US demand for plumbing products will rise 7.1 percent annually through 2015, driven by a recovery in building construction and a rebound in the size and number of bathrooms per new housing unit. Fixtures will outpace fittings, spurred by rising unit demand for such higher-priced products as hot tubs and spas, whirlpool bathtubs and cast polymer lavatories.
This study analyzes the $7.7 billion US plumbing product industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2000, 2005 and 2010, with forecasts for 2015 and 2020 by material (e.g., vitreous china, plastics, metal), product (e.g., bathtub and shower fixtures and fittings, sink fixtures and fittings, toilet fixtures, lavatory fittings), market (e.g., residential buildings, nonresidential buildings) and region (e.g., New England, Middle Atlantic, Pacific).
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 30 industry players, including Kohler, Maasco and Moen.