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Plastic Pipe: United States

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Pipe Market and Materials | Resin Segmentation | Market Segmentation
Regulatory Considerations | Research and Development | Global Overview

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Market Environment | Resin Forecasts | Market Forecasts

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Plastic Pipe: United States

ABOUT THIS REPORT

Sources
Plastic Pipe: United States is based on Plastic & Competitive Pipe, a comprehensive
industry study published by The Freedonia Group in October 2012. Reported findings
represent the synthesis of data from various primary, secondary, macroeconomic, and
demographic sources including:






firms participating in the industry
government/public agencies
national, regional, and international non-governmental organizations
trade associations and their publications
the business and trade press
The Freedonia Group Consensus Forecasts dated August 2012
the findings of other industry studies by The Freedonia Group.

Specific sources and additional resources are listed in the Resources section of this
publication for reference and to facilitate further research.

Scope and Method
This report provides total US demand for plastic pipe in US dollars, pounds, and feet.
Demand in US dollars (at the manufacturers’ level) is segmented in terms of resin by:


polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
high density polyethylene (HDPE)
other pipe resins such as fiberglass, acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene
(ABS), and chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC).

Total demand in US dollars is also provided in terms of market by:




sewer and drainage
potable water
oil and gas
drain, waste, and vent (DWV)
other markets such as conduit, industrial processing, and irrigation.

Total demand and the various segments are sized at five-year intervals for historical
years 2006 and 2011 with a forecast to 2016. Forecasts emanate from the identification
and analysis of pertinent statistical relationships and other historical trends/events as
well as their expected progression/impact over the forecast period. Changes in
quantities between reported years of a given total or segment are typically provided in
terms of five-year compound annual growth rates (CAGRs). For the sake of brevity,
forecasts are generally stated in smoothed CAGR-based descriptions to the forecast
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Plastic Pipe: United States

year, such as “demand is projected to rise 3.2% annually through 2016.” The result of
any particular year over that period, however, may exhibit volatility and depart from a
smoothed, long-term trend, as historical data typically illustrate.
Key macroeconomic indicators are also provided at five-year intervals with CAGRs for
the years corresponding to other reported figures. Other various topics, including
profiles of pertinent leading suppliers, are covered in this report. A full outline of report
items by page is available in the Table of Contents.

Industry Codes
The topic of this report is related to the following industry codes:
NAICS/SCIAN 2007
North American Industry Classification System
326122

Plastics Pipe and Pipe Fitting
Manufacturing

SIC
Standard Industry Codes
3084
3089

Plastics Pipe
Plastics Products, NEC

Copyright and Licensing
The full report is protected by copyright laws of the United States of America and
international treaties. The entire contents of the publication are copyrighted by The
Freedonia Group, Inc.

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2012 by The Freedonia Group, Inc.

Plastic Pipe: United States

Table of Contents
Section

Page

Highlights....................................................................................................................................................... 1
Industry Overview ......................................................................................................................................... 2
Pipe Market & Materials ........................................................................................................................... 2
Chart 1 | Total US Pipe Demand by Material, 2011 ........................................................................... 2
Resin Segmentation................................................................................................................................. 3
Chart 2 | United States: Plastic Pipe Demand by Resin, 2011........................................................... 3
Polyvinyl Chloride Pipe. ...................................................................................................................... 3
High Density Polyethylene Pipe. ........................................................................................................ 4
Other. .................................................................................................................................................. 5
Market Segmentation ............................................................................................................................... 6
Chart 3 | United States: Plastic Pipe Demand by Market, 2011 ......................................................... 6
Sewer & Drainage. .............................................................................................................................. 6
Potable Water. .................................................................................................................................... 7
Oil & Gas. ........................................................................................................................................... 7
Drain, Waste, & Vent. ......................................................................................................................... 8
Other. .................................................................................................................................................. 8
Regulatory Considerations....................................................................................................................... 9
Research & Development ...................................................................................................................... 11
Global Overview ..................................................................................................................................... 12
Chart 4 | World Plastic Pipe Demand by Region, 2011 .................................................................... 12
Demand Forecasts ...................................................................................................................................... 13
Market Environment ............................................................................................................................... 13
Table 1 | United States: Key Indicators for Plastic Pipe Demand (billion dollars) ............................ 13
Resin Forecasts ..................................................................................................................................... 14
Table 2 | United States: Plastic Pipe Demand by Resin (million dollars) ......................................... 14
Polyvinyl Chloride Pipe. .................................................................................................................... 14
High Density Polyethylene Pipe. ...................................................................................................... 15
Other. ................................................................................................................................................ 16
Market Forecasts ................................................................................................................................... 17
Table 3 | United States: Plastic Pipe Demand by Market (million dollars) ....................................... 17
Sewer & Drainage. ............................................................................................................................ 17
Potable Water. .................................................................................................................................. 18
Oil & Gas. ......................................................................................................................................... 18
Drain, Waste, & Vent. ....................................................................................................................... 18
Other. ................................................................................................................................................ 19
Industry Structure ........................................................................................................................................ 20
Industry Composition ............................................................................................................................. 20
Industry Leaders .................................................................................................................................... 21
J-M Manufacturing Company Incorporated ...................................................................................... 21
Advanced Drainage Systems Incorporated ...................................................................................... 22
Saint-Gobain ..................................................................................................................................... 23
Additional Companies Cited................................................................................................................... 24
Resources ................................................................................................................................................... 25
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