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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 decline by an annualised 2.0% over the five years through 2016-17. This includes a forecast decline of 1.1% in the current year to total $4.4 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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What is the Environmental Science Services Industry?

Operators in the industry 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
Wool testing
Other testing and services
Material testing
Industry Activities
Forensic science consulting (other than pathology)
Geological and geophysical consulting, including seismic survey data analysis
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 Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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