Continued demand growth from markets operating in the industrial and construction sectors is forecast to fuel price growth
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 01, 2015
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.
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