Well connected: Ceresana report on the European market for plastic pipes

Demand for plastic pipes is rising in many European countries. New apartments are currently built in metropolitan areas in particular. The construction industry is, however, not booming in all areas: fully utilized capacities, rising prices, lack of specialists and building plots, as well as growing economic uncertainty inhibit growth. The development of building construction, civil engineering, and infrastructure construction can thereby vary greatly, as they are very dependent on public investments in the respective country.

With this study, Ceresana has already analyzed the European market for plastic pipes for the fourth time. Our analysts forecast that revenues generated in Europe with plastic pipes will increase to approx. EUR 14.5 billion by 2027.

Market Study: Plastic Pipes - Europe

Demand for plastic pipes is rising in many European countries. New apartments are currently built in metropolitan areas in particular. The construction industry is, however, not booming in all areas: fully utilized capacities, rising prices, lack of specialists and building plots, as well as growing economic uncertainty inhibit growth. The development of building construction, civil engineering, and infrastructure construction can thereby vary greatly, as they are very dependent on public investments in the respective country.
With this study, Ceresana has already analyzed the European market for plastic pipes for the fourth time. Our analysts forecast that revenues generated in Europe with plastic pipes will increase to approx. EUR 14.5 billion by 2027.

Polyethylene Gains Market Shares

Polyethylene is the most widely used type of standard plastic with regard to water supply and is additionally gaining ground in more and more other application areas. The European demand for plastic pipes made of polyethylene will presumably rise by 2% per year until 2027. The present study provides data on the production of and demand for plastic pipes that is split by individual types of plastic. It covers polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polyvinylchloride (PVC), as well “other plastics”.

No Broadband Expansion without Plastic Pipes

The supposedly old-fashioned industry of pipe manufacturers is profiting from advancing digitalization: plastic cable protection pipes are needed to protect expensive glass fiber networks from harmful environmental influences. Market researchers at Ceresana expect that the segment cable protection will develop most dynamically out of all application areas for pipes in the coming years: demand in this segment will presumably amount to approx. 715,000 tonnes in 2017. The study also provides data on demand in the segments sewage, potable water, gas, agriculture, industry, and in the aggregate “other applications”.

The Study in Brief:

Chapter 1 provides a comprehensive account and analysis of the European market for plastic pipes – including forecasts until 2027. It features demand, revenues, production, as well as imports and exports. Production and demand volumes are additionally divided into the plastic types polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polyvinylchloride (PVC), and “other plastics”. Demand in the largest national markets is further split into the individual application areas.

Chapter 2 lists production, demand, as well as imports and exports for 30 individual countries (e.g. Russia, Switzerland, and Turkey). Data on production and demand volumes is additionally divided into PE pipes, PP pipes, PVC pipes, and pipes made of other plastic. Demand for plastic pipes in the countries Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Poland, Spain, Russia, Turkey, as well as the aggregates “other Western Europe“ and “other Eastern Europe“ is split by the following application areas: sewage, potable water, cable protection, gas, agriculture, industry, and other applications.

Chapter 3 provides useful company profiles of the most important manufacturers of plastic pipes, clearly arranged according to contact information, revenues, profits, product range, production sites, and profile summary. We offer comprehensive profiles of 74 manufacturers, such as Aalberts Industries N.V., Aliaxis S.A., Fränkische Rohrwerke Gebr. Kirchner GmbH & Co. KG, Fondital Group, Geberit AG, Georg Fischer AG, Pipelife International GmbH, Polyplastic Group, REHAU AG + Co, Tessenderlo Group, Uponor Corporation, and Wavin N.V.


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