Demand from petroleum customers will spike, but import competition will be a threat
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 13, 2012
The US recession highlighted the strong interdependence between the Valve Manufacturing industry and the health of industrial manufacturing markets. According to industry analyst Nima Samadi, “the recession's impact became clear in 2008 when revenue and demand suddenly fell.” During the five years to 2012, industry revenue is estimated to decline at an annualized rate of 2.2%. Conditions rebounded in 2011, and in 2012, revenue is expected to grow 2.6% to $27.8 billion.
Valve manufacturers rely on several key industries to buy their products, including chemical, petrochemical and petroleum-related industries; water and waste systems; power generation and utilities; and construction. Chemical and petrochemical manufacturers faced declining demand during the recession due to increased import competition and lower demand from downstream industries; however, conditions have improved from 2010 to the present. For petroleum production and pipeline transmission industries, record oil prices from 2007 to 2008 stimulated the growth of drilling and transmission operations globally as these industries expanded their capacity. According to Samadi, “the subsequent decline in the price of oil dramatically reduced segment revenue, resulting in a fall in demand for petroleum production and transmission-related valves.” With oil prices creeping upward again in 2012, demand from petroleum customers is expected to spike. Some segments have performed well throughout the recession; however, with stimulus funds and demand from the maintenance and repair of existing piping allowing the water and wastewater systems segment to grow.
Many industrial and fluid power valves have become standardized, causing pricing to become the primary basis of competition. This development favors foreign manufacturers; as a result, imported goods satisfy an increasing amount of the domestic market. Imports for the Valve Manufacturing industry are expected to fall at a marginal average annual rate of 0.9% in the five years to 2012, due to recession-related declines. As globalization increases, foreign imports will threaten the viability of domestic manufacturing. By specializing in petroleum production and transmission specialty valve manufacturing, the United States has more than doubled its exports to oil-producing nations, such as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, during the period. As downstream industries recover from the recession, demand is set to increase. During the five years to 2017, revenue is forecast to grow at a modest rate.
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This industry manufactures a variety of industrial and fluid power valves, hose fittings and the associated trimmings. Additional products include metal and plastic plumbing fixtures, such as faucets, flush valves and showerheads.
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