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US Water & Wastewater Pipe Market

  • May 2014
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  • Freedonia
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  • 283 pages

US demand to grow more than 7% yearly through 2018

Water and wastewater pipe demand in the US will grow more than seven percent per year to $17.8 billion in 2018. Gains will rebound from declines experienced during the 2008-2013 period, in which pipe markets were negatively impacted by declines in construction spending. Strong increases in construction activity will fuel gains through 2018 in building construction applications. The continued need to upgrade and repair the country’s aging sewer and water pipe network will spur gains in the municipal market.

Favorable housing, plumbing trends to boost water pipe demand

New housing construction declined precipitously from 2006 through 2009 and nonresidential building activity contracted at double-digit rates for three years beginning in 2009, severely constraining demand for water pipe. Strong recovery is expected in the housing market, which will spur construction spending and fuel pipe demand. Also boosting water pipe demand will be a rebound in the size and number of bathrooms per new housing unit to levels common in the middle of the last decade. During the economic downturn in housing construction, many builders installed fewer bathrooms in the new houses that were completed, further restraining pipe demand. Greater consumer focus on larger kitchens and bathrooms will also create opportunities. For example, new homes increasingly feature multiple sinks for specific end uses.

Infrastructure spending to benefit municipal market

Pipe demand in the municipal market will rebound due to improved government spending on infrastructure projects. As the economy recovers, water utility suppliers will have additional revenue to invest in pipe replacement. Despite this improvement, the nation’s water infrastructure is expected to remain in disrepair.
Plastic pipe to lead gains Plastic pipe will post the strongest gains through 2018, continuing to take market share from competing materials in a range of markets. High density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe will continue to gain ground on copper and other competing pipe materials, particularly in water distribution applications. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) will remain the leading resin used in plastic pipe through 2018, due to its dominant position in applications such as potable water and drain, waste, and vent. Despite increased competition from plastics, concrete and ductile iron pipe will retain a large share of the sewer, drainage, and water transmission markets.

Study coverage

This upcoming industry study presents historical demand data for 2003, 2008 and 2013, plus forecasts for 2018 and 2023 by market, application, product and US region. The study also details market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles industry players.

Table Of Contents

US Water and Wastewater Pipe Market
INTRODUCTION x
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1
II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4
General 4
Macroeconomic Outlook 5
Consumer Spending 9
Demographic Trends 12
Construction Outlook 16
Building Construction 18
Residential Building Construction 20
Nonresidential Building Construction 22
Nonbuilding Construction 25
Water and Sewer Spending 26
Public Highway Spending 29
Water Distribution Outlook 31
Agricultural Outlook 34
Regulatory Concerns 38
Pricing Factors 41
Recycling 43
World Markets and Foreign Trade 44
III. MARKETS 46
General 46
Markets 46
Municipal 49
Building Construction 52
Other Markets 56
Applications 57
Sewer and Drain Pipe 60
Sewer Pipe 63
Storm Sewer 66
Sanitary Sewer 69
Drainage Pipe 72
Drain, Waste, and Vent Pipe 74
Potable Water 76
Transmission Pipe 80
Distribution Pipe 83
Service Pipe 86
Rural Pipe 87
Irrigation Pipe 89
Other Applications 92
IV. PRODUCTS 94
General 94
Plastic Pipe 97
Markets and Applications 100
Resins 101
Polyvinyl Chloride 102
Markets and Applications 104
Producers 107
High Density Polyethylene 108
Markets and Applications 109
Producers 112
Other Plastic 113
Resins 114
Markets and Applications 118
Producers 121
Ductile Iron 123
Markets and Applications 124
Producers 127
Concrete Pipe 128
Markets and Applications 129
Producers 132
Copper 133
Markets and Applications 134
Producers 136
Steel Pipe 136
Markets and Applications 137
Producers 140
Other Pipe 141
V. REGIONS 145
General 145
Regional Demographic and Economic Trends 146
Population Patterns 146
Economic Outlook 149
Construction Outlook 152
Water and Wastewater Pipe Demand 154
Northeast 156
Midwest 159
South 162
West 165
VI. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 169
General 169
Market Share 171
Mergers and Acquisitions 173
Marketing Strategies 177
Channels of Distribution 179
Research and Development 180
Cooperative Agreements 181
Company Profiles 185
ABandI Foundry, see McWane
Advanced Drainage Systems Incorporated 186
Aliaxis SA 191
American Cast Iron Pipe Company 194
Ameron Water Transmission Group, see National Oilwell
Varco
AMSTED Industries Incorporated 196
Anaco, see McWane
Anvil International LC, see Mueller Water Products
Belco Manufacturing, see Denali
Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated 198
Bibby-Ste-Croix, see McWane
Bristol Metals, see Synalloy
Cambridge-Lee Industries LLC 200
Can Clay Corporation 201
CEMEX SAB de CV 203
Cerro Flow Products, see Berkshire Hathaway
Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company 205
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC 207
CONTECH Engineered Solutions LLC 208
Cretex Companies Incorporated 211
Denali Incorporated 213
Diamond Plastics, see Mitsubishi
Duininck Companies LLC 215
Dura-Line Holdings Incorporated 217
Endot Industries Incorporated 219
Ershigs, see Denali
Fab Pipe, see United States Pipe and Foundry
Fabricated Plastics, see Denali
Fiber Glass Systems, see National Oilwell Varco
Foltz Concrete Pipe, see Advanced Drainage Systems
Future Pipe Industries Group Limited 221
Genova Products Incorporated 222
Global Brass and Copper Holdings Incorporated 225
Griffin Pipe Products, see United States Pipe and Foundry
Hancor, see Advanced Drainage Systems
Hanson Pipe and Precast, see HeidelbergCement
Hastings Irrigation Pipe Company 227
HeidelbergCement AG 228
HOBAS Engineering GmbH 231
Howell Metal, see Mueller Industries
Ipex, see Aliaxis
JM Eagle, see J-M Manufacturing
J-M Manufacturing Company Incorporated 233
Lane Enterprises Incorporated 236
Logan Clay Products Company 238
MCP Industries Incorporated 239
McWane Incorporated 241
Mission Clay Products, see MCP Industries
Mitsubishi Corporation 244
Mueller Industries Incorporated 246
Mueller Water Products Incorporated 248
National Oilwell Varco Incorporated 250
National Pipe and Plastics Incorporated 253
North American Pipe, see Westlake Chemical
North American Specialty Products, see Westlake
Chemical
Northwest Pipe Company 254
Olin Brass Fineweld Tube, see Global Brass and Copper
Holdings
Pacific Corrugated Pipe Company 257
Permalok, see Northwest Pipe
PolyPipe Holdings, see Dura-Line Holdings
Prime Conduit, see Mitsubishi
Prinsco, see Duininck Companies
REHAU AG and Company 260
Rinker Materials, see CEMEX
Saint-Gobain 262
Synalloy Corporation 263
TrueNorth Steel 264
Tyco International Limited 266
Tyler Pipe, see McWane
United Spiral Pipe, see United States Steel
United States Pipe and Foundry Company LLC 268
United States Steel Corporation 272
Uponor Corporation 273
Vianini Pipe Incorporated 276
Viega GmbH and Company KG 277
Vinylplex Incorporated 279
Westlake Chemical Corporation 280
WL Plastics Corporation 283

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table 3
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Macroeconomic Indicators 9
2 Personal Consumption Expenditures 12
3 Population and Households 16
4 Construction Expenditures 18
5 Building Construction Expenditures 20
6 Residential Building Construction Expenditures 22
7 Nonresidential Building Construction Expenditures 24
8 Nonbuilding Construction Expenditures 26
9 Water and Sewer Expenditures 29
10 Public Highway Spending 31
11 Water Use 34
12 Agricultural Indicators 38
13 Pipe Pricing 43
SECTION III -- MARKETS
1 Water and Wastewater Pipe Markets 48
2 Municipal Water and Sewer Pipe Market Demand by Material 51
3 Building Construction Water and Wastewater Pipe Market
by Material 55
4 Other Water and Wastewater Pipe Markets by Material 57
5 Water and Wastewater Pipe Demand by Application 59
6 Sewer and Drain Pipe Demand by Application and Material 62
7 Sewer Pipe Demand by Application and Material 66
8 Storm Sewer Pipe Demand by Material 69
9 Sanitary Sewer Pipe Demand by Material 72
10 Drainage Pipe Demand by Material 74
11 Drain, Waste, and Vent Pipe Demand by Material 76
12 Potable Water Pipe Demand by Application and Material 79
13 Transmission Pipe Demand by Material 83
14 Distribution Pipe Demand by Material 86
15 Service Pipe Demand by Material 87
16 Rural Water Pipe Demand by Material 88
17 Irrigation Pipe Demand by Material 91
18 Other Water and Wastewater Pipe Demand 93
SECTION IV -- PRODUCTS
1 Water and Wastewater Pipe Demand by Material 96
2 Plastic Water and Wastewater Pipe Demand by Market
and Application 99
3 Plastic Water and Wastewater Pipe Demand by Resin 102
4 Polyvinyl Chloride Water and Wastewater Pipe Demand
by Market and Application 106
5 High Density Polyethylene Water and Wastewater Pipe
Demand by Market and Application 111
6 Other Plastic Water and Wastewater Pipe Demand by Resin 118
7 Other Plastic Water and Wastewater Pipe Demand by Market
and Application 120
8 Ductile Iron Water and Wastewater Pipe Demand by Market
and Application 126
9 Concrete Water and Wastewater Pipe Demand by Market
and Application 131
10 Copper Water and Wastewater Pipe Demand by Market
and Application 135
11 Steel Water and Wastewater Pipe Demand by Market
and Application 139
12 Other Water and Wastewater Pipe Demand by Market
and Application 144
SECTION V -- REGIONS
1 Population by Region 149
2 Gross Domestic Product by Region 152
3 Construction Expenditures by Region 154
4 Water and Wastewater Pipe Demand by Region 156
5 Northeast Water and Wastewater Pipe Demand by Subregion
and Market 159
6 Midwest Water and Wastewater Pipe Demand by Subregion
and Market 162
7 South Water and Wastewater Pipe Demand by Subregion
and Market 165
8 West Water and Wastewater Pipe Demand by Subregion
and Market 168
SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 US Water and Wastewater Pipe Sales by Company, 2013 170
2 Selected Acquisitions and Divestitures 176
3 Selected Cooperative Agreements 183

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION III -- MARKETS
1 Water and Wastewater Pipe Demand by Market, 2013 48
2 Municipal Water and Wastewater Pipe Market
by Material, 2013 52
3 Building Construction Water and Wastewater Pipe Market
by Material, 2013 56
4 Water and Wastewater Pipe Demand by Application, 2013 60
5 Sewer and Drain Pipe Demand by Application, 2013 63
6 Potable Water Pipe Demand by Application, 2013 80
7 Irrigation Pipe Demand by Material, 2013 92
SECTION IV -- PRODUCTS
1 Water and Wastewater Pipe Demand by Material, 2013 97
2 Plastic Water and Wastewater Pipe Demand
by Application, 2013 101
3 Polyvinyl Chloride Water and Wastewater Pipe Demand
by Application, 2013 107
4 High Density Polyethylene Water and Wastewater Pipe
Demand by Application, 2013 112
5 Other Plastic Water and Wastewater Pipe Demand
by Application, 2013 121
6 Ductile Iron Water and Wastewater Pipe Demand
by Application, 2013 127
7 Concrete Water and Wastewater Pipe Demand
by Application, 2013 132
SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 Water and Wastewater Pipe Market Share, 2013 171

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