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Tubes and Pipes (Industrial Report) - UK - October 2014

“As a mature sector, albeit one where material substitution has been a major feature in the last few years, market conditions for tubes and pipes notably improved as the year progressed in 2013. Moreover, 2014 is witnessing further growth, as expectations of continued market development have now replaced the stop-start nature of the recovery previously seen post economic downturn.”

–Terry Leggett, Senior Analyst

Some questions answered in this report include:

  • How will the market develop over the next five years?
  • What will be the key market drivers?
  • How are different materials being affected by the end-use markets and other factors?
  • Which product sectors now hold the best prospects?
  • Which market products will benefit most from end-use market trends?

There is no universally agreed definition differentiating pipes and tubes. The precise definition of what constitutes a pipe or tube varies according to the type of material and its application. In some sectors a tube is considered to be a foundry product, while in others it is considered to be of a smaller diameter than a pipe. A standard definition of a tube consists of an outside diameter of less than 150mm. However, the terms are largely interchangeable in most sectors so both tubes and pipes have been included in this report.

Tubes and pipes are characteristically cylindrical products used for the conveying of liquids. They can be either underground or above ground and may be flexible or rigid. Where applicable the coverage in this report also includes fittings that are either supplied with tubes and pipes or supplied separately. While some materials allow tubes and pipes to be supplied in long sections, it is more common for pieces of pipe and tube to be joined to other sections to provide a pipe or tube system.

The following materials used in the production of tubes and pipes are quantified in this report:

  • Steel 
  • Plastic 
  • Copper 
  • Ductile 
  • Iron 
  • Clay 
  • Aluminium 
  • Concrete 
  • Other metal

 

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Table of contents

  1. Executive Summary

      • The market
        • Figure 1: Development of the UK market for tubes and pipes, 2009-13 actual and 2014-18 forecast (£ million)
        • Figure 2: Segmentation of the UK market for tubes and pipes, by material, 2009-13 (£ million)
        • Figure 3: Segmentation of the UK market for steel tubes and pipes, 2013 (% by value)
        • Figure 4: Segmentation of the UK market for plastic tubes and pipes, 2013 (% by value)
        • Figure 5: Development of the UK market for other tubes and pipes, by material, 2009-13 (£ million)
      • Market factors
        • Figure 6: New construction activity, 2008-13 actual and 2014-18 forecast (£ billion)
        • Figure 7: Civil engineering activity, 2008-13 actual and 2014-18 forecast (£ billion)
        • Figure 8: Analysis of capital expenditure on water services in Great Britain, 2008/09-2012/13 (£ million)
        • Figure 9: Analysis of capital expenditure on sewerage services in Great Britain, 2008/09-2012/13 (£ million)
        • Figure 10: Analysis of capital expenditure on gas distribution and transmission, 2008/09-2012/13 (£ million)
      • Companies
        • Figure 11: Changes in the structure of the steel tubes sector, 2009-13 (Number of factories and businesses)
      • What we think
      • Introduction

        • Definitions
          • Methodology
            • Abbreviations
              • Market positioning and issues in the market
                • Market factors
                • UK Economy

                  • Overview
                    • Figure 12: UK GDP quarterly development, 2003-14 (£ billion)
                    • Figure 13: UK GDP in economic downturns and recoveries since 1979 (Index Q1 2008, Q2 1990 and Q2 1979 = 100)
                  • Inflation
                    • Interest rates
                      • House prices
                        • Consumer spending
                          • Manufacturing
                            • Business investment
                              • Imports
                                • Exports
                                • Market Size and Trends

                                  • Key points
                                    • Market size
                                      • Figure 14: Development of the UK market for tubes and pipes, 2009-13 (£ million)
                                    • Market segmentation
                                      • Overview
                                        • Figure 15: Segmentation of the UK market for tubes and pipes, by material, 2009-13(£ million at MSP)
                                      • Steel
                                          • Figure 16: Development of the UK market for steel tubes and pipes, 2009-13 (£ million)
                                          • Figure 17: UK market for steel tubes and pipes, by type, 2009-13 (% by value)
                                        • Plastic
                                            • Figure 18: Development of the UK market for plastic tubes and pipes, 2009-13 (£ million)
                                            • Figure 19: UK market of plastic tubes and pipes, by type, 2009-13 (% by value)
                                          • Copper
                                            • Figure 20: Development of the UK market for copper tubes and pipes, 2009-13 (£ million)
                                          • Ductile iron
                                            • Figure 21: Development of the UK market for ductile iron tubes and pipes, 2009-13 (£ million)
                                          • Clay
                                            • Figure 22: Development of the UK market for clay tubes and pipes, 2009-13 (£ million)
                                          • Aluminium
                                              • Figure 23: Development of the UK market for aluminium tubes and pipes, 2009-13 (£ million)
                                            • Concrete
                                              • Figure 24: Development of the UK market for concrete pipes, 2009-13 (£ million)
                                            • Other metals
                                              • Regional analysis
                                                • Figure 25: Regional value of total new construction output, 2009-13 (% of total)
                                                • Figure 26: Analysis of civil engineering output, by region, 2009-13 (share of total)
                                                • Figure 27: Manufacturing businesses in England, by region, 2012-13 (number, % change and % of total)
                                                • Figure 28: Analysis of water related capital expenditure, by water and sewerage companies in England and Wales, 2007/08-2012/13 (£ million)
                                                • Figure 29: Analysis of water-related capital expenditure, by water and sewerage companies in England and Wales, 2007/08-2012/13
                                                • Figure 30: Analysis of sewerage-related capital expenditure in England and Wales, by company, 2007/08-2012/13 (£ million)
                                                • Figure 31: Analysis of sewerage-related capital expenditure, by water and sewerage companies in England and Wales, 2007/08-2012/13
                                                • Figure 32: Analysis of Scottish Water capital expenditure on water and sewerage services, 2008/09-2012/13 (£ million)
                                                • Figure 33: Progress of Scottish Water to Date in the Five-year Investment Programme 2010/15 (Number)
                                                • Figure 34: Analysis of Northern Ireland Water capital expenditure on water and sewerage services, 2008/09-2012/13
                                              • Market trends
                                                • Distribution
                                                • Supply Sources

                                                  • Key points
                                                    • Production
                                                      • Overview
                                                        • Figure 35: UK production of tubes and pipes, 2009-13 (£ million at MSP)
                                                      • Segmentation
                                                        • Figure 36: Segmentation of the UK production of tubes and pipes, by material, 2009-13 (£ million at MSP)
                                                      • Steel
                                                        • Figure 37: UK production of steel tubes, pipes and fittings, by type, 200913 (£ million at MSP)
                                                      • Plastic
                                                        • Figure 38: UK production of plastic tubes and pipes, by type, 2009-13 (£ million at MSP)
                                                      • Copper
                                                        • Figure 39: Production of copper tubes and pipes, 2009-13 (£ million at MSP)
                                                      • Iron
                                                        • Figure 40: UK production of iron tubes and pipes, 2009-13 (£ million at MSP)
                                                      • Clay
                                                        • Figure 41: UK production of clay tubes and pipes, 2009-13 (£ million at MSP)
                                                      • Aluminium
                                                        • Figure 42: UK production of aluminium tubes, alloys and fittings, by type, 200913 (£ million at MSP)
                                                      • Concrete
                                                        • Figure 43: UK production of concrete tubes and pipes, 2009-13 (£ million at MSP)
                                                      • Other Metals
                                                        • Figure 44: UK production of other tubes and pipes, 2009-13 (£ million at MSP)
                                                      • Imports
                                                        • Overview
                                                          • Figure 45: UK imports of tubes and pipes, 2009-13 (£ million at CIF)
                                                        • Segmentation
                                                          • Figure 46: Segmentation of UK imports of tubes and pipes, by material, 2009-13 (£ million at CIF)
                                                        • Steel
                                                          • Figure 47: UK imports of steel pipes and fittings, by type, 2009-13(£ million at CIF)
                                                        • Plastic
                                                          • Figure 48: UK imports of plastic tubes and pipes, by type, 2009-13 (£ million at CIF)
                                                        • Copper
                                                          • Figure 49: UK imports of copper pipes and fittings, by type, 2009-13 (£ million at CIF)
                                                        • Iron
                                                          • Figure 50: UK imports of ductile iron tubes and pipes, by type, 2009-13 (£ million at CIF)
                                                        • Clay
                                                          • Figure 51: UK imports of clay tubes and pipes, 2009-13(£ million at CIF)
                                                        • Aluminium
                                                          • Figure 52: UK imports of aluminium pipes, alloy and fittings, by type, 2009-13 (£ million at CIF)
                                                        • Concrete
                                                          • Figure 53: UK imports of concrete tubes and pipes, by type, 2009-13 (£ million at CIF)
                                                        • Other Metals
                                                          • Figure 54: UK imports of other metal tubes, pipes and fittings, 2009-13 (£ million at CIF)
                                                        • Exports
                                                          • Overview
                                                            • Figure 55: UK exports of tubes and pipes, 2009-13 (£ million at FOB)
                                                          • Segmentation
                                                            • Figure 56: Segmentation of the UK exports of tubes and pipes, by material, 2009-13 (£ million at FOB)
                                                          • Steel
                                                            • Figure 57: UK exports of steel tubes, pipes and fittings, by type, 200913 (£ million at FOB)
                                                          • Plastic
                                                            • Figure 58: exports of plastic tubes and pipes, by type, 2009-13 (£ million at FOB)
                                                          • Copper
                                                            • Figure 59: UK exports of copper pipes and fittings, by type, 200913 (£ million at FOB)
                                                          • Iron
                                                            • Figure 60: UK exports of iron tubes and pipes, by type, 2009-13 (£ million at FOB)
                                                          • Clay
                                                            • Figure 61: UK exports of clay tubes and pipes, 2009-13 (£ million at FOB)
                                                          • Aluminium
                                                            • Figure 62: UK exports of aluminium tubes, alloy and fittings, by type, 200913 (£ million at FOB)
                                                          • Concrete
                                                            • Figure 63: UK exports of concrete tubes and pipes, 2009-13 (£ million at FOB)
                                                          • Other metals
                                                            • Figure 64: UK exports of other metal tubes, pipes and fittings, 2009-13 (£ million at FOB)
                                                        • Industry Structure

                                                          • Key points
                                                            • Industry development
                                                                • Figure 65: Changes in the structure of the steel tubes sector, 2009-13 (Number of factories and businesses)
                                                                • Figure 66: Changes in the structure of the plastic plates, sheets, tubes and profiles industry, 2009-13 (Number of factories and businesses)
                                                              • Structure by employment
                                                                • Figure 67: Analysis of the employment structure of the steel tubes industry, 2012-13 (number of factories and employees)
                                                                • Figure 68: Analysis of the employment structure of the plastic plates, sheets, tubes and profiles industry, 2012-13 (number of factories and employees)
                                                              • Structure by turnover
                                                                • Figure 69: Analysis of the financial structure of the steel tubes industry, 2012-13 (£ 000 and number of companies)
                                                                • Figure 70: Analysis of the financial structure of the plastic plates, sheets, tubes and profiles industry, 2012-13 (£ 000, number of companies and percentage of total)
                                                            • Company Profiles

                                                              • Tata Steel

                                                                  • Figure 71: Financial analysis of Tata Steel Europe, 2009-13 (£ million)
                                                              • Naylor Drainage

                                                                    • Figure 72: Financial analysis of Naylor Drainage, 2010-14 (£ million)
                                                                • Polypipe

                                                                      • Figure 73: Financial analysis of Polypipe, 2009-13 (£ million)
                                                                  • Saint Gobain Pam UK

                                                                        • Figure 74: Financial analysis of Saint-Gobain PAM UK, 2009-13(£ million)
                                                                    • Sandvik

                                                                          • Figure 75: Financial analysis of Sandvik, 2008-12(£ million)
                                                                      • Radius Systems

                                                                          • Figure 76: Financial analysis of Radius Systems, 2008-13 (£ million)
                                                                      • Wavin

                                                                          • Figure 77: Financial analysis of Wavin, 2008-12 (£ million)
                                                                      • Demand Structure

                                                                          • Building
                                                                            • Figure 78: Construction output in Great Britain, by type, 200913 (£ million)
                                                                            • Figure 79: Forecast construction output in Great Britain, 2014-18 (£ billion at 2014 prices)
                                                                          • Civil engineering
                                                                            • Figure 80: Civil engineering construction output in Great Britain, 2009-13(£ million)
                                                                            • Figure 81: Forecast civil engineering construction output in Great Britain, 2014-18 (£ million at 2014 prices)
                                                                          • The National Infrastructure Plan
                                                                            • Increased Private Sector Investment in Infrastructure
                                                                              • Water supply
                                                                                • Figure 82: Total capital expenditure by water and sewerage companies in England & Wales, 2005-2010 and 2010-2015 (£ million)
                                                                                • Figure 83: Total capital expenditure by water-only companies in England & Wales, 2005-2010 and 2010-2015(£ million)
                                                                                • Figure 84: Actual UK capital expenditure on water and sewerage services, 2008/09-2012/13(£ million)
                                                                                • Figure 85: UK Capital Expenditure on Water and Sewerage Services, 2008/09-2012/13 (£ million)
                                                                                • Figure 86: Analysis of water related capital expenditure, by water and sewerage companies in England and Wales, 2007/08-2012/13 (£ million)
                                                                                • Figure 87: Analysis of water capital expenditure in England & Wales, by water and sewerage companies, by purpose, 2012/13 (£ million)
                                                                                • Figure 88: Analysis of water capital expenditure by water-only companies in England & Wales, by type, 2012/13 (£ million)
                                                                                • Figure 89: Anglian Water, infrastructure details, 2008/09-2012/13 (km, number and Ml/d)
                                                                                • Figure 90: United Utilities, infrastructure details, 2008/09-2012/13 (km, number and Ml/d)
                                                                                • Figure 91: Northumbrian Water, infrastructure details, 2008/09-2012/13 (km, Number and Ml/d)
                                                                                • Figure 92: Severn Trent Water, Infrastructure Details, 2008/09-2012/13 (km, number and Ml/d)
                                                                                • Figure 93: Southern Water, infrastructure details, 2008/09-2012/13 (km, number and Ml/d)
                                                                                • Figure 94: South West Water, infrastructure details, 2008/09-2012/13 (km, number and Ml/d)
                                                                                • Figure 95: Thames Water Utilities, infrastructure details, 2008/09-2012/13(km, number and Ml/d)
                                                                                • Figure 96: Dwr Cymru Cyfyngedig, infrastructure details, 2008/09-2012/13 (km, number and Ml/d)
                                                                                • Figure 97: Wessex Water, infrastructure details, 2008/09-2012/13(km, number and Ml/d)
                                                                                • Figure 98: Yorkshire Water, infrastructure details, 2008/09-2012/13 (km, Number and Ml/d)
                                                                              • The gas sector
                                                                                • Figure 99: Gas transmission and distribution capital expenditure, 2008/09-2012/13(£ million)
                                                                              • Replacement expenditure
                                                                                  • Figure 100: Length of gas mains replaced, by distribution network operator, 2009-13(km)
                                                                              • Forecast

                                                                                • Key points
                                                                                  • Market size
                                                                                    • Figure 101: Forecast UK market for tubes and pipes, 2014-18 (£ million at 2014 MSP)
                                                                                  • Market segmentation
                                                                                    • Figure 102: Forecast segmentation of the UK market for tubes and pipes, by material, 2014-18 (£ million at 2014 MSP)
                                                                                    • Figure 103: Forecast segmentation of the UK market for tubes and pipes, by material, 2014-18 (£ million at 2014 prices)
                                                                                  • Industry
                                                                                  • Further Sources and Contacts

                                                                                    • Trade associations
                                                                                      • Trade magazines
                                                                                        • Trade Exhibitions
                                                                                        • UK Research Methodology

                                                                                            • Consumer research
                                                                                              • Sampling and weighting
                                                                                                • Definitions
                                                                                                  • Qualitative Research
                                                                                                    • Further Analysis
                                                                                                      • Brand & Social Media Research
                                                                                                        • Trade research
                                                                                                          • Informal
                                                                                                            • Formal
                                                                                                              • Desk research
                                                                                                                • Statistical Forecasting

                                                                                                                Companies Covered

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