Gravity pipes - European market

Gravity pipes - European market

Published: October 2018


The previous edition of AMI’s ‘European Market for Gravity Pipes’ report was published in 2015.  Since then, quite a few changes have taken place in this market.  In Europe, the latest economic crisis had a particularly powerful and lingering effect.  The continent’s construction industry was one of the economic branches most harshly affected.  The continent is finally emerging from this crisis, though improvement is uneven and in some cases inconsistent.

The report covers 31 countries, i.e. the 28 members of the European Union and in addition Iceland, Norway and Switzerland.  Despite politically being non-members, the last three countries are linked to the Union through various commercial agreements, as well as through tight connections of trade and cooperation, which justify their inclusion.

We have chosen to express volumes of pipe in units of length (kilometres), rather than weight.  In addition to the fact that pipes are ultimately sold in meters, expressing them in units of length allows assessments market share between various materials.  On the other hand, we have quantified also (in metric tonnes) the volume of resin used to manufacture gravity plastic pipes.

Gravity pipes are available in a very broad range of diameters and comparing lengths of pipes with various diameters is problematic.  To try and overcome this challenge, we have also segmented the demand for Drainage & Sewerage pipes into diameter ranges.

Reporting basis
The study provides demand data as follows:

  • Base year (2017)
  • Estimated current (2018)
  • Historical demand (2011-2017)
  • Forecasts to 2023

Application scope and segmentation

The study encompasses the following application segments:

  • Underground Drainage & Sewerage
  • Soil & Waste
  • Roof Drainage Systems
  • Road and land drainage
  • Cable Protection

Materials scope

The study includes the following thermoplastic-based systems:

  • PVC-based systems
  • Polyethylene-based systems
  • Polypropylene-based systems

In addition to thermoplastics, the pipe demand analysis includes also non-thermoplastic pipe systems:

  • Glass-reinforced polymeric pipes (GRP)
  • Ductile cast iron systems
  • Clay pipes
  • Concrete pipes

For the purpose of this report, Europe is defined as the European Union (28 countries), as well as Iceland, Norway and Switzerland.  To enable meaningful analysis, the 31 countries are divided among the following segments:

  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • UK
  • Benelux
  • Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden)
  • Spain
  • Poland
  • Other occidental countries (Austria, Ireland, Greece, Portugal, Switzerland, Iceland)
  • Other Central and Eastern European countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, Slovak republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania)

All subscribers receive one printed copy of the report and a downloadable PDF copy with a corporate-wide license and a statistical appendix of the underlying data.

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