Plumbing Services in Australia Industry Market Research Report now updated by IBISWorld

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The Plumbing Services industry is expected to have grown in the five years to 2012-13. This is due to the minor cyclical contraction in the value of total building construction, but partly buoyed by repair and maintenance activity. Plumbing contractors have also benefited from the flow of work on primary school projects funded by Commonwealth Government's Building the Education Revolution program, and the reconstruction activity in the flood-affected regions of Queensland and Victoria. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Plumbing Services industry in Australia.

IBISWorld Market Research

IBISWorld Market Research

Maintenance and reconstruction activity from flood-affected regions boosted demand for plumbing contractors

From unclogging drains to the installation of high-pressure industrial steam pipes, operators in the Plumbing Services industry are required in the day-to-day lives of all Australians. Plumbing contractors are also responsible for the connection of household, commercial and industrial appliances involving gases, liquids and waste products.

According to IBISWorld industry analyst, Anthony Kelly, “the Plumbing Services industry is expected to generate revenue totalling $8.65 billion in 2012-13, up 2.7% from the previous year due to improved conditions in the housing, maintenance and industrial markets”. Over the five years through 2012-13, industry revenue is estimated to grow by an annualised 1.0%, lagging behind the moderate growth in GDP. This is due to the minor cyclical contraction in the value of total building construction, but partly buoyed by repair and maintenance activity. Plumbing contractors have also benefited from the flow of work on primary school projects funded by Commonwealth Government's Building the Education Revolution program, and the reconstruction activity in the flood-affected regions of Queensland and Victoria. Over the five years through 2017-18, revenue is forecast to grow. Industry expansion will be underpinned by cyclical growth in the value of total building activity.

The Plumbing Services industry is highly labour intensive, maintaining a sizeable permanent workforce to carry out much of the heavy physical labour. Kelly adds, “many plumbers are employed in other industries including other construction, electricity, gas, water, waste services and mining”. The industry has a fragmented structure, comprising many small-scale contractors contesting a share of narrow geographic markets. A small percentage of businesses employ more than 20 people, and most of the larger contracting firms are capable of undertaking a broad range of construction, mechanical and property maintenance services. The industry’s only major player is Tox Free Solutions Limited.
For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Plumbing Services report in Australia industry page.

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IBISWorld industry Report Key Topics

This industry consists of contractors that provide general plumbing services. This includes installing and repairing water, sewerage, drainage and gas systems.

Industry Performance
Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle
Products & Markets
Supply Chain
Products & Services
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations
Competitive Landscape
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
Industry Globalisation
Major Companies
Operating Conditions
Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance
Key Statistics
Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

About IBISWorld Inc.
Recognised as the nation’s most trusted independent source of industry and market research, IBISWorld offers a comprehensive database of unique information and analysis on every Australian industry. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, the company equips clients with the insight necessary to make better business decisions. Headquartered in Melbourne, IBISWorld serves a range of business, professional service and government organisations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.ibisworld.com.au or call (03) 9655 3886.

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