Global Nonresidential Plumbing

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This study analyzes the global nonresidential market for plumbing products, which are comprised of plumbing fixtures and fittings. Plumbing products used in residential buildings and transportation equipment (e.g., RVs, aircraft, boats) are excluded.

Plumbing fixtures covered in this study include:

  • bathtub and shower fixtures (bathtubs, whirlpool bathtubs, and shower stalls and receptors)
  • toilet fixtures (water closet bowls and flush tanks, urinals, bidets)
  • sink fixtures (lavatories, kitchen sinks, and other sinks – such as those installed in bars, laundry rooms, utility rooms, and washrooms)
  • other fixtures (hot tubs and spas, bottle filling stations, drinking fountains, wash fountains, patient care stations, emergency wash stations, portable chemical toilets, and all other fixtures)

Faucets and taps covered in this study include:

  • bathroom sink faucets
  • bathtub and shower faucets
  • kitchen sink and other faucets including bar faucets, sediment and sill (i.e., outdoor) faucets, and faucets for laundry and other utility sinks

Plumbing fittings covered in this study include:

  • bathtub and shower fittings, such as antiscald valves and miscellaneous hardware used in bathtubs and showers
  • other plumbing fittings, including:
    • miscellaneous sink fittings (sink strainers, pot fillers, spray attachments)
    • lawn and hose fittings (spray guns, sprinkler fittings, flow-switching attachments)
    • flush valves and controls (toilet levers, flappers, float/tank balls, sealant rings, seals, seat discs, flapper chains, repair valves)
    • drains and overflows
    • P- and S-traps
    • all other plumbing fittings, including escutcheons; mechanical connecting fittings for iron pipes; compression fittings; fire sprinkler heads and related components; hangers, brackets, and supports; spa pumps; plugs and caps; strainers; drain outlets; drain gates; and fittings not mentioned elsewhere)

In addition, major manufacturers of plumbing products are identified. Historical data for 2009, 2014, and 2019 and forecasts to 2024 and 2029 are provided in current dollars (which are not adjusted to account for inflation) for each major product segment. Historical and forecast demand by market sector (new nonresidential construction and nonresidential improvement and repair) is provided in current dollars.

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