Plastic Pipe and Fittings

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Report Number : HP 070
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FIRST LOOK ON PLASTIC PIPE AND FITTINGS

Report Number HP 070

U.S. sales of plastic pipe and fittings could increase by 8.8% during 2018 as manufacturers pass through rising material costs and construction spending gains keep demand on an upward trend.  Manufacturers are increasing prices as resin price increase along with oil prices.  Relatively strong growing product lines include drain, waste, and vent pipe, water pipe, and oil and gas pipe.  Manufacturers are also increasing their reliance on fitting and union sales.

These and other industry trends are uncovered in this up-to-date Catalina First Look on Plastic Pipe and Fittings.  This First Look also provides data on product line sales, price trends, exports and imports, end-use market purchases, factors driving demand, plant operating ratios and profitability, and the competitive environment.  Data is compiled and analyzed from 1997 to the current year and the Executive Summary provides a five year forecast.

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CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  • U.S. plastic pipe and fittings market trends
  • Shipments by product type
  • Shipments by resin type
  • Sales by end-use market
  • International trade
  • Industry cost structure and profitability
  • Competitive environment
  • Outlook and five year forecast

PLASTIC PIPE AND FITTING SALES

  • U.S. sales and growth analysis                     
  • Real sales trends                 
  • Price Index trends
  • Plastic’s share of total U.S. pipe and fittings shipments

   SALES BY END-USE MARKET

  • Builders
  • Residential replacement and remodeling
  • Commercial construction and repair
  • Manufacturer product components

U.S. MANUFACTURERS SHIPMENTS BY PRODUCT AND MATERIAL

  • Drain waste and vent pipe
  • Water pipe
  • Industrial and mining pipe
  • Oil and gas pipe
  • Sewer, storm drain, and water main pipe
  • Pipe fittings and unions
  • ABS, CPVC, PE, PVC, PEX, and composites

U.S. IMPORTS

  • Import shipments and growth analysis
  • Imports’ share of U.S. sales
  • Imports for the top five countries of origin

U.S. EXPORTS

  • Export shipments and growth analysis
  • Exports’ share of U.S. shipments
  • Exports for the top five countries of destination

FACTORS DRIVING DEMAND

  • Residential and nonresidential building construction spending
  • Spending on power, sewage and waste disposal, and water infrastructure construction
  • Spending on oil and gas, coal, and chemical facilities

U.S. PLASTIC PIPE AND FITTINGS PLANT COST STRUCTURE AND PROFITABILITY                    

  • Labor costs percent shipments                                  
  • Material costs percent shipments                   
  • Gross plant profit margins  
  • Plastic resin price trends   
  • Total employees and employee sales productivity      
  • Average production worker wages
  • Capital spending trends

COMPETITVE ENVIRONMENT

  • Number of U.S. manufacturers and plants                  
  • Plant shipments and average shipments per plant      
  • Share of U.S. shipments for the top manufacturers     
  • Advanced Drainage System sales and profit trends

 

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