Plumbing Fixtures & Fittings

As Quoted In Wall Street Journal

Growth in plumbing fixture and fitting demand will be boosted by a rebound in construction as residential markets — especially new housing completions — advance at an improved rate.

US demand to rise 6.3% annually through 2017

US demand for plumbing fixtures and fittings is projected to advance 6.3 percent per year through 2017 to $12 billion, boosted by a rebound in building construction. New housing construction declined precipitously from 2006 through 2009 and nonresidential building activity fell at double-digit rates for three years beginning in 2009, severely constraining demand for plumbing products. After adjusting for price increases, expected gains through 2017 will still leave demand below the 2007 level.

Residential market to lead gains, remain dominant

The residential market is the most important for plumbing fixtures and fittings; it will account for over three-fifths of plumbing product demand in 2017 and will see the most rapid annual gains. Most demand in the residential market is derived from improvement and repair applications, as opposed to new buildings. Nevertheless, the rebound in new housing completions from a low 2012 base will be a primary driver of growth.

Growth for fixtures to outpace fittings

Demand for plumbing fixtures is forecast to advance at a rapid annual pace through 2017. Gains in fixture demand will be driven by increased construction and improvement expenditures as well as increasing consumer interest in design trends. Design trends in plumbing fixtures and fittings can be boiled down to one mantra: “More, not less.” In the residential market, current trends cast the kitchen and bathrooms as the most important rooms of the house. The kitchen is the “hub” of activity; the bathroom a “sanctuary.” As these rooms grow in size and importance, these trends will propel architects, builders, and homeowners to add value to their homes by installing higher-end, and simply more, fixtures to these spaces, including spa-like showers, large-capacity baths, multiple sinks with specific end uses and aesthetically appealing finishes, and luxurious toilets.

Demand for plumbing fittings will grow less rapidly than that for plumbing fixtures through 2017. Growth will be driven largely by a combination of economics -- as consumers trade out older fittings for ones that conserve water and reduce energy costs -- and aesthetics, a result of changing tastes and increased consumer confidence. Certain categories of fittings, such as single-level faucets, will display above average growth as demographic shifts promote demand for universal design and ADA-compliant products, which are easier for older Americans or those with mobility issues to use. Overall price growth for fittings will be slower than for fixtures, as fittings face more competition from low-cost imports.

Study coverage

This study analyzes the $8.8 billion US plumbing product industry. It presents historical demand data for 2002, 2007 and 2012, with forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by material (e.g., vitreous China, plastics, metal), product (e.g., bathtub and shower fixtures, sink fixtures, toilet fixtures, hot tubs and spas, lavatory fittings, bathtub and shower fittings, kitchen and other sink fittings), market (e.g., residential buildings, nonresidential buildings) and US region.

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 31 industry players, including Kohler, Masco and Moen.

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Purchase Plumbing Fixtures & Fittings by the Section

  1. Plumbing Fixtures & Fittings

    $5,300.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $98.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $98.00

      1. Table | PLUMBING PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $2,040.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Environment

        $139.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS

      3. 3.3 Demographic Trends

        $201.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS

      4. 3.4 Consumer Trends

        $241.00

        1. 3.4.1 Consumer Spending

          $103.00

          1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES

        2. 3.4.2 Consumer Financing

          $120.00

          1. Table | CONSUMER FINANCING ENVIRONMENT, 2002-2012

      5. 3.5 Building Construction

        $710.00

        1. Table | BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

        2. 3.5.1 Residential Buildings

          $484.00

          1. Table | RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

          2. Table | NEW HOUSING INDICATORS

          3. Table | HOUSING STOCK BY TYPE

          4. CHART II-1 YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION OF HOUSING STOCK, 2012

          5. CHART II-2 NUMBER OF BATHROOMS IN NEW HOUSING UNITS, 2002-2012

          6. Table | RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES

        3. 3.5.2 Nonresidential Buildings

          $148.00

          1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

          2. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES

      6. 3.6 Transportation Equipment

        $82.00

        1. Table | TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT INDICATORS

      7. 3.7 Pricing

        $118.00

        1. Table | SELECTED PLUMBING PRODUCT PRICES

      8. 3.8 Historical Market Overview

        $103.00

        1. Table | PLUMBING PRODUCT MARKET, 2002-2012

        2. CHART II-3 PLUMBING PRODUCT MARKET GROWTH, 2003-2012

      9. 3.9 Technology Trends

        $82.00

      10. 3.10 Environmental & Regulatory Considerations

        $341.00

        1. 3.10.1 Plumbing Codes

          $82.00

        2. 3.10.2 Water Conservation Regulations & Standards

          $198.00

        3. 3.10.3 Drinking Water Quality

          $82.00

        4. 3.10.4 Americans with Disabilities Act

          $82.00

    4. 4 OVERVIEW

      $505.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 4.2 Supply & Demand

        $245.00

        1. Table | PLUMBING PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 4.2.1 Fixtures

          $114.00

          1. Table | PLUMBING FIXTURES SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 4.2.2 Fittings

          $82.00

          1. Table | PLUMBING FITTINGS SUPPLY & DEMAND

      3. 4.3 Foreign Trade

        $151.00

        1. Table | PLUMBING PRODUCT FOREIGN TRADE

        2. 4.3.1 Imports

          $82.00

          1. CHART III-1 PLUMBING PRODUCT IMPORTS BY PRODUCT & SOURCE, 2012

        3. 4.3.2 Exports

          $82.00

          1. CHART III-2 PLUMBING PRODUCT EXPORTS BY PRODUCT & DESTINATION, 2012

      4. 4.4 World Plumbing Fixtures & Fittings Market

        $82.00

    5. 5 FIXTURES BY MATERIAL

      $1,406.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $169.00

        1. Table | PLUMBING FIXTURES DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        2. CHART IV-1 PLUMBING FIXTURES DEMAND BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2012: UNITS & VALUE

      2. 5.2 Vitreous China

        $157.00

        1. Table | VITREOUS CHINA PLUMBING FIXTURES DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        2. 5.2.1 Product Characteristics

          $82.00

        3. 5.2.2 Suppliers

          $82.00

      3. 5.3 Plastics

        $551.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC PLUMBING FIXTURES DEMAND BY MATERIAL & PRODUCT

        2. 5.3.1 Fiberglass

          $92.00

          1. Table | FIBERGLASS PLUMBING FIXTURES DEMAND

        3. 5.3.2 Cast Polymer

          $113.00

          1. Table | CAST POLYMER PLUMBING FIXTURES DEMAND

        4. 5.3.3 Acrylic

          $98.00

          1. Table | ACRYLIC PLUMBING FIXTURES DEMAND

        5. 5.3.4 Other Plastics

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER PLASTIC PLUMBING FIXTURES DEMAND

      4. 5.4 Metal

        $419.00

        1. Table | METAL PLUMBING FIXTURES DEMAND BY MATERIAL & PRODUCT

        2. 5.4.1 Cast Iron

          $114.00

          1. Table | CAST IRON PLUMBING FIXTURES DEMAND

        3. 5.4.2 Steel & Other Metals

          $167.00

          1. Table | STEEL & OTHER METAL PLUMBING FIXTURES DEMAND

      5. 5.5 Other Materials

        $110.00

        1. Table | OTHER MATERIAL PLUMBING FIXTURE DEMAND

    6. 6 FIXTURES BY TYPE

      $1,768.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $170.00

        1. Table | PLUMBING FIXTURES DEMAND

        2. CHART V-1 PLUMBING FIXTURES DEMAND, 2012: UNITS & VALUE

      2. 6.2 Bathtub & Shower Fixtures

        $476.00

        1. Table | BATHTUB & SHOWER FIXTURES DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        2. CHART V-2 BATHTUB & SHOWER FIXTURES DEMAND BY TYPE, 2012

        3. 6.2.1 Bathtubs

          $141.00

          1. Table | BATHTUB DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        4. 6.2.2 Whirlpool Bathtubs

          $103.00

          1. Table | WHIRLPOOL BATHTUB DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        5. 6.2.3 Shower Stalls & Receptors

          $82.00

          1. Table | SHOWER STALL & RECEPTOR DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        6. 6.2.4 Bathtub & Shower Surrounds

          $82.00

          1. Table | BATHTUB & SHOWER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MATERIAL

      3. 6.3 Sink Fixtures

        $405.00

        1. Table | SINK FIXTURES DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        2. CHART V-3 SINK FIXTURES DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2012

        3. 6.3.1 Lavatories

          $123.00

          1. Table | LAVATORY DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        4. 6.3.2 Kitchen Sinks

          $102.00

          1. Table | KITCHEN SINK DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        5. 6.3.3 Other Sinks

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER SINKS DEMAND BY MATERIAL

      4. 6.4 Toilet Fixtures

        $343.00

        1. Table | TOILET FIXTURES DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        2. CHART V-4 TOILET FIXTURES DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2012

        3. 6.4.1 Water Closet Bowls

          $103.00

          1. Table | WATER CLOSET BOWL DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        4. 6.4.2 Flush Tanks

          $82.00

          1. Table | FLUSH TANK DEMAND

        5. 6.4.3 Urinals

          $82.00

          1. Table | URINAL DEMAND

      5. 6.5 Other Plumbing Fixtures

        $207.00

        1. Table | OTHER PLUMBING FIXTURES DEMAND

        2. 6.5.1 Hot Tubs & Spas

          $82.00

        3. 6.5.2 Drinking Fountains

          $82.00

        4. 6.5.3 Bidets

          $82.00

        5. 6.5.4 All Other Plumbing Fixtures

          $82.00

      6. 6.6 Plumbing Fixtures Market Share

        $168.00

        1. CHART V-5 PLUMBING FIXTURES MARKET SHARE, 2012

    7. 7 FITTINGS

      $1,229.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $87.00

        1. Table | PLUMBING FITTINGS DEMAND BY TYPE

      2. 7.2 Lavatory Fittings

        $203.00

        1. Table | LAVATORY FITTINGS DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        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

        $353.00

        1. Table | BATHTUB & SHOWER FITTINGS DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        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

        $263.00

        1. Table | KITCHEN & OTHER SINK FITTINGS DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        2. 7.4.1 Single-Lever Controls

          $82.00

        3. 7.4.2 Deck Faucets

          $82.00

        4. 7.4.3 Other Sink Fittings

          $82.00

      5. 7.5 Other Plumbing Fittings

        $181.00

        1. Table | OTHER PLUMBING FITTINGS DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        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 All Other Plumbing Fittings

          $82.00

      6. 7.6 Plumbing Fittings Market Share

        $141.00

        1. CHART VI-1 PLUMBING FITTINGS MARKET SHARE, 2012

    8. 8 MARKETS

      $1,168.00

      1. 8.1 General

        $122.00

        1. Table | PLUMBING PRODUCT DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART VII-1 PLUMBING PRODUCT DEMAND BY MARKET, 2012

      2. 8.2 Residential Buildings

        $547.00

        1. Table | RESIDENTIAL PLUMBING PRODUCT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION

        2. 8.2.1 Demand by Product

          $82.00

        3. 8.2.2 Demand by Application

          $196.00

          1. Table | NEW RESIDENTIAL DEMAND FOR PLUMBING PRODUCTS

          2. Table | RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR DEMAND FOR PLUMBING PRODUCTS

        4. 8.2.3 Demand by Housing Type

          $208.00

          1. Table | RESIDENTIAL BUILDING DEMAND FOR PLUMBING PRODUCTS BY HOUSING TYPE

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

          3. Table | MULTIFAMILY HOUSING DEMAND FOR PLUMBING PRODUCTS BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION

          4. Table | MANUFACTURED HOUSING DEMAND FOR PLUMBING PRODUCTS BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION

      3. 8.3 Nonresidential Buildings

        $443.00

        1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING PLUMBING PRODUCT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION

        2. 8.3.1 Demand by Product

          $82.00

        3. 8.3.2 Demand by Application

          $109.00

          1. Table | NEW NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION PLUMBING PRODUCT DEMAND

          2. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR PLUMBING PRODUCT DEMAND

        4. 8.3.3 Demand by Building Type

          $217.00

          1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING PLUMBING PRODUCT DEMAND BY BUILDING TYPE

          2. Table | INSTITUTIONAL PLUMBING PRODUCT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION

          3. Table | OFFICE & COMMERCIAL PLUMBING PRODUCT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION

          4. Table | INDUSTRIAL PLUMBING PRODUCT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION

          5. Table | OTHER NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION PLUMBING PRODUCT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION

      4. 8.4 Other Markets

        $82.00

        1. Table | OTHER MARKETS PLUMBING PRODUCT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

    9. 9 REGIONS

      $1,364.00

      1. 9.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 9.2 Regional Demographic & Economic Activity

        $444.00

        1. 9.2.1 Population Patterns

          $117.00

          1. Table | POPULATION BY REGION

        2. 9.2.2 Economic Outlook

          $111.00

          1. Table | GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION

        3. 9.2.3 Construction Activity

          $82.00

          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION

        4. 9.2.4 Housing Trends

          $111.00

          1. Table | REGIONAL HOUSING INDICATORS

      3. 9.3 Regional Demand for Plumbing Products

        $864.00

        1. Table | PLUMBING PRODUCT DEMAND BY REGION

        2. CHART VIII-1 PLUMBING PRODUCT DEMAND BY REGION, 2012

        3. 9.3.1 Northeast

          $145.00

          1. Table | NORTHEAST PLUMBING PRODUCT DEMAND BY SUBREGION & MARKET

        4. 9.3.2 Midwest

          $202.00

          1. Table | MIDWEST PLUMBING PRODUCT DEMAND BY SUBREGION & MARKET

        5. 9.3.3 South

          $277.00

          1. Table | SOUTH PLUMBING PRODUCT DEMAND BY SUBREGION & MARKET

        6. 9.3.4 West

          $198.00

          1. Table | WEST PLUMBING PRODUCT DEMAND BY SUBREGION & MARKET

    10. 10 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,181.00

      1. 10.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 10.2 Industry Composition

        $82.00

        1. Table | PLUMBING PRODUCT SALES BY COMPANY, 2012

      3. 10.3 Market Share

        $141.00

        1. CHART IX-1 PLUMBING PRODUCTS MARKET SHARE, 2012

      4. 10.4 Product Development & Manufacturing

        $85.00

      5. 10.5 Competitive Strategies

        $95.00

      6. 10.6 Marketing

        $298.00

      7. 10.7 Distribution

        $129.00

      8. 10.8 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      9. 10.9 Company Profiles

        $4,239.00

        1. 10.9.1 Bradley Corporation

          $145.00

        2. 10.9.2 Briggs Plumbing Products Incorporated

          $104.00

        3. 10.9.3 Elkay Manufacturing Company

          $146.00

        4. 10.9.4 Fluidmaster Incorporated

          $82.00

        5. 10.9.5 Fortune Brands Home & Security Incorporated

          $227.00

        6. 10.9.6 Franke Artemis Holding AG

          $134.00

        7. 10.9.7 Geberit International AG

          $152.00

        8. 10.9.8 Globe Union Industrial Corporation

          $135.00

        9. 10.9.9 Grohe AG

          $101.00

        10. 10.9.10 Jacuzzi Brands Corporation

          $203.00

        11. 10.9.11 Kohler Company

          $304.00

        12. 10.9.12 LIXIL Group Corporation

          $418.00

        13. 10.9.13 LMS Incorporated

          $95.00

        14. 10.9.14 MAAX Bath Incorporated

          $87.00

        15. 10.9.15 MAAX Spas Industries Corporation

          $87.00

        16. 10.9.16 Mansfield Plumbing Products LLC

          $104.00

        17. 10.9.17 Masco Corporation

          $298.00

        18. 10.9.18 Morris Group International

          $228.00

        19. 10.9.19 Oatey Company

          $82.00

        20. 10.9.20 Orkla ASA

          $82.00

        21. 10.9.21 Rexnord Corporation

          $103.00

        22. 10.9.22 Sloan Valve Company

          $121.00

        23. 10.9.23 Spectrum Brands Holdings Incorporated

          $136.00

        24. 10.9.24 Stanley Black & Decker Incorporated

          $82.00

        25. 10.9.25 Swan Corporation

          $82.00

        26. 10.9.26 Symmons Industries Incorporated

          $96.00

        27. 10.9.27 T&S Brass and Bronze Works Incorporated

          $82.00

        28. 10.9.28 Tomkins Limited

          $108.00

        29. 10.9.29 TOTO Limited

          $132.00

        30. 10.9.30 Villeroy & Boch AG

          $112.00

        31. 10.9.31 Water Pik Incorporated

          $82.00

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