Clogged pipes: Slowing demand from housing construction has hurt the industry

The Plastic Pipe and Parts Manufacturing industry in Canada has grown inconsistently during the reporting period, due to waning demand throughout downstream housing industries that typically purchase plastic materials for new construction projects. Plastic pipes and parts are frequently used among residential construction companies for home plumbing and water systems, agriculture operators for water distribution and irrigation, car and automobile manufacturers for interior parts and designs and municipal governments for replacing antiquated, metal-based plumbing and sewage systems with durable polyvinyl chloride (PVC) piping systems. The biggest concern for the industry, in terms of downstream demand, has come from residential construction...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 14-19
2.9%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
6,827
Businesses
167

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry profitability is highly vulnerable to sudden changes in the world price of crude oil
  • Exports have been declining as a share of revenue
  • Enterprises are expected to continue consolidating
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Plastic Pipe and Parts Manufacturing industry in Canada remains an essential component of many Canadian construction industries, although wavering downstream demand for plastic materials has created uncertainty over the past five years. Over the 10 years to 2024, industry value added (IVA), measured as an industry's contribution to the economy, is expected to increase an annualized 2.8%. Canada's GDP is expected to increase an annualized 1.7% during the same period. Although the industry is performing at a slightly faster rate, this industry's maturity is illustrated by wholehearted acceptance of industry services and the consolidation of business operators...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Plastic Pipe & Parts Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Plastic Pipe & Parts Manufacturing Industry are

  • Supply contracts in place for key inputs
  • Undertaking technical research and development
  • Having a diverse range of clients
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Canadian effective exchange rate index and Demand from construction in the Plastic Pipe & Parts Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Plastic Pipe & Parts Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry manufactures a range of plastic pipes, plastic fittings, unlaminated plastic shapes and other plastic rods, tubes, plates and car parts. Industry operators do not manufacture plastic hose fixtures, plastic plumbing fixtures or plastic packaging.

    Industry Products
  • Unlaminated plastic profile shapes
  • Plastic sewer, storm drain and water main pipes
  • Plastic drain, waste and vent pipes
  • Plastic pipe fittings and unions
  • Industrial and mining pipes
  • Plastic oil and gas pipes
  • Other plastic pipes and shapes
  • Industry Activities
  • Rigid plastic pipe
  • Rigid plastic pipefittings and unions
  • PVC pipe
  • Laminated plastic profile shapes (e.g. plates, rods and sheets)
  • Nonrigid plastic profile shape (e.g. rods and rubes)
  • Nonrigid plastic sausage casings
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Canadian effective exchange rate index
  • Demand from construction
  • Demand from water supply and irrigation systems
  • Housing starts
  • Value of residential construction
  • World price of crude oil

  • Current Performance
  • Industry competition and contraction
  • Foreign competition
  • Industry landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Harnessing tech to cut costs
  • Uncertain international trade
  • Table: Plastic Pipe & Parts Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Plastic Pipe & Parts Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting In Canada
  • Mining In Canada
  • Construction In Canada
  • Car & Automobile Manufacturing in Canada
  • Heating & Air-Conditioning Contractors in Canada
  • Plumbing in Canada
  • Water & Sewer Line Construction in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Industrial Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling in Canada
  • Plastic & Resin Manufacturing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Unlaminated plastic profile shapes
  • Plastic drain, waste and vent pipes
  • Plastic sewer, storm drain and water main pipes
  • Plastic pipe fittings and unions
  • Other plastic pipes and shapes
  • Industrial and mining pipes
  • Plastic oil and gas pipes
  • Chart: Plastic Pipe & Parts Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Construction demand
  • Industrial demand
  • Other demand determinants

  • Major Markets
  • Exports
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers
  • Other
  • Wholesalers
  • Construction companies
  • Household consumers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Plastic Pipe & Parts Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Plastic Pipe & Parts Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Plastic Pipe & Parts Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Textron Inc., Westlake Chemical Corporation,
  • Table: Textron Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Westlake Chemical Corporation - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Plastic Pipe & Parts Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Plastic Pipe & Parts Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Housing starts (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Acid Mine Drainage
  • The seepage of acidic water from metal and coal mines as a result of large mining disturbances to coal deposits.
  • Polyvinyl Chloride (Pvc)
  • A water-insoluble thermoplastic resin, derived from the polymerization of vinyl chloride. It is used chiefly for thin coatings, insulation and piping.
  • Slurry
  • Semiliquid mineral concentrate typically used for construction projects and transported via plastic pipeline.
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