Demand for the installation of plumbing appliances and pipe-fitting services has rebounded in the wake of the strong recovery occurring across US construction markets from the very low 2009 levels, when the market's collapse prompted a sharp contraction for industry services. In the coming years, the Plumbers industry will benefit from accelerating downstream building markets and is expected to return to prerecessionary levels.
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.