Global Plastic Pipe

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This comprehensive study analyzes the world plastic pipe industry by country, resin, and market. Historical data for 2009, 2014, and 2019 and forecasts for the years 2024 and 2029 are provided. The term “demand” refers to apparent consumption and is defined as production (also referred to as “output”, “shipments”, or “supply”) from a country’s indigenous manufacturing facilities plus imports minus exports. Demand is used interchangeably with terms such as “market”, “sales”, and “consumption”. Data for plastic pipe are presented in metric tons (weight of the entire pipe), meters, and dollars.

Demand is segmented by resin type:

  • polyvinyl chloride
  • polyethylene, including:
  • high density polyethylene
  • cross-linked polyethylene
  • polyethylene of raised temperature
  • low density polyethylene
  • medium density polyethylene
  • other resins, such as acrylonitrile, chlorinated PVC, polybutylene, and polyvinylidene fluoride, as well as composites products

Market segments include:

  • construction (potable water transmission and distribution; conduit; drain, waste, and vent; storm and sanitary sewer/drainage pipe)
  • energy (oil and gas drilling, oil and gas transmission, natural gas distribution)
  • agriculture (irrigation pipe)
  • industrial/structural/mechanical

Data from the US Census Department were consulted in the preparation of this study and a list of related codes is presented here for informational purposes. However, these codes may not include all products covered in this report or may exclude some products of interest and the data have thus been adjusted accordingly.

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