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Underground Pipes - UK - December 2015

Underground Pipes - UK - December 2015

“Underground pipes are used for a variety of end uses, and demand is therefore a factor of the investment decisions or economic performance of these end-use markets. Influences on end-use markets are varied and not always dependent on the growth of the wider economy, so market fluctuations rarely follow economic activity.”

- Terry Leggett, Senior Analyst

This report answers the following questions:

Is the market for underground pipes mature, and therefore a commodity market?
Has the plastic substitution trend changed the industry structure?
Why has plastic penetrated the market so strongly?


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The market
Figure 1: Development of the UK market for underground pipes, 2010-14 actual and 2015-19 forecast
Figure 2: Segmentation of the UK market for underground pipes, by material, 2010-14
Figure 3: Segmentation of the UK market for underground pipes, by end use sector, 2014
Market factors
Figure 4: New construction activity, 2009-14 actual and 2015-19 forecast
Figure 5: Civil engineering activity, 2009-14 actual and 2015-19 forecast
Figure 6: UK capital expenditure on water and sewerage services, 2009/10-2014/15
Figure 7: Total gas distribution capital expenditure, 2009/10-2013/14
Figure 8: Road construction activity, 2010-14 actual and 2015-19 forecast
Companies
Figure 9: Changes in the structure of the plastic plates, sheets, tubes and profiles industry, 2011-15
What we think
KEY ISSUES
Is the market for underground pipes mature, and therefore a commodity market?
Has the plastic substitution trend changed the industry structure?
Why has plastic penetrated the market so strongly?
INTRODUCTION
Definitions
Methodology
Abbreviations
Market positioning
Market factors
UK ECONOMY
Overview
Figure 10: UK GDP quarterly development, 2003-15
Figure 11: UK GDP in economic downturns and recoveries since 1979
Inflation
Interest rates
House prices
Consumer spending
Manufacturing
Figure 12: UK output by industry, 2008-15
Business investment
Figure 13: UK GFCF 2003-15
Imports
Exports
MARKET SIZE AND TRENDS
Key analysis
Market size
Figure 14: UK market for underground pipes, 2010-14
Market segmentation
Overview
Figure 15: Segmentation of the UK market for underground pipes, by material, 2010-14
Figure 16: Segmentation of the UK market for underground pipes, by end use application, 2010-14
Plastic
Figure 17: UK market for plastic tubes and pipes, 2010-14
Figure 18: UK market of plastic tubes and pipes, by type, 2010-14
Figure 19: UK market for underground plastic pipes, by end use, 2010-14
Ductile Iron
Figure 20: UK market for iron tubes and pipes, 2010-14
Clay
Figure 21: UK market for clay tubes and pipes, 2010-14
Concrete
Figure 22: UK market for concrete tubes and pipes, 2010-14
Regional analysis
Figure 23: Regional value of total new construction output, 2010-14
Figure 24: Analysis of civil engineering output, by region, 2010-14
Figure 25: Analysis of water related capital expenditure, by water and sewerage companies in England and Wales, 2008/09-2013/14
Figure 26: Analysis of sewerage-related capital expenditure in England and Wales, by company, 2008/09-2013/14
Figure 27: Analysis of Scottish Water capital expenditure on water and sewerage services, 2009/10-2013/14 .. 40
Figure 28: Progress of Scottish Water to date in the five year investment programme 2010/15
Figure 29: Analysis of Northern Ireland Water capital expenditure on water and sewerage services, 2009/10-2013/14
Market trends
SUPPLY SOURCES
Key analysis
Production
Overview
Figure 30: UK production of pipes in materials used for underground applications, 2010-14
Segmentation
Figure 31: Segmentation of the UK production of pipes in materials used for underground applications, by material, 2010-14
Plastic
Figure 32: UK production of plastic tubes and pipes, by type, 2010-14
Ductile Iron
Figure 33: UK production of iron tubes and pipes, 2010-14
Clay
Figure 34: UK production of clay tubes and pipes, 2010-14
Concrete
Figure 35: UK production of concrete tubes and pipes, 2010-14
Imports
Overview
Figure 36: UK imports of pipes in materials used for underground applications, 2010-14
Segmentation
Figure 37: Segmentation of the UK imports of pipes in materials used for underground applications, by material, 2010-14
Plastic
Figure 38: UK imports of plastic tubes and pipes, by type, 2010-14
Ductile Iron
Figure 39: UK imports of ductile iron tubes and pipes, by type, 2010-14
Clay
Figure 40: UK imports of clay tubes and pipes, 2010-14
Concrete
Figure 41: UK imports of concrete tubes and pipes, by type, 2010-14
Exports
Overview
Figure 42: UK exports of pipes in materials used for underground applications, 2010-14
Segmentation
Figure 43: Segmentation of the UK exports of pipes in materials used for underground applications, by material, 2010-14
Plastic
Figure 44: UK exports of plastic tubes and pipes, by type, 2010-14
Ductile Iron
Figure 45: UK exports of iron tubes and pipes, by type, 2010-14
Clay
Figure 46: UK exports of clay tubes and pipes, 2010-14
Concrete
Figure 47: UK exports of concrete tubes and pipes, 2010-14
INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
Key analysis
Industry development
Figure 48: Analysis of the changes in the structure of the plastic plates, sheets, tubes and profiles industry, 2011-15
Structure by employment
Figure 49: Analysis of the employment structure of the plastic plates, sheets, tubes and profiles industry, 2014-15
Structure by turnover
Figure 50: Analysis of the financial structure of the plastic plates, sheets, tubes and profiles industry, 2014-15 . 61
Company profiles
NAYLOR DRAINAGE
Figure 51: Financial analysis of Naylor Drainage, 2011-15
Company strategy
POLYPIPE
Figure 52: Financial analysis of Polypipe, 2010-14
Company strategy
SAINT GOBAIN PAM UK
Figure 53: Financial analysis of Saint-Gobain PAM UK, 2010-14
Company strategy
RADIUS SYSTEMS/POLYMERTEPLO GROUP
Figure 54: Financial analysis of Radius Systems, 2009-14
Company strategy
WAVIN
Figure 55: Financial analysis of Wavin, 2010-14
Company strategy
DEMAND STRUCTURE
Key analysis
Construction
Figure 56: Construction output in Great Britain, by type, 2010-14
Figure 57: Forecast construction output in Great Britain, 2015-19
Figure 58: Forecast construction output in Great Britain, 2015-19
Civil engineering
Figure 59: Civil engineering construction output in Great Britain, by sector, 2010-14
Figure 60: Forecast civil engineering construction output in Great Britain, 2015-19
Water supply
Figure 61: Total capital expenditure by water and sewerage companies in England & Wales, 2005-10 and 2010-15
Figure 62: Total capital expenditure by water-only companies in England & Wales, 2005-2010 and 2010-2015 75
Figure 63: Actual UK capital expenditure on water and sewerage services, 2009/10-2014/15
Figure 64: UK capital expenditure on water and sewerage services, 2009/10-2014/15
Figure 65: Sewers renovated and replaced in England and Wales, by company, 2009/10-2013/14
Water civil engineering construction output
Figure 66: Civil engineering construction output for the potable water industry in Great Britain, 2010-14
Sewerage civil engineering construction output
Figure 67: Civil engineering construction output for the sewerage industry in Great Britain, 2010-14
The gas sector
Figure 68: Total gas transmission and distribution capital expenditure, 2009/10-2013/14
Figure 69: Total gas transmission capital expenditure, 2009/10-13/14
Figure 70: Total gas distribution capital expenditure, 2009/10-2013/14
Replacement expenditure
Figure 71: Length of gas mains replaced, by distribution network operator, 2009-13
Civil engineering construction output
Figure 72: Civil Engineering Construction Output for the Gas Industry in Great Britain, 2010-14
FORECAST
Key analysis
Market size
Figure 73: Forecast UK market for underground pipes, 2015-19
Market segmentation
Figure 74: Forecast segmentation of the UK market for underground pipes, by material, 2015-19
Figure 75: Forecast segmentation of the UK market for underground pipes, by end use application, 2015-19
Production
Imports
Industry
FURTHER SOURCES AND CONTACTS
Trade associations
Association of Drainage Authorities
British Plastics Federation
Clay Pipe Development Association
Concrete Pipeline Systems Association
International Society for Trenchless Technology
Plastic Pipe Manufacturers’ Society
Trade magazines
Cast Metal & Diecasting Times(Quarterly)
Construction News (Weekly)
New Civil Engineer (Weekly)
Tube & Pipe Technology (Alt Months)
Trade exhibitions
INTERBUILD
Plastic Design & Moulding
UK B2B
Trade research
Informal
Formal
Desk research
Consumer research
Sampling and weighting
Definitions
Qualitative Research
Further Analysis
Statistical forecasting

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