The Water Supply industry is expected to generate revenue of about $9.4 billion in 2012-13, compared with $7.07 billion five years earlier (yielding annualised growth of 5.9%). Industry revenue is forecast to expand by 7.4% in 2012-13, as prices are increased well ahead of inflation. Higher revenue is required to maintain existing industry infrastructure (much of which has been put under additional strain by protracted dry conditions), fund ongoing infrastructure development and develop new water sources.
Firms in this industry catch, store, purify and supply water, usually via a system of pipes. Firms that operate irrigation systems supplying water to farms are also included in the industry, but the on-farm operation of irrigation systems forms part of the Services to Agriculture industry.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.