Behind-the-Wall Plumbing

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Demand for behind-the-wall plumbing in the US is forecast to increase 8.1% annually through 2025 to $17.9 billion, with market value driven up by strong price growth for key raw materials, particularly PEX and all metal materials. Though demand in real terms will be more moderate, real growth in the market will result from a:

  • rebound in commercial building construction
  • continued high level of new housing construction coupled with a move toward larger bathrooms
  • high level of home renovation activity, continuing trends begun during the COVID-19 pandemic

A shift in product mix toward plastic behind-the-wall pipe and fittings – which are less expensive than metal products – is expected to restrain even faster value growth.

Market for Plastic Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Products Continues to Strengthen

Although metal products hold a greater share of the market in value terms, plastic products are the most widely used in behind-the-wall plumbing applications and they are expected to continue gaining share:

  • PEX is growing in popularity because of its low cost, resistance to breakage, and durability relative to both copper and PVC.
  • PVC is inexpensive relative to metal and is also easy to cut and install

Despite these advantages, metal products continue to benefit from their resistance to impact damage, and the ability to withstand high pressures, which boosts their use in high-value applications.

Commercial Market to Remain Leading Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Segment

Commercial buildings account for the majority of behind-the-wall plumbing demand, largely because they are mandated to include extensive fire suppression systems. Though demand fell in 2020 and commercial building construction remained depressed in 2021, it is expected to rebound in 2022 and continue to grow through 2025. As the market rebounds, demand in plumbing-intensive structures like offices, hospitals, hotels, and senior living facilities – which require not only extensive fire suppression systems but also multiple bathrooms and kitchen facilities – will gain a boost from a low base.

New Home Construction & Design Trends to Boost Residential Demand

Strength in new single-family home construction is anticipated to boost behind-the-wall plumbing products, as a wide variety of plumbing products are installed during initial construction. Additionally, new homes are expected to include more and larger bathrooms with elaborate features – such as his-and-her sinks – that require more plumbing fixtures, further driving gains. Interest in renovation among homeowners spending more time in their homes should also boost residential behind-the-wall demand growth, as many of these projects are anticipated to involve kitchen or bathroom renovations.

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  1. Behind-the-Wall Plumbing

    $5,600.00

    1. 1 Executive Summary

      $323.00

      1. Figure 1-1 | US Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Market

    2. 2 COVID-19 Pandemic

      $864.00

      1. 2.1 Overview

        $323.00

      2. 2.2 Impact on the Economy

        $330.00

        1. Table | Macroeconomic Indicators, 2019 - 2023

        2. Figure 2-1 | Real GDP by Economic Sector, 2020 - 2023

      3. 2.3 Impact on the Construction Industry

        $323.00

        1. Table | Construction Expenditures, 2019 - 2023

      4. 2.4 Impact on the Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Industry

        $323.00

        1. Table | Annual Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Demand by Product, 2019 - 2022

        2. Table | Annual Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Demand by Market, 2019 - 2022

        3. Figure 2-2 | Annual Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Value Demand by Product, 2019 - 2023

    3. 3 Overview

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      1. 3.1 Study Scope

        $323.00

        1. Figure 3-1 | Behind-the-Wall Plumbing: Product Examples

      2. 3.2 Historical Trends

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        1. Table | Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Product Demand, 2010 - 2021

        2. Figure 3-2 | Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Product Demand, 2005 - 2021

      3. 3.3 Products Overview

        $323.00

        1. Table | Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Demand by Product, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 3-3 | Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Demand by Product, 2010 - 2030

      4. 3.4 Applications Overview

        $323.00

        1. Table | Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Product Demand by Application, 2010 - 2030

      5. 3.5 Foreign Trade

        $323.00

        1. Table | Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Product Supply & Demand, 2010 - 2030

      6. 3.6 Impact of Tariffs

        $323.00

      7. 3.7 Pricing Patterns

        $323.00

        1. Table | Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Product Pricing, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 3-4 | Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Product Pricing, 2010 - 2025

    4. 4 Factors Impacting Plumbing Demand

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      1. 4.1 Construction Industry Outlook

        $323.00

        1. Figure 4-1 | US Construction Expenditures by Building Type, 2010 - 2030

      2. 4.2 Kitchen & Bath Remodeling Activity

        $323.00

      3. 4.3 Bathrooms & Sinks Per Structure

        $323.00

      4. 4.4 Shortages of Trained Plumbers

        $323.00

      5. 4.5 Consumer Trends

        $420.00

        1. 4.5.1 Aging in Place Renovation

          $323.00

          1. Table | "I Prefer to Age in Place" by Age Group, 2021

          2. Table | US Population Aged 55+, 2011 - 2031

        2. 4.5.2 Home Safety & Security Trends

          $323.00

          1. Table | Importance of Protecting the Family & Having Safety for Loved Ones, 2015 - 2021

        3. 4.5.3 Home Design Trends

          $323.00

          1. Table | Consumer Trends in Remodeling Kitchens & Bathrooms, 2015 - 2021

      6. 4.6 Sustainability Initiatives

        $384.00

        1. 4.6.1 Water Conservation Efforts

          $323.00

          1. Table | Selected State-Level Water Efficiency Programs

        2. 4.6.2 Recycling & Recycled Content

          $323.00

    5. 5 Pipe

      $2,890.00

      1. 5.1 Scope & Product Description

        $323.00

        1. Figure 5-1 | Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Pipe: Product Examples

      2. 5.2 Demand by Material

        $323.00

        1. 5.2.1 Footage

          $323.00

          1. Table | Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Pipe Demand by Material, 2010 - 2030

          2. Figure 5-2 | Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Pipe Demand by Material, 2010 - 2030

        2. 5.2.2 Market Value

          $323.00

          1. Table | Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Pipe Demand by Material, 2010 - 2030

          2. Figure 5-3 | Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Pipe Demand by Material, 2010 - 2030

      3. 5.3 PEX Pipe

        $419.00

        1. 5.3.1 Product Description

          $323.00

          1. Figure 5-4 | Behind-the-Wall PEX Pipe: Advantages & Disadvantages

        2. 5.3.2 Demand by Application

          $323.00

          1. Table | PEX Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Pipe Demand by Application, 2010 - 2030

          2. Figure 5-5 | PEX Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Pipe Demand by Application, 2010 - 2030

        3. 5.3.3 Demand by Market

          $323.00

          1. Table | PEX Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Pipe Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

        4. 5.3.4 Market Share

          $323.00

          1. Figure 5-6 | PEX Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Pipe Market Share by Company, 2020

      4. 5.4 PVC Pipe

        $362.00

        1. 5.4.1 Product Description

          $323.00

          1. Figure 5-7 | Behind-the-Wall PVC Pipe: Advantages & Disadvantages

        2. 5.4.2 Demand by Application

          $323.00

          1. Table | PVC Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Pipe Demand, 2010 - 2030

          2. Figure 5-8 | PVC Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Pipe Demand by Application, 2010 - 2030

        3. 5.4.3 Demand by Market

          $323.00

          1. Table | PVC Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Pipe Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

        4. 5.4.4 Market Share

          $323.00

          1. Figure 5-9 | PVC Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Pipe Market Share by Company, 2020

      5. 5.5 Other Plastic Pipe

        $546.00

        1. 5.5.1 Product Description

          $323.00

          1. Figure 5-10 | Other Behind-the-Wall Plastic Pipe: Product Examples & Characteristics

        2. 5.5.2 Demand by Product

          $323.00

          1. Table | Other Plastic Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Pipe Demand by Product, 2010 - 2030

        3. 5.5.3 Demand by Application

          $323.00

          1. Table | Other Plastic Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Pipe Demand by Application, 2010 - 2030

          2. Figure 5-11 | Other Plastic Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Pipe Demand by Application, 2010 - 2030

        4. 5.5.4 Demand by Market

          $323.00

          1. Table | Other Plastic Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Pipe Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

        5. 5.5.5 Key Suppliers

          $323.00

      6. 5.6 Copper Pipe

        $401.00

        1. 5.6.1 Product Description

          $323.00

          1. Figure 5-12 | Behind-the-Wall Copper Pipe: Advantages & Disadvantages

        2. 5.6.2 Demand by Application

          $323.00

          1. Table | Copper Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Pipe Demand, 2010 - 2030

        3. 5.6.3 Demand by Market

          $323.00

          1. Table | Copper Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Pipe Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

        4. 5.6.4 Market Share

          $323.00

          1. Figure 5-13 | Copper Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Pipe Market Share by Company, 2020

      7. 5.7 Galvanized Steel Pipe

        $421.00

        1. 5.7.1 Product Description

          $323.00

          1. Figure 5-14 | Behind-the-Wall Galvanized Steel Pipe: Advantages & Disadvantages

        2. 5.7.2 Demand by Application

          $323.00

          1. Table | Galvanized Steel Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Pipe Demand, 2010 - 2030

          2. Figure 5-15 | Galvanized Steel Pipe Demand in Behind-the-Wall Plumbing by Application, 2010 - 2030

        3. 5.7.3 Demand by Market

          $323.00

          1. Table | Galvanized Steel Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Pipe Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

        4. 5.7.4 Market Share

          $323.00

          1. Figure 5-16 | Galvanized Steel Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Pipe Market Share by Company, 2020

      8. 5.8 Ductile Iron Pipe

        $355.00

        1. 5.8.1 Product Description

          $323.00

          1. Figure 5-17 | Behind-the-Wall Ductile Iron Pipe: Advantages & Disadvantages

        2. 5.8.2 Demand by Application

          $323.00

          1. Table | Ductile Iron Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Pipe Demand, 2010 - 2030

          2. Figure 5-18 | Ductile Iron Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Pipe Demand by Application, 2010 - 2030

        3. 5.8.3 Demand by Market

          $323.00

          1. Table | Ductile Iron Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Pipe Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

        4. 5.8.4 Suppliers

          $323.00

    6. 6 Fittings

      $3,605.00

      1. 6.1 Scope & Product Description

        $323.00

        1. Figure 6-1 | Behind-the-Wall Pipe Fittings: Product Examples

      2. 6.2 Demand by Type of Fitting

        $323.00

        1. 6.2.1 Units

          $323.00

          1. Table | Behind-the-Wall Pipe Fitting Demand by Product, 2010 - 2030

        2. 6.2.2 Market Value

          $323.00

          1. Table | Behind-the-Wall Pipe Fitting Demand by Product, 2010 - 2030

      3. 6.3 Tees

        $599.00

        1. 6.3.1 Product Description

          $323.00

          1. Figure 6-2 | Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Tees: Product Characteristics

        2. 6.3.2 Demand by Application

          $323.00

          1. Table | Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Tee Demand by Application, 2010 - 2030

        3. 6.3.3 Demand by Market

          $323.00

          1. Table | Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Tee Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

        4. 6.3.4 Demand by Material

          $323.00

          1. Table | Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Tee Demand by Material, 2010 - 2030

        5. 6.3.5 Suppliers

          $323.00

      4. 6.4 Couplings

        $636.00

        1. 6.4.1 Scope & Product Description

          $323.00

          1. Figure 6-3 | Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Couplings: Product Characteristics

        2. 6.4.2 Demand by Application

          $323.00

          1. Table | Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Coupling Demand by Application, 2010 - 2030

        3. 6.4.3 Demand by Market

          $323.00

          1. Table | Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Coupling Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

        4. 6.4.4 Demand by Material

          $323.00

          1. Table | Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Coupling Demand by Material, 2010 - 2030

        5. 6.4.5 Suppliers

          $323.00

      5. 6.5 Elbows

        $577.00

        1. 6.5.1 Product Description

          $323.00

          1. Figure 6-4 | Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Elbows: Product Characteristics

        2. 6.5.2 Demand by Application

          $323.00

          1. Table | Behind-the-Wall Pipe Elbow Demand by Application, 2010 - 2030

        3. 6.5.3 Demand by Market

          $323.00

          1. Table | Behind-the-Wall Pipe Elbow Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

        4. 6.5.4 Demand by Material

          $323.00

          1. Table | Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Elbow Demand by Material, 2010 - 2030

        5. 6.5.5 Suppliers

          $323.00

      6. 6.6 Pipe Supports

        $613.00

        1. 6.6.1 Product Description

          $323.00

          1. Figure 6-5 | Behind-the-Wall Pipe Supports: Product Examples

        2. 6.6.2 Demand by Application

          $323.00

          1. Table | Behind-the-Wall Pipe Support Demand by Application, 2010 - 2030

        3. 6.6.3 Demand by Market

          $323.00

          1. Table | Behind-the-Wall Pipe Support Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

        4. 6.6.4 Demand by Material

          $323.00

          1. Table | Behind-the-Wall Pipe Support Demand by Material, 2010 - 2030

        5. 6.6.5 Suppliers

          $323.00

      7. 6.7 Other Fittings

        $817.00

        1. 6.7.1 Product Description

          $323.00

          1. Figure 6-6 | Other Behind-the-Wall Pipe Fittings: Product Examples

        2. 6.7.2 Demand by Product (Traps, Wyes, Caps & Plugs, Manifolds)

          $323.00

          1. Table | Other Behind-the-Wall Pipe Fitting Demand by Product, 2010 - 2030

        3. 6.7.3 Demand by Application

          $323.00

          1. Table | Other Behind-the-Wall Pipe Fittings Demand by Application, 2010 - 2030

        4. 6.7.4 Demand by Market

          $323.00

          1. Table | Other Behind-the-Wall Pipe Fittings Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

        5. 6.7.5 Demand by Material

          $323.00

          1. Table | Other Behind-the-Wall Pipe Fitting Demand by Material, 2010 - 2030

        6. 6.7.6 Suppliers

          $323.00

    7. 7 Valves

      $389.00

      1. 7.1 Scope & Product Description

        $323.00

        1. Figure 7-1 | Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Valves: Product Examples

      2. 7.2 Demand by Application

        $323.00

        1. Table | Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Valve Demand by Application, 2010 - 2030

      3. 7.3 Demand by Market

        $323.00

        1. Table | Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Valve Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

      4. 7.4 Market Share

        $323.00

        1. Figure 7-2 | Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Valve Market Share by Company, 2020

    8. 8 Fire Sprinklers

      $373.00

      1. 8.1 Scope & Product Description

        $323.00

        1. Figure 8-1 | Fire Sprinklers: Product Examples

      2. 8.2 Demand by Market

        $323.00

        1. 8.2.1 Units

          $323.00

          1. Table | Fire Sprinkler Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

        2. 8.2.2 Market Value

          $323.00

          1. Table | Fire Sprinkler Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

      3. 8.3 Market Share

        $323.00

        1. Figure 8-2 | Fire Sprinkler Market Share by Company, 2020

    9. 9 Fire Suppression Applications

      $895.00

      1. 9.1 Scope & Description

        $323.00

        1. Figure 9-1 | Fire Suppression Systems Overview

      2. 9.2 Products

        $615.00

        1. 9.2.1 Demand by Product

          $323.00

          1. Table | Fire Suppression System Demand by Product, 2010 - 2030

        2. 9.2.2 Pipe

          $323.00

          1. Table | Fire Suppression System Pipe Demand by Material, 2010 - 2030

        3. 9.2.3 Fittings

          $323.00

          1. Table | Fire Suppression System Pipe Fitting Demand by Type, 2010 - 2030

        4. 9.2.4 Valves & Sprinklers

          $323.00

          1. Table | Fire Suppression System Valve & Sprinkler Demand by Type, 2010 - 2030

      3. 9.3 Markets

        $323.00

        1. Table | Fire Suppression System Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

      4. 9.4 Key Suppliers

        $323.00

    10. 10 General Water Distribution Applications

      $725.00

      1. 10.1 Scope & Description

        $323.00

        1. Figure 10-1 | Behind-the-Wall General Water Distribution Systems: Product Examples

      2. 10.2 Products

        $456.00

        1. 10.2.1 Demand by Product

          $323.00

          1. Table | Behind-the-Wall General Water Distribution Demand by Product, 2010 - 2030

        2. 10.2.2 Pipe

          $323.00

          1. Table | Behind-the-Wall General Water Distribution Pipe Demand by Material, 2010 - 2030

        3. 10.2.3 Fittings & Valves

          $323.00

          1. Table | Behind-the-Wall General Water Distribution Fitting & Valve Demand by Type, 2010 - 2030

      3. 10.3 Markets

        $323.00

        1. Table | Behind-the-Wall General Water Distribution Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

      4. 10.4 Key Suppliers

        $323.00

    11. 11 Drain, Waste, &Vent Systems

      $684.00

      1. 11.1 Scope & Description

        $323.00

        1. Figure 11-1 | Drain, Waste, &Vent Systems: Product Examples

      2. 11.2 Products

        $438.00

        1. 11.2.1 Demand by Product

          $323.00

          1. Table | Drain, Waste, &Vent (DWV) System Demand by Product, 2010 - 2030

        2. 11.2.2 Pipe

          $323.00

          1. Table | Drain, Waste, &Vent Pipe Demand by Material, 2010 - 2030

        3. 11.2.3 Fittings & Valves

          $323.00

          1. Table | Drain, Waste, &Vent Pipe Fitting & Valve Demand by Type, 2010 - 2030

      3. 11.3 Markets

        $323.00

        1. Table | Drain, Waste, &Vent System Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

      4. 11.4 Key Suppliers

        $323.00

    12. 12 Radiant Flooring Applications

      $673.00

      1. 12.1 Scope & Description

        $323.00

        1. Figure 12-1 | Radiant Flooring System Components

      2. 12.2 Products

        $430.00

        1. 12.2.1 Demand by Product

          $323.00

          1. Table | Radiant Flooring Demand by Product, 2010 - 2030

        2. 12.2.2 Pipe

          $323.00

          1. Table | Radiant Flooring Pipe Demand by Material, 2010 - 2030

        3. 12.2.3 Fittings & Valves

          $323.00

          1. Table | Radiant Flooring Pipe Fitting & Valve Demand by Type, 2010 - 2030

      3. 12.3 Markets

        $323.00

        1. Table | Radiant Flooring Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

      4. 12.4 Key Suppliers

        $323.00

    13. 13 Markets

      $1,170.00

      1. 13.1 Demand by Market

        $323.00

        1. Table | Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Product Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

      2. 13.2 Commercial Buildings

        $539.00

        1. 13.2.1 Market Scope

          $323.00

        2. 13.2.2 Demand by Application & Project Type

          $323.00

          1. Table | Commercial Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Product Demand by Application & Project Type, 2010 - 2030

          2. Figure 13-1 | Commercial Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Product Demand by Application, 2010 - 2030

        3. 13.2.3 New Construction

          $323.00

          1. Table | New Commercial Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Product Demand by Application, 2010 - 2030

        4. 13.2.4 Improvement & Repair

          $323.00

          1. Table | Commercial Improvement & Repair: Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Product Demand by Application, 2010 - 2030

      3. 13.3 Residential Buildings

        $524.00

        1. Table | Residential Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Product Demand by Application & Project Type, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 13-2 | Residential Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Product Demand by Application, 2010 - 2030

        3. Table | New Residential Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Product Demand by Application, 2010 - 2030

        4. Table | Residential Improvement & Repair Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Product Demand by Application, 2010 - 2030

    14. 14 Industry Structure

      $1,778.00

      1. 14.1 Key Findings & Industry Composition

        $362.00

        1. Table | US Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Product Sales by Company, 2020

      2. 14.2 Market Share

        $323.00

        1. Figure 14-1 | US Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Product Market Share by Company, 2020

        2. Figure 14-2 | US Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Product Market: Leading Supplier, 2020

        3. Figure 14-3 | US Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Product Market: Second Leading Supplier, 2020

        4. Figure 14-4 | US Behind-the-Wall Plumbing Product Market: Third Leading Supplier, 2020

      3. 14.3 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $355.00

        1. Table | Selected Mergers & Acquisitions

      4. 14.4 List of Industry Participants

        $839.00

        1. Table | Selected Industry Participants

    15. 15 Appendix

      $3,951.00

      1. 15.1 Report Details

        $370.00

        1. Table | Relevant Industry Codes

        2. Table | Relevant HS/HTS Codes

      2. 15.2 Definitions

        $323.00

      3. 15.3 Abbreviations

        $323.00

        1. Table | Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study

      4. 15.4 Freedonia Methodology

        $546.00

      5. 15.5 Study-Specific Methodology

        $323.00

      6. 15.6 Sources

        $323.00

      7. 15.7 Associations & Agencies

        $323.00

      8. 15.8 Related Studies & Reports

        $323.00

      9. 15.9 Macroeconomic Assumptions

        $2,230.00

        1. 15.9.1 Economic Environment

          $323.00

          1. Table | Macroeconomic Indicators, 2010 - 2030

        2. 15.9.2 Demographic Trends

          $323.00

          1. Table | Population & Households, 2010 - 2030

        3. 15.9.3 Housing Completions

          $323.00

          1. Table | New Housing Indicators, 2010 – 2030

        4. 15.9.4 Housing Stock

          $323.00

          1. Table | Housing Stock by Type, 2010 - 2030

          2. Figure 15-1 | Housing Stock: Share by Year of Construction, 2020

        5. 15.9.5 Building Construction

          $323.00

          1. Table | Building Construction Expenditures, 2010 - 2030

        6. 15.9.6 Residential Building Construction

          $323.00

          1. Table | Residential Building Construction Expenditures, 2010 - 2030

        7. 15.9.7 Residential Improvements & Repairs

          $323.00

          1. Table | Residential Improvement & Repair Expenditures, 2010 - 2030

        8. 15.9.8 Commercial Building Construction

          $323.00

          1. Table | Commercial Building Construction Expenditures, 2010 - 2030

        9. 15.9.9 Commercial Building Improvements & Repairs

          $881.00

          1. Table | Commercial Building Improvement & Repair Expenditures, 2010 - 2030

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