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Plumbers in the US in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Plumbers in the US

The Plumbers industry is one of many subcontracting industries essential to the residential and nonresidential building markets, as plumbers are needed to both install systems for new construction and to repair and maintain the systems of existing structures. Maintenance of existing equipment accounts for a significant share of revenue and is a stable source of revenue for the industry when construction markets fluctuate. The rebound of the housing market, along with an increase in economic activity, caused new construction to start picking up early in the period. Since the industry's performance is so closely linked to building markets and consumer spending, which determines the extent to which households renovate kitchens and bathrooms, demand for plumbing contractors increased. In the five years to 2022, continued accelerated growth of downstream construction markets and expanding economic activity are forecast to support positive industry performance. The residential construction market is anticipated to strengthen, resulting in increased demand for industry services over this period.

Industry contractors install and maintain plumbing fixtures, fittings and equipment. Industry activities include work on household pipes and drains, installation of gas cooking and heating appliances and work on bathroom and toilet fixtures and venting systems. Emergency repair work (e.g. unclogging drains or repairing burst water mains) represents a significant source of industry revenue. Contractors may also supply plumbing appliances and coupling products for construction projects.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2017)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Housing starts
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2017)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2017)
    • Table Business Locations 2017
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs Growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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