Water Collection, Treatment & Supply in the UK Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld

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The Water Collection, Treatment and Supply industry is projected to grow by an annualised 2.3% over the five years through 2012-13 supported by moderate prices growth, the gradual upward trend in UK population and housing stock, the surge of investment into water infrastructure, and volatile average rainfall. The modest pace of industry expansion over the next five years to 2017-18 will be underpinned by improved general economic conditions and stronger demand by household and industrial consumers.

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The industry will continue growing as demand increases

The Water Collection, Treatment & Supply industry is highly regulated and supplies water for drinking, industrial and agricultural applications. The industry is expected to generate revenue totalling £6.6 billion in 2012-13, up by 3.1% on the previous year. Over the five years through 2012-13, revenue is projected to grow by an annualised 2.3%, supported by moderate prices growth, the gradual upward trend in UK population and housing stock, the surge of investment into water infrastructure, and volatile average rainfall. According to IBISWorld industry analyst Anthony Kelly, “the pace of industry expansion has been contained by the severity of recent recessions and the financial crisis, and the subsequent slower growth in water consumption by households and businesses.”

Over the next five years to 2017-18 industry revenue is expected to grow at a similar rate. Kelly adds, “the pace of industry expansion will be underpinned by improved general economic conditions and stronger demand by household and industrial consumers.” The industry is expected to increase its focus on reducing greenhouse gases, with many firms adopting cogeneration electricity systems. Operators will also strive to promote responsible household water use and more environmentally friendly sources.

The Water Collection, Treatment & Supply industry has a medium level of market share concentration, with the four largest companies contributing about 35% of annual industry revenue. Major companies include Thames Water, United Utilities, Severn Trent Water and Anglian Water.

For more information on the Water Collection, Treatment & Supply industry, including latest industry trends, statistics, analysis and market share information, purchase the full report from IBISWorld, the nation’s largest publisher of industry research.

IBISWorld industry Report Key Topics

Industry operators collect, treat and distribute water for domestic and industrial needs.

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

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