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District Heating Pipeline Network Market Size - By Pipe (Pre-insulated Steel, Polymer), By Diameter, By Application (Residential, Commercial, Industrial), COVID-19 Impact Analysis & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI2404
  • Published Date: May 2023
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District Heating Pipeline Network Market Size

District Heating Pipeline Network Market size surpassed USD 536.6 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to expand at 3.9% CAGR from 2023 to 2032.


District Heating Pipeline Network Market

Favorable outlook towards sustainable technologies along with surging demand for energy-efficient devices will propel the industry growth. The DH network is used for distribution of heat across residential, commercial, and industrial establishments generated through a centralized heating system. They are increasingly being recognized in countries with high space-heating demands due to their cost-effective and environmentally friendly features. Moreover, the implementation of sustainable and innovative technologies that conform to energy standards by policymakers will further drive the expansion of this sector.


Presently, electricity and heat have become vital necessities for each set of consumers across the globe. A large population in developing regions has not been able to access the heat supply owing to the lack of effective infrastructure. Heating systems have always been major concerns for the regulators due to their highly unsustainable properties. However, falling prices and favorable reforms have significantly supported the adoption of various heating systems, leading to a competitive district heating pipeline network market landscape.


COVID-19 Impact

Disruptions in supply chains caused by the pandemic have resulted in delays and higher costs for the installation of new district heating pipelines. This has slowed down the expansion of networks, which may impact the ability of some regions to meet their decarbonization targets. Moreover, the economic downturn caused by the pandemic has led to budget constraints and reduced public investment in infrastructure, which could limit the sector's growth prospects. However, the deployment for network has witnessed limited disruptions as the demand for overall heating from residential establishments grew substantially.


District Heating Pipeline Network Market Analysis

District Heating Pipeline Network Market Size, By Pipe,

The Pre-insulated pipe market accounted for USD 300 billion in 2022. These are made by fusing polyurethane foams with HDPE material coverings which provides high thermal efficiency and prevents heat loss during transportation. Moreover, these pipes can withstand temperatures of over 120°C and are cost-effective thereby expanding the district heating pipeline network market outlook in the countries with high heating demand. These pipes are available in a varied range of diameters from 20 mm to 1,200 mm. Furthermore, the ongoing investments toward sustainable space heating infrastructure across commercial and residential establishments are expected to boost the business growth.

istrict Heating Pipeline Network Market Revenue Share, By Diameter, 2022

20 mm to 100 mm district heating pipeline network market growth rate of 4% during 2023-2032. Increasing investments in single-family and multi-story residential apartments are expected to boost the adoption of these pipelines. The growing demand for sustainable HVAC technologies promoted by favorable subsidies and rebates offered by regulators will further proliferate the business scenario for small diameter pipes. Additionally, the increasing penetration of multi-story residential establishments in emerging economies is anticipated to drive the demand for these products by 2032.


The product deployment with diameters ranging from 101 mm to 300 mm is expected to increase significantly on account of the rising investments in residential and commercial establishments and the growing demand for efficient space heating technologies in emerging economies. Also, ongoing investments by manufacturers toward developing innovative insulating materials to reduce heat losses will augment the industry outlook. The flexibility of composite materials used in these pipes has significantly enhanced their growth by 2032, making installation in the network easier. However, the increasing espousal of polymer-based piping systems, which offer greater flexibility and lower heat-loss will stimulate market development.

The commercial district heating pipeline network market crossed a valuation of USD 130 billion in 2022. Expanding urban population in developing nations and robust investments toward sustainable housing solutions will augment the industry statistics. Countries such as Germany, Sweden, and Denmark have witnessed extensive progression in their installation, primarily due to the increased acceptance of small district heating systems. The demand for these systems is expected to be driven by rapid urbanization, favorable government-assisted renewable norms, and stringent emission standards and green building codes that are compelling homeowners to install cleaner and sustainable technologies.


The continuous development of IT parks, new Special Economic Zones (SEZs), and data centers is expected to augment the business landscape across commercial establishments. Additionally, the introduction of strict building emission norms coupled with accelerating investments towards the deployment of green building structures are expected to elevate the market's growth. The robust development of smart city infrastructure and government financing schemes will also have a positive impact on the industry expansion.

Asia Pacific District Heating Pipeline Network Market Size

The Asia Pacific district heating pipeline network market is estimated to amass USD 320 billion by 2032. The regional industry has experienced significant growth due to favorable regulatory reforms and increasing investments in renewable energy sector. The development of residential establishments and rapid urbanization in the region have also contributed to the industry development. Also, rapid economic growth and increasing demand for heating are expected to create a favorable business environment for industry players. The introduction of stringent building emission norms and government financing schemes to promote smart city infrastructure will positively impact the market progression in the region.


District Heating Pipeline Network Market Share

The major players operating across the competitive landscape includes

  • Microflex
  • Thermaflex
  • Perma-Pipe
  • CPV Limited
  • BRUGG Pipes
  • Golan Plastic Products Ltd.
  • LOGSTOR Denmark Holding ApS
  • Uponor Corporation
  • Aquatherm
  • Isoplus
  • Ke Kelit
  • Mannesmann Line Pipe

 Inorganic growth ventures, collaborations, and mergers along with new product advancements will propel the business outlook.


District Heating Pipeline Network Industry News

  • In January 2022, BRUGG Pipes completed the acquisition of INDUCON PE sleeve welding method from Ke-Kelit, which is also a pipeline solution provider for district heating application. The innovative technology will aid the product offering of the company across the district heating segment and thus will gain the firm a bigger market share in the coming years.
  • In November 2021, BRUGG Pipes introduced FLEXSTAR, which is a pre insulated pipe system utilized across local heating networks. The new system is applicable across various applications including heat pumps, local heating networks and residential renovations amongst others. The new product offers high flexibility and stability along with high energy efficiency and reliability. The new technology will enhance the product offering of the firm, thereby proliferating their business scenario over the years.

This district heating pipeline network market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of ‘km’ & ‘USD” from 2019 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Pipe

  • Pre-Insulated Steel
    • 20-100 mm
    • 101-300 mm
    • ≥300 mm
  • Polymer
    • 20-100 mm
    • 101-300 mm
    • ≥300 mm

Market, By Diameter

  • 20-100 mm
  • 101-300 mm
  • ≥300 mm

Market, By Application

  • Residential
  • Commercial
    • College/University
    • Office Buildings
    • Government/Military
    • Other
  • Industrial
    • Chemical
    • Refinery
    • Paper
    • Other

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • Poland
    • Sweden
    • Russia
    • Italy
    • UK
    • Finland
    • Denmark
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • South Korea


Authors: Ankit Gupta, Abhishek Chopra

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of district heating pipeline network exceeded USD 536 billion in 2022 and is expected to expand at 3.9% CAGR during 2023 to 2032 driven by the favorable outlook towards sustainability and the need for more energy-efficient devices.

District heating pipeline network industry size form pre-insulated pipes segment was over USD 300 billion in 2022 and will expand as the product can withstand over 120-degree temperatures and is cost-effective.

Commercial applications held over USD 130 billion value in district heating pipeline network sector, due to continuous development of new Special Economic Zones (SEZs), IT parks, and data centers.

APAC district heating pipeline network sector value will surpass USD 320 billion by 2032, owing to strong regulatory norms and high investments in renewable energy sector.

Microflex, Thermaflex, Perma-Pipe, CPV Limited, BRUGG Pipes, Golan Plastic Products Ltd., REHAU, LOGSTOR Denmark Holding ApS, Uponor Corporation, Aquatherm, Isoplus, Ke Kelit, PIPELIFE INTERNATIONAL, and Mannesmann Line Pipe

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 14
  • Tables & Figures: 966
  • Countries covered: 13
  • Pages: 300
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