IBISWorld’s Procurement Research Reports cover thousands of indirect purchasing lines. Our data and analysis help you strategically engage and negotiate with suppliers and give you the credibility to work with internal stakeholders and executives. IBISWorld’s Copper Pipes & Tubes procurement research provides price trends and forecasts, supplier benchmarks and negotiation questions all intended to give your company leverage during the sourcing process.
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doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard

Copper Pipes & Tubes - Recent Price Trend

In the three years to 2017, copper pipe and tube prices have declined at an estimated annualized rate of 2.2%, boosting buyer power. Unfortunately for buyers, price volatility for copper pipes and tubes has been high during the period, making it harder for buyers to accurately budget for purchases.The primary contributor to the decline in copper pipe and tube prices has been the falling world...


Copper Pipes & Tubes - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of ownership for copper pipes and tubes is low because there are few hidden costs beyond the purchase price for the products. Hidden costs are related to the costs of identifying, selecting, ordering, receiving and carrying inventory.The most significant associated costs are related to transportation, which can increase based on the distance of the buyer’s establishment relative to...


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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of copper pipes and tubes. Manufacturers produce copper pipes that are used to transport fluids, and copper tubes, which are small and flexible with precise outside diameters. Suppliers of copper pipes and tubes include manufacturers and wholesalers. The primary types of buyers of copper pipes and tubes are contractors, manufacturers, plumbers and construction companies. Commercial CPVC pipes, concrete pipes and industrial PVC pipes are excluded from the scope of this report.

Table of Contents

At a Glance

Executive Summary

Price Environment
 Price Fundamentals
  Benchmark Price
  Pricing Model
 Price Drivers
 Input Cost Drivers
 External Demand Drivers
 Recent Price Trend
 Price Forecast

Product Characteristics
 Product Life Cycle
 Total Cost of Ownership
 Product Specialization
 Related Goods
 Subsitute Goods
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
 Competitive Environment
  Market Share Concentration
  Vendor Company Types
 Market Profitability
 Switching Cost

Purchasing Process
 Buying Basics
 Buying Lead Time
  Selection Process
  Buying-Decision Scorecard
 Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Score Components

Jargon & Glossary

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