Pollution Testing Services in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld

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With the recently elected Coalition Government planning to repeal the carbon tax, industry operating conditions are expected to change. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Pollution Testing Services industry in Australia.

IBISWorld Market Research

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The industry is expected to keep growing, despite the repeal of the carbon tax.

Environmental concerns within society, and government legislation to reduce pollution levels, benefit the Pollution Testing Services industry. This is due to growing external scrutiny and increased requirements for all companies and organisations to limit or control pollution emissions into the environment, and to provide a clean, safe and healthy work environment for staff. In addition to these industry services, pollution testing companies also assess air, noise, odour, water and other pollution levels in response to new building and other developments (including major infrastructure projects, manufacturing plants and mining sites) to ensure emissions do not exceed certain levels. Polluting companies are required to show that their pollution and emission levels satisfy government regulations, driving demand for industry services. Testing and monitoring firms visit sites, take samples, analyse data, and report on outcomes. These services may be carried out for client companies on a regular basis (such as several times a week), only once or twice a year, or as a one-off test. Service regularity depends on the pollution type and severity, and the type of government regulations regarding the pollution.

IBISWorld industry analyst Alen Allday states, “The industry has benefited from the build-up to, and implementation of, the carbon tax.” Companies that produce carbon dioxide or related emissions are able to claim carbon credits for using renewable and non-polluting energy. Pollution testers measure and report on the various emission methods and carbon dioxide levels for clients. According to Allday, “With the recently elected Coalition Government looking to repeal the carbon tax and introduce its own climate change policies, future implications of carbon pricing for the industry are uncertain.” Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 2.7% over the five years through 2013-14, to reach $412.4 million. This includes a 3.4% increase in 2013-14. Revenue growth has been relatively stable over most of the past five years due to steady demand levels and limited pricing pressures. This has resulted in steady increases in industry enterprise numbers and employment levels to meet higher demand.

The Pollution Testing Services industry has low level of market share concentration. Each of the larger companies are a part of global firms that operate across a range of industries and provide extensive geosciences, environmental, engineering and consulting services, with each having a division or staff that carry out pollution testing and monitoring services in the industry. Industry concentration has increased in the past five years, as the larger companies have expanded at a faster rate than the industry average. The industry’s major players are SGS Australia, Intertek, ALS Limited and Bureau Veritas Australia. For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Pollution Testing Services report in Australia industry page.

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IBISWorld industry Report Key Topics

Firms operating in the industry mainly provide air, noise, particle, odour and other pollution emission testing and monitoring services to clients. The main industry clients include industrial and heavy manufacturing businesses, energy companies and government agencies. Industry firms typically also provide other environmental engineering services.

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About IBISWorld Inc.
Recognised as the nation’s most trusted independent source of industry and market research, IBISWorld offers a comprehensive database of unique information and analysis on every Australian industry. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, the company equips clients with the insight necessary to make better business decisions. Headquartered in Melbourne, IBISWorld serves a range of business, professional service and government organisations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.ibisworld.com.au or call (03) 9655 3886.

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