The report titled “Canada Plastic Pipes and Fitting Market Outlook to 2022 - By PVC, UPVC, CPVC, PE (HDPE, MDPE, LDPE, PEX), PP, ABS, PVDF, PB Pipes, By Application (Water Supply and Sewage, Plumbing, Chemical and Oil & Gas and Irrigation)”provides a comprehensive analysis on the Canada plastic pipe and fittings market. The report covers various aspects including introduction to Canada plastic pipe and fitting market size, major players, market segmentation by Type of Pipe (PVC, PE, Others), Market Segmentation by End User Application (Irrigation, Water Supply and Sewage, Plumbing, Chemical, Oil & Gas and Mining and Others), growth drivers, restraints, key regulations, future outlook and analyst recommendations.
Canada plastic pipe and fitting market is in its growth stage, witnessing consolidation with players increasing their market penetration through inorganic growth. The market has registered a single digit five year CAGR from 2012 to 2017. The demand for plastic pipes and fittings is highly correlated with the investment of government on infrastructural, mining and agricultural activities and the demand for house dwellings in the country. Improvements in technology and plastic materials have helped plastic pipe increase its share in agriculture, and industrial sectors in Canada. The period witnessed increase in usage of pipe relining technology. In this technology, old pipes mostly water supply and sewage pipes were refurbished by inserting PE pipes inside the already existing pipes. This allows the refurbishment process to happen without causing any major disruption in the infrastructure. Growth of this technology has resulted in increase in demand for plastic pipes especially HDPE pipes in the market.
By Type of Pipes
The market is segmented into PVC, PE and Others (plastic pipes such as ABS, PP, PVDF and PB). In 2017, uPVC pipes had the largest market share as they are less costly then PE pipes and are widely used in various sectors such as water pipelines and sewage pipelines. In PE segment, HDPE constitute majority share in Canada. In other product segment, ABS-DWV (drain, waste and vent) piping is used in single family homes and general wood-frame construction. Durability, ease of installation and overall value of ABS in providing a plumbing drain system has made builders and contractors opt for this type of pipe.
By Market Structure
Manufacturers such as IPEX, ISCO, Uponor Infra, ADS, Aqua Q, Dura-Line are some of the players in organized sector manufacturing high grade plastic pipes. They have strong presence in various regions and have partnership with all the major plastic pipes distributors and retailers in the country. The players in unorganized market mostly manufacture limited products and would focus on a particular type of plastic pipes either PVC only or PE only and/or import other type of pipes and fittings from USA and Mexico in which they can exercise higher margins.
By Geographical Regions
The eastern Canada region accounted for the majority of the share because of the increased demand for house dwelling units in past few years and also due to the surging expenditure on various infrastructural and developmental activities and presence of various end user industries. Most of the oil and gas industries in Canada are located near Alberta region as most of the oil reserves are located in this region. This is has resulted in huge demand for plastic pipes from oil and gas industries in Western Canada. In Atlantic region, there was an influx of immigrant in this region leading to increase in population, which gave boost to the construction activities in this region. Between 2016 and 2017, the population of Prince Edward Island increased to 150,000 marks for the first time.
By End User Application
Most of the plastic pipes and fittings in Canada are used for water supply and sewage systems. UPVC and HDPE pipes are preferred by the government as they are comparatively low in cost as compared to steel and iron pipes. Plumbing which has the second highest share in the market has started using PEX pipes. Canada has been using copper pipes for plumbing application for years. However, in the last few years, PEX pipes have come up as a viable option to replace copper piping systems in certain applications. Polyethylene pipes has become the accepted standard for mining applications such as Solution Mining, Heap Leaching, Process Water, Process Slurry, Dust Suppression, Mine Dewatering. HDPE pipe has the toughness, structural performance, and resistance to abrasion and chemicals to withstand the unique stresses of mining applications.
The competition of the market is currently moving toward consolidation with major players eyeing at increasing market penetration through strategic partnerships or merger and acquisitions. IPEX, ISCO, Uponor Infra, ADS, Aqua Q, Dura-Line are some of the biggest manufacturers of plastic pipes and fittings in the country. Within the organized players, the price of the product tends to remain close to the industry prices and the manufacturers compete more on the basis of quality of the products and product availability in the wholesale and retail outlets and product customization at the time of bulk orders, whereas The unorganized players compete on the basis of price and the availability of the product in the retail and wholesale stores.
The future outlook of the industry is positive with an estimated market size to grow at a CAGR of single digit during 2017 to 2022. It is anticipated that the PE pipes will grow at the fastest pace among all the types of plastic pipes, due to increase in acceptability across various other applications. The use of PVC pipes is expected to reduce due to substitution by other types of plastic pipes specifically PE pipes.
Key Segments Covered
By End User Application:
Water Supply and Sewage
Chemical, Oil & Gas, Mining and Industrial
Others (Cable Protection, HVAC and other related industries)
By Type of Pipes:
PVC (CPVC and UPVC)
Polyethylene (PE) (HDPE, MDPE, LDPE)
Others (Include Polypropylene pipes, ABS, Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), PB Etc.)
By Type of Market Structure
Key Target Audience
Plastic Resin Suppliers
Plastic Pipe and Fitting Manufacturing Companies
Oil and Gas Industry
Real Estate developers
Agriculture Sector Companies