Wastewater Treatment & Disposal Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld has Been Updated

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Knowing that buyers have very few other options beside wastewater treatment and disposal, suppliers gain pricing leverage, slightly offsetting the buyer power gained from the competitive market. For these reasons and to help procurement professionals make better buying decisions faster, business intelligence firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the procurement of Wastewater Treatment & Disposal in its growing collection of procurement category market research reports.

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Wastewater treatment and disposal has a buyer power score of 3.6 out of 5, which reflects favorable purchasing conditions brought on by the low market share concentration and the low level of price volatility. “However, the lack of practical substitutes available slightly restricts buying power,” according to IBISWorld business research analyst Ian Buchanan.

The market for wastewater treatment and disposal has a low market share concentration, with the top four providers accounting for a small percentage of total market revenue. Suppliers struggle to gain significant market share because they are generally limited to servicing the region where their facility is located; the service becomes less cost effective the further away the client's water is from the facility. The low market share concentration indicates a high level of competition, particularly in regions with a high concentration of suppliers. The heightened competition pressures suppliers to offer reduced prices to avoid being undercut by competitors, resulting in greater buyer negotiation power. However, because the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates the disposal of wastewater, buyers are required to treat their wastewater. To remain compliant with all regulations, buyers' only other alternative to these services is to build an on-site treatment facility. This option has significant costs and is rarely a practical substitute for buyers. Knowing that buyers have very few other options, suppliers gain pricing leverage, slightly offsetting the buyer power gained from the competitive market.

“The price of wastewater treatment and disposal is expected to increase during the three years to 2017, negatively affecting buyers,” says Buchanan. However, the price of wastewater treatment and disposal is expected to maintain a low level of volatility in the next three years despite forecast price growth. The low volatility indicates that there is a low risk of buyers facing extreme price fluctuations throughout this period. This creates beneficial purchasing conditions for buyers because it will allow buyers to make more accurate cost estimations and precise budgets. Major vendors include Siemens AG, URS Corporation and Veolia Environnement. For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Wastewater Treatment & Disposal procurement category market research report page.

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IBISWorld Procurement Report Key Topics

This report is intended to assist buyers of wastewater treatment and disposal services. Suppliers provide solutions compliant with Environmental Protection Agency regulations for operations that produce wastewater. Wastewater treatment may include brine treatment, solids removal, oil removal and grease removal. This report excludes residential wastewater treatment and all other liquid waste disposal services.
Executive Summary
Pricing Environment
Price Fundamentals
Benchmark Price
Pricing Model
Price Drivers
Recent Price Trend
Price Forecast
Product Characteristics
Product Life Cycle
Total Cost of Ownership
Product Specialization
Substitute Goods
Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
Supply Chain Dynamics
Supply Chain Risk
Competitive Environment
Market Share Concentration
Market Profitability
Switching Costs
Purchasing Process
Buying Basics
Buying Lead Time
Selection Process
Key RFP Elements
Negotiation Questions
Buyer Power Factors
Key Statistics

About IBISWorld Inc.
IBISWorld is one of the world's leading publishers of business intelligence, specializing in Industry research and Procurement research. Since 1971, IBISWorld has provided thoroughly researched, accurate and current business information. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, IBISWorld’s procurement research reports equip clients with the insight necessary to make better purchasing decisions, faster. Headquartered in Los Angeles, IBISWorld Procurement serves a range of business, professional service and government organizations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.ibisworld.com or call 1-800-330-3772.

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