This Market Intelligence Report focuses on the plastic pipe marketplace in the United States from a supply chain sourcing perspective. Plastic pipe includes products ranging from pipe to pipe fittings. Primarily a fragmented industry, plastic pipe has a well developed supplier base. The plastic pipe category has low product segmentation and serves primarily industrial, commercial, and consumer markets. The demand for plastic pipe is generated by various downstream industries with primary drivers including economic growth, residential and commercial construction and government spending. Key costs around the plastic pipe category include raw materials, labor and energy. The major trends in the plastic pipe industry include increased global competition and green building movement, among others. Import activity in this sector is high and is exhibiting an increasing trend. The risk outlook for the plastic pipe industry is improving based on the macroeconomic environment. Category management best practices around the plastic pipe industry include strategic sourcing practices.
Starting with detailed background information to provide category context, this report provides insight into the market drivers around demand and key costs, including both historical and forecasted commodity pricing. The supply base section covers the top suppliers, including high-level overviews and market news. The report presents the NAICS category cost structure and historical, current and future pricing curves as well as average margins on a current and 5 year basis. The trend section reports new and emerging industry directions. Regulatory considerations include developing governmental initiatives. Risk outlooks offer a view into upstream drivers that could adversely affect the industry and category. Insights and Best Practices share winning strategies around the management and sourcing of this category.