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Q: The size & the market data for Toilets in America -- How Many & Who builds them? ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: The size & the market data for Toilets in America -- How Many & Who builds them?
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Asked by: boardman27-ga
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Posted: 24 Apr 2003 10:30 PDT
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Question ID: 194870
The size & the market data for Toilets in America. How many toilets
are in the USA? how many in Residential vs. Commercial? Who are the
biggest players? (American Standard, Kohler, Toto, etc). Hopefully
there is an analyst report on this market.
Subject: Re: The size & the market data for Toilets in America -- How Many & Who builds them?
Answered By: belindalevez-ga on 14 May 2003 04:51 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
<Total number of  toilets in the U.S.
The number of toilets in the U.S. is between 300 and 350 million. A
figure of 300 million is quoted on the 37 point website.
According to Flushmate, there are 350 million toilets in the U.S.

Domestic toilets.
The findings of a number of studies about the market for domestic
plumbing facilities are published on the Kitchen and Bath Design News
site. According to the Plumbing Manufacturer’s Institute there are 225
million toilets in the U.S. Of these almost 50 million are low-flow.

A study published by FIND/SVP Inc. found that there is a strong demand
for innovative new bathroom products. The emphasis is on higher-end
luxury products. Further details can be seen at

Commercial toilets.
I could find no sites quoting the number of commercial toilets.
However if the domestic figure of 225 million is subtracted from the
total number of toilets (300-350 million), this gives an estimate of
between  75 – 125 million commercial toilets.

Number of urinals.
According to there are 8 – 9 million urinals in the

Number of flush toilets
According to EcoSanRes the USA  has 100 million flush toilets.

Sales of toilets in the U.S.
8 million toilets are installed each year in the U.S.,2372,80242,00.html

Last year 9 million toilets were sold in the U.S.

The U.S. plumbing products industry is worth $8.6 million. It is
predicted to grow 3 percent annually. Strongest growth will be in the
repair and improvement markets in both residential and commercial
sectors. A full copy of this study or individual sections (prices
start at $30 for one section) can be purchased at

According to flushmate the homeowner toilet retrofitting market could
be as large as $1.2 billion this decade.

The major players in the U.S. are Eljer (26%), American Standard,
Kohler, Briggs, Gerber and Toto (5-6%).


3 out of five bathrooms in the U.S. contain American Standard



Toto produces 7 million toilets annually.

Gerber Pluming Fixtures Corp.>

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<Number of housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities is
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<Hope this helps.>
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thank you for the research

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