Testing times: Declining demand from the mining sector has limited industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Environmental Science Services market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Volatile demand from mining hindered revenue growth over the past five years
  • Increased demand from the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing division has supported revenue growth
  • Rising demand from the agricultural sector should support industry revenue growth

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Environmental Science Services industry provides a range of testing services to businesses. These testing services include geotechnical modelling for stress analysis (provided to the Mining division), meteorological services and weather station operation by the Bureau of Meteorology, and material testing for the Manufacturing division. A range of businesses require these services, including those in the Mining division and other industries that make significant investment in research and development.

    Industry revenue is expected to rise at an annualised 0.6% over the five years through 2017-18. This includes forecast growth of 2.3% in the current year, to $4.9 billion...

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    Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The industry has medium barriers to entry and the trend is increasing. Key barriers include the initial capital outlay, regulations governing testing laboratories, the dominance of existing players within narrow markets, and the recruitment of skilled staff. The cost of acquiring or leasing laboratory equipment can be expensive, which can exclude new entrants, particularly those without an existing client base. Obtaining local government approval to build or fit-out a laboratory is time consuming. In addition, the cost and time involved in obtaining laboratory and quality system accreditation and gaining accreditation with government departments (where applicable). The..

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    Additional Insights for the Environmental Science Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Environmental Science Services Industry are

  • Effective cost controls
  • Recommendation or accreditation from authoritative source
  • Prompt delivery to market
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from mining and Demand from scientific research services in the Environmental Science Services industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Environmental Science Services Industry?

    Industry operators primarily provide scientific testing services for the agricultural, mining, manufacturing and construction divisions. They also collect, analyse and forecast meteorological information. Other industry segments include pollution monitoring services, forensic sciences and general laboratory operations that may undertake testing for product safety and quality.

    Industry Products
    Meteorological services
    Forensic testing
    Pollution monitoring
    Mining technical services
    Other testing and services
    Material testing
    Wool testing
    Industry Activities
    Forensic science consulting (other than pathology)
    Geological and geophysical testing
    Laboratory operation (providing chemical, food, electrical engineering or other technical services)
    Materials strength testing
    Weather station operation and meteorological service provision
    Non-destructive testing
    Pollution monitoring
    Wool testing
    Wine testing

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from mining
  • Demand from scientific research services
  • Demand from water supply, sewerage and drainage services
  • Demand from agriculture, forestry and fishing
  • Demand from manufacturing
  • Private research and development expenditure

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Environmental Science Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Environmental Science Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Mining
  • Petroleum Refining and Petroleum Fuel Manufacturing
  • Water Supply
  • Road and Bridge Construction
  • Scientific Research Services
  • Agribusiness
  • Police and Firefighting Services

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer and Computer Peripheral Wholesaling
  • Industrial and Agricultural Chemical Product Wholesaling
  • Measurement and Other Scientific Equipment Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Mining technical services
  • Other testing and services
  • Meteorological services
  • Forensic testing
  • Pollution monitoring
  • Material testing
  • Wool testing
  • Chart: Environmental Science Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Mining division
  • Manufacturing division
  • Public administration and safety division
  • Other divisions
  • Agriculture division
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Environmental Science Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Environmental Science Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Environmental Science Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    ALS LimitedBureau of MeteorologySGS Australia Holdings Pty Ltd
  • Table: ALS Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Bureau of Meteorology - financial performance
  • Table: SGS Australia Holdings Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Environmental Science Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Environmental Science Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • The study of the atmosphere using several scientific disciplines with the focus on weather processes and forecasting.
  • Seismicity
  • The frequency of earthquakes in an area.
  • Stress Analysis
  • Testing methodology to determine the amount of force that can be applied to the testing object.
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