Limited Availability of Raw Materials like PVC in Saudi Arabia Slows Down Plastic Pipe Market

19 Jan 2010 • by Natalie Aster

PVC is the dominant feedstock on global plastic pipe market. Moreover approximately 40% of all PVC produced is used in pipe and fittings manufacturing. It is expected that in the nearest future demand for PVC in the Middle East will exceed supply.

Saudi Arabia is suffering lack of PVC. On average the Saudi Arabian market for PVC pipe has grown by 10% annually since 2000 and is expected to grow by 4% in 2009.

The other aspects, which slow down Saudi Arabian plastic pipe market are the need to produce lead-free pipes, competition with other pipe materials, poor quality pipe in the marketplace.

Even though Saudi Arabia keeps surplus trade balance in plastic pipes and tubes. The country exported plastic tubes to UAE (50% in 2008), Qatar, Yemen, etc.

More details on pipes and fittings market in Saudi Arabia can be found in

“Pipes and Fittings Market in Saudi Arabia: Business Report 2009”


Source: MarketPublishers, Ltd.