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New Delhi, The report titled “South Africa Plastic Pipes and Fittings Market Outlook to 2023 - By PVC – UPVC, MPVC, CPVC, HDPE, and O-PVC; By End User Application (Infrastructure, Bulk Water, Irrigation, Mining and Others); By Organized and Unorganized Segment” provides a comprehensive analysis on the South Africa plastic pipes and fittings market. The report covers various aspects including the stakeholders in the market, value chain analysis, overview and genesis, market size, market segmentations, comparative landscape, porter’s 5 forces analysis, trade scenario, growth drivers, trends and developments, growth restraints, issues and challenges and government regulations in the market. The report concludes with market projections for future described above and analyst recommendations highlighting the major opportunities and cautions. South Africa Plastic Pipes and Fittings Market Overview and Size South Africa plastic pipes and fittings market was observed in its growth stage and the market is highly correlated with the development in the sewage and drainage, irrigation and mining industries in South Africa. The market has grown at a slower pace than expected due to the economic slowdown in the country which adversely affected the infrastructure sector as government spending has substantially reduced over the years. Rare Plastics, Swan Plastics and Sizabantu Plastics are the market leaders of PVC, HDPE and O-PVC pipes and fittings respectively in terms of revenue, as of 2018. O-PVC being the emerging sector has only one domestic manufacturer in the country. Majority of these pipes and fittings are manufactured in the country and the rest are imported from countries such as Botswana, Spain, China and others. Leading end user applications of PVC plastic pipes and fittings in South Africa were towards sewage, drainage, water transmission and distribution, irrigation and others whereas, HDPE plastic pipes were majorly used within mining sector especially in grout lines for transferring minerals and wasters in the mines. South Africa Plastic Pipes and Fittings Market Segmentation By Type of Plastic Pipes and Fittings: In 2018, PVC pipes and fittings dominated the industry followed by HDPE and O-PVC segment in South Africa. The demand for PVC pipes and fittings has been increasing majorly due to high demand from its application areas. UPVC Pipes contributed the highest sales in PVC pipes and fitting segment. There is a growing demand of plastic pipes in irrigation, mining and irrigation sectors as well. By End User Applications of HDPE Plastic Pipes: In 2018, mining contributed the highest share to the HDPE plastic pipes and fittings market of South Africa. The mining industry relies heavily on its plastic pipe infrastructure for water distribution, dewatering and slurry disposal. The sewage and drainage systems is the second largest end-user of HDPE pipes followed by bulk water and other applications such as chemical, oil, gas and plumbing in terms of revenue. By End User Applications of PVC Plastic Pipes: PVC plastic pipes and fittings in South Africa were majorly used towards infrastructure applications including water transmission, sewage and drainage purposes. In 2018, the segment dominated the country’s plastic pipes and fittings market owing to the growing water infrastructure needs and the need to replace old pipe infrastructure. Irrigation sector had the second highest application of PVC plastic pipes because of their low cost; followed by bulk water and other sectors such as chemical, oil, gas and plumbing in terms of revenue generated in the industry. By Market Structure (Organized and Unorganized Market): Organized players with high manufacturing capabilities were witnessed to dominate the South Africa plastic pipes and fittings market. However, the total number of unorganized players has been increasing over the past few years, primarily because of the rising demand for low cost plastic pipe products in the country which have the same quality. By Domestic Sales and Import: The domestically manufactured products acquire majority of the market share in terms of sales volume which comprises of all the types of plastic pipes and fittings. Low price of raw material is one of the reasons for high market share of domestically manufactured pipes. Imported products on the other hand are brought in from countries such as Botswana, Spain and China. Comparative Landscape in South Africa Plastic Pipes and Fittings Market South Africa Plastic pipes and fittings market is concentrated in case of PVC and HDPE plastic pipes with a few leading companies capturing the majority of market share in terms of revenue. The domestic manufacturers such as Rare Plastics, Marley, Gradco, DPI and Flo-Tek are the major companies of PVC pipes and fittings in terms of production volume in 2018. Similarly, HDPE pipes and fittings have three major players namely Swan Plastics, Flo-Tek and Sizabantu Plastics constituting most of the market share in terms of production volume. In case of O-PVC, Sizabantu Plastics is the only domestic manufacturer in 2018. The domestic manufacturers compete generally on the basis of price, quality and product availability. South Africa Plastic Pipes and Fittings Market Future Outlook and Projections Growth in plastic pipe segment within South Africa is expected to increase due to efforts to expand access to potable water and sewage systems. Opportunities exist for water and sewer systems, as a considerable share of the South African population do not have access to drinking water supply or improved sanitation. It is anticipated that the PVC pipes will grow at the fastest pace among all type of plastic pipes, due to high demand expected from their end users. The use of HDPE pipes is expected to basically reduce due to substitution by O-PVC plastic pipes in the near future. In the case of end user applications, plastic pipes used in mining industry along with water supply and infrastructure pipelines is expected to increase at fastest pace among other end user applications. Key Segments Covered By Type of Pipe PVC HDPE O-PVC By Type of PVC Pipe UPVC CPVC MPVC By Type of PVC Pipe End-User Application Infrastructure/ Real Estate (Sewage, Drainage, Water Transmission and Distribution) Bulk Water Irrigation Others (Chemical, Oil and Gas and Plumbing) By Type of HDPE Pipes End User Application Infrastructure (Sewage, Drainage, Water Transmission and Distribution) Bulk Water Mining (Grout Lines) Others (Chemical, Oil and Gas and Plumbing) By Market Structure Organized Unorganized By Domestic Sales and Import Key Target Audience Plastic Pipes and Fittings Manufacturers Plastic Resins Manufacturers Major Importers of Plastic Pipes and Fittings Private Equity Ventures Time Period Captured in the Report: 2013-2018 – Historical Period 2019-2023 – Future Forecast Major Companies Covered: Rare Plastics Marley Pipe Systems SA (Pty) Ltd Gradco South Africa DPI Plastics Flo-Tek Pipes & Irrigation (Pty) Ltd Swan Plastics (Pty) Ltd Sizabantu Plastics Others Key Topics Covered in the Report Executive Summary Research Methodology Stakeholders in South Africa Plastic Pipes and Fittings Market Value Chain Analysis of South Africa Plastic Pipes and Fittings Market South Africa Plastic Pipes and Fittings Market Overview and Genesis South Africa plastic Pipes and Fittings Market Size, 2013-2018 South Africa Plastic Pipes and Fittings Market Segmentation Trends and Developments in South Africa Plastic Pipes and Fittings Market Issues and Challenges n South Africa Plastic Pipes and Fittings Market Regulatory Framework in South Africa Plastic Pipe and Fittings Market Trade Scenario in South Africa Plastic Pipe and Fitting Market Porter’s Five Forces Analysis for South Africa Plastic Pipes and Fittings Market Comparative Landscape in South Africa Plastic Pipes and Fittings Market South Africa Plastic Pipes and Fittings Market Future Outlook and Projections Analyst Recommendations