Plumbing Fixtures & Fittings

Continuing Concerns About Water Scarcity Boost Demand for Water-Efficient Products

Continuing drought-like conditions throughout parts of the US and an aging water distribution and sewer system has caused construction professions to look for additional ways for homes and businesses to conserve water. A key approach is to install plumbing fixtures and fittings that use less water. These products, such as toilets that consumer much less water per flush and showerheads with powerful aerators that deliver water at high velocities, are increasingly mandated by building codes for use in new and renovated homes and businesses.

Key Findings in Plumbing Fixtures & Fittings:

Design Trends that Call for More Bathrooms to Drive Demand Gains

US demand for plumbing fixtures and fittings is spurred by strong growth in building construction expenditures. The residential market will see the most rapid gains, fueled by strong growth in housing completions and design trends that call for homes to have more and larger bathrooms and larger kitchens. Commercial demand for plumbing fixtures and fittings will be supported by rising construction of such bathroom-intensive structures as hotels, offices, educational facilities and hospitals.

Popularity of Bathroom Renovation Projects to Promote Fixture and Fitting Demand

Demand for plumbing fixtures and fittings will also be boosted by a high level interest in bathroom renovation projects. In the residential market, homeowners looking to make their homes more convenient -- especially older Americans looking to “age-in-place” -- will install additional bathrooms. Many newly installed bathrooms will have senior-friendly products, such as walk-in bathtubs, showers with integrated seating, or touchless faucets and showerheads. In the commercial market, owners and managers of such facilities as hotels, resorts, casinos, and other leisure-related businesses will renovate bathrooms to accommodate older Americans.

Plumbing Fixtures to See Faster Demand Growth

Plumbing fixtures -- which accounted for the larger share of plumbing products demand in 2014 -- will post faster demand gains through 2019. In addition to design trends that will place more toilets, sinks, and shower and enclosures in homes, more and more consumers will opt for higher-value products. Commercial-size kitchen sinks, whirlpool baths, and walk-in bathtubs can enhance convenience. The installation of acrylic bathtubs, cast polymer lavatories, and kitchen sinks, can be used to improve the appearance of a home, impressing visitors and boosting property values.

Study Coverage

This Freedonia industry study analyzes the $9.1 billion US plumbing fixtures and fittings industry. It discusses historical demand data (2004, 2009, and 2014) and forecasts (2019 and 2024) by material (e.g., vitreous china, plastics, metal), product (e.g., bathtub and shower fixtures, sink fixtures, toilet fixtures, lavatory fittings, bathtub and shower fittings, kitchen and other sink fittings), market (residential buildings, nonresidential buildings), application (new, improvement and repair) and region. The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 29 industry players, including Kohler, Masco, and Moen.

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  1. Plumbing Fixtures & Fittings

    $5,500.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $88.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $84.00

      1. Table | PLUMBING PRODUCTS SUPPLY & DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,963.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Trends

        $163.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS

      3. 3.3 Demographic Trends

        $142.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS

      4. 3.4 Consumer Trends

        $190.00

        1. 3.4.1 Consumer Spending

          $83.00

          1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES

        2. 3.4.2 Consumer Financing

          $91.00

          1. Table | Consumer Financing Environment, 2004-2014

      5. 3.5 Building Construction

        $668.00

        1. Table | BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

        2. 3.5.1 Residential Buildings

          $456.00

          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, 2014

          5. CHART II-2 NUMBER OF BATHROOMS IN NEW HOUSING UNITS, 2004-2014

          6. Table | RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES

        3. 3.5.2 Nonresidential Buildings

          $134.00

          1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

          2. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES

      6. 3.6 Transportation Equipment

        $109.00

        1. Table | TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS

      7. 3.7 Plumbing Fixtures & Fittings Pricing Trends

        $114.00

        1. Table | SELECTED PLUMBING PRODUCTS PRICES

      8. 3.8 Historical Market Overview

        $110.00

        1. Table | PLUMBING PRODUCTS MARKET, 2004-2014

        2. CHART II-3 PLUMBING PRODUCTS MARKET GROWTH, 2004-2014

      9. 3.9 Technology Trends

        $82.00

      10. 3.10 Environmental & Regulatory Considerations

        $347.00

        1. 3.10.1 Plumbing Codes

          $82.00

        2. 3.10.2 Water Conservation Regulations & Standards

          $222.00

        3. 3.10.3 Drinking Water Quality

          $82.00

    4. 4 OVERVIEW

      $519.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 4.2 Supply & Demand

        $268.00

        1. Table | PLUMBING PRODUCTS SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 4.2.1 Fixtures

          $96.00

          1. Table | PLUMBING FIXTURES SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 4.2.2 Fittings

          $82.00

          1. Table | PLUMBING FITTINGS SUPPLY & DEMAND

      3. 4.3 Foreign Trade

        $147.00

        1. Table | PLUMBING PRODUCTS FOREIGN TRADE

        2. 4.3.1 Imports

          $82.00

          1. CHART III-1 PLUMBING PRODUCTS IMPORTS BY PRODUCT & SOURCE, 2014

        3. 4.3.2 Exports

          $82.00

          1. CHART III-2 PLUMBING PRODUCTS EXPORTS BY PRODUCT & DESTINATION, 2014

      4. 4.4 World Plumbing Fixtures & Fittings Market

        $82.00

    5. 5 FIXTURES BY MATERIAL

      $1,710.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $164.00

        1. Table | PLUMBING FIXTURES DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        2. CHART IV-1 PLUMBING FIXTURES DEMAND BY MATERIAL, 2014

      2. 5.2 Vitreous China

        $145.00

        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

        $720.00

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

        2. 5.3.1 Cast Polymers

          $241.00

          1. Table | CAST POLYMER PLUMBING FIXTURES DEMAND

        3. 5.3.2 Fiberglass

          $107.00

          1. Table | FIBERGLASS PLUMBING FIXTURES DEMAND

        4. 5.3.3 Acrylic

          $86.00

          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

        $553.00

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

        2. 5.4.1 Steel

          $196.00

          1. Table | STEEL PLUMBING FIXTURES DEMAND

        3. 5.4.2 Cast Iron

          $134.00

          1. Table | CAST IRON PLUMBING FIXTURES DEMAND

        4. 5.4.3 Other Metals

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER METALS PLUMBING FIXTURES DEMAND

      5. 5.5 Other Materials

        $129.00

        1. Table | OTHER MATERIALS PLUMBING FIXTURES DEMAND

    6. 6 FIXTURES BY TYPE

      $1,854.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $166.00

        1. Table | PLUMBING FIXTURES DEMAND

        2. CHART V-1 PLUMBING FIXTURES DEMAND, 2014

      2. 6.2 Bathtub & Shower Fixtures

        $483.00

        1. Table | BATHTUB & SHOWER FIXTURES DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        2. CHART V-2 BATHTUB & SHOWER FIXTURES DEMAND BY TYPE, 2014

        3. 6.2.1 Bathtubs

          $140.00

          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

          $83.00

          1. Table | SHOWER STALL & RECEPTOR DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        6. 6.2.4 Bathtub & Shower Surrounds

          $82.00

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

      3. 6.3 Sink Fixtures

        $444.00

        1. Table | SINK FIXTURES DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        2. CHART V-3 SINK FIXTURES DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2014

        3. 6.3.1 Lavatories

          $122.00

          1. Table | LAVATORY DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        4. 6.3.2 Kitchen Sinks

          $145.00

          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

        $379.00

        1. Table | TOILET FIXTURES DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        2. CHART V-4 TOILET FIXTURES DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2014

        3. 6.4.1 Water Closet Bowls

          $121.00

          1. Table | WATER CLOSET BOWL DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        4. 6.4.2 Flush Tanks

          $90.00

          1. Table | FLUSH TANK DEMAND

        5. 6.4.3 Urinals

          $82.00

          1. Table | URINAL DEMAND

      5. 6.5 Other Plumbing Fixtures

        $249.00

        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 Bottle Filling Stations

          $82.00

        5. 6.5.4 Bidets

          $82.00

        6. 6.5.5 All Other Plumbing Fixtures

          $82.00

      6. 6.6 Plumbing Fixtures Market Share

        $134.00

        1. CHART V-5 PLUMBING FIXTURES MARKET SHARE, 2014

    7. 7 FITTINGS

      $1,219.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $112.00

        1. Table | PLUMBING FITTINGS DEMAND BY TYPE

      2. 7.2 Lavatory Fittings

        $206.00

        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

        $324.00

        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

        $254.00

        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

        $210.00

        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

        $114.00

        1. CHART VI-1 PLUMBING FITTINGS MARKET SHARE, 2014

    8. 8 MARKETS

      $1,644.00

      1. 8.1 General

        $159.00

        1. Table | PLUMBING PRODUCTS DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART VII-1 PLUMBING PRODUCTS DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014

      2. 8.2 Residential Buildings

        $687.00

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

        2. 8.2.1 Demand by Product

          $88.00

        3. 8.2.2 Demand by Application

          $243.00

          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

          $286.00

          1. Table | RESIDENTIAL 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

        $698.00

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

        2. 8.3.1 Demand by Product

          $82.00

        3. 8.3.2 Demand by Application

          $215.00

          1. Table | NEW NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION DEMAND FOR PLUMBING PRODUCTS

          2. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR DEMAND FOR PLUMBING PRODUCTS

        4. 8.3.3 Demand by Building Type

          $306.00

          1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING DEMAND FOR PLUMBING PRODUCTS BY BUILDING TYPE

          2. Table | OFFICE & COMMERCIAL PLUMBING PRODUCTS DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION

          3. Table | INSTITUTIONAL PLUMBING PRODUCTS DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION

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

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

      4. 8.4 Other Markets

        $99.00

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

    9. 9 REGIONS

      $1,382.00

      1. 9.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 9.2 Regional Demographic & Economic Activity

        $403.00

        1. 9.2.1 Population Patterns

          $104.00

          1. Table | POPULATION BY REGION

        2. 9.2.2 Economic Outlook

          $89.00

          1. Table | GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION

        3. 9.2.3 Construction Activity

          $84.00

          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION

        4. 9.2.4 Housing Trends

          $103.00

          1. Table | REGIONAL HOUSING INDICATORS

      3. 9.3 Regional Demand for Plumbing Products

        $934.00

        1. Table | PLUMBING PRODUCTS DEMAND BY REGION

        2. CHART VIII-1 PLUMBING PRODUCTS DEMAND BY REGION, 2014

        3. 9.3.1 Northeast

          $162.00

          1. Table | NORTHEAST: PLUMBING PRODUCTS DEMAND BY SUBREGION & MARKET

        4. 9.3.2 Midwest

          $205.00

          1. Table | MIDWEST: PLUMBING PRODUCTS DEMAND BY SUBREGION & MARKET

        5. 9.3.3 South

          $305.00

          1. Table | SOUTH: PLUMBING PRODUCTS DEMAND BY SUBREGION & MARKET

        6. 9.3.4 West

          $222.00

          1. Table | WEST: PLUMBING PRODUCTS DEMAND BY SUBREGION & MARKET

    10. 10 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $4,953.00

      1. 10.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 10.2 Industry Composition

        $82.00

        1. Table | PLUMBING PRODUCTS SALES BY COMPANY, 2014

      3. 10.3 Market Share

        $127.00

        1. CHART IX-1 PLUMBING PRODUCTS MARKET SHARE, 2014

      4. 10.4 Product Development

        $92.00

      5. 10.5 Competitive Strategies

        $95.00

      6. 10.6 Marketing

        $154.00

      7. 10.7 Distribution

        $103.00

      8. 10.8 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      9. 10.9 Cooperative Agreements

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      10. 10.10 Company Profiles

        $4,175.00

        1. 10.10.1 Aquatic US Holdings Corporation

          $82.00

        2. 10.10.2 Bradley Corporation

          $130.00

        3. 10.10.3 Briggs Plumbing Products Incorporated

          $99.00

        4. 10.10.4 Elkay Manufacturing Company

          $179.00

        5. 10.10.5 Fluidmaster Incorporated

          $82.00

        6. 10.10.6 Fortune Brands Home & Security Incorporated

          $206.00

        7. 10.10.7 Franke Artemis Holding AG

          $112.00

        8. 10.10.8 Geberit International AG

          $123.00

        9. 10.10.9 Globe Union Industrial Corporation

          $190.00

        10. 10.10.10 Jacuzzi Brands LLC

          $199.00

        11. 10.10.11 Kohler Company

          $334.00

        12. 10.10.12 LIXIL Group Corporation

          $434.00

        13. 10.10.13 Lloyds Manufacturing Services Incorporated

          $191.00

        14. 10.10.14 MAAX Bath Incorporated

          $106.00

        15. 10.10.15 MAAX Spas Industries Corporation

          $116.00

        16. 10.10.16 Mansfield Plumbing Products LLC

          $88.00

        17. 10.10.17 Masco Corporation

          $314.00

        18. 10.10.18 Morris Group International

          $230.00

        19. 10.10.19 Oatey Company

          $82.00

        20. 10.10.20 Orkla ASA

          $82.00

        21. 10.10.21 Rexnord Corporation

          $91.00

        22. 10.10.22 Sloan Valve Company

          $133.00

        23. 10.10.23 Spectrum Brands Holdings Incorporated

          $119.00

        24. 10.10.24 Swan Corporation

          $82.00

        25. 10.10.25 Symmons Industries Incorporated

          $90.00

        26. 10.10.26 T&S Brass and Bronze Works Incorporated

          $82.00

        27. 10.10.27 TOTO Limited

          $151.00

        28. 10.10.28 Villeroy & Boch AG

          $97.00

        29. 10.10.29 Water Pik Incorporated

          $82.00

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