Australia Plastic Pipe and Fitting Market 2013-2018 & 2018-2023

DUBLIN, February 13, 2019 / PRNewswire / –

The “Plastic Pipe and Fittings Market Outlook to 2023 – By PVC, PE and Other Pipes, By Organized And Unorganized, By Region, And By End User Application (Plumbing & Civil, Agriculture, Mining & Industrial, Telecommunications & Electrical And Others)” The report has been added to the offering.

Australia The plastic pipes and fittings market is at a late stage of growth with few large manufacturing companies making up most of the industry’s market size. The market registered a five-year single-digit CAGR from FY 2013 to FY 2008.

The demand for plastic pipes and fittings is strongly correlated with government investments in infrastructure, mining and agricultural activities and the demand for residential housing in the country. Improvements in technology and plastic materials have helped plastic pipes increase their share in the energy, agriculture, and industrial sectors in the United States Australia.

For example, plastic only accounts for a small share of the total pipe market in oil and gas applications, but the increased use of some materials such as fiberglass in oil pipelines and HDPE in natural gas distribution has supported the growth in demand for plastic pipes in the EU market.

Market segmentation

According to the type of pipes

The market is divided into PVC, PE and others. Others include plastic pipes like ABS, PP, PVDF, and PB. In the 2008 financial year, PE pipes had the largest market share. PVC pipes had the second largest market share as these types of pipes are cheaper compared to PE pipes and are widely used in various sectors such as water and sewer pipes. It was found that PVC was mainly replaced by PE pipe in various applications, which resulted in PE pipe gaining a significant share of the overall market. In other product segments, PP (polypropylene) pipes have a niche market of their own and are used in ventilation ducts, rainwater retention systems, street culverts and others.

According to regions

The Victoria The region made up the largest part of the share, as the demand for residential units had risen in recent years and spending on various infrastructure and development activities, as well as similar stimulus programs by the federal and state governments, had risen sharply in recent years. The region also accounts for most of the migration into the country. Other regions like Queensland, New South Wales also gained a significant share of the market demand for housing and increased spending on development activities.

By end-user application

The end-user application for plastic pipes and fittings can be broken down into plumbing and civil, agricultural, mining and industrial, telecommunications and electrical and others (cable protection, gas, HVAC and other related industries). Most plastic pipes and fittings in Australia are used for water supply and sewage systems. This is because PVC and HDPE pipes are preferred by the government as they are comparatively inexpensive when compared to steel and iron pipes. Plumbing and civil applications have a comparatively higher market share because the private sector is in large scale real estate Australia. Mining, chemical and oil sectors are widespread in Australia As a result, these industries contributed significantly to the demand for plastic pipes and fittings in the country. Other uses include gas transfer, HVAC, and other related industries.

Competitive scenario

Competition in the market is focused on the three largest companies including Iplex Pipelines, Vinidex and Pipemakers. Iplex pipelines, Australia is the largest manufacturer of plastic pipes and fittings in the country. Vinidex and Pipemakers follow. Within organized actors, the price of the product tends to stay close to industry prices and manufacturers compete more on the basis of the quality of the products and product availability in the wholesale and retail stores, as well as product customization at the time of bulk orders. The disorganized players compete on the basis of the price and availability of the product in the retail and wholesale stores.

Future prospects

The future prospects for the industry are positive. Sales revenues are expected to grow in the single-digit range in FY’2018 to FY’2023. The use of PVC pipes is expected to decrease due to its substitution with other types of plastic pipes, especially PE pipes. The market share of the Organized Sector Manufacturers is expected to increase in FY 2023 as further market penetration increases and high quality pipes are preferred. Domestic manufacturing is expected to increase in the near future. In the case of end-user applications, plastic pipes used in plumbing and civil applications, as well as in the oil and chemical industries, are expected to grow the fastest among other end-user applications.

Covered key segments

By end-user application:

  • Plumbing and civil
  • Agriculture
  • Mining and industry
  • Telecommunications and Electrical and
  • Others (Oil & Gas, HVAC, Automotive, and other related industries)

According to pipe type:

  • PVC (CPVC and UPVC)
  • Polyethylene (PE) (HDPE, MDPE, LDPE)
  • Others (including polypropylene pipes, ABS, polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), PB, etc.)

By type of market structure:

  • Organized Sector
  • Disorganized sector

Main target group

  • Suppliers of plastic resins
  • Manufacturer of plastic pipes and fittings
  • Oil and gas industry
  • Government agencies
  • Real estate developer
  • Companies in the agricultural sector

Period covered in the report:

  • FY’2013-FY’2018 – historical period
  • FY’2018-FJ’2023 – Future forecast

Mentioned companies

  • David Moss Corporation Pty Ltd.
  • Iplex Pipelines Australia PTY Ltd.
  • Philmac
  • Pipekings
  • Pipemakers Australia Pty Ltd.
  • Reliance Worldwide Corporation
  • Vinidex Pty Ltd.

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