Water & Wastewater Pipe

US water and wastewater pipe demand will rebound from the declines of the 2008-2013 period, in which pipe markets were negatively impacted by decreases in construction spending.

US demand to rise 7.7% annually through 2018

Water and wastewater pipe demand in the US will grow 7.7 percent per year to $18.1 billion in 2018. Gains will rebound from declines experienced during the 2008-2013 period, in which pipe markets were negatively impacted by decreases in construction spending. Strong increases in construction activity will fuel gains in the building construction market, whereas the continued need to upgrade and repair the country’s aging sewer and water pipe network will spur gains in the municipal market.

Increasing water, sewer fees to better fund repair and replacement projects

In the municipal market, the majority of pipe demand is attributable to the repair and replacement of a large existing infrastructure. Although there is a pressing need for spending on water infrastructure, repairs and replacement are often deferred until a defect manifests itself in the form of a burst pipe requiring immediate action. It is anticipated that water utilities will successfully increase end user water and sewer fees over the forecast period, enabling them to more easily fund repair and replacement projects. Nevertheless, despite this heightened investment, the nation’s water infrastructure is expected to remain in disrepair due to the advanced age of many current pipelines.

Housing recovery to drive building construction uses

In the building construction market, demand for water distribution and service pipe was severely constrained as new housing construction declined precipitously from 2006 through 2009, and nonresidential building activity contracted at double-digit rates in 2009 and 2010. A strong recovery will occur in the housing market, with the number of housing starts expected to post double-digit gains through 2018, spurring demand for water pipe, particularly distribution and service pipe. An increase in the number of bathrooms per new housing unit will also provide a boost to demand.

Metal pipe to lose market share to plastic materials

Among pipe materials, metal will lose market share to plastic, continuing a long term systemic trend. Demand for each type of metal pipe -- ductile iron, copper, and steel -- is forecast to be less in 2018 than it was in 2008, reflecting increased use of plastic pipe in both small and large diameter applications. High density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe will continue to gain ground on copper and other competing pipe materials. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) will remain the leading resin used in plastic pipe production due to its dominant position in large diameter applications such as water transmission and drain, waste, and vent.

Study coverage

This study analyzes the $12.5 billion US water and wastewater pipe industry. It presents historical demand data for 2003, 2008 and 2013, and forecasts for 2018 and 2023 by market (e.g., municipal, building construction), application (e.g., sewer and drain pipe, potable water, irrigation pipe) and product (e.g., plastic pipe, ductile iron, concrete pipe, copper, steel pipe).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 47 industry players, including JM Eagle, Advanced Drainage Systems and American Cast Iron Pipe.

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  1. Water & Wastewater Pipe

    $5,200.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $110.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $142.00

      1. Table | WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $2,261.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $243.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS

      3. 3.3 Consumer Spending

        $143.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES

      4. 3.4 Demographic Trends

        $216.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS

      5. 3.5 Construction Outlook

        $503.00

        1. Table | CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

        2. 3.5.1 Building Construction

          $321.00

          1. Table | BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

          2. Table | RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

          3. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

        3. 3.5.2 Nonbuilding Construction

          $82.00

          1. Table | NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

      6. 3.6 Water & Sewer Spending

        $149.00

        1. Table | WATER & SEWER EXPENDITURES

      7. 3.7 Public Highway Spending

        $109.00

        1. Table | PUBLIC HIGHWAY SPENDING

      8. 3.8 Water Distribution Outlook

        $174.00

        1. Table | WATER USE

      9. 3.9 Agricultural Outlook

        $247.00

        1. Table | AGRICULTURAL INDICATORS

      10. 3.10 Regulatory Concerns

        $160.00

      11. 3.11 Pricing Factors

        $118.00

        1. Table | PIPE PRICING

      12. 3.12 Recycling

        $82.00

      13. 3.13 World Markets & Foreign Trade

        $82.00

    4. 4 MARKETS

      $2,075.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 4.2 Markets

        $430.00

        1. Table | WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE MARKETS

        2. CHART III-1 WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013

        3. 4.2.1 Municipal

          $152.00

          1. Table | MUNICIPAL WATER & SEWER PIPE MARKET DEMAND BY MATERIAL

          2. CHART III-2 MUNICIPAL WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE MARKET BY MATERIAL, 2013

        4. 4.2.2 Building Construction

          $147.00

          1. Table | BUILDING CONSTRUCTION WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE MARKET BY MATERIAL

          2. CHART III-3 BUILDING CONSTRUCTION WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE MARKET BY MATERIAL, 2013

        5. 4.2.3 Other Markets

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE MARKETS BY MATERIAL

      3. 4.3 Applications

        $1,608.00

        1. Table | WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY APPLICATION

        2. CHART III-4 WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2013

        3. 4.3.1 Sewer & Drain Pipe

          $783.00

          1. Table | SEWER & DRAIN PIPE DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MATERIAL

          2. CHART III-5 SEWER & DRAIN PIPE DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2013

          3. Table | SEWER PIPE DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MATERIAL

          4. Table | STORM SEWER PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL

          5. Table | SANITARY SEWER PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL

          6. Table | DRAINAGE PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL

          7. Table | DRAIN, WASTE, &VENT PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        4. 4.3.2 Potable Water

          $549.00

          1. Table | POTABLE WATER PIPE DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MATERIAL

          2. CHART III-6 POTABLE WATER PIPE DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2013

          3. Table | TRANSMISSION PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL

          4. Table | DISTRIBUTION PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL

          5. Table | SERVICE PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL

          6. Table | RURAL WATER PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        5. 4.3.3 Irrigation Pipe

          $151.00

          1. Table | IRRIGATION PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL

          2. CHART III-7 IRRIGATION PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL, 2013

        6. 4.3.4 Other Applications

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND

    5. 5 PRODUCTS

      $2,362.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $139.00

        1. Table | WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        2. CHART IV-1 WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL, 2013

      2. 5.2 Plastic Pipe

        $1,190.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND

        2. 5.2.1 Markets & Applications

          $82.00

          1. CHART IV-2 PLASTIC WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2013

        3. 5.2.2 Resins

          $1,042.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY RESIN

          2. Table | POLYVINYL CHLORIDE WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET & APPLICATION

          3. CHART IV-3 POLYVINYL CHLORIDE WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2013

          4. Table | HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET & APPLICATION

          5. CHART IV-4 HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2013

          6. Table | OTHER PLASTIC WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY RESIN

          7. Table | OTHER PLASTIC WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET & APPLICATION

          8. CHART IV-5 OTHER PLASTIC WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2013

      3. 5.3 Ductile Iron

        $256.00

        1. 5.3.1 Markets & Applications

          $115.00

          1. Table | DUCTILE IRON WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET & APPLICATION

          2. CHART IV-6 DUCTILE IRON WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2013

        2. 5.3.2 Producers

          $82.00

      4. 5.4 Concrete Pipe

        $248.00

        1. 5.4.1 Markets & Applications

          $135.00

          1. Table | CONCRETE WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET & APPLICATION

          2. CHART IV-7 CONCRETE WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2013

        2. 5.4.2 Producers

          $82.00

      5. 5.5 Copper

        $157.00

        1. 5.5.1 Markets & Applications

          $82.00

          1. Table | COPPER WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET & APPLICATION

        2. 5.5.2 Producers

          $82.00

      6. 5.6 Steel Pipe

        $184.00

        1. 5.6.1 Markets & Applications

          $98.00

          1. Table | STEEL WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET & APPLICATION

        2. 5.6.2 Producers

          $82.00

      7. 5.7 Other Pipe

        $188.00

        1. Table | OTHER WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY MARKET & APPLICATION

    6. 6 REGIONS

      $1,122.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 6.2 Regional Demographic & Economic Trends

        $441.00

        1. 6.2.1 Population Patterns

          $155.00

          1. Table | POPULATION BY REGION

        2. 6.2.2 Economic Outlook

          $149.00

          1. Table | GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION

        3. 6.2.3 Construction Outlook

          $104.00

          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION

      3. 6.3 Water & Wastewater Pipe Demand

        $616.00

        1. Table | WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY REGION

        2. 6.3.1 Northeast

          $138.00

          1. Table | NORTHEAST WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY SUBREGION & MARKET

        3. 6.3.2 Midwest

          $142.00

          1. Table | MIDWEST WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY SUBREGION & MARKET

        4. 6.3.3 South

          $136.00

          1. Table | SOUTH WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY SUBREGION & MARKET

        5. 6.3.4 West

          $139.00

          1. Table | WEST WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE DEMAND BY SUBREGION & MARKET

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,233.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | US WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE SALES BY COMPANY, 2013

      2. 7.2 Market Share

        $119.00

        1. CHART VI-1 WATER & WASTEWATER PIPE MARKET SHARE, 2013

      3. 7.3 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $179.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 7.4 Marketing Strategies

        $93.00

      5. 7.5 Channels of Distribution

        $82.00

      6. 7.6 Research & Development

        $88.00

      7. 7.7 Cooperative Agreements

        $148.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      8. 7.8 Company Profiles

        $5,233.00

        1. 7.8.1 Advanced Drainage Systems Incorporated

          $338.00

        2. 7.8.2 Aliaxis SA

          $188.00

        3. 7.8.3 American Cast Iron Pipe Company

          $177.00

        4. 7.8.4 AMSTED Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        5. 7.8.5 Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated

          $154.00

        6. 7.8.6 Cambridge-Lee Industries LLC

          $82.00

        7. 7.8.7 Can Clay Corporation

          $87.00

        8. 7.8.8 CEMEX SAB de CV

          $114.00

        9. 7.8.9 Charlotte Pipe & Foundry Company

          $104.00

        10. 7.8.10 Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC

          $86.00

        11. 7.8.11 CONTECH Engineered Solutions LLC

          $201.00

        12. 7.8.12 Cretex Companies Incorporated

          $82.00

        13. 7.8.13 Denali Incorporated

          $107.00

        14. 7.8.14 Duininck Companies LLC

          $115.00

        15. 7.8.15 Dura-Line Holdings Incorporated

          $110.00

        16. 7.8.16 Endot Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        17. 7.8.17 Future Pipe Industries Group Limited

          $88.00

        18. 7.8.18 Genova Products Incorporated

          $130.00

        19. 7.8.19 Global Brass and Copper Holdings Incorporated

          $100.00

        20. 7.8.20 Hastings Irrigation Pipe Company

          $82.00

        21. 7.8.21 HeidelbergCement AG

          $207.00

        22. 7.8.22 HOBAS Engineering GmbH

          $82.00

        23. 7.8.23 J-M Manufacturing Company Incorporated

          $196.00

        24. 7.8.24 Lane Enterprises Incorporated

          $111.00

        25. 7.8.25 Logan Clay Products Company

          $82.00

        26. 7.8.26 MCP Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        27. 7.8.27 McWane Incorporated

          $176.00

        28. 7.8.28 Mitsubishi Corporation

          $138.00

        29. 7.8.29 Mueller Industries Incorporated

          $147.00

        30. 7.8.30 Mueller Water Products Incorporated

          $82.00

        31. 7.8.31 National Oilwell Varco Incorporated

          $214.00

        32. 7.8.32 National Pipe & Plastics Incorporated

          $83.00

        33. 7.8.33 Northwest Pipe Company

          $209.00

        34. 7.8.34 Pacific Corrugated Pipe Company

          $119.00

        35. 7.8.35 REHAU AG & Company

          $97.00

        36. 7.8.36 Saint-Gobain

          $82.00

        37. 7.8.37 Synalloy Corporation

          $82.00

        38. 7.8.38 TrueNorth Steel

          $82.00

        39. 7.8.39 Tyco International Limited

          $100.00

        40. 7.8.40 United States Pipe and Foundry Company LLC

          $262.00

        41. 7.8.41 United States Steel Corporation

          $82.00

        42. 7.8.42 Uponor Corporation

          $162.00

        43. 7.8.43 Vianini Pipe Incorporated

          $93.00

        44. 7.8.44 Viega GmbH & Company KG

          $82.00

        45. 7.8.45 Vinylplex Incorporated

          $82.00

        46. 7.8.46 Westlake Chemical Corporation

          $195.00

        47. 7.8.47 WL Plastics Corporation

          $82.00

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