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Purified: Demand for water recycling has helped grow industry revenue over the past five years

IBISWorld’s Water Treatment Services market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Demand for industry services has increased in response to higher demand for water
  • Significant new investment in the industry is not expected over the next five years

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Millennium drought, one of the longest and most severe in Australia's history, has made water supply a prominent issue over the past decade. The lack of rainfall challenged a water supply industry that has historically depended on rainwater from large catchments. Each tier of government focused on improving water security as dam levels dropped and interest in the augmentation of water supply grew. Techniques for recovering usable water from salt water, wastewater and stormwater have been prominent, and this has contributed to industry revenue growth over the past five years.

    Over the five years through 2015-16, industry revenue is projected to expand by an annualised 4.4%, to reach $5.7 billion...

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    What is the Water Treatment Services industry?

    The top four players account for an estimated 49.6% of industry revenue in 2015-16, which indicates a medium level of market concentration. Government-owned geographic monopolies dominate the industry. Governments are heavily involved in the industry, as services often cost more to provide than end users are prepared to pay: a dynamic that makes them unattractive to the private sector. Industry assets lend themselves to natural monopolies, as assets are too expensive to duplicate to facilitate competition.

    The revenue generated by enterprises tends to be proportional to the population in the plant's catchment area. The higher the population is in the catchment, the higher the revenue an operator can generate. Ent...

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    Additional Insights for the Water Treatment Services Industry

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

  • Economies of scale
  • Adoption of a commercial focus
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Level of annual rainfall and Population in the Water Treatment Services industry impact industry performance..

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    Products & Brands

    Major products in this industry
    Sewerage treatment
    Water desalination
    Bulk water purification
    Industrial water treatment

    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
  • Level of annual rainfall
  • Population
  • Demand from manufacturing
  • Availability of water
  • year bond rate

  • Current Performance
  • New sources of water
  • Demand management
  • Profit challenges
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Profit growth
  • Ownership and governance
  • New networks
  • Table: Water Treatment Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Water Treatment Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Electricity Distribution
  • Engineering Consulting
  • Pump and Compressor Manufacturing
  • Steel Pipe and Tube Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Sewerage treatment
  • Bulk water purification
  • Industrial water treatment
  • Water desalination
  • Chart: Water Treatment Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households
  • Commercial and service industries
  • Manufacturers
  • Other primary and utility industries
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Water Treatment Services Industry

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

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Water Treatment Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Sydney Water Corporation Water CorporationSouth Australian Water CorporationCentral SEQ Distributor-Retailer AuthorityMelbourne Water Corporation
  • Table: Sydney Water Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Water Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: South Australian Water Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Central SEQ Distributor-Retailer Authority - financial performance
  • Table: Melbourne Water Corporation - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Water Treatment 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 Water Treatment Services Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Desalination
  • The removal of salt from water to make it drinkable.
  • Potable
  • Water that is safe for human consumption.
  • Recycled Water
  • Waste water from sewage systems, drainage water and storm water that has been re-used without first being released back into the environment.
  • Self-Extracted Water
  • Water taken from the environment directly, from sources such as rivers, lakes, groundwater and other water bodies.
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    This report on Water Treatment Services:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Water Treatment Services market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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