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Underground Pipes (Industrial Report) - UK - November 2014

“The separate aspects of the underground pipes market are subject to very different influences, including the long-term spending plans of utilities, where years of under investment continues to be addressed; the highly variable construction market, which tends to exaggerate overall economic vagaries; and political policy and public spending activity. These influences have led to market growth even in the flat economic conditions post economic downturn.”
– Terry Leggett, Senior Analyst

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

  • Plastic 
  • Ductile Iron 
  • Clay 
  • Concrete

Demand for underground pipes is intrinsically linked to investment levels among end-user sectors. Demand is particularly closely linked to construction trends and investment in the utilities, notably water and gas supply, where the product is transported through a wide network of pipes. Existing pipes are also subject to repair and maintenance work, which provides an additional market.

In many sectors, there is considerable competition between materials, although certain materials are suited to specific applications. Plastic pipes and tubes have generally gained market share in recent years, reflecting developments in plastics technology and the improved performance of plastic polymers.

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Table of contents

  1. Executive Summary

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

        • Definitions
          • Methodology
            • Abbreviations
              • Market positioning
                • 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
                          • Business investment
                            • Imports
                              • Exports
                              • Market Size and Trends

                                • Key analysis
                                  • Market size
                                      • Figure 14: UK market for underground pipes, 2009-13 (£ million at MSP)
                                    • Market segmentation
                                      • Overview
                                        • Figure 15: Segmentation of the UK market for underground pipes, by material, 2009-13 (£ million)
                                        • Figure 16: Segmentation of the UK market for underground pipes, by end use application, 2009-13 (£ million at MSP)
                                      • Plastic
                                          • Figure 17: Development of the UK market for plastic tubes and pipes, 2009-13 (£ million at MSP)
                                          • Figure 18: UK market of plastic tubes and pipes, by type, 2009-13 (% by value)
                                          • Figure 19: Segmentation of underground plastic pipes by application, 2013 (% by value)
                                          • Figure 20: UK market for underground plastic pipes, by end use, 2009-13 (£ million at MSP)
                                        • Ductile iron
                                          • Figure 21: UK market for iron tubes and pipes, 2009-13 (£ million at MSP)
                                        • Clay
                                          • Figure 22: UK market for clay tubes and pipes, 2009-13 (£ million at MSP)
                                        • Concrete
                                          • Figure 23: UK market for underground concrete tubes and pipes, 2009-13 (£ million at MSP)
                                        • Regional analysis
                                          • Figure 24: Regional value of total new construction output, 2009-13 (% of total)
                                          • Figure 25: Analysis of civil engineering output, by region, 2009-13 (share of total)
                                          • Figure 26: Total capital expenditure by water and sewerage companies in England & Wales, 2005-2010 and 2010-2015 (£ million)
                                          • Figure 27: Total capital expenditure by water-only companies in England & Wales, 2005-2010 and 2010-2015 (£ million)
                                          • Figure 28: Actual UK capital expenditure on water and sewerage services, 2008/09-2012/13 (£ million)
                                          • Figure 29: UK capital expenditure on water and sewerage services, 2008/09-2012/13 (£ million)
                                          • Figure 30: Analysis of water related capital expenditure, by water and sewerage companies in England and Wales, 2007/08-2012/13 (£ million)
                                          • Figure 31: Analysis of water-related capital expenditure, by water and sewerage companies in England and Wales, 2007/08-2012/13 (£ million)
                                          • Figure 32: Analysis of water capital expenditure in England & Wales, by water and sewerage companies, by purpose, 2012/13 (£ million)
                                          • Figure 33: Analysis of water capital expenditure by water-only companies in England & Wales, by type, 2012/13 (£ million)
                                          • Figure 34: Analysis of Scottish Water capital expenditure on water and sewerage services, 2008/09-2012/13 (£ million)
                                          • Figure 35: Progress of Scottish Water to Date in the Five Year Investment Programme 2010/15 (Number)
                                          • Figure 36: Analysis of Northern Ireland Water capital expenditure on water and sewerage services, 2008/09-2012/13 (£ million)
                                          • Figure 37: Analysis of sewerage-related capital expenditure in England and Wales, by company, 2007/08-2012/13 (£ million)
                                          • Figure 38: Analysis of sewerage-related capital expenditure, by water and sewerage companies in England and Wales, 2007/08-2012/13(£ million)
                                        • Market trends
                                        • Supply Sources

                                          • Key analysis
                                            • Production
                                              • Overview
                                                • Figure 39: UK production of pipes in materials used for underground applications, 2009-13(£ million at MSP)
                                              • Segmentation
                                                • Figure 40: Segmentation of the UK production of pipes in materials used for underground applications, by material, 2009-13 (£ million at MSP)
                                              • Plastic
                                                • Figure 41: UK production of plastic tubes and pipes, by type, 2009-13 (£ million at MSP)
                                              • Ductile Iron
                                                • Figure 42: UK production of iron tubes and pipes, 2009-13 (£ million at MSP)
                                              • Clay
                                                • Figure 43: UK production of clay tubes and pipes, 2009-13 (£ million at MSP)
                                              • Concrete
                                                • Figure 44: UK production of concrete tubes and pipes, 2009-13 (£ million at MSP)
                                              • Imports
                                                • Overview
                                                  • Figure 45: UK imports of pipes in materials used for underground applications, 2009-13 (£ million at CIF)
                                                • Segmentation
                                                  • Figure 46: Segmentation of the UK imports of pipes in materials used for underground applications, by material, 2009-13 (£ million at CIF)
                                                • Plastic
                                                  • Figure 47: UK imports of plastic tubes and pipes, by type, 2009-13 (£ million at CIF)
                                                • Ductile Iron
                                                  • Figure 48: UK imports of ductile iron tubes and pipes, by type, 2009-13 (£ million at CIF)
                                                • Clay
                                                  • Figure 49: UK imports of clay tubes and pipes, 2009-13 (£ million at CIF)
                                                • Concrete
                                                  • Figure 50: UK imports of concrete tubes and pipes, by type, 2009-13 (£ million at CIF)
                                                • Exports
                                                  • Overview
                                                    • Figure 51: UK exports of pipes in materials used for underground applications, 2009-13 (£ million at FOB)
                                                  • Segmentation
                                                    • Figure 52: Segmentation of the UK exports of pipes in materials used for underground applications, by material, 2009-13 (£ million at FOB)
                                                  • Plastic
                                                    • Figure 53: UK exports of plastic tubes and pipes, by type, 2009-13 (£ million at FOB)
                                                  • Ductile Iron
                                                    • Figure 54: UK exports of iron tubes and pipes, by type, 2009-13 (£ million at FOB)
                                                  • Clay
                                                    • Figure 55: UK exports of clay tubes and pipes, 2009-13(£ million at FOB)
                                                  • Concrete
                                                    • Figure 56: UK exports of concrete tubes and pipes, 2009-13 (£ million at FOB)
                                                • Industry Structure

                                                  • Key analysis
                                                    • Industry development
                                                        • Figure 57: Analysis of the changes in the structure of the plastic plates, sheets, tubes and profiles industry, 2009-13 (number of factories and businesses)
                                                      • Structure by employment
                                                        • Figure 58: 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 59: 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
                                                      • Naylor Drainage

                                                            • Figure 60: Financial analysis of Naylor Drainage, 2010-14 (£ million)
                                                        • Polypipe Building Products

                                                              • Figure 61: Financial analysis of Polypipe, 2009-13 (£ million)
                                                          • Saint-Gobain Pam UK

                                                            • Saint-Gobain PAM UK (formerly Saint-Gobain Pipelines)
                                                                • Figure 62: Financial analysis of Saint-Gobain PAM UK, 2009-13 (£ million)
                                                            • Radius Systems

                                                              • Radius Systems (formerly Uponor)
                                                                • Figure 63: Financial analysis of Radius Systems, 2008-13 (£ million)
                                                            • Wavin

                                                              • Wavin (formerly Wavin Plastics)
                                                                • Figure 64: Financial analysis of Wavin, 2008-12 (£ million)
                                                            • Demand Structure

                                                              • Key analysis
                                                                • Construction
                                                                  • Figure 65: Construction output in Great Britain, by type, 200913 (£ million)
                                                                  • Figure 66: Forecast construction output in Great Britain, 2014-18 (£ billion at 2014 prices)
                                                                • Civil engineering
                                                                  • Figure 67: Civil engineering construction output in Great Britain, 2009-13 (£ million)
                                                                  • Figure 68: 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 69: Total capital expenditure by water and sewerage companies in England & Wales, 2005-2010 and 2010-2015 (£ million)
                                                                      • Figure 70: Total capital expenditure by water-only companies in England & Wales, 2005-2010 and 2010-2015 (£ million)
                                                                      • Figure 71: Actual UK capital expenditure on water and sewerage services, 2008/09-2012/13 (£ million)
                                                                      • Figure 72: UK Capital Expenditure on Water and Sewerage Services, 2008/09-2012/13(£ million)
                                                                      • Figure 73: Analysis of water related capital expenditure, by water and sewerage companies in England and Wales, 2007/08-2012/13 (£ million)
                                                                      • Figure 74: Analysis of water capital expenditure in England & Wales, by water and sewerage companies, by purpose, 2012/13 (£ million)
                                                                      • Figure 75: Analysis of water capital expenditure by water-only companies in England & Wales, by type, 2012/13 (£ million)
                                                                      • Figure 76: Anglian Water, infrastructure details, 2008/09-2012/13 (km, number and Ml/d)
                                                                      • Figure 77: United Utilities, infrastructure details, 2008/09-2012/13 (km, number and Ml/d)
                                                                      • Figure 78: Northumbrian Water, infrastructure details, 2008/09-2012/13 (km, Number and Ml/d)
                                                                      • Figure 79: Severn Trent Water, Infrastructure Details, 2008/09-2012/13 (km, number and Ml/d)
                                                                      • Figure 80: Southern Water, infrastructure details, 2008/09-2012/13 (km, number and Ml/d)
                                                                      • Figure 81: South West Water, infrastructure details, 2008/09-2012/13 (km, number and Ml/d)
                                                                      • Figure 82: Thames Water Utilities, infrastructure details, 2008/09-2012/13 (km, number and Ml/d)
                                                                      • Figure 83: D(r Cymru Cyfyngedig, infrastructure details, 2008/09-2012/13 (km, number and Ml/d)
                                                                      • Figure 84: Wessex Water, infrastructure details, 2008/09-2012/13
                                                                      • Figure 85: Yorkshire Water, infrastructure details, 2008/09-2012/13 (km, Number and Ml/d)
                                                                    • Gas supply
                                                                      • Figure 86: Gas transmission and distribution capital expenditure, 2008/09-2012/13 (£ million)
                                                                    • Replacement expenditure
                                                                        • Figure 87: Length of gas mains replaced, by distribution network operator, 2009-13 (km)
                                                                    • Forecast

                                                                      • Key analysis
                                                                        • Market size
                                                                          • Figure 88: Forecast UK market for underground pipes, 2014-18 (£ million at 2014 MSP)
                                                                        • Market segmentation
                                                                          • Figure 89: Forecast segmentation of the UK market for underground pipes, by material, 2014-18 (£ million at 2014 MSP)
                                                                          • Figure 90: Forecast segmentation of the UK market for underground pipes, by end use application, 2014-18 (£ million at 2014 MSP)
                                                                        • Production
                                                                          • Imports
                                                                            • Industry
                                                                            • Further Sources and Contacts

                                                                              • Trade associations
                                                                                • Trade magazines
                                                                                  • Trade exhibitions

                                                                                  Companies Covered

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                                                                                  Underground Pipes (Industrial Report) - UK - November 2014

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