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Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 33121 | Aug 2016

Half pipe: Despite volatile input prices, industry revenue is expected to increase in the long term

IBISWorld’s Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Despite challenges, sustained demand from key markets will help keep the industry afloat
  • Fluctuating steel prices have had a noticeable impact on industry performance
  • Profit margins are expected to improve slightly over the next five years
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Operators in the Metal Pipe and Tube Manufacturing industry are standalone producers of metal pipes and other tubular products made from purchased iron or steel. The industry performed well during the first half of the five-year period to 2016, driven by strong exports and rising demand from the domestic energy, nonresidential construction and water infrastructure markets. However, these trends reversed course during the past three years, as domestic demand for steel products in China, India and other burgeoning economies slowed down, causing steel pipe manufacturers in those countries to dump excess inventory into the global market... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Metal Pipe and Tube Manufacturing industry operates with a low level of market share concentration. Since this industry encompasses dozens of different products intended for a wide range of markets, no single company dominates the industry as a whole, although there are several operators that have a considerable influence over a specific product segment or market. For example, the oil and gas market segment is dominated by a small number of large operators that operate nationwide or globally; major players that serve this segment include Tenaris SA, Vallourec, TMK Group, Precision Castparts Corp and the tubular product divisions of vertically integrated steel manufacturers such as US Steel Corp, Nucor Steel and ArcelorMittal USA. On the other hand, the waterworks and industrial (e.g. m.. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from oil drilling and gas extraction and World price of steel in the Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing Industry?

    Operators are standalone producers that manufacture welded, riveted and seamless pipes or tubes from purchased iron or steel. Consequently, steel is purchased as a primary input material in the metal pipe and tube manufacturing process.

    Industry Products
    Carbon steel line pipe and OCTGCarbon steel pressure tubingCarbon steel mechanical tubingAlloy steel pipesStainless steel pipes
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing drill pipes and pipe casings Manufacturing steel pipe products Manufacturing mechanical and structural tube and pipe products

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from oil drilling and gas extraction
  • World price of steel
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Demand from water supply and irrigation systems
  • Value of construction
  • Price of plastic materials and resin
  • Current Performance
  • Volatile operating conditions
  • Product substitution and international trade trends
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand trends
  • Increased competition
  • Industry landscape
  • Table: Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Oil Drilling & Gas Extraction
  • Industrial Building Construction
  • Boiler & Heat Exchanger Manufacturing
  • Vacuum, Fan & Small Household Appliance Manufacturing
  • Major Household Appliance Manufacturing
  • Car & Automobile Manufacturing
  • SUV & Light Truck Manufacturing
  • Water & Sewer Line Construction
  • Oil & Gas Pipeline Construction
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Ferrous Metal Foundry Products
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing
  • Nonferrous Metal Foundry Products Manufacturing
  • Paint Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Alloy steel pipes
  • Other
  • Carbon steel mechanical tubing
  • Carbon steel line pipe and OCTG
  • Carbon steel pressure tubing
  • Stainless steel pipes
  • Chart: Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
  • Oil and gas
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Other determinants
  • Major Markets
  • Waterworks and construction
  • Exports
  • Energy
  • Industrial applications and general manufacturing
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Tenaris SA
  • Table: Tenaris SA - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • World price of steel (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Electric Arc Furnace
  • A steel production mill where steel scrap is transformed into reusable steel products, generally in flat or long form.
  • Galvanizing
  • The process of coating steel with a thin layer of zinc to prevent corrosion.
  • Global Overcapacity
  • A situation where global production exceeds global demand for steel products.
  • Just-In-Time
  • A strategy implemented to improve profitability by reducing inventory and purchasing the raw materials that are needed for the immediate term only.
  • Octg
  • Oil country tubular goods - a class of pipes used in oil and gas drilling applications
  • Penstock
  • A pipe that transports water to sewerage systems or hydraulic turbines or a structure that controls water flow.
  • Pipe
  • A hollow, usually round and rigid section of steel that is supplied in straight lengths called joints or sticks.
  • Reticulation
  • The process of using pipes to create a network (e.g. municipal water or sewage systems).
  • Tube
  • A hollow, usually round and flexible section of steel that is supplied in a roll.

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    This report on Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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