Plumbing Fixtures & Fittings

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US demand to rise 7.1% annually through 2015

US demand for plumbing fixtures and fittings is forecast to rise 7.1 percent per year to $10.9 billion in 2015, representing a dramatic turnaround from the 2005- 2010 period. Advances will be driven by an expected recovery in building construction expenditures from their depressed 2010 base. Additionally, many builders installed fewer and smaller bathrooms in homes erected during the 2007-2009 recession, and used less costly fixtures and fittings, which negatively affected demand. Going forward, builders will construct homes with more and larger bathrooms using more costly fixtures and fittings, spurring demand advances in unit and value terms. Fittings demand will be also supported by increasing consumer interest in products that reduce water use and utility bills.

Plumbing fixture demand to outpace fittings demand

Plumbing fixture demand is forecast to rise 8.7 percent annually to $5.9 billion in 2015. Rapid growth in unit demand will spur advances. Further growth will be supported by consumer interest in highend products. Homeowners will install hot tubs and spas, whirlpool bathtubs, cast polymer lavatories, and large restaurant-style sinks in their homes to enhance convenience and improve their aesthetic properties. These fixtures are often sold at higher price points than standard models.

Demand for plumbing fittings is projected to increase 5.3 percent per year to $5 billion in 2015. Gains will be driven by rebounding building construction expenditures, as well as increasing interest in low-flow fittings that reduce water use and lower utility bills. These fittings are more costly than standard products, but can offer long-term savings. Plumbing fittings demand will lag fixtures demand, however, as imports will continue to take market share from US producers. The vast majority of these imports are from low-cost Asian suppliers.

New homes to be fastest growing market

The new residential market will see the fastest growth in plumbing fixtures and fittings demand, driven by the rise in housing completions. However, residential improvement and repair applications will remain the market leader in 2015. Rebounding improvement and repair spending will boost advances. Homeowners will renovate their kitchens and add to and increase the number of bathrooms in their homes. These projects support fixtures and fittings demand. Moreover, many homeowners will install high-end products to improve the aesthetics and increase the value of their homes.

In the nonresidential market, plumbing products demand will be driven by rebounding construction spending. Such structures as office buildings, retail sites, schools, lodgings and health care facilities feature intensive use of fixtures and fittings, so rising office and commercial and institutional construction spending will boost advances. Growth will also be spurred by the efforts of building owners and designers to reduce water consumption by replacing older fixtures and fittings with more environmentally friendly models. In other markets, rebounding shipments of recreational boats and vehicles and other transportation equipment will drive gains.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the $7.7 billion US plumbing product industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2000, 2005 and 2010, with forecasts for 2015 and 2020 by material (e.g., vitreous china, plastics, metal), product (e.g., bathtub and shower fixtures and fittings, sink fixtures and fittings, toilet fixtures, lavatory fittings), market (e.g., residential buildings, nonresidential buildings) and region (e.g., New England, Middle Atlantic, Pacific).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 30 industry players, including Kohler, Maasco and Moen.

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Purchase Plumbing Fixtures & Fittings by the Section

  1. Plumbing Fixtures & Fittings

    $5,100.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $87.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $85.00

      1. Table | PLUMBING PRODUCTS SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,892.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Overview

        $130.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Consumer Trends

        $216.00

        1. 3.3.1 Personal Income & Expenditures

          $84.00

          1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

        2. 3.3.2 Consumer Financing

          $117.00

          1. Table | CONSUMER FINANCING ENVIRONMENT, 2000-2010

      4. 3.4 Demographic Outlook

        $162.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons)

      5. 3.5 Building Construction

        $721.00

        1. Table | BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

        2. 3.5.1 Residential Buildings

          $491.00

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

          2. Table | NEW HOUSING INDICATORS

          3. Table | HOUSING STOCK BY TYPE (million units)

          4. Table | RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

        3. 3.5.2 Nonresidential Buildings

          $140.00

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

          2. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

      6. 3.6 Transportation Equipment

        $86.00

        1. Table | OTHER TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT INDICATORS

      7. 3.7 Pricing

        $115.00

        1. Table | SELECTED PLUMBING PRODUCT PRICES (dollars per unit)

      8. 3.8 Historical Market Overview

        $82.00

        1. Table | PLUMBING PRODUCT MARKET, 2000-2010

      9. 3.9 Environmental & Regulatory Considerations

        $335.00

        1. 3.9.1 Plumbing Codes

          $82.00

        2. 3.9.2 Water Conservation Regulations & Standards

          $222.00

        3. 3.9.3 Drinking Water Quality

          $82.00

        4. 3.9.4 Americans with Disabilities Act

          $82.00

    4. 4 OVERVIEW

      $363.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 4.2 Supply & Demand

        $93.00

        1. Table | PLUMBING PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

      3. 4.3 Foreign Trade

        $170.00

        1. Table | PLUMBING PRODUCT FOREIGN TRADE (million dollars)

        2. 4.3.1 Imports

          $82.00

        3. 4.3.2 Exports

          $82.00

      4. 4.4 World Plumbing Fixtures & Fittings Market

        $82.00

    5. 5 FIXTURES BY MATERIAL

      $1,305.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 5.2 Supply & Demand

        $159.00

        1. Table | PLUMBING FIXTURES DEMAND BY MATERIAL (thousand units)

      3. 5.3 Vitreous China

        $148.00

        1. Table | VITREOUS CHINA PLUMBING FIXTURES DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand units)

        2. 5.3.1 Product Characteristics

          $82.00

        3. 5.3.2 Suppliers

          $82.00

      4. 5.4 Plastics

        $498.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC PLUMBING FIXTURES DEMAND BY MATERIAL & PRODUCT (thousand units)

        2. 5.4.1 Fiberglass

          $83.00

          1. Table | FIBERGLASS PLUMBING FIXTURES DEMAND (thousand units)

        3. 5.4.2 Cast Polymer

          $97.00

          1. Table | CAST POLYMER PLUMBING FIXTURES DEMAND (thousand units)

        4. 5.4.3 Acrylic

          $90.00

          1. Table | ACRYLIC PLUMBING FIXTURES DEMAND (thousand units)

        5. 5.4.4 Other Plastics

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER PLASTIC PLUMBING FIXTURES DEMAND (thousand units)

      5. 5.5 Metal

        $372.00

        1. Table | METAL PLUMBING FIXTURES DEMAND BY MATERIAL & PRODUCT (thousand units)

        2. 5.5.1 Cast Iron

          $104.00

          1. Table | CAST IRON PLUMBING FIXTURES DEMAND (thousand units)

        3. 5.5.2 Steel & Other Metals

          $135.00

          1. Table | STEEL & OTHER METAL PLUMBING FIXTURES DEMAND (thousand units)

      6. 5.6 Other Materials

        $97.00

        1. Table | OTHER MATERIALS PLUMBING FIXTURES DEMAND (thousand units)

    6. 6 FIXTURES BY TYPE

      $1,758.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 6.2 Supply & Demand

        $106.00

        1. Table | PLUMBING FIXTURES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

      3. 6.3 Plumbing Fixtures Overview

        $121.00

        1. Table | PLUMBING FIXTURES DEMAND (million dollars)

      4. 6.4 Bathtub & Shower Fixtures

        $440.00

        1. Table | BATHTUB & SHOWER FIXTURES DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

        2. 6.4.1 Bathtubs

          $102.00

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

        3. 6.4.2 Whirlpool Bathtubs

          $108.00

          1. Table | WHIRLPOOL BATHTUB DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

        4. 6.4.3 Shower Stalls & Receptors

          $85.00

          1. Table | SHOWER STALL & RECEPTOR DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

        5. 6.4.4 Bathtub & Shower Surrounds

          $82.00

          1. Table | BATHTUB & SHOWER SURROUND DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MATERIAL (million dollars)

      5. 6.5 Sink Fixtures

        $355.00

        1. Table | SINK FIXTURES DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

        2. 6.5.1 Lavatories

          $95.00

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

        3. 6.5.2 Kitchen Sinks

          $96.00

          1. Table | KITCHEN SINK DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

        4. 6.5.3 Other Sinks

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER SINKS DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

      6. 6.6 Toilet Fixtures

        $355.00

        1. Table | TOILET FIXTURES DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

        2. 6.6.1 Water Closet Bowls

          $97.00

          1. Table | WATER CLOSET BOWL DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

        3. 6.6.2 Flush Tanks

          $82.00

          1. Table | FLUSH TANK DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 6.6.3 Urinals

          $82.00

          1. Table | URINAL DEMAND (million dollars)

      7. 6.7 Other Plumbing Fixtures

        $167.00

        1. Table | OTHER PLUMBING FIXTURES DEMAND

        2. 6.7.1 Hot Tubs & Spas

          $82.00

        3. 6.7.2 Drinking Fountains

          $82.00

        4. 6.7.3 Bidets

          $82.00

        5. 6.7.4 All Other Plumbing Fixtures

          $82.00

      8. 6.8 Plumbing Fixtures Market Share

        $151.00

    7. 7 FITTINGS

      $1,161.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $101.00

        1. Table | PLUMBING FITTINGS SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

      2. 7.2 Lavatory Fittings

        $187.00

        1. Table | LAVATORY FITTINGS DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

        2. 7.2.1 Two-Lever Controls

          $82.00

        3. 7.2.2 Single-Lever Controls

          $82.00

        4. 7.2.3 Other Lavatory Fittings

          $82.00

      3. 7.3 Bathtub & Shower Fittings

        $310.00

        1. Table | BATHTUB & SHOWER FITTINGS DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

        2. 7.3.1 Antiscald Valves

          $82.00

        3. 7.3.2 Single-Lever Controls

          $82.00

        4. 7.3.3 Showerheads & Fittings

          $82.00

        5. 7.3.4 Bathtub & Shower Combinations

          $82.00

        6. 7.3.5 Personal Showers

          $82.00

        7. 7.3.6 Other Bathtub & Shower Fittings

          $82.00

      4. 7.4 Kitchen & Other Sink Fittings

        $228.00

        1. Table | KITCHEN & OTHER SINK FITTINGS DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

        2. 7.4.1 Single-Lever Controls

          $82.00

        3. 7.4.2 Deck Faucets

          $82.00

        4. 7.4.3 All Other Sink Fittings

          $82.00

      5. 7.5 Other Plumbing Fittings

        $218.00

        1. Table | OTHER PLUMBING FITTINGS DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

        2. 7.5.1 Lawn & Hose Fittings

          $82.00

        3. 7.5.2 Flush Valves & Controls

          $82.00

        4. 7.5.3 Drains & Overflows

          $82.00

        5. 7.5.4 Sediment, Sill & Other Faucets

          $82.00

        6. 7.5.5 P & S Traps

          $82.00

        7. 7.5.6 ADA Accessibility Products

          $82.00

        8. 7.5.7 All Other Plumbing Fittings

          $82.00

      6. 7.6 Plumbing Fittings Market Share

        $117.00

    8. 8 MARKETS

      $1,360.00

      1. 8.1 General

        $119.00

        1. Table | PLUMBING PRODUCT DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      2. 8.2 Residential Buildings

        $614.00

        1. Table | RESIDENTIAL PLUMBING PRODUCT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION (million dollars)

        2. 8.2.1 Demand by Product

          $82.00

        3. 8.2.2 Demand by Application

          $204.00

          1. Table | NEW RESIDENTIAL DEMAND FOR PLUMBING PRODUCTS (million dollars)

          2. Table | RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR DEMAND FOR PLUMBING PRODUCTS (million dollars)

        4. 8.2.3 Demand by Housing Type

          $251.00

          1. Table | RESIDENTIAL BUILDING DEMAND FOR PLUMBING PRODUCTS BY HOUSING TYPE (million dollars)

          2. Table | SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSING DEMAND FOR PLUMBING PRODUCTS BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION (million dollars)

          3. Table | MULTIFAMILY HOUSING DEMAND FOR PLUMBING PRODUCTS BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION (million dollars)

          4. Table | MANUFACTURED HOUSING DEMAND FOR PLUMBING PRODUCTS BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION (million dollars)

      3. 8.3 Nonresidential Buildings

        $543.00

        1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION PLUMBING PRODUCT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION (million dollars)

        2. 8.3.1 Demand by Product

          $82.00

        3. 8.3.2 Demand by Application

          $151.00

          1. Table | NEW NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION PLUMBING PRODUCT DEMAND (million dollars)

          2. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR PLUMBING PRODUCT DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 8.3.3 Demand by Building Type

          $279.00

          1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION PLUMBING PRODUCT DEMAND BY BUILDING TYPE (million dollars)

          2. Table | INSTITUTIONAL PLUMBING PRODUCT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION (million dollars)

          3. Table | OFFICE & COMMERCIAL PLUMBING PRODUCT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION (million dollars)

          4. Table | INDUSTRIAL PLUMBING PRODUCT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION (million dollars)

          5. Table | OTHER NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION PLUMBING PRODUCT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION (million dollars)

      4. 8.4 Other Markets

        $85.00

        1. Table | OTHER MARKETS PLUMBING PRODUCT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

    9. 9 REGIONS

      $1,301.00

      1. 9.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 9.2 Regional Demographic & Economic Activity

        $309.00

        1. 9.2.1 Population Patterns

          $82.00

          1. Table | POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)

        2. 9.2.2 Economic Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion dollars)

        3. 9.2.3 Construction Activity

          $82.00

          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion dollars)

        4. 9.2.4 Housing Trends

          $82.00

          1. Table | REGIONAL HOUSING INDICATORS (thousand units)

      3. 9.3 Regional Demand for Plumbing Products

        $933.00

        1. Table | PLUMBING PRODUCT DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)

        2. 9.3.1 Northeast

          $157.00

          1. Table | NORTHEAST PLUMBING PRODUCT DEMAND BY SUBREGION & MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 9.3.2 Midwest

          $203.00

          1. Table | MIDWEST PLUMBING PRODUCT DEMAND BY SUBREGION & MARKET (million dollars)

        4. 9.3.3 South

          $289.00

          1. Table | SOUTH PLUMBING PRODUCT DEMAND BY SUBREGION & MARKET (million dollars)

        5. 9.3.4 West

          $226.00

          1. Table | WEST PLUMBING PRODUCT DEMAND BY SUBREGION & MARKET (million dollars)

    10. 10 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $4,983.00

      1. 10.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 10.2 Industry Composition

        $82.00

        1. Table | PLUMBING PRODUCT SALES BY COMPANY, 2010 (million dollars)

      3. 10.3 Market Share

        $173.00

      4. 10.4 Product Development & Manufacturing

        $82.00

      5. 10.5 Competitive Strategies

        $82.00

      6. 10.6 Marketing

        $109.00

      7. 10.7 Distribution

        $82.00

      8. 10.8 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $82.00

      9. 10.9 Company Profiles

        $4,208.00

        1. 10.9.1 Acorn Engineering Company

          $260.00

        2. 10.9.2 American Standard Brands

          $397.00

        3. 10.9.3 Bradley Corporation

          $129.00

        4. 10.9.4 Briggs Industries Incorporated

          $104.00

        5. 10.9.5 Elkay Manufacturing Company

          $141.00

        6. 10.9.6 Fluidmaster Incorporated

          $82.00

        7. 10.9.7 Fortune Brands Incorporated

          $261.00

        8. 10.9.8 Franke Artemis Holding AG

          $82.00

        9. 10.9.9 Geberit AG

          $131.00

        10. 10.9.10 Globe Union Industrial Corporation

          $214.00

        11. 10.9.11 Grohe AG

          $104.00

        12. 10.9.12 Jacuzzi Brands Corporation

          $200.00

        13. 10.9.13 Kohler Company

          $237.00

        14. 10.9.14 LMS Incorporated

          $123.00

        15. 10.9.15 MAAX Bath Incorporated

          $99.00

        16. 10.9.16 MAAX Spas Industries Corporation

          $82.00

        17. 10.9.17 Mansfield Plumbing Products LLC

          $112.00

        18. 10.9.18 Masco Corporation

          $390.00

        19. 10.9.19 Oatey Company

          $82.00

        20. 10.9.20 Orkla ASA

          $82.00

        21. 10.9.21 Rexnord LLC

          $82.00

        22. 10.9.22 Sloan Valve Company

          $137.00

        23. 10.9.23 Stanley Black & Decker Incorporated

          $141.00

        24. 10.9.24 Swan Corporation

          $82.00

        25. 10.9.25 Symmons Industries Incorporated

          $90.00

        26. 10.9.26 T&S Brass and Bronze Works Incorporated

          $82.00

        27. 10.9.27 Tomkins Limited

          $100.00

        28. 10.9.28 TOTO Limited

          $145.00

        29. 10.9.29 Villeroy & Boch AG

          $150.00

        30. 10.9.30 Water Pik Incorporated

          $82.00

      10. 10.10 Additional Companies Mentioned in Study

        $124.00

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