New York, NY (PRWEB) April 29, 2014
Immense volatility in downstream industrial demand has contrasted relatively stable funding from federal and provincial governments in recent years, ultimately causing the Remediation and Environmental Cleanup Services industry to slightly contract from 2009 to 2014. Industry operators primarily provide site and building remediation services and environmental response services to contaminated buildings, mine sites, soil and ground water. Consequently, in addition to funding provided by the federal and provincial governments, industry operators obtain a substantial portion of their revenue from the industrial sector, particularly construction, mining and manufacturing companies. While industrial activity has improved sharply from 2009, capacity utilization has yet to exceed prerecessionary levels. This trend largely explains the anticipated annualized decline in industry revenue over the five-year period.
Currently, the federal and provincial governments are anticipated to account for a significant portion of total industry revenue. A number of federal government agencies, such as Environment Canada and Public Works and Government Services Canada, fund and coordinate remediation projects. Moreover, these agencies also maintain databases of contaminated sites and follow regular cleanup schedules. Consequently, steady increases in government funding kept industry demand afloat in the beginning of the five-year period when industrial activity sank quickly. Yet, this beneficial role provided by the public sector is anticipated to reverse in 2014, as the tempered expected increase in government funding primarily explains the subdued rise in industry revenue during the year.
The Remediation and Environmental Cleanup Services industry operates with a moderate level of market share concentration. Over the five years to 2019, industry revenue is forecast to increase at an annualized rate. Moderate increases in both industrial activity and government expenditure and investment primarily explain this trend. Moreover, recent increases in government funding, both in the form of capital expenditure on remediation-related equipment and operational expenditure on labour-intensive services, are anticipated to provide an incentive for new entrants over the five-year period. Furthermore, industry operators are expected to leverage technological investments made in recent years, reducing the industry's reliance on labour to a certain degree and expanding the industry's average profit margin in the process.
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IBISWorld industry Report Key Topics
The Remediation & Environmental Cleanup Services industry remediates and cleans up contaminated buildings, mine sites, soil and ground water. Industry firms also undertake soil remediation, wastewater treatment, hazardous material removal and abatement of toxic materials, such as asbestos and lead.
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