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Tubes and Pipes - UK - December 2015

“Continued investment by the utility sectors, albeit now at lower levels than in the post-privatisation period, combined with stronger demand from the manufacturing sector and particularly the highly cyclical construction sector, are contributing to growing demand for tubes and pipes. The construction sector, as always, is exaggerating GDP development, and for this reason prospects for the tubes and pipes sector are strong.”

– Terry Leggett, Senior Analyst

This report addresses the following key questions concerning the tubes and pipes market:

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

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Table of contents

  1. Executive Summary

      • The market
        • Figure 1: Development of the UK market for tubes and pipes, 2010-14 actual and 2015-19 forecast
        • Figure 2: Segmentation of the UK market for tubes and pipes, by material, 2014
        • Figure 3: Segmentation of the UK market for steel tubes and pipes, 2014
        • Figure 4: Segmentation of the UK market for plastic tubes and pipes, 2014
        • Figure 5: Development of the UK market for other tubes and pipes, by material, 2010-14
      • Market factors
        • Figure 6: New construction activity, 2009-14 actual and 2015-19 forecast
        • Figure 7: Civil engineering activity, 2009-14 actual and 2015-19 forecast
        • Figure 8: UK capital expenditure on water and sewerage services, 2009/10-2014/15
        • Figure 9: Total gas distribution capital expenditure, 2009/10-2013/14
      • Companies
        • Figure 10: Analysis of the changes in the structure of the plastic plates, sheets, tubes and profiles industry, 2011-15
      • What we think
      • Key Insights

          • Is product substitution still a feature of the market?
            • So is product selection largely based on price?
              • So do all the materials have separate market niches?
              • Introduction

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

                          • Overview
                            • Figure 11: UK GDP quarterly development, 2003-15
                            • Figure 12: UK GDP in economic downturns and recoveries since 1979
                          • Inflation
                            • Interest rates
                              • House prices
                                • Consumer spending
                                  • Manufacturing
                                    • Figure 13: UK output by industry, 2008-15
                                  • Business investment
                                    • Figure 14: UK GFCF 2003-15
                                  • Imports
                                    • Exports
                                    • Market Size and Trends

                                      • Key points
                                        • Market size
                                          • Figure 15: UK market for tubes and pipes, 2010-14
                                        • Market segmentation
                                          • Overview
                                            • Figure 16: Segmentation of the UK market for tubes and pipes, by material, 2010-14
                                          • Steel
                                              • Figure 17: UK market for steel tubes and pipes, 2010-14
                                              • Figure 18: UK market for steel tubes and pipes, by type, 2010-14
                                            • Plastic
                                                • Figure 19: UK market for plastic tubes and pipes, 2010-14
                                                • Figure 20: UK market of plastic tubes and pipes, by type, 2010-14
                                              • Copper
                                                • Figure 21: UK market for copper tubes and pipes, 2010-14
                                              • Ductile iron
                                                • Figure 22: UK market for iron tubes and pipes, 2010-14
                                              • Clay
                                                • Figure 23: UK market for clay tubes and pipes, 2010-14
                                              • Aluminium
                                                  • Figure 24: UK market for aluminium tubes and pipes, 2010-14
                                                • Concrete
                                                  • Figure 25: UK market for concrete tubes and pipes, 2010-14
                                                • Other metals
                                                  • Regional analysis
                                                    • Figure 26: Regional value of total new construction output, 2010-14
                                                    • Figure 27: Analysis of civil engineering output, by region, 2010-14
                                                    • Figure 28: UK manufacturing businesses, by region, 2015
                                                    • Figure 29: Analysis of water related capital expenditure, by water and sewerage companies in England and Wales, 2008/09-2013/14
                                                    • Figure 30: Analysis of sewerage-related capital expenditure in England and Wales, by company, 2008/09-2013/14
                                                    • Figure 31: Analysis of Scottish Water capital expenditure on water and sewerage services, 2009/10-2013/14
                                                    • Figure 32: Progress of Scottish Water to date in the five year investment programme 2010/15
                                                    • Figure 33: Analysis of Northern Ireland Water capital expenditure on water and sewerage services, 2009/10-2013/14
                                                  • Market trends
                                                    • Distribution
                                                    • Supply Sources

                                                      • Key points
                                                        • Production
                                                          • Overview
                                                            • Figure 34: UK production of tubes and pipes, 2010-14
                                                          • Segmentation
                                                            • Figure 35: Segmentation of the UK production of tubes and pipes, by material, 2010-14
                                                          • Steel
                                                            • Figure 36: UK production of steel tubes, pipes and fittings, by type, 2010-14
                                                          • Plastic
                                                            • Figure 37: UK production of plastic tubes and pipes, by type, 2010-14
                                                          • Copper
                                                            • Figure 38: Production of copper tubes and pipes, 2010-14
                                                          • Iron
                                                            • Figure 39: UK production of iron tubes and pipes, 2010-14
                                                          • Clay
                                                            • Figure 40: UK production of clay tubes and pipes, 2010-14
                                                          • Aluminium
                                                            • Figure 41: UK production of aluminium tubes, alloys and fittings, by type, 2010-14
                                                          • Concrete
                                                            • Figure 42: UK production of concrete tubes and pipes, 2010-14
                                                          • Other metals
                                                            • Figure 43: UK production of nickel tubes and pipes and fittings, 2010-14
                                                          • Imports
                                                            • Overview
                                                              • Figure 44: UK imports of tubes and pipes, 2010-14
                                                            • Segmentation
                                                              • Figure 45: Segmentation of UK imports of tubes and pipes, by material, 2010-14
                                                            • Steel
                                                              • Figure 46: UK imports of steel pipes and fittings, by type, 2010-14
                                                            • Plastic
                                                              • Figure 47: UK imports of plastic tubes and pipes, by type, 2010-14
                                                            • Copper
                                                              • Figure 48: UK imports of copper pipes and fittings, by type, 2010-14
                                                            • Iron
                                                              • Figure 49: UK imports of ductile iron tubes and pipes, by type, 2010-14
                                                            • Clay
                                                              • Figure 50: UK imports of clay tubes and pipes, 2010-14
                                                            • Aluminium
                                                              • Figure 51: UK imports of aluminium pipes, alloy and fittings, by type, 2010-14
                                                            • Concrete
                                                              • Figure 52: UK imports of concrete tubes and pipes, by type, 2010-14
                                                            • Other metals
                                                              • Figure 53: UK imports of nickel tubes and pipes and fittings, 2010-14
                                                            • Exports
                                                              • Overview
                                                                • Figure 54: UK exports of tubes and pipes, 2010-14
                                                              • Segmentation
                                                                • Figure 55: Segmentation of the UK exports of tubes and pipes, by material, 2010-14
                                                              • Steel
                                                                • Figure 56: UK exports of steel tubes, pipes and fittings, by type, 2010-14
                                                              • Plastic
                                                                • Figure 57: UK exports of plastic tubes and pipes, by type, 2010-14
                                                              • Copper
                                                                • Figure 58: UK exports of copper pipes and fittings, by type, 201014
                                                              • Iron
                                                                • Figure 59: UK exports of iron tubes and pipes, by type, 2010-14
                                                              • Clay
                                                                • Figure 60: UK exports of clay tubes and pipes, 2010-14
                                                              • Aluminium
                                                                • Figure 61: UK exports of aluminium tubes, alloy and fittings, by type, 2010-14
                                                              • Concrete
                                                                • Figure 62: UK exports of concrete tubes and pipes, 2010-14
                                                              • Other metals
                                                                • Figure 63: UK exports of nickel tubes, pipes and fittings, 2010-14
                                                            • Industry Structure

                                                              • Key points
                                                                • Industry development
                                                                    • Figure 64: Analysis of the changes in the structure of the steel tubes industry, 2011-15
                                                                    • Figure 65: Analysis of the changes in the structure of the plastic plates, sheets, tubes and profiles industry, 2011-15
                                                                  • Structure by employment
                                                                    • Figure 66: Analysis of the employment structure of the steel tubes industry, 2014-15
                                                                    • Figure 67: Analysis of the employment structure of the plastic plates, sheets, tubes and profiles industry, 2014-15
                                                                  • Structure by turnover
                                                                    • Figure 68: Analysis of the financial structure of the steel tubes industry, 2014-15
                                                                    • Figure 69: Analysis of the financial structure of the plastic plates, sheets, tubes and profiles industry, 2014-15
                                                                  • Company profiles
                                                                  • Tata Steel Europe

                                                                        • Figure 70: Financial analysis of Tata Steel Europe, 2011-15
                                                                      • Company strategy
                                                                      • Naylor Drainage

                                                                            • Figure 71: Financial analysis of Naylor Drainage, 2011-15
                                                                          • Company strategy
                                                                          • Polypipe

                                                                                • Figure 72: Financial analysis of Polypipe, 2010-14
                                                                              • Company strategy
                                                                              • Saint Gobain PAM UK

                                                                                    • Figure 73: Financial analysis of Saint-Gobain PAM UK, 2010-14
                                                                                  • Company strategy
                                                                                  • Sandvik

                                                                                        • Figure 74: Financial analysis of Sandvik, 2010-14
                                                                                      • Company strategy
                                                                                      • Radius Systems/Polymerteplo Group

                                                                                          • Figure 75: Financial analysis of Radius Systems, 2009-14
                                                                                        • Company strategy
                                                                                        • Wavin

                                                                                            • Figure 76: Financial analysis of Wavin, 2010-14
                                                                                          • Company strategy
                                                                                          • Demand Structure

                                                                                            • Key points
                                                                                              • Building
                                                                                                • Figure 77: Construction output in Great Britain, by type, 2010-14
                                                                                                • Figure 78: Forecast construction output in Great Britain graph, 2015-19
                                                                                                • Figure 79: Forecast construction output in Great Britain, 2015-19
                                                                                              • Civil engineering
                                                                                                  • Figure 80: Civil engineering construction output in Great Britain, by sector, 2010-14
                                                                                                  • Figure 81: Forecast civil engineering construction output in Great Britain, 2015-19
                                                                                                • Water supply
                                                                                                  • Figure 82: Total capital expenditure by water and sewerage companies in England & Wales, 2005-10 and 2010-15
                                                                                                  • Figure 83: Total capital expenditure by water-only companies in England & Wales, 2005-2010 and 2010-15
                                                                                                  • Figure 84: Actual UK capital expenditure on water and sewerage services, 2009/10-2014/15
                                                                                                  • Figure 85: UK capital expenditure on water and sewerage services, 2009/10-2014/15
                                                                                                  • Figure 86: Sewers renovated and replaced in England and Wales, by company, 2009/10-2013/14
                                                                                                • Water civil engineering construction output
                                                                                                  • Figure 87: Civil engineering construction output for the potable water industry in Great Britain, 2010-14
                                                                                                • Sewerage civil engineering construction output
                                                                                                    • Figure 88: Civil engineering construction output for the sewerage industry in Great Britain, 2010-14
                                                                                                  • The gas sector
                                                                                                    • Figure 89: Total gas transmission and distribution capital expenditure, 2009/10-2013/14
                                                                                                    • Figure 90: Total gas transmission capital expenditure, 2009/10-2013/14
                                                                                                    • Figure 91: Total gas distribution capital expenditure, 2009/10-2013/14
                                                                                                  • Replacement expenditure
                                                                                                      • Figure 92: Length of gas mains replaced, by distribution network operator, 2009-13
                                                                                                    • Civil engineering construction output
                                                                                                      • Figure 93: Civil engineering construction output for the gas industry in Great Britain, 2010-14
                                                                                                  • Forecast

                                                                                                    • Key points
                                                                                                      • Market size
                                                                                                        • Figure 94: Forecast UK market for tubes and pipes, 2015-19
                                                                                                      • Market segmentation
                                                                                                        • Figure 95: Forecast segmentation of the UK market for tubes and pipes, by material, 2015-19
                                                                                                      • Industry
                                                                                                      • Further Sources and Contacts

                                                                                                        • Trade associations
                                                                                                          • Association of Drainage Authorities
                                                                                                            • British Plastics Federation
                                                                                                              • Clay Pipe Development Association
                                                                                                                • Concrete Pipeline Systems Association
                                                                                                                  • International Society for Trenchless Technology
                                                                                                                    • Plastic Pipe Manufacturers’ Society
                                                                                                                      • Trade magazines
                                                                                                                        • Cast Metal & Diecasting Times
                                                                                                                          • Construction News
                                                                                                                            • Contract Journal
                                                                                                                              • New Civil Engineer
                                                                                                                                • Tube & Pipe Technology
                                                                                                                                  • Trade exhibitions
                                                                                                                                    • INTERBUILD
                                                                                                                                      • Plastic Design & Moulding

                                                                                                                                      Companies Covered

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                                                                                                                                      Tubes and Pipes - UK - December 2015

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