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Underground Pipes - UK - December 2015

“Underground pipes are used for a variety of end uses, and demand is therefore a factor of the investment decisions or economic performance of these end-use markets. Influences on end-use markets are varied and not always dependent on the growth of the wider economy, so market fluctuations rarely follow economic activity.”

- Terry Leggett, Senior Analyst

This report answers the following questions:

  • Is the market for underground pipes mature, and therefore a commodity market?
  • Has the plastic substitution trend changed the industry structure?
  • Why has plastic penetrated the market so strongly?

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Table of contents

  1. Executive Summary

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

          • Is the market for underground pipes mature, and therefore a commodity market?
            • Has the plastic substitution trend changed the industry structure?
              • Why has plastic penetrated the market so strongly?
              • Introduction

                • Definitions
                  • Methodology
                    • Abbreviations
                      • Market positioning
                        • Market factors
                        • UK Economy

                          • Overview
                            • Figure 10: UK GDP quarterly development, 2003-15
                            • Figure 11: UK GDP in economic downturns and recoveries since 1979
                          • Inflation
                            • Interest rates
                              • House prices
                                • Consumer spending
                                  • Manufacturing
                                    • Figure 12: UK output by industry, 2008-15
                                  • Business investment
                                    • Figure 13: UK GFCF 2003-15
                                  • Imports
                                    • Exports
                                    • Market Size and Trends

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

                                                  • Key analysis
                                                    • Production
                                                      • Overview
                                                        • Figure 30: UK production of pipes in materials used for underground applications, 2010-14
                                                      • Segmentation
                                                        • Figure 31: Segmentation of the UK production of pipes in materials used for underground applications, by material, 2010-14
                                                      • Plastic
                                                        • Figure 32: UK production of plastic tubes and pipes, by type, 2010-14
                                                      • Ductile Iron
                                                        • Figure 33: UK production of iron tubes and pipes, 2010-14
                                                      • Clay
                                                        • Figure 34: UK production of clay tubes and pipes, 2010-14
                                                      • Concrete
                                                        • Figure 35: UK production of concrete tubes and pipes, 2010-14
                                                      • Imports
                                                        • Overview
                                                          • Figure 36: UK imports of pipes in materials used for underground applications, 2010-14
                                                        • Segmentation
                                                          • Figure 37: Segmentation of the UK imports of pipes in materials used for underground applications, by material, 2010-14
                                                        • Plastic
                                                          • Figure 38: UK imports of plastic tubes and pipes, by type, 2010-14
                                                        • Ductile Iron
                                                          • Figure 39: UK imports of ductile iron tubes and pipes, by type, 2010-14
                                                        • Clay
                                                          • Figure 40: UK imports of clay tubes and pipes, 2010-14
                                                        • Concrete
                                                          • Figure 41: UK imports of concrete tubes and pipes, by type, 2010-14
                                                        • Exports
                                                          • Overview
                                                            • Figure 42: UK exports of pipes in materials used for underground applications, 2010-14
                                                          • Segmentation
                                                            • Figure 43: Segmentation of the UK exports of pipes in materials used for underground applications, by material, 2010-14
                                                          • Plastic
                                                            • Figure 44: UK exports of plastic tubes and pipes, by type, 2010-14
                                                          • Ductile Iron
                                                            • Figure 45: UK exports of iron tubes and pipes, by type, 2010-14
                                                          • Clay
                                                            • Figure 46: UK exports of clay tubes and pipes, 2010-14
                                                          • Concrete
                                                            • Figure 47: UK exports of concrete tubes and pipes, 2010-14
                                                        • Industry Structure

                                                          • Key analysis
                                                            • Industry development
                                                                • Figure 48: Analysis of the changes in the structure of the plastic plates, sheets, tubes and profiles industry, 2011-15
                                                              • Structure by employment
                                                                • Figure 49: Analysis of the employment structure of the plastic plates, sheets, tubes and profiles industry, 2014-15
                                                              • Structure by turnover
                                                                • Figure 50: Analysis of the financial structure of the plastic plates, sheets, tubes and profiles industry, 2014-15
                                                              • Company profiles
                                                              • Naylor Drainage

                                                                    • Figure 51: Financial analysis of Naylor Drainage, 2011-15
                                                                  • Company strategy
                                                                  • Polypipe

                                                                        • Figure 52: Financial analysis of Polypipe, 2010-14
                                                                      • Company strategy
                                                                      • Saint Gobain PAM UK

                                                                            • Figure 53: Financial analysis of Saint-Gobain PAM UK, 2010-14
                                                                          • Company strategy
                                                                          • Radius Systems/Polymerteplo Group

                                                                              • Figure 54: Financial analysis of Radius Systems, 2009-14
                                                                            • Company strategy
                                                                            • Wavin

                                                                                • Figure 55: Financial analysis of Wavin, 2010-14
                                                                              • Company strategy
                                                                              • Demand Structure

                                                                                • Key analysis
                                                                                  • Construction
                                                                                    • Figure 56: Construction output in Great Britain, by type, 201014
                                                                                    • Figure 57: Forecast construction output in Great Britain, 2015-19
                                                                                    • Figure 58: Forecast construction output in Great Britain, 2015-19
                                                                                  • Civil engineering
                                                                                      • Figure 59: Civil engineering construction output in Great Britain, by sector, 2010-14
                                                                                      • Figure 60: Forecast civil engineering construction output in Great Britain, 2015-19
                                                                                    • Water supply
                                                                                      • Figure 61: Total capital expenditure by water and sewerage companies in England & Wales, 2005-10 and 2010-15
                                                                                      • Figure 62: Total capital expenditure by water-only companies in England & Wales, 2005-2010 and 2010-2015
                                                                                      • Figure 63: Actual UK capital expenditure on water and sewerage services, 2009/10-2014/15
                                                                                      • Figure 64: UK capital expenditure on water and sewerage services, 2009/10-2014/15
                                                                                      • Figure 65: Sewers renovated and replaced in England and Wales, by company, 2009/10-2013/14
                                                                                    • Water civil engineering construction output
                                                                                      • Figure 66: Civil engineering construction output for the potable water industry in Great Britain, 2010-14
                                                                                    • Sewerage civil engineering construction output
                                                                                        • Figure 67: Civil engineering construction output for the sewerage industry in Great Britain, 2010-14
                                                                                      • The gas sector
                                                                                        • Figure 68: Total gas transmission and distribution capital expenditure, 2009/10-2013/14
                                                                                        • Figure 69: Total gas transmission capital expenditure, 2009/10-13/14
                                                                                        • Figure 70: Total gas distribution capital expenditure, 2009/10-2013/14
                                                                                      • Replacement expenditure
                                                                                          • Figure 71: Length of gas mains replaced, by distribution network operator, 2009-13
                                                                                        • Civil engineering construction output
                                                                                          • Figure 72: Civil Engineering Construction Output for the Gas Industry in Great Britain, 2010-14
                                                                                      • Forecast

                                                                                        • Key analysis
                                                                                          • Market size
                                                                                            • Figure 73: Forecast UK market for underground pipes, 2015-19
                                                                                          • Market segmentation
                                                                                            • Figure 74: Forecast segmentation of the UK market for underground pipes, by material, 2015-19
                                                                                            • Figure 75: Forecast segmentation of the UK market for underground pipes, by end use application, 2015-19
                                                                                          • Production
                                                                                            • Imports
                                                                                              • 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(Quarterly)
                                                                                                                  • Construction News (Weekly)
                                                                                                                    • New Civil Engineer (Weekly)
                                                                                                                      • Tube & Pipe Technology (Alt Months)
                                                                                                                        • Trade exhibitions
                                                                                                                          • INTERBUILD
                                                                                                                            • Plastic Design & Moulding

                                                                                                                            Companies Covered

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                                                                                                                            Underground Pipes - UK - December 2015

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