IV-3 POLYVINYL CHLORIDE WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2013
        • Table HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET & APPLICATION
        • Table CHART IV-4 HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2013
        • Table OTHER PLASTIC WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY RESIN
        • Table OTHER PLASTIC WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET & APPLICATION
        • Table CHART IV-5 OTHER PLASTIC WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2013
    • Ductile Iron
      • Markets & Applications
        • Table DUCTILE IRON WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET & APPLICATION
        • Table CHART IV-6 DUCTILE IRON WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2013
      • Producers
    • Concrete Pipe
      • Markets & Applications
        • Table CONCRETE WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET & APPLICATION
        • Table CHART IV-7 CONCRETE WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2013
      • Producers
    • Copper
      • Markets & Applications
        • Table COPPER WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET & APPLICATION
      • Producers
    • Steel Pipe
      • Markets & Applications
        • Table STEEL WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET & APPLICATION
      • Producers
    • Other Pipe
      • Table OTHER WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET & APPLICATION
  • REGIONS
    • General
    • Regional Demographic & Economic Trends
      • Population Patterns
        • Table POPULATION BY REGION
      • Economic Outlook
        • Table GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
      • Construction Outlook
        • Table CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION
    • Water & Wastewater Pipe Demand
      • Table WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY REGION
      • Northeast
        • Table NORTHEAST WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY SUBREGION & MARKET
      • Midwest
        • Table MIDWEST WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY SUBREGION & MARKET
      • South
        • Table SOUTH WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY SUBREGION & MARKET
      • West
        • Table WEST WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY SUBREGION & MARKET
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table US WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE SALES BY COMPANY, 2013
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VI-1 WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE MARKET SHARE, 2013
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Marketing Strategies
    • Channels of Distribution
    • Research & Development
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Company Profiles
      • Advanced Drainage Systems Incorporated
      • Aliaxis SA
      • American Cast Iron Pipe Company
      • AMSTED Industries Incorporated
      • Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated
      • Cambridge-Lee Industries LLC
      • Can Clay Corporation
      • CEMEX SAB de CV
      • Charlotte Pipe & Foundry Company
      • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC
      • CONTECH Engineered Solutions LLC
      • Cretex Companies Incorporated
      • Denali Incorporated
      • Duininck Companies LLC
      • Dura-Line Holdings Incorporated
      • Endot Industries Incorporated
      • Future Pipe Industries Group Limited
      • Genova Products Incorporated
      • Global Brass and Copper Holdings Incorporated
      • Hastings Irrigation Pipe Company
      • HeidelbergCement AG
      • HOBAS Engineering GmbH
      • J-M Manufacturing Company Incorporated
      • Lane Enterprises Incorporated
      • Logan Clay Products Company
      • MCP Industries Incorporated
      • McWane Incorporated
      • Mitsubishi Corporation
      • Mueller Industries Incorporated
      • Mueller Water Products Incorporated
      • National Oilwell Varco Incorporated
      • National Pipe & Plastics Incorporated
      • Northwest Pipe Company
      • Pacific Corrugated Pipe Company
      • REHAU AG & Company
      • Saint-Gobain
      • Synalloy Corporation
      • TrueNorth Steel
      • Tyco International Limited
      • United States Pipe and Foundry Company LLC
      • United States Steel Corporation
      • Uponor Corporation
      • Vianini Pipe Incorporated
      • Viega GmbH & Company KG
      • Vinylplex Incorporated
      • Westlake Chemical Corporation
      • WL Plastics Corporation

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