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Global demand for plastic pipes, tubes and hoses is forecast to reach 136.5 billion euros in 2016. The market has been expanding with an average annual growth of 13% between 2005 and 2011. The market expansion is expected to slow to 9-10% in the coming years. Currently, the industry is dominated by flexible pipes, tubes and hoses which cover 40% of the demand while polyethylene has 8%, polyvinyl chloride 6%, polypropylene 4%, and other materials 18% share of the market.