Global plumbing product demand will grow 4.1 percent annually through 2008, led by building construction activity and income gains in Asia/Pacific and Eastern Europe. Lavatory fittings will enjoy the fastest growth overall, while higher-end bathtubs and showers do well in industrialized countries.
This study analyzes the US$36 billion world plumbing industry. It presents historical demand data for 1993, 1998 and 2003 plus forecasts to 2008 and 2013 by product type (e.g., bathtub and shower fittings, lavatory fittings, kitchen and other sink fittings, bathtubs and showers, toilets, sinks); by material (e.g., ceramic, metal, plastic); by market, by world region and for 25 countries.
The study also considers market environment variables, details industry structure and manufacturer market share, and profiles 27 leading industry competitors including American Standard, Masco, TOTO, Kohler, Roca Sanitario, and Sanitec.