Polyethylene (PE) is a highly crystalline non-polar thermoplastic generated through the polymerization of ethylene. It can be easily melted and reshaped in different product ranging from bags, bottles, and pipes to medical devices and bulletproof vests. PE pipes are durable, flexible, resistant to biological growth and do not rust or corrode. Additionally, a wide range of piping applications in Saudi Arabia, such as supplying water for drinking and irrigation, serving as telecom ducts, and sewerage and sewage disposal, have resulted in a high demand for PE pipes in the country. According to the latest report by IMARC Group, “Saudi Arabia PE Pipes Market: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2017-2022”, the Saudi Arabia PE pipes market reached a volume of 27,107 Tons in 2016, exhibiting a CAGR of more than 8% during 2009-2016.

PE pipes are extensively used in the distribution of oil and natural gas as these pipes are inherently tough, resilient and resistant to damage caused by external loads and vibrations. This is expected to spur the growth of the market as Saudi Arabia has an abundance of oil, natural gas and minerals. Additionally, PE pipes are used in desalinating sea-water, treating wastewater and supplying water for irrigation. This is further projected to influence the growth of the market. Some of the other factors that are propelling the growth of polyethylene as a piping material are the cost savings in labour, equipment and installation coupled with longer service life and lower maintenance cost. Further, the market is expected to reach a volume of around 38,860 Tons by 2022.

The report has segmented the Saudi Arabia PE pipes market on the basis of type into HDPE, MDPE, LDPE and LLDPE pipes. Currently, HDPE pipes are the most popular product type, holding the largest share. The market is also segregated on the basis of applications as water supply, gas supply, sewerage and drainage, mining and slurry lines, irrigation and others. Amongst these, the water supply sector is the leading application area, accounting for the majority of the total share. An analysis of the competitive landscape provides the details of the key players operative in the market. Some of these include Saudi Plastic Products Company Ltd., Neproplast, Alwasail Industrial Company, Arabian Gulf Manufacturers Ltd., Saudi Arabian Amiantit Company and Al Jubail Sanitary Pipe Factory.

This report provides a deep insight into the Saudi Arabia PE pipes industry covering all its essential aspects. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, recent trends, key market drivers and challenges, SWOT analysis, Porter’s five forces analysis, value chain analysis, etc. The report also provides a comprehensive analysis for setting up a PE pipes market manufacturing plant. The study analyses the processing and manufacturing requirements, project cost, project funding, project economics, expected returns on investment, profit margins, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who have any kind of stake or are planning to foray into the Saudi Arabia PE pipes industry in any manner.

Key questions answered in this report:

  • How has the Saudi Arabia PE pipes market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
  • What are the key applications in the Saudi Arabia PE pipes industry?
  • What are the key product types in the Saudi Arabia PE pipes industry?
  • What are the price trends of Saudi Arabia PE pipes?
  • What are the various stages in the value chain of the Saudi Arabia PE pipes industry?
  • What are the key driving factors and challenges in the Saudi Arabia PE pipes industry?
  • What is the structure of the Saudi Arabia PE pipes industry and who are the key players?
  • What is the degree of competition in the Saudi Arabia PE pipes industry?
  • What are the profit margins in the Saudi Arabia PE pipes industry?
  • What are the key requirements for setting up PE pipes manufacturing plant?
  • How are PE pipes manufactured?
  • What are the various unit operations involved in PE pipes manufacturing plant?
  • What is the total size of land required for setting up PE pipes manufacturing plant?
  • What are the machinery requirements for setting up PE pipes manufacturing plant?
  • What are the raw material requirements for setting up PE pipes manufacturing plant?
  • What are the packaging requirements for PE pipes?
  • What are the transportation requirements for PE pipes?
  • What are the utility requirements for setting up PE pipes manufacturing plant?
  • What are the manpower requirements for setting up PE pipes manufacturing plant?
  • What are the infrastructure costs for setting up PE pipes manufacturing plant?
  • What are the capital costs for setting up PE pipes manufacturing plant?
  • What are the operating costs for setting up PE pipes manufacturing plant?
  • What will be the income and expenditures for PE pipes manufacturing plant?
  • What is the time required to break-even?