Plug Valve Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Global Plug Valve Market Report is Segmented by Type (Non-Lubricated Plug Valve, Lubricated Plug Valve, Eccentric Plug Valve, Expanding Plug Valve), By Design (Two Way Plug Valve, Three-Way Plug Valve), End-User Industry (Oil & Gas, Chemical & Petrochemical, Water & Wastewater, Energy), and Geography.

Plug Valve Market Size

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Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
CAGR 4.60 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia-Pacific
Largest Market Asia-Pacific
Market Concentration Low

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Global Plug Valve Market

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Plug Valve Market Analysis

The Global Plug Valve Market is expected to grow by registering a CAGR of 4.6% during the forecast period (2022 - 2027). Due to increasing demand, especially from oil and gas, water treatment, and other industrial sectors, the plug valve market is expected to exhibit substantial growth over the forecast period.

  • The plug valves are among the earliest used valves. These valves' key features include a simple structure, low fluid resistance, and fast switching. Plug valves are important industrial components used to regulate gases and fluids. Furthermore, these valves can be available in different sizes and designs depending on their application.
  • Plug valves are widely used across various end-user industries. These valves are mainly used for directional flow control in water supply and wastewater treatment plants. The increasing investment being made by the governments across various parts of the world to prevent wastage of water is supporting the growth of the studied market. For instance, in July 2021, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced an investment of USD 307 million to modernize rural drinking water and wastewater infrastructure in 34 states and Puerto Rico.
  • Additionally, factors such as strict government restrictions and measures to address the problem of water scarcity are further driving the demand for plug valves. For instance, in March 2022, the Saudi Arabian government announced over 60 water projects worth SR35 billion to increase water desalination capacity as well as strategic water reserves of the country.
  • However, Standard plug valves are sealed by direct contact between the valve body and machined metal plug. As a result, the sealing is relatively poor, the opening and closing force is large, and it is easy to wear. Additionally, because of high friction, these valves' first movement (opening-closing) requires a large amount of force.
  • The outbreak of COVID-19 had a notable impact on the studied market. Owing to the strict measures taken by governments across the world, manufacturing plants were either temporarily closed or were operating with limited capacity. Hence, the production of industrial valves was disrupted, resulting in a gap between demand and supply. However, with the industrial activities and demand returning to the pre-pandemic level across the majority of the world, the market is expected to gain traction during the forecast period.

Plug Valve Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Plug Valve Market according to our research experts:

Oil & Gas Sector to Hold Significant Market Share

  • As pipelines are the most crucial component of the oil and gas industry, several reliable equipment are required to keep the flow of oil and gas in pipelines. As plug valves are highly effective as tight shut-off & on valves, they are better suited for applications that involve hazardous liquids & gas corrosive in nature.
  • In the oil and gas industry, plug valves are used at pump stations primarily as isolation valves. An isolation valve such as a plug valve could be placed on either side of the pump station, allowing for servicing or following a check valve in case valve components or the valve itself need to be replaced.
  • The growth of the oil and gas industry is expected to create a favorable market scenario for the studied market. For instance, according to the U.S Energy Information Administration (EIA), in May 2022, OPEC production was 33.7 million b/d, 1% higher than the first quarter of 2020 OPEC production of 33.4 million b/d. Furthermore, EIA expects that OPEC crude oil and total liquid fuel production will increase to 34.6 million b/d in the third quarter of 2022.
  • Several vendors operating in the studied market are offering plug valves that are designed specifically according to the requirements of the oil & gas industry. For instance, Galli&Cassina is an Italian company that supplies plug valves primarily to the oil and gas industry. Some of the key products in its portfolio include Pressure balanced lubricated plug valves, dual seal plug valves, PTFE Sleeved plug valves, etc.
Production of Petroleum and Other Liquids

Asia Pacific to Witness Highest Growth

  • The Asia Pacific region is expected to become the major demand driver for plug valves owing to the rapid urbanization and industrialization happening across the region. The growth of the plug valve market is also driven by the increasing demand from end-use industries, such as the petroleum and natural gas industry, water and wastewater, and several key manufacturers in this region.
  • According to the State Council of the People's Republic of China, in 2021, China's urbanization rate of permanent residence hit 64.72 percent. Furthermore, China aims to raise its urbanization rate to 65 percent during its 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025). As urbanization is directly linked to environmental quality, especially water quality, the government will have to increase its investment in water management infrastructure to ensure sufficient availability of clean water for industrial as well as residential consumption.
  • This, in turn, will positively impact the growth of the studied market as plug valves are an important component used in water and wastewater pipelines and pumping stations. Several vendors operating in the region are offering plug valves for the wastewater industry. For instance, AVK China offers Eccentric plug valves that are adapted for pump control shut-off and throttling service with the bi-directional flow in applications where wastewater is contaminated with particles or hydrocarbon residues.
  • Furthermore, the increasing demand for oil &gas across the region is also driving the demand for plug valves. For instance, according to IBEF, crude oil imports from India rose to USD 94.3 billion in FY22 (April to January) from USD 70.72 billion in FY17. Additionally, the oil consumption of India in 2021 increased to 4.9 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2021, from 4.65 million b/d in 2020.
Global Plug Valves Market

Plug Valve Industry Overview

The Global Plug Valve Market is fragmented due to several players in the market. To further strengthen their market presence, vendors primarily focus on developing innovative functionality for the product and making it highly efficient. Established players are also focusing on mergers & acquisitions to expand their market presence further. Some prominent global plug valve market players include Emerson Electric Co., Flowserve Corporation, 3Z Corporation, and Schlumberger Limited.

  • February 2022 - NYNE, a leading valve repair solution provider for plugs and other valves, announced the merger of Emerson's Final Control Lifecycles Services Business Unit into their Mechanical Services Division. The NYNE expansion is part of the NECI Plant Services plan to provide customers with a comprehensive, single-source solution for all plant maintenance and optimization solutions.
  • January 2022 - United Valve announced the acquisition of Global Service & Repair (GSR) of Sulphur, LA. GSR was a provider of repair and modification services on rising/rotating metallic plug valves and other tapered plug valve designs. The acquisition of GSR's special grinding equipment will enable United Valve to better perform repair and service on all types of metallic plug valve designs.

Plug Valve Market Leaders

  1. Emerson Electric Co.

  2. Flowserve Corporation

  3. 3Z Corporation

  4. Schlumberger Limited

  5. Val-Matic Valve & Mfg. Corporation

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Plug Valve Market News

  • June 2021 - Flowserve launched their new Durco G4XZ low-emission plug valve. According to the company, the valve was engineered to perform reliably and ensure compliance with the most stringent ISO and API fugitive emissions standards, including ISO 15848-1-BH-CO3 and API 641 2016. Furthermore, the new valve can be used in hydrofluoric acid (HF) alkylation industry processes, including crude desalting, blending, gas plants, sulfur plants, isomerization, and light ends.
  • June 2021 - AZ Valves unveiled its newly designed valve type CARTRIDGE-N that offers fast service for welded plug valves as well as safe and easy inline repair. According to the company, CARTRIDGE-N is a forged steel plug valve with weld-ends and aligning pins for fast, easy, as well as safe installation and maintenance.

Plug Valve Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.2.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 on the Market


    1. 5.1 Market Drivers

      1. 5.1.1 Increasing Demand for Plug Valves in Water & Wastewater Industry

      2. 5.1.2 Increasing investment in Pipeline Infrastructures

    2. 5.2 Market Challenges

      1. 5.2.1 Availability of Alternatives


    1. 6.1 By Type

      1. 6.1.1 Non-Lubricated Plug Valve

      2. 6.1.2 Lubricated Plug Valve

      3. 6.1.3 Eccentric Plug Valve

      4. 6.1.4 Expanding Plug Valve

    2. 6.2 By Design

      1. 6.2.1 Two-Way Plug Valves

      2. 6.2.2 Three-Way Plug Valves

    3. 6.3 By End-User Industry

      1. 6.3.1 Oil & Gas

      2. 6.3.2 Chemical & Petrochemical

      3. 6.3.3 Water & Wastewater

      4. 6.3.4 Energy

      5. 6.3.5 Other End-User Industries

    4. 6.4 By Geography

      1. 6.4.1 North America

      2. 6.4.2 Asia Pacific

      3. 6.4.3 Europe

      4. 6.4.4 Latin America

      5. 6.4.5 Middle East & Africa


    1. 7.1 Company Profiles

      1. 7.1.1 Emerson Electric Company

      2. 7.1.2 Flowserve Corporation

      3. 7.1.3 3Z Plug Valve

      4. 7.1.4 Schlumberger Limited

      5. 7.1.5 Val-Matic Valve & Mfg. Corporation

      6. 7.1.6 Henry Pratt Company (Muller Co. LLC)

      7. 7.1.7 Norgas Controls Inc.

      8. 7.1.8 Galli & Cassina Spa

      9. 7.1.9 NTGD Valve (China) Co. LTD

      10. 7.1.10 Crane ChemPharma & Energy

      11. 7.1.11 AZ Armaturen

      12. 7.1.12 FluoroSeal Group

      13. 7.1.13 Clow Valve Company

      14. 7.1.14 Fujikin Incorporated

      15. 7.1.15 ZheJiang YuanDong Valve Co., Ltd

      16. 7.1.16 GA Industries

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Plug Valve Industry Segmentation

A plug valve is a quarter-turn rotary motion on-off valve. These valves consist of a tapered or cylindrical plug inside their body to start, stop or throttle flow. The global plug valves market report offers a comprehensive analysis of the market. It covers different market scenarios that either have or may directly impact the market's growth. This report categorizes the market based on region, type, design, and end-user of Plug valves.

By Type
Non-Lubricated Plug Valve
Lubricated Plug Valve
Eccentric Plug Valve
Expanding Plug Valve
By Design
Two-Way Plug Valves
Three-Way Plug Valves
By End-User Industry
Oil & Gas
Chemical & Petrochemical
Water & Wastewater
Other End-User Industries
By Geography
North America
Asia Pacific
Latin America
Middle East & Africa
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Plug Valve Market Research FAQs

The Global Plug Valve Market is projected to register a CAGR of 4.60% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

Emerson Electric Co., Flowserve Corporation, 3Z Corporation, Schlumberger Limited and Val-Matic Valve & Mfg. Corporation are the major companies operating in the Global Plug Valve Market.

Asia-Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the Asia-Pacific accounts for the largest market share in Global Plug Valve Market.

The report covers the Global Plug Valve Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Global Plug Valve Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Plug Valve Industry Report

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Plug Valve Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)