Global Spiral Welded Pipes and Tubes Industry

  • July 2013
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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  • 245 pages

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

The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, 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 77 companies including many key and niche players such as American SpiralWeld Pipe Company, LLC, ArcelorMittal SA, Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., Europipe GmbH, EVRAZ North America, JFE Steel Corporation, Jindal SAW Ltd., Kuwait Pipe Industries and Oil Services Company, Liaoyang Steel Tube Co., Ltd., Man Industries Ltd., National Pipe Company Ltd., Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, Noksel Celik Boru Sanayi A.S, PSL Limited, PSL North America LLC, Shengli Oil & Gas Pipe Holdings Limited, Stupp Corporation, United Spiral Pipe LLC, UMW Group, Volzhsky Pipe Plant , and Welspun Corp., Ltd.

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
Spiral Welded Pipes and Tubes I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Steel Pipes and Tubes Market: A Prelude II-1
Spiral Welded Pipes Market - An Overview II-2
Energy Sector: The Key Determinant of Demand II-2
Replacement Market: Opportunity for Growth II-3
World SAW Pipes Market: An Overview II-3
Table 1: Global HSAW Pipes Production (2012E): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Production by Geographic Region (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4
Helical SAW Pipes: Finding Favor over Longitudinal Weld Pipes II-4
HR Coil Pricing Affects SAW Pipes Market II-4
Key Concerns Facing SAW Pipes Industry II-5
Line Pipes: Strong Demand Forecasts II-5
Is Overcapacity a Concern? II-5

2. WORLD ECONOMY - A KEY GROWTH INDICATOR FOR STEEL INDUSTRY II-6
World Economic Growth: Remains Volatile and Uneven II-6
Bumpy Road Ahead for Developed Economies II-6
2012: Economic Growth Slows Down Amid Global Headwinds II-7
EU: Crisis Affects Steel Consumption II-8
US: Heightened Policy Uncertainty Affects Recovery II-8
Japan - Government Policy to Turbocharge Economy II-9
Emerging Economies: Slow Yet Steady Growth Prospects II-9
Year 2012 in Retrospect II-10
China: Slowdown Affects Steel Consumption II-10

3. STEEL PIPES AND TUBES MARKET: A REVIEW II-12
Global Economic Recession Rocks Steel Pipes and Tubes Industry II-12
Steel Pipes and Tubes - Production Trends II-12
Table 2: Global Pipes Market (2012): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Production Volume by Geographic Region (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13

Table 3: Global Pipes Market (2012): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Production Volume by Product Category (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14
Energy Sector: A Major Growth Driver for Pipes Market II-14
Rising Cost of Input Materials II-15
Anti-Dumping Duties Affect Exports of Steel Pipes and Tubes II-15
Competitive Landscape II-15
Table 4: Leading Manufacturers in the Global Steel Pipes
Market (2010) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16

4. A REVIEW OF MAJOR END-USE MARKETS II-17
Oil and Gas Sector II-17
An Insight into Global Oil Demand and Supply Scenario II-17
Table 5: Global Energy Demand (2040): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Demand by Region/Country (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18

Table 6: Global Energy Demand by Source (2040): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Demand for Oil, Gas, Coal, Nuclear,
Biomass and Waste, and Hydro, and Other Renewables (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-19

Table 7: Worldwide Proven Oil Reserves (2013): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Volume Reserves by Geographic Region
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-20

Table 8: Top 10 Countries with Proven Oil Reserves (2013)
(In Billion Barrels) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-20
Natural Gas II-20
Table 9: World Proven Natural Gas Reserves (2013):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Reserves by Geographic
Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21

Table 10: Worldwide Natural Gas Market (2012): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Demand Volume by Geographic Region
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21

Table 11: Natural Gas Production in the US (2010 and 2035):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Volume by Source
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-22
Shale Gas II-22
Table 12: Technically Recoverable Shale Gas by Geographic
Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-23
Oil and Gas Pipeline Construction Activity: A Brief Overview II-24
Table 13: Worldwide Pipeline Construction by Product (2012):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Pipeline Installed for Gas
Pipelines, Crude Pipelines, and Product Pipelines (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-24

Table 14: Worldwide Planned and Under Construction Pipeline
Projects (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Pipeline
Miles for Under Construction and Planned Projects (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-24

Table 15: Worldwide Planned and Under Construction Pipeline
Projects (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Pipeline
Miles by Geographic Region (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-25

Table 16: Global Pipeline Projects (2012-2017): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Pipeline Length by Region (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-25
A Glance at Major Pipeline Projects in Construction and
Planning Phase II-26
Petrochemical Industry II-29
Economic Uncertainty Affects Petrochemicals Demand II-30
Water Transmission Sector II-30
Sewerage Pipelines II-31

5. STEEL PIPES and TUBES - PRODUCTS, FABRICATION and APPLICATIONS II-32
An Introduction II-32
Production of Steel Pipes and Tubes II-34
High-Pressure Hydroforming - For Lightweight Steel II-34
Hot Finished Process II-34
Cold Finished Process - For Smoother Finish II-34
Efficient Manufacturing Process - A Vital Factor in a Capital
Intensive Industry II-35
Extruded Pipes - Stronger than Welded Products II-35

6. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-36
Welded Pipes and Tubes: An Introduction II-36
A Historical Perspective II-36
Gas-Shielded Arc Welding Process II-37
TIG Welding Process II-37
MAG and MIG Welding Processes II-37
Submerged Arc Welded (SAW) Pipes II-38
Spiral Weld Pipe - An Introduction II-38
Production Process of Spiral Weld Pipes II-38
Manufacturing Stages of HSAW Pipes II-39
Types of Spiral Pipe Production Processes II-39
Integrated Forming and SAW Welding Lines II-39
Separate Forming and SAW Welding Lines II-40
HSAW Vs LSAW Pipes II-40

7. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-42
Ostrava Obtains Contract to Supply Spirally Welded Tubes in
France II-42
Sutor Technology Group Obtains Contract to Supply Spiral Steel
Seam Pipes II-42
Welspun to Invest in Expanding Operations at Little Rock Facility II-42
Panyu Chu Kong Steel Pipe Commences Production of Spiral
Welded Pipes II-42
Toscelik Bags Tender from Sonelgaz Cameg II-43
PSL Bags Order from Indian Oil II-43
Shandong Shengli Steel Pipe Bags Order from China National
Petroleum II-43
Volga Pipe Plant Commences Shipment for Volgograd Region II-43
SSP Clinches Four Contracts for Supplying Pipes to Oil and Gas
Wells II-43
Surya Roshni to Invest in Expanding Pipe Production Operations II-43
Zenith Birla to Implement Expansion and Diversification Plan
for Spiral Pipes II-44
Toyota Tsusho, JFE Steel and Maruichi Steel Tube JV
Establishes New Facility II-44
Hannibal Pipes to Build Steel Pipe Mill in Spain II-44
Shengli Oil and Gas Pipe, Hunan Shengyu, Xiangtan Iron and Steel
Form JV II-44
Shengli Oil and Gas Acquires Stake in Xinjiang Shengli Steel Pipe II-44
Japanese Firms Acquire Jeong An Vina II-45
Welspun Takes Over Aziz European Pipe Factory II-45
Mazlum Mangtay to Construct New Spiral Welded Pipe Plant in
Turkey II-45
Zhejiang Jinzhou Pipeline Industry Wins China-Burma Pipelines
Contract II-45
Shandong Shengli Steel Pipe Places Order for Spiral Welding
Line Plant II-45
Borusan Mannesmann Installs Spirally Welded Pipe Manufacturing
Facility II-46
Sekisui SPR Develops New Product Lines II-46
Tianjin You Fa Steel Pipe Commences Steel Pipe Facility
Construction II-47
PSL Bags Order from IOC and Reputed Companies II-47
PSL Commences New Pipe Mill Unit at Vizag II-48
SMS Meer Takes Over Majority Holdings in PWS Automatisierungs II-48
Sutor Technology Acquires Ningbo Zhehua II-48
POSCO Concludes the Construction of API Steel Pipe Factory II-48
Surya Global Steel Tubes Commissions Spiral Pipe Plant II-48

8. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-49
American SpiralWeld Pipe Company, LLC (USA) II-49
ArcelorMittal SA (Luxembourg) II-49
Spiral Welded Pipes and Tubes Portfolio of ArcelorMittal II-50
Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Turkey) II-51
Specifications of Two Step Spiral Pipes Produced at Borusan’s
Gemlik Plant II-51
Europipe GmbH (Germany) II-52
Product Portfolio of Europipe II-52
HSAW Portfolio of Europipe at Mobile, USA II-52
EVRAZ North America (USA) II-53
JFE Steel Corporation (Japan) II-53
Spiral Welded Pipe Offerings of JFE II-54
SAW Line Pipes Range of JFE II-54
Jindal SAW Ltd. (India) II-54
Large Diameter Line Pipes Portfolio of Jindal SAW II-55
Kuwait Pipe Industries and Oil Services Company (KSC) (Kuwait) II-55
Liaoyang Steel Tube Co., Ltd. (China) II-55
Man Industries Ltd. (India) II-56
Parameters of HSAW Products of Man Industries II-56
National Pipe Company Ltd. (Saudi Arabia) II-57
Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corporation (Japan) II-57
Noksel Çelik Boru Sanayi A.S (Turkey) II-58
Specifications of the Spiral Welded Tubes Manufactured at Noksel II-58
PSL Limited (India) II-58
Comparison of Varsana and Varsana 2 Facilities of PSL Limited II-59
Parameters of HSAW and Helical Two Step pipes of PSL Limited II-59
PSL North America LLC (USA) II-59
Shengli Oil and Gas Pipe Holdings Limited (China) II-59
SSAW Production Capacity of Shengli Oil and Gas Pipe Holdings
Limited II-60
Stupp Corporation (USA) II-60
United Spiral Pipe LLC (USA) II-60
United Spiral Pipe’s Portfolio II-61
UMW Group (Malaysia) II-61
Pipes Portfolio of UMW Group II-61
Volzhsky Pipe Plant (Russia) II-62
Welspun Corp Ltd. (India) II-62
Specifications of HSAW Pipes Manufactured by Welspun II-63

9. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-64
Table 17: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Spiral Welded Pipes and Tubes by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa and
Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in ‘000 Tons for the Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-64

Table 18: World Historic Review for Spiral Welded Pipes and
Tubes by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons
for the Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-65

Table 19: World 15-Year Perspective for Spiral Welded Pipes
and Tubes by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific,
Middle East and Africa and Latin America Markets for the Years
2004, 2013 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Spiral Welded Pipes Market: Current Scenario and Future Prospects III-1
A Glance at the Past III-1
Oversupply: A Challenge for Spiral Welded Pipe Makers III-1
Energy Sector - A Key Application Market III-2
Table 20: Investment Plan for Oil and Gas Projects in the
US (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Funds by Activity
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3
Rising Oil and Gas EandP Activity: Favorable Growth Prospects III-3
Table 21: Oil and Gas Drilling Rigs Count in the US (2008
-2012): Breakdown of Number of Rigs for Oil Drilling
Rigs, Gas Drilling Rigs, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 22: Oil and Gas Drilling Rigs in the US (As of June
2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Number of Rigs for
Oil Drilling Rigs, Gas Drilling Rigs, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 23: Oil and Gas Drilling Rigs in the US (As of June
2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Number of Rigs by
Rig Type (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 24: US Oil and Gas Rig Count (2012): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Rig Count by Shale and Non-Shale Rigs
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5
Shale Gas Projects: Opportunities to Tap III-5
Alaska Pipeline Project: Potential for Growth III-6
Water Transmission: Funds Crunch Hits Growth Prospects III-6
Table 25: US Market for Potable Water Pipes (2012):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales by Material Type
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6
Sewerage Systems: Opportunities for Large Diameter Pipes III-7
High Potential in Replacement Market III-7
Structural Applications: A Niche Market for Spiral Welded Pipes III-7
Construction Industry: An Overview III-8
Table 26: 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-9

Table 27: Non-Residential Construction in the US
(2010-2012): Construction Value by Segment (in US$
Billion) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10
Strategic Corporate Developments III-11
Key Players III-12
B.Market Analytics III-15
Table 28: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Spiral 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 29: US Historic Review for Spiral Welded Pipes and
Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons for
the Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-15

2. CANADA III-16
A.Market Analysis III-16
Outlook III-16
Oil and Gas Pipelines: Opportunity to Tap III-16
Table 30: Oil and Gas Rig Count in Canada (As of June
2013): Percentage Share Breakdown by Rig Count for Oil Rigs
and Gas Rigs (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 31: Oil and Gas Rig Count in Canada (As of June
2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Active Rigs by
Province (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17
B.Market Analytics III-17
Table 32: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Spiral Welded Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in ‘000 Tons for the Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 33: Canadian Historic Review for Spiral Welded Pipes
and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons
for the Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-18

3. JAPAN III-19
A.Market Analysis III-19
Outlook III-19
Steel Pipes and Tubes Market: An Overview III-19
Key Players III-20
B.Market Analytics III-21
Table 34: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Spiral Welded Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in ‘000 Tons for the Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 35: Japanese Historic Review for Spiral Welded Pipes
and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons
for the Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-22

4. EUROPE III-23
A.Market Analysis III-23
Outlook III-23
Trends in Steel-Consuming Sectors III-23
Table 36: Steel Consumption in the EU (2012): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Consumption Volume by End-Use Sector
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24
Overview of Construction Industry III-24
Steel Tube Production: Continuing Economic Uncertainty
Impedes Recovery III-25
EU Imposes Pre-Emptive Penalties on Chinese Steel Pipe
Producers III-26
B.Market Analytics III-27
Table 37: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Spiral 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-27

Table 38: European Historic Review for Spiral 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-28

Table 39: European 15-Year Perspective for Spiral 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-29

4a. FRANCE III-30
A.Market Analysis III-30
Outlook III-30
Strategic Corporate Development III-30
B.Market Analytics III-31
Table 40: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Spiral Welded Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in ‘000 Tons for the Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 41: French Historic Review for Spiral Welded Pipes and
Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons for
the Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-31

4b. GERMANY III-32
A.Market Analysis III-32
Steel Pipes and Tubes Industry: An Overview III-32
Steel Tubes - Production Scenario III-32
Strategic Corporate Development III-33
Europipe GmbH - A Key Player III-33
B.Market Analytics III-34
Table 42: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Spiral Welded Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in ‘000 Tons for the Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 43: German Historic Review for Spiral Welded Pipes and
Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons for
the Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-35

4c. ITALY III-36
A.Market Analysis III-36
Outlook III-36
Uncertain Economy Hits Hard on Demand for Pipes in
Construction Sector III-36
B.Market Analytics III-37
Table 44: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Spiral Welded Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in ‘000 Tons for the Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 45: Italian Historic Review for Spiral Welded Pipes
and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons
for the Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-37

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-38
A.Market Analysis III-38
Outlook III-38
Construction Industry Trends III-38
B.Market Analytics III-39
Table 46: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Spiral Welded Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in ‘000 Tons for the Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 47: UK Historic Review for Spiral Welded Pipes and
Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons for
the Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-39

4e. SPAIN III-40
A.Market Analysis III-40
Outlook III-40
Eurocrisis: Spain’s Construction Industry Takes the Biggest
Blow III-40
Strategic Corporate Development III-40
B.Market Analytics III-41
Table 48: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Spiral Welded Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in ‘000 Tons for the Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 49: Spanish Historic Review for Spiral Welded Pipes
and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons
for the Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-41

4f. RUSSIA III-42
A.Market Analysis III-42
Outlook III-42
Economic Growth Slows Down III-42
Steel Pipes and Tubes Production: Current Trends and Future
Prospects III-42
Table 50: 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-43
Oil and Gas Industry: The Leading End-Use Market III-43
Table 51: Major Oil and Gas Pipeline Projects in Russia III-44
Oil and Gas Pipeline Projects to Foster LDP Demand III-45
LD Pipe Segment: Favored by Government Policies III-45
Manufacturers Focus on Improving Pipe Quality III-45
Opportunities from Exploration of Untapped Oil and Gas Reserves III-46
Infrastructure Sector: Driving Growth in Russia III-46
Industrial Pipes Market III-46
Greenfield Oil Projects to Boost Demand for Line Pipes III-47
Table 52: Oil Production in Russia (2012 and 2020):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Volume by
Brownfield and Greenfield Projects (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-47
Strategic Corporate Development III-47
Volzhsky Pipe Plant - A Key Player III-47
B.Market Analytics III-48
Table 53: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Spiral Welded Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in ‘000 Tons for the Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 54: Russian Historic Review for Spiral Welded Pipes
and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons
for the Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-49

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-50
A.Market Analysis III-50
Outlook III-50
Moderate Growth for Emerging Europe III-50
Strategic Corporate Developments III-50
Key Players III-51
B.Market Analytics III-55
Table 55: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Spiral Welded Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons for the Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 56: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Spiral Welded
Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000
Tons for the Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-56

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-57
A.Market Analysis III-57
Outlook III-57
Rising Gas Consumption: Opportunities for HSAW Pipes III-57
B.Market Analytics III-58
Table 57: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Spiral 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-58

Table 58: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Spiral 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-59

Table 59: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Spiral 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-60

5a. CHINA III-61
A.Market Analysis III-61
Spiral Welded Pipes Market - Outlook III-61
An Insight into China’s Steel Pipes and Tubes Market III-61
Table 60: Chinese Steel Pipes Market (2012): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Production Volume for Welded Pipes and
Seamless Pipes (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62
Slowdown Affects Pipes Sales/Demand III-62
Energy Sector: A Major Market III-62
Increased Emphasis on Natural Gas Pipeline Network III-63
Raw Material Cost and Overcapacity: Challenges for Steel Pipe
Industry III-63
An Overview of the Construction Industry III-64
Strategic Corporate Developments III-65
Key Players III-67
B.Market Analytics III-69
Table 61: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Spiral Welded Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in ‘000 Tons for the Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

Table 62: Chinese Historic Review for Spiral Welded Pipes
and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons
for the Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-69

5b. INDIA III-70
A.Market Analysis III-70
Outlook III-70
Steel Pipes Market: Opportunities from Oil and Gas, Water
and Irrigation Sectors III-70
Gas: The New Buzzword for Pipe Makers III-71
Table 63: Pipeline Capacity Expansion Projects in India
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-72
Competitive Landscape III-73
HSAW Pipes: High Demand from Oil and Gas Transportation Sector III-73
Table 64: Crude Oil Pipeline Projects of Major Oil
Companies in India (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-74
City Gas Distribution: Opportunity for HSAW/LSAW Pipe
Manufacturers III-75
LNG Terminals to Heighten Pipe Demand III-75
Potential Opportunities from Shale Gas Exploration III-75
Rising Demand for HSAW Pipes from Water Infrastructure
Projects III-75
Table 65: Major Water Supply, Irrigation and Sanitation
Projects in India (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-76
Competitive Landscape III-77
Table 66: Leading HSAW Pipe Makers in India - A Glance at
Production Capacity and Product Range III-77
Strategic Corporate Developments III-77
Key Players III-79
B.Market Analytics III-83
Table 67: Indian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Spiral Welded Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in ‘000 Tons for the Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-83

Table 68: Indian Historic Review for Spiral Welded Pipes and
Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons for
the Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-83

5c. SOUTH KOREA III-84
Market Analysis III-84
Table 69: South Korean Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Spiral Welded Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons for the Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-84

Table 70: South Korean Historic Review for Spiral Welded
Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000
Tons for the Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-85

5d. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC III-86
A.Market Analysis III-86
Outlook III-86
Strategic Corporate Developments III-86
UMW Group (Malaysia) - A Key Player III-86
B.Market Analytics III-87
Table 71: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and
Future Analysis for Spiral Welded Pipes and Tubes Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons for the Years 2010
through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-87

Table 72: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Spiral
Welded Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
‘000 Tons for the Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-88

6. MIDDLE EAST and AFRICA III-89
A.Market Analysis III-89
Outlook III-89
Steel Pipes and Tubes Market - An Overview III-89
Table 73: Upcoming Pipeline Projects in the Middle East
(2010-2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Pipeline Length
by Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-90
Rising Oil Prices Improve Attractiveness of Oil and Gas EandP
Activity III-90
Table 74: Proven Oil Reserves in the Middle East (2012):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Reserves by Country
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-90

Table 75: Proven Gas Reserves in the Middle East (2012):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Reserves Volume by Country
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-91

Table 76: Oil and Gas Rig Count in the Middle East (As of
May 2013): Percentage Share Breakdown by Onshore and
Offshore Rig Counts (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-91
Oil Production Sets the Tone for Pipe Demand III-91
Table 77: Oil Production in the Middle East (2013E):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Volume by Country
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-92

Table 78: Gas Production in the Middle East (2012):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Volume by Country
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-92
Construction Sector: Opportunities for Growth III-92
Oman III-93
Saudi Arabia III-93
UAE III-93
Strategic Corporate Development III-93
Key Players III-94
B.Market Analytics III-96
Table 79: Middle East and Africa Recent Past, Current and
Future Analysis for Spiral Welded Pipes and Tubes Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons for the Years 2010
through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-96

Table 80: Middle East and Africa Historic Review for Spiral
Welded Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
‘000 Tons for the Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-97

7. LATIN AMERICA III-98
A.Market Analysis III-98
Outlook III-98
Slowdown Hits Latin America III-98
Oil and Gas: A Major Market III-98
Table 81: Proven Crude Oil Reserves in Latin America
(2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Reserves by
Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-99

Table 82: Proven Natural Gas Reserves in Latin America
(2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Reserves by
Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-99

Table 83: Upcoming Pipeline Projects in Latin America
(2010-2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Pipeline Length
by Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-100
B.Market Analytics III-100
Table 84: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Spiral Welded Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons for the Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-100

Table 85: Latin American Historic Review for Spiral Welded
Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000
Tons for the Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-101


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 77 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 86)

The United States (10)
Japan (3)
Europe (26)
- Germany (5)
- The United Kingdom (1)
- Spain (1)
- Rest of Europe (19)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (35)
Africa (3)
Middle East (9)

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