Drowning in debt: Firms face operational losses as rising depreciation costs flood the industry

IBISWorld’s Water Supply in New Zealand 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 Analysis & Industry Trends

Operators in the Water Supply industry have faced difficult conditions over the past five years. Many consumers have become increasingly conscious of their water use as new water meters and volumetric pricing have been rolled out across New Zealand, limiting revenue growth. Meanwhile, improved rainfall over much of the past five-year period has limited demand for irrigation water from agricultural operators. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 1.8% over the five years through 2017-18, to $808.9 million. However, high rainfall and an increased availability of water are anticipated to contribute to industry revenue declining by 1.6% in the current year...

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What is the Water Supply in New Zealand industry?

The Water Supply industry provides an essential service for New Zealand households, businesses and agricultural industries. The industry’s core function is to operate water supply transportation networks, delivering water from groundwater or surface water sources through reticulated pipe networks to households and businesses. Water suppliers also distribute water to small- and large-scale agricultural users for irrigation or storage purposes. The agricultural sector accounts for the majority of water supplied by the industry, although households and businesses contribute the majority of industry revenue. Households are charged a fixed annual fee to access the network, while many users are also charged a variable rate based on daily usage. Agr...

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Products & Brands

Major products in this industry
Fixed water service charges
Volumetric water service charges
Other water services

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
Major Markets

Globalisation & Trade

Business Locations
Competitive Landscape
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Barriers to Entry

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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