Global Continuous Welded Pipes and Tubes Industry

  • July 2013
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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  • 131 pages

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Continuous Welded Pipes and Tubes in Thousand Tons.

The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

The report profiles 29 companies including many key and niche players such as ChelPipe, JFE Steel Corporation, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, and Wheatland Tube Company.

Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs.

Table Of Contents




I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Continuous Welded Pipes and Tubes I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Steel Pipes and Tubes Market: A Prelude II-1
Continuous Welded Pipes and Tubes Market II-2

2. WORLD ECONOMY - A KEY GROWTH INDICATOR FOR STEEL INDUSTRY II-3
World Economic Growth: Remains Volatile and Uneven II-3
Bumpy Road Ahead for Developed Economies II-3
2012: Economic Growth Slows Down Amid Global Headwinds II-4
EU: Crisis Affects Steel Consumption II-5
US: Heightened Policy Uncertainty Affects Recovery II-6
Japan - Government Policy to Turbocharge Economy II-6
Emerging Economies: Slow Yet Steady Growth Prospects II-6
Year 2012 in Retrospect II-7
China: Slowdown Affects Steel Consumption II-7

3. STEEL PIPES AND TUBES MARKET: A REVIEW II-9
Global Economic Recession Rocks Steel Pipes and Tubes Industry II-9
Steel Pipes and Tubes - Production Trends II-9
Energy Sector: A Major Growth Driver for Pipes Market II-10
Rising Cost of Input Materials II-11
Competitive Landscape II-11
Table 1: Leading Manufacturers in the Global Steel Pipes
Market (2010) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12

4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-13
Welded Pipes and Tubes II-13
Continuous Welded Pipes II-13
Manufacturing Stages of Continuous Weld Pipes II-14
End-Uses of Continuous Weld Pipes II-15

5. AN OVERVIEW OF MAJOR END-USE MARKETS II-16
Water Transmission II-16
Table 2: Leading Water Consuming Countries by Annual Water
Consumption in Billion Cubic Meters (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-17
Sewerage Pipelines II-17
Construction Industry II-18
Construction Industry - Current Scenario II-18
US: Construction Activity on the Up II-19
Europe - Economy Remains a Concern II-20
Developing Markets to Drive Global Growth II-20
Table 3: Percentage Share of Construction Spending by
Region (2015E) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21
Agriculture Sector II-21

6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-22
VSMPO-Avisma to Set Up Production Unit of Long Welded Tubes II-22
Sumitomo Metal and Nippon Steel Merge Operations II-22
Commercial Metals Company Divests Assets from CMC Sisak II-22
SSP Bags Supply Contracts for Saudi Aramco II-23

7. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-24
ChelPipe (Russia) II-24
JFE Steel Corporation (Japan) II-24
Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corporation (Japan) II-25
Wheatland Tube Company (USA) II-25

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-27
Table 4: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Continuous Welded Pipes and Tubes by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in ‘000 Tons for the Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-27

Table 5: World Historic Review for Continuous Welded Pipes and
Tubes by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons
for the Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-28

Table 6: World 15-Year Perspective for Continuous Welded Pipes
and Tubes by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East
and Latin America Markets for the Years 2004, 2013 and 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-29


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Outlook III-1
Slowdown Hits Steel Pipes Demand III-1
Table 7: US Steel Pipes Market (2012): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Value Sales by End-Use Market (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2
Pipes Market for Potable Water Supply III-2
Table 8: US Market for Potable Water Pipes (2012E):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales by Material Type
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3
US Manufacturers Threatened by Rising Imports III-3
An Overview of Construction Sector III-3
Table 9: Residential Construction in the US (2007-2012):
Number of Housing Starts by Type - Single-Family Units and
Multi-Family Units (in ‘000) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 10: Non-Residential Construction in the US
(2010-2012): Construction Value by Segment (in US$ Billion)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6
Strategic Corporate Development III-7
Wheatland Tube Company - A Major Player III-7
B.Market Analytics III-8
Table 11: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Continuous Welded Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in ‘000 Tons for the Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 12: US Historic Review for Continuous Welded Pipes and
Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons for
the Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-9

2. CANADA III-10
Market Analysis III-10
Table 13: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Continuous Welded Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons for the Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

Table 14: Canadian Historic Review for Continuous Welded
Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000
Tons for the Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-11

3. JAPAN III-12
A.Market Analysis III-12
Outlook III-12
Table 15: Butt Welded Pipes Production in Japan (2007-2011)
(In ‘000 Tonnes) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12
Strategic Corporate Development III-13
Key Players III-13
B.Market Analytics III-15
Table 16: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Continuous Welded Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons for the Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 17: Japanese Historic Review for Continuous Welded
Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000
Tons for the Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-16

4. EUROPE III-17
A.Market Analysis III-17
Outlook III-17
EU Crisis Dents Demand from Steel-Consuming Sectors III-17
Construction Industry III-17
Steel Tube Production: Recovery Threatened by Uncertain Economy III-19
EU Imposes Pre-Emptive Penalties on Chinese Steel Pipe
Producers III-20
B.Market Analytics III-21
Table 18: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Continuous Welded Pipes and Tubes by Geographic Region -
France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of
Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in ‘000 Tons for the Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 19: European Historic Review for Continuous Welded
Pipes and Tubes by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy,
UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons for the
Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 20: European 15-Year Perspective for Continuous Welded
Pipes and Tubes by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia,
and Rest of Europe Markets for the Years 2004, 2013 and 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

4a. FRANCE III-24
Market Analysis III-24
Table 21: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Continuous Welded Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons for the Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 22: French Historic Review for Continuous Welded Pipes
and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons for
the Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-25

4b. GERMANY III-26
A.Market Analysis III-26
Outlook III-26
Steel Pipes and Tubes Industry: An Overview III-26
B.Market Analytics III-27
Table 23: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Continuous Welded Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons for the Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 24: German Historic Review for Continuous Welded Pipes
and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons for
the Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-28

4c. ITALY III-29
A.Market Analysis III-29
Outlook III-29
Uncertain Economy Hits Hard on Demand for Pipes in
Construction Sector III-29
B.Market Analytics III-30
Table 25: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Continuous Welded Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons for the Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 26: Italian Historic Review for Continuous Welded
Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000
Tons for the Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-31

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-32
A.Market Analysis III-32
Outlook III-32
Construction Industry Trends III-32
B.Market Analytics III-33
Table 27: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Continuous Welded Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in ‘000 Tons for the Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 28: UK Historic Review for Continuous Welded Pipes and
Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons for
the Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-34

4e. SPAIN III-35
A.Market Analysis III-35
Outlook III-35
Eurocrisis: Spain’s Construction Industry Takes the Biggest
Blow III-35
B.Market Analytics III-35
Table 29: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Continuous Welded Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons for the Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 30: Spanish Historic Review for Continuous Welded
Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000
Tons for the Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-36

4f. RUSSIA III-37
A.Market Analysis III-37
Outlook III-37
Economic Growth Slows Down III-37
Steel Pipes and Tubes Production: Current Trends and Future
Prospects III-37
Table 31: Russian Steel Pipes Market (2012): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Production Volume by Segment - Large
Diameter Pipes, Line Pipes, OCTG, and Construction and
Industrial (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38
Russia Imposes Tariffs on Steel Pipe Imports III-39
Residential Construction Activity: Moderate Growth III-39
ChelPipe - A Key Player III-39
B.Market Analytics III-40
Table 32: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Continuous Welded Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons for the Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 33: Russian Historic Review for Continuous Welded
Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000
Tons for the Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-41

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-42
A.Market Analysis III-42
Outlook III-42
Moderate Growth for Emerging Europe III-42
Strategic Corporate Development III-42
B.Market Analytics III-43
Table 34: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Continuous Welded Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons for the Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 35: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Continuous
Welded Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
‘000 Tons for the Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-45
Market Analysis III-45
Table 36: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Continuous Welded Pipes and Tubes by Geographic
Region - China, India, South Korea and Rest of Asia-Pacific
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
‘000 Tons for the Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 37: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Continuous Welded
Pipes and Tubes by Geographic Region - China, India, South
Korea and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons for the
Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 38: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Continuous
Welded Pipes and Tubes by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for China, India, South Korea and
Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for the Years 2004, 2013 and
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

5a. CHINA III-48
A.Market Analysis III-48
Outlook III-48
An Insight into China’s Steel Pipes and Tubes Market III-48
Table 39: Chinese Steel Pipes Market (2012): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Production Volume for Welded Pipes and
Seamless Pipes (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49
Slowdown Affects Pipes Demand III-49
An Overview of the Construction Industry III-49
B.Market Analytics III-51
Table 40: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Continuous Welded Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons for the Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 41: Chinese Historic Review for Continuous Welded
Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000
Tons for the Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-52

5b. INDIA III-53
A.Market Analysis III-53
Outlook III-53
Steel Pipes Market: Opportunities from Oil and Gas, Water
and Irrigation Sectors III-53
Competitive Landscape III-54
Increasing Prospects in Water Infrastructure Development III-54
Table 42: Major Water Supply, Irrigation and Sanitation
Projects in India (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54
Robust Demand from Infrastructure and Real Estate III-55
International Projects: Opportunity for Pipe Manufacturers
from India III-55
Protectionist Policies Affect Indian Manufacturers III-55
B.Market Analytics III-56
Table 43: Indian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Continuous Welded Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons for the Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 44: Indian Historic Review for Continuous Welded Pipes and
Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons for
the Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-57

5c. SOUTH KOREA III-58
Market Analysis III-58
Table 45: South Korean Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Continuous Welded Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons for the Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 46: South Korean Historic Review for Continuous Welded
Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000
Tons for the Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-59

5d. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC III-60
Market Analysis III-60
Table 47: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and
Future Analysis for Continuous Welded Pipes and Tubes Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons for the Years 2010
through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

Table 48: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for
Continuous Welded Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in ‘000 Tons for the Years 2004 through 2009
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

6. THE MIDDLE EAST III-62
A.Market Analysis III-62
Outlook III-62
Overview III-62
Saudi Arabia III-62
United Arab Emirate (UAE) III-62
Strategic Corporate Development III-63
B.Market Analytics III-63
Table 49: Middle Eastern Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Continuous Welded Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons for the Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

Table 50: Middle Eastern Historic Review for Continuous
Welded Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
‘000 Tons for the Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

7. LATIN AMERICA III-65
Market Analysis III-65
Table 51: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Continuous Welded Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons for the Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 52: Latin American Historic Review for Continuous
Welded Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
‘000 Tons for the Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 29 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 32)

The United States (12)
Canada (1)
Japan (2)
Europe (9)
- Germany (1)
- Rest of Europe (8)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (6)
Middle East (2)

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