Market Overview

United States Plumbing Fittings Market - Forecast to 2021: Bathtub and Shower Fittings to Grow the Fastest -


The "Plumbing
Fittings in the US by Type, Market and Region"
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This study presents historical demand (2006, 2011, and 2016) and
forecasts for 2021 by fittings type (lavatory, bathtub and shower,
kitchen and other sink, and other), market (residential, commercial, and
transportation) and Census region (Northeast, Midwest, South, West).

The study also evaluates company market share and provides analysis on
industry competitors, including:

  • American Bath
  • Bradley
  • Elkay
  • Fluidmaster
  • Fortune Brands
  • Globe Union
  • Jacuzzi Brands
  • Kohler
  • Mansfield Plumbing Products
  • Masco
  • Sloan Valve
  • Spectrum Brands
  • TOTO

Growth in Building Construction Activity to Boost Gains for
Plumbing Fittings

Growth in building construction spending will drive gains. In the
residential market, design trends calling for homes to have larger
kitchens and additional bathrooms will further boost gains. Spending on
plumbing fitting-intensive buildings such as schools and healthcare
facilities will drive growth in the commercial market.

Increased Residential Construction Expenditures to Drive Growth

The residential improvement and repair market accounts for nearly half
of total plumbing fittings demand in the US. Going forward, many
homeowners are expected to undertake bathroom and kitchen renovation
projects to make their properties more luxurious while increasing
property value. This will drive demand for a variety of fittings used in
kitchen sinks, lavatories, bathtubs, showers, and other applications.
Further demand gains will occur in the new residential market due to the
construction of new homes built with larger kitchens and additional
bathrooms in accordance with consumer tastes.

Rising Commercial Building Spending to Boost Fittings Demand

Construction spending on commercial buildings is expected to continue to
rise through 2021. These structures include schools, healthcare
facilities, and offices, most of which contain a large number of
bathrooms and elaborate kitchens. Construction activity for these
buildings will boost demand for fittings in both new and replacement

Bathtub and Shower Fittings to Grow the Fastest

Continued homeowner interest in bathroom renovations will boost demand
for the lavatory, bathtub, and shower fittings used in these projects.
Some homeowners will install new bathrooms in order to increase the
value or luxuriousness of their house. Other older homeowners looking to
age in place will install safer, easy-to-use fittings in their bathrooms.

Further Adoption of Water-Efficient Plumbing Fittings

Plumbing fittings demand will also benefit from the increased use of
water-efficient showerheads and faucets in both the residential and
commercial markets. Mandatory standards and/or financial incentives
pertaining to water efficiency will drive sales of these higher-value

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