Plastic & Competitive Pipe

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Expanding oil and gas exploration and transmission activity -- especially the development of shale plays -- and the continued need to replace and repair aging water pipe networks, will contribute to growth.

US demand to rise 6.2% annually through 2016

US demand for pipe is expected to grow 6.2 percent per year to $50.1 billion in 2016, driven primarily by a rebound in building construction. An expansion of oil and gas exploration and transmission activity, especially the development of shale plays, will also boost gains. In addition, the continued need to replace and repair the country’s aging water pipe networks will also contribute to growth. In length terms, pipe demand is forecast to expand at an 8.3 percent annual rate through 2016 to nearly 11 billion feet, totaling almost 83 billion pounds. Gains will result primarily from a turnaround in building construction.

Plastic pipe to offer best growth opportunities

Plastic pipe will experience the fastest growth through 2016. Resin improvements that enhance pipe performance will enable plastic pipe to continue to take market share from other pipe materials in demanding applications. Additionally, processing improvements will allow plastic pipe to be a more cost effective option compared to other materials.

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC), which accounted for over one-half of all plastic pipe demand in 2011, will remain the leading plastic resin based on PVC’s use in small diameter applications in the potable water distribution, sanitary sewer, and agricultural markets. Going forward, PVC demand will increase at a nearly double digit rate, benefiting from the recovery in building construction activity. High density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe was the second leading plastic pipe in 2011. Advances in HDPE pipe demand will result as the material continues to supplant concrete, PVC, and steel pipe in drainage, storm sewer, and potable water applications.

Steel pipe to remain top material in value terms

Steel pipe will continue to be the leading pipe material in value terms, accounting for $28.5 billion in 2016. However, growth in steel pipe demand will trail the pipe market as a whole, since it is not a beneficiary of the rebound in housing construction. Nevertheless, steel will continue to dominate the oil and gas market and is expected to benefit from continued exploration and drilling activity -- especially in shale gas plays. Concrete, ductile iron, and copper pipe are all forecast to post above average growth. Concrete and ductile iron pipe maintain a commanding share of the large diameter sewer, drainage, and water transmission market while copper is the primary material used in refrigeration equipment.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the $37 billion US pipe industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2001, 2006 and 2011, and forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by market (e.g., oil and natural gas; sewer and drainage; potable water; industrial processing pipe; conduit; drain, waste and vent; irrigation; structural and mechanical), material (e.g., steel, plastic, copper, concrete, ductile iron, aluminum, clay) and resin (e.g., PVC, HDPE, fiberglass).

The study also considers market environment variables, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 50 industry participants, including JM Eagle, Advanced Drainage Systems, and CertainTeed.

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  1. Plastic & Competitive Pipe

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $112.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $131.00

      1. Table | PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $2,580.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $165.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Demographic Trends

        $207.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons)

      4. 3.4 Building Construction Outlook

        $368.00

        1. Table | BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

        2. 3.4.1 Residential Building Construction

          $107.00

          1. Table | RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

        3. 3.4.2 Nonresidential Building Construction

          $129.00

          1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

      5. 3.5 Nonbuilding Construction Outlook

        $82.00

        1. Table | NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

      6. 3.6 Water & Sewer Spending

        $138.00

        1. Table | WATER & SEWER CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

      7. 3.7 Highway Spending

        $126.00

        1. Table | HIGHWAY SPENDING (billion dollars)

      8. 3.8 Water Use & Withdrawal Outlook

        $82.00

        1. Table | WATER USE & WITHDRAWAL (trillion gallons per year)

      9. 3.9 Oil & Gas Industry Outlook

        $163.00

        1. Table | OIL & GAS PRODUCTION (quadrillion Btu)

      10. 3.10 Manufacturing Outlook

        $179.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

      11. 3.11 Agricultural Overview

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        1. Table | AGRICULTURAL OUTLOOK

      12. 3.12 Refrigeration Equipment Outlook

        $92.00

        1. Table | REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS (million units)

      13. 3.13 Plastic Resin Outlook

        $155.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC RESIN SUPPLY & DEMAND (million pounds)

      14. 3.14 Pricing Factors

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        1. Table | PIPE PRICING TRENDS

      15. 3.15 Regulatory Considerations

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        1. 3.15.1 Water Regulation

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        2. 3.15.2 Government Spending

          $82.00

        3. 3.15.3 Oil & Gas Regulation

          $144.00

      16. 3.16 Recycling

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      17. 3.17 World Plastic Pipe Demand

        $97.00

    4. 4 PIPE MARKETS

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      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      2. 4.2 Oil & Natural Gas Pipe

        $509.00

        1. Table | OIL & GAS PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL & MARKET SEGMENT (million dollars)

        2. 4.2.1 Natural Gas Pipe

          $128.00

          1. Table | NATURAL GAS PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

        3. 4.2.2 Crude Oil Pipe

          $118.00

          1. Table | CRUDE OIL PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

        4. 4.2.3 Plastic Oil & Gas Pipe Demand by Resin

          $82.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC OIL & GAS PIPE DEMAND BY RESIN (million dollars)

      3. 4.3 Sewer & Drainage

        $466.00

        1. Table | SEWER & DRAINAGE DEMAND BY MATERIAL & MARKET SEGMENT (million dollars)

        2. 4.3.1 Sewer Pipe

          $166.00

          1. Table | SEWER PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

        3. 4.3.2 Drainage Pipe

          $92.00

          1. Table | DRAINAGE PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

        4. 4.3.3 Plastic Sewer & Drainage Pipe by Resin

          $96.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC SEWER & DRAINAGE PIPE DEMAND BY RESIN (million dollars)

      4. 4.4 Potable Water

        $555.00

        1. Table | POTABLE WATER PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL & MARKET SEGMENT (million dollars)

        2. 4.4.1 Water Distribution Pipe

          $118.00

          1. Table | WATER DISTRIBUTION PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

        3. 4.4.2 Water Transmission Pipe

          $153.00

          1. Table | WATER TRANSMISSION PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

        4. 4.4.3 Other Potable Water Pipe

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER POTABLE WATER PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

        5. 4.4.4 Plastic Potable Water Pipe by Resin

          $85.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC POTABLE WATER PIPE DEMAND BY RESIN (million dollars)

      5. 4.5 Industrial Processing Pipe

        $249.00

        1. Table | INDUSTRIAL PROCESSING PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

        2. 4.5.1 Uses

          $82.00

        3. 4.5.2 Materials

          $82.00

        4. 4.5.3 Plastic Industrial Processing Pipe by Resin

          $84.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC INDUSTRIAL PROCESSING PIPE DEMAND BY RESIN (million dollars)

      6. 4.6 Conduit

        $376.00

        1. Table | CONDUIT DEMAND BY MATERIAL & MARKET SEGMENT (million dollars)

        2. 4.6.1 Communications Duct

          $82.00

          1. Table | COMMUNICATIONS DUCT DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 4.6.2 Electrical & Other Conduit

          $138.00

          1. Table | ELECTRICAL & OTHER CONDUIT DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

        4. 4.6.3 Plastic Conduit by Resin

          $82.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC CONDUIT DEMAND BY RESIN (million dollars)

      7. 4.7 Drain, Waste, & Vent

        $152.00

        1. 4.7.1 Materials

          $82.00

          1. Table | DRAIN, WASTE, & VENT PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

        2. 4.7.2 Plastic DWV Pipe by Resin

          $82.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC DRAIN, WASTE, & VENT PIPE DEMAND BY RESIN (million dollars)

      8. 4.8 Irrigation

        $174.00

        1. 4.8.1 Materials

          $82.00

          1. Table | IRRIGATION PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

        2. 4.8.2 Plastic Irrigation Pipe by Resin

          $82.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC IRRIGATION PIPE DEMAND BY RESIN (million dollars)

      9. 4.9 Structural, Mechanical, & Other

        $242.00

        1. Table | STRUCTURAL, MECHANICAL, & OTHER PIPE DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MATERIAL (million dollars)

        2. 4.9.1 Refrigeration & Related

          $82.00

        3. 4.9.2 Other

          $82.00

        4. 4.9.3 Plastic Structural, Mechanical, & Other Pipe by Resin

          $82.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC STRUCTURAL, MECHANICAL, & OTHER PIPE DEMAND BY RESIN (million dollars)

    5. 5 PIPE MATERIALS

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      1. 5.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 5.2 Pipe Demand by Value

        $165.00

        1. Table | PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL IN DOLLARS (million dollars)

        2. 5.2.1 Pipe Demand by Weight

          $82.00

          1. Table | PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL IN POUNDS (million pounds)

      3. 5.3 Pipe Demand by Length

        $82.00

        1. Table | PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL IN FEET (million linear feet)

      4. 5.4 Steel Pipe

        $495.00

        1. Table | STEEL PIPE DEMAND

        2. 5.4.1 Markets

          $349.00

          1. Table | STEEL PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

          2. Table | STEEL OIL & GAS PIPE DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET SEGMENT (million dollars)

        3. 5.4.2 Producers

          $82.00

      5. 5.5 Plastic Pipe

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        1. Table | PLASTIC PIPE DEMAND

        2. 5.5.1 Markets

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          1. Table | PLASTIC PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 5.5.2 Producers

          $82.00

      6. 5.6 Copper Pipe

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        1. Table | COPPER PIPE DEMAND

        2. 5.6.1 Markets

          $94.00

          1. Table | COPPER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 5.6.2 Producers

          $82.00

      7. 5.7 Concrete Pipe

        $240.00

        1. Table | CONCRETE PIPE DEMAND

        2. 5.7.1 Markets

          $106.00

          1. Table | CONCRETE PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 5.7.2 Producers

          $82.00

      8. 5.8 Ductile Iron

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        1. Table | DUCTILE IRON PIPE DEMAND

        2. 5.8.1 Markets

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          1. Table | DUCTILE IRON PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 5.8.2 Producers

          $82.00

      9. 5.9 Aluminum Pipe

        $171.00

        1. Table | ALUMINUM PIPE DEMAND

        2. 5.9.1 Markets

          $83.00

          1. Table | ALUMINUM PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 5.9.2 Producers

          $82.00

      10. 5.10 Clay Pipe

        $130.00

        1. Table | CLAY PIPE DEMAND

        2. 5.10.1 Markets

          $82.00

          1. Table | CLAY PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 5.10.2 Producers

          $82.00

    6. 6 PLASTIC PIPE RESINS

      $1,355.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $103.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC PIPE DEMAND BY RESIN (million dollars)

      2. 6.2 Plastic Pipe Resin Demand

        $82.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC PIPE RESIN DEMAND (million pounds)

      3. 6.3 Polyvinyl Chloride Pipe

        $257.00

        1. Table | POLYVINYL CHLORIDE PIPE DEMAND

        2. 6.3.1 Characteristics & Technologies

          $82.00

        3. 6.3.2 Markets

          $120.00

          1. Table | POLYVINYL CHLORIDE PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

        4. 6.3.3 Producers

          $82.00

      4. 6.4 High Density Polyethylene Pipe

        $295.00

        1. Table | HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE PIPE DEMAND

        2. 6.4.1 Markets

          $131.00

          1. Table | HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 6.4.2 Producers

          $82.00

      5. 6.5 Fiberglass Pipe

        $241.00

        1. Table | FIBERGLASS PIPE DEMAND

        2. 6.5.1 Markets

          $90.00

          1. Table | FIBERGLASS PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 6.5.2 Producers

          $82.00

      6. 6.6 Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene Pipe

        $89.00

        1. Table | ACRYLONITRILE-BUTADIENE-STYRENE PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      7. 6.7 Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride Pipe

        $128.00

        1. Table | CHLORINATED POLYVINYL CHLORIDE PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      8. 6.8 Other Plastic Pipe

        $184.00

        1. Table | OTHER PLASTIC PIPE DEMAND BY RESIN & MARKET (million dollars)

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,333.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED US PIPE SALES BY COMPANY, 2011 (million dollars)

      2. 7.2 Plastic Pipe Market Share

        $188.00

      3. 7.3 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $120.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 7.4 Marketing Strategies

        $82.00

      5. 7.5 Channels of Distribution

        $82.00

      6. 7.6 Research & Development

        $83.00

      7. 7.7 Cooperative Agreements

        $97.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      8. 7.8 Company Profiles

        $5,207.00

        1. 7.8.1 Advanced Drainage Systems Incorporated

          $228.00

        2. 7.8.2 Alcoa Incorporated

          $82.00

        3. 7.8.3 American Cast Iron Pipe Company

          $94.00

        4. 7.8.4 AMSTED Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        5. 7.8.5 Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated

          $117.00

        6. 7.8.6 Cambridge-Lee Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        7. 7.8.7 Can-Clay Corporation

          $82.00

        8. 7.8.8 Caparo plc

          $201.00

        9. 7.8.9 CEMEX SAB de CV

          $82.00

        10. 7.8.10 Charlotte Pipe & Foundry Company

          $97.00

        11. 7.8.11 Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC

          $93.00

        12. 7.8.12 CONTECH Engineered Solutions LLC

          $177.00

        13. 7.8.13 Cretex Companies Incorporated

          $106.00

        14. 7.8.14 Denali Incorporated

          $94.00

        15. 7.8.15 Duininck Companies LLC

          $104.00

        16. 7.8.16 Dura-Line Holdings Incorporated

          $112.00

        17. 7.8.17 EVRAZ plc

          $120.00

        18. 7.8.18 Foster (LB) Company

          $161.00

        19. 7.8.19 Genova Products Incorporated

          $102.00

        20. 7.8.20 Global Brass and Copper Holdings Incorporated

          $87.00

        21. 7.8.21 HeidelbergCement AG

          $135.00

        22. 7.8.22 HOBAS Engineering GmbH

          $82.00

        23. 7.8.23 J-M Manufacturing Company Incorporated

          $152.00

        24. 7.8.24 JMC Steel Group

          $102.00

        25. 7.8.25 JSW Steel Limited

          $82.00

        26. 7.8.26 Lane Enterprises Incorporated

          $93.00

        27. 7.8.27 Logan Clay Products Company

          $82.00

        28. 7.8.28 MCP Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        29. 7.8.29 McWane Incorporated

          $126.00

        30. 7.8.30 Mitsubishi Corporation

          $100.00

        31. 7.8.31 Mueller Industries Incorporated

          $112.00

        32. 7.8.32 Mueller Water Products Incorporated

          $82.00

        33. 7.8.33 National Oilwell Varco Incorporated

          $180.00

        34. 7.8.34 National Pipe & Plastics Incorporated

          $82.00

        35. 7.8.35 Northwest Pipe Company

          $147.00

        36. 7.8.36 OAO TMK

          $129.00

        37. 7.8.37 Pacific Corrugated Pipe Company

          $103.00

        38. 7.8.38 Pipeline Plastics LLC

          $82.00

        39. 7.8.39 REHAU AG & Company

          $82.00

        40. 7.8.40 Saint-Gobain

          $108.00

        41. 7.8.41 Solvay SA

          $82.00

        42. 7.8.42 Synalloy Corporation

          $82.00

        43. 7.8.43 Tenaris SA

          $98.00

        44. 7.8.44 Timken Company

          $84.00

        45. 7.8.45 Tyco International Limited

          $96.00

        46. 7.8.46 United States Pipe and Foundry Company LLC

          $121.00

        47. 7.8.47 United States Steel Corporation

          $111.00

        48. 7.8.48 Uponor Corporation

          $141.00

        49. 7.8.49 Viega GmbH & Company KG

          $82.00

        50. 7.8.50 Westlake Chemical Corporation

          $92.00

        51. 7.8.51 Wolverine Tube Incorporated

          $82.00

      9. 7.9 Additional Companies Mentioned in the Study

        $82.00

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