Global plumbing product demand will rise 3.5 percent annually through 2013. The Asia/Pacific region will see the fastest gains, while growth in developed countries will not be as strong. The fixtures segment will grow at a somewhat faster pace than fittings, based on demand for more sophisticated fixtures.
This study analyzes the $55.4 billion world plumbing product industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1998, 2003 and 2008, and forecasts for 2013 and 2018 by plumbing fixture (e.g., bathtub and shower fixtures, toilet fixtures, sink fixtures), fixture material, fitting type, world regional market (e.g., Asia/Pacific, Western Europe, North America) and for 23 countries.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 28 industry participants, including TOTO, Masco and Kohler.