Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Water Supply industry is expected to generate revenue of about $9.33 billion in 2012-13, compared with $7.07 billion five years earlier (yielding annualised growth of 5.7%). Industry revenue is forecast to expand by 6.6% in 2012-13, as prices are increased well ahead of inflation. Higher revenue is required to maintain existing industry infrastructure (much of which was put under additional strain by protracted dry conditions), fund ongoing infrastructure development and develop new water sources. Although low rainfall and drought conditions in several states have curtailed growth in the volume of water supplied by the industry, its infrastructure spending requirements continue to grow, requiring higher revenue, and in turn, higher water prices... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter
The size of the population, the overall level of economic activity, private consumption expenditure and the gross value of farm production determine activity in the Water Supply industry.
The industry's revenue is expected to increase at an annualised rate of 5.7% over the five years through 2012-13, reaching $9.33 billion. Although severe drought conditions reduced water consumption during much of this period, the effect of this dry spell on revenue was more than offset by substantial increases in water prices. Profit rose more slowly than revenue, despite efforts by industry participants to improve productivity and provide for funds for required capital spending... purchase to read more