Plastic & Competitive Pipe

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Plastic & Competitive Pipe

US demand to rise 7.8% annually through 2018

US demand for pipe is expected to grow 7.8 percent per year through 2018, reaching $57.3 billion and a total length of 11.8 billion feet of pipe. Gains will be driven by the continuing shift in the US energy industry. Increasing exploration and drilling activity -- particularly in the natural gas segment -- will spur demand for pipe, as will rising interest in the use of natural gas as an environmentally friendly alternative to coal. Line pipe will be needed for the gathering, transmission, and distribution pipe networks that transport gas from wellheads to power plants and other end users.

The projected rebound in building construction expenditures through 2018 will also contribute to demand for pipe. For instance, in the residential market, increasing housing completions and continuing interest in kitchen and bathroom renovation projects will boost demand for drain, waste, and vent pipe, which is used intensively in residences. Rising nonresidential building construction expenditures will support demand for conduit used to protect electrical and telecommunications wiring.

Among the various pipe materials, steel accounted for the largest share of pipe demand by value in 2013 with 57 percent of the market, supported by its use in the oil and gas segment. Steel pipe is used in that segment because of its low cost, durability, and compression strength. Demand for steel pipe is forecast to rise at an above-average pace through 2018 to $33.2 billion. Gains will be driven by the high level of drilling activity and the efforts of oilfield service professionals to increase the size and scope of the nation’s network of natural gas transmission and distribution lines.

Plastic to be fastest growing pipe material

Plastic pipe demand is anticipated to rise at the most rapid pace of all materials, advancing 8.8 percent annually to $13.6 billion in 2018. Growth will be spurred by the increasing use of plastic pipe -- especially small- and medium- diameter pipe -- at the expense of such materials as corrugated steel, concrete, and ductile iron. Plastic pipe offers a broad range of performance advantages, such as moderate cost, ease of handling and installation, long service life, and corrosion resistance. In such applications as potable water and sewer and drainage, plastic pipe will be specified by engineers and contractors looking to reduce long-term maintenance and replacement costs. Rebounding building construction expenditures will spur demand for plastic pipe used as conduit, gas distribution, and drain, waste, and vent pipe.

PVC was the leading plastic resin used to make pipe in 2013, and will remain the market leader in 2018. PVC is utilized to make pipe for such applications as potable water distribution, sanitary sewer, conduit, and agriculture. Demand for PVC pipe will benefit from the material’s durability and resistance to degradation caused by moisture, ultraviolet radiation, and chemicals. HDPE, which accounted for the second-largest share of plastic pipe demand in 2013, is expected to see the strongest gains in demand through 2018. HDPE pipe will see increasing use in sewer and drainage, potable water, and natural gas distribution applications, taking market share from such materials as steel and concrete. HDPE pipe offers such performance advantages as durability and corrosion resistance. Moreover, pipe made from HDPE is flexible, facilitating installation in areas with loose soils or rough terrain.

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INTRODUCTION
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT
General
Macroeconomic Outlook
Demographic Trends
Building Construction
Residential Buildings
Nonresidential Buildings
Nonbuilding Construction
Water & Sewer Spending Outlook
Water Use & Withdrawal Outlook
Public Highway Spending
Oil & Gas Industry Outlook
Manufacturing Outlook
Agricultural Outlook
Refrigeration & HVAC Equipment Outlook
Plastic Resin Outlook
Pricing
Regulatory Considerations
Water Regulation
Government Spending
Oil & Gas Regulation
Keystone Pipeline
Recycling
Trade
World Plastic & Competitive Pipe Demand
III. PIPE MARKETS
General
Oil & Natural Gas
Product Overview
Crude Oil
Natural Gas
Plastic Oil & Natural Gas Pipe by Resin
Potable Water
Water Transmission
Water Distribution
Other Potable Water
Plastic Potable Water Pipe by Resin
Sewer & Drainage
Sewer
Drainage
Plastic Sewer & Drainage Pipe by Resin
Industrial Processing
Materials
Plastic Industrial Processing Pipe by Resin
Conduit
Plastic Conduit by Resin
Drain, Waste, & Vent
Materials
Plastic DWV Pipe by Resin
Irrigation
Materials
Plastic Irrigation Pipe by Resin
Structural, Mechanical, & OEM
Construction
Refrigeration Equipment
Transportation Equipment
Other Mechanical & OEM
Plastic Structural, Mechanical, & OEM Pipe by Resin
IV. PIPE MATERIALS
General
Pipe Demand by Value
Pipe Demand by Weight
Pipe Demand by Length
Steel
Markets
Oil & Gas
Other
Producers
Plastic
Markets
Producers
Copper
Markets
Producers
Ductile Iron
Markets
Producers
Concrete
Markets
Producers
Aluminum
Markets
Producers
Clay
Markets
Producers
V. PLASTIC PIPE RESINS
General
Plastic Pipe Demand by Resin Type
Polyvinyl Chloride
Characteristics & Technologies
Markets
Producers
High Density Polyethylene
Markets
Producers
Fiberglass
Markets
Producers
Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride
Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene
Other Plastics
Markets
Resins
VI. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
General
Plastic Pipe Market Share
Steel Pipe Market Leaders
Marketing
Distribution Channels
Research & Development
Mergers & Acquisitions
Cooperative Agreements
Company Profiles
AB&I Foundry, see McWane
Advanced Drainage Systems Incorporated
Alcoa Incorporated
American Cast Iron Pipe Company
AMSTED Industries Incorporated
Anaco, see McWane
Atkore International Holdings Incorporated
Atlas Tube, see JMC Steel Group
Ball Winch, see Foster (LB)
Belco Manufacturing, see Denali
Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated
Bibby-Ste-Croix, see McWane
Bristol Metals, see Synalloy
Bull Moose Tube, see Caparo
Cambridge-Lee Industries LLC
Can Clay Corporation
Caparo plc
CEMEX SAB de CV
Cerro Flow Products, see Berkshire Hathaway
Charlotte Pipe & Foundry Company
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC
CONTECH Engineered Solutions LLC
Cretex Companies Incorporated
Denali Incorporated
Diamond Plastics, see Mitsubishi
Duininck Companies LLC
Dura-Line Holdings Incorporated
Energex Tube, see JMC Steel Group
Ershigs, see Denali
EVRAZ plc
Fab Pipe, see United States Pipe and Foundry
Fabricated Plastics, see Denali
Foltz Concrete Pipe, see Advanced Drainage Systems
Foster (LB) Company
Genova Products Incorporated
Global Brass and Copper Holdings Incorporated
Griffin Pipe Products, see United States Pipe and Foundry
Hancor, see Advanced Drainage Systems
Hanson Pipe & Precast, see HeidelbergCement
HeidelbergCement AG
HOBAS Engineering GmbH
Howell Metal, see Mueller Industries
JM Eagle, see J-M Manufacturing
J-M Manufacturing Company Incorporated
JMC Steel Group
JSW Steel Limited
Lane Enterprises Incorporated
Logan Clay Products Company
Lubrizol, see Berkshire Hathaway
Marmon/Keystone, see Berkshire Hathaway
Maverick Tube, see Tenaris
MCP Industries Incorporated
McWane Incorporated
Mission Clay Products, see MCP Industries
Mitsubishi Corporation
Mueller Industries Incorporated
National Oilwell Varco Incorporated
National Pipe & Plastics Incorporated
North American Pipe, see Westlake Chemical
North American Specialty Products, see Westlake Chemical
Northwest Pipe Company
NOW Incorporated
OAO TMK
Olin Brass Fineweld Tube, see Global Brass and Copper Holdings
Pacific Corrugated Pipe Company
Penn Aluminum International, see Berkshire Hathaway
Permalok, see Northwest Pipe
Pipelife Jet Stream, see Wienerberger Baustoffindustrie
Pipeline Plastics LLC
Prime Conduit, see Mitsubishi
Prinsco, see Duininck Companies
REHAU AG & Company
Rinker Materials, see CEMEX
Saint-Gobain
Sharon Tube, see JMC Steel Group
Solvay SA
Synalloy Corporation
Tenaris SA
Timken Company
Tyco International Limited
Tyler Pipe, see McWane
United Spiral Pipe, see United States Steel
United States Pipe and Foundry Company LLC
United States Steel Corporation
Uponor Corporation
US Pipe, see United States Pipe and Foundry
Vallourec SA
Viega GmbH & Company KG
Westlake Chemical Corporation
Wheatland Tube, see JMC Steel Group
Wienerberger Baustoffindustrie AG
Wolverine Tube Incorporated
Additional Companies Mentioned in the Study
LIST OF TABLES
SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Macroeconomic Indicators
2 Population & Households
3 Building Construction Expenditures
4 Residential Building Construction Expenditures
5 Nonresidential Building Construction Expenditures
6 Nonbuilding Construction Expenditures
7 Water & Sewer Expenditures
8 Water Withdrawal & Use
9 Public Highway Spending
10 Oil & Gas Production & Consumption
11 Manufacturers’ Shipments
12 Agricultural Indicators
13 Refrigeration Equipment Shipments
14 Plastic Resin Supply & Demand
15 Pipe Pricing
16 Steel Pipe Supply & Demand
SECTION III -- PIPE MARKETS
1 Pipe Demand by Market
2 Oil & Gas Pipe Demand by Material & Application
3 Crude Oil Pipe Demand by Material
4 Natural Gas Pipe Demand by Material
5 Plastic Oil & Gas Pipe Demand by Resin
6 Potable Water Pipe Demand by Material & Application
7 Water Transmission Pipe Demand by Material
8 Water Distribution Pipe Demand by Material
9 Other Potable Water Pipe Demand by Material
10 Plastic Potable Water Pipe Demand by Resin
11 Sewer & Drainage Pipe Demand by Material & Application
12 Sewer Pipe Demand by Material
13 Drainage Pipe Demand by Material
14 Plastic Sewer & Drainage Pipe Demand by Resin
15 Industrial Processing Pipe Demand by Material
16 Plastic Industrial Processing Pipe Demand by Resin
17 Conduit Demand
18 Plastic Conduit Demand by Resin
19 Drain, Waste, & Vent Pipe Demand by Material
20 Plastic Drain, Waste, & Vent Pipe Demand by Resin
21 Irrigation Pipe Demand by Material
22 Plastic Irrigation Pipe Demand by Resin
23 Structural, Mechanical, & OEM Pipe Demand
by Application & Material
24 Plastic Structural, Mechanical, & OEM Pipe Demand by Resin
SECTION IV -- PIPE MATERIALS
1 Pipe Demand by Material in Dollars
2 Pipe Demand by Material in Pounds
3 Pipe Demand by Material in Feet
4 Steel Pipe Demand
5 Steel Pipe Demand by Market
6 Steel Oil & Gas Pipe Demand by Type
7 Plastic Pipe Demand
8 Plastic Pipe Demand by Market
9 Copper Pipe Demand
10 Copper Pipe Demand by Market
11 Ductile Iron Pipe Demand
12 Ductile Iron Pipe Demand by Market
13 Concrete Pipe Demand
14 Concrete Pipe Demand by Market
15 Aluminum Pipe Demand
16 Aluminum Pipe Demand by Market
17 Clay Pipe Demand
18 Clay Pipe Demand by Market
SECTION V -- PLASTIC PIPE RESINS
1 Plastic Pipe Demand by Resin
2 Plastic Pipe Resin Demand
3 Polyvinyl Chloride Pipe Demand
4 Polyvinyl Chloride Pipe Demand by Market
5 High Density Polyethylene Pipe Demand
6 High Density Polyethylene Pipe Demand by Market
7 Fiberglass Pipe Demand
8 Fiberglass Pipe Demand by Market
9 Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride Pipe Demand by Market
10 Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene Pipe Demand by Market
11 Other Plastic Pipe Demand by Resin & Market
SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 US Pipe Sales by Company, 2013
2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures
3 Selected Cooperative Agreements
LIST OF CHARTS
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 World Plastic Pipe Demand, 2013
SECTION III -- PIPE MARKETS
1 Pipe Demand by Market, 2013
SECTION IV -- PIPE MATERIALS
1 Average Pipe Weight Versus Length, 2013
2 Pipe Demand by Material in Dollars, 2013
3 Pipe Demand by Material in Pounds, 2013
4 Pipe Demand by Material in Feet, 2013
5 Steel Pipe Demand by Market, 2013
6 Plastic Pipe Demand by Market, 2013
7 Copper Pipe Demand by Market, 2013
8 Ductile Iron Pipe Demand by Market, 2013
9 Concrete Pipe Demand by Market, 2013
SECTION V -- PLASTIC PIPE RESINS
1 Plastic Pipe Demand by Resin, 2013
2 Polyvinyl Chloride Pipe Demand by Market, 2013
3 High Density Polyethylene Pipe Demand by Market, 2013
SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 US Plastic Pipe Market Share, 2013
2 US Steel Pipe Market Share, 2013
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