Demand for the installation of plumbing appliances and pipe-fitting services has rebounded in the wake of the strong recovery occurring across US construction markets from its low level. Moreover, the industry began to recover in 2010, boosted by improved spending on home improvements and the housing market's resurgence. During the next five years, the Plumbers industry will benefit from accelerating downstream building markets. Expanding investments into residential and nonresidential construction, along with higher per capita disposable income and spending on home improvements, is projected to benefit industry operators.
Industry contractors install and maintain plumbing fixtures, fittings and equipment. Industry activities include work on household pipes and drains, installation of gas cooking and heating appliances and work on bathroom and toilet fixtures and venting systems. Emergency repair work (e.g. unclogging drains or repairing burst water mains) represents a significant source of industry revenue. Contractors may also supply plumbing appliances and coupling products for construction projects.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.