US large diameter pipe demand will reach $10 billion in 2012, driven by a rebound in construction and expansions and upgrades for an aging pipe infrastructure. Concrete pipe will remain dominant while plastic pipe grows the fastest. Storm sewers will continue as the leading market due to widespread drainage uses and expanded road construction.
This study analyzes the US large diameter pipe industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1997, 2002 and 2007, and forecasts for 2012 and 2017 by market (storm sewers, water distribution, drainage and irrigation, sanitary sewers, natural gas, process industries, petroleum), and material (concrete, plastic, steel, cast iron, clay).
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 38 industry players, including Hanson Pipe & Precast, JM Eagle and Rinker Materials.