Current situation:

  • Producer prices for HDPE pipe down 0.6% M/M (up 1.6% last month) and were down 1.8% Y/Y (down 1.7% Y/Y last month). Plastic pipe fittings and unions were down 0.6% M/M (up 1.5% last month) and were up 4.0% Y/Y (up 4.2% last month). 

Key factors that could affect supply or price:

Pipe is somewhat stable with a few percentage points degradation. Fittings are stable.  Numerous recommendations to buy pipe only as needed.