Safety first: Strict government regulations have boosted demand for water and air quality testing

Over the past five years, tailwinds generated by growing downstream demand have resulted in revenue growth for industry operators. IBISWorld expects overall industry revenue to grow over the five years to 2016. In light of the recent water quality crisis in Flint, MI, demand for water testing, particularly for lead, has increased in municipal governments and regulatory bodies throughout the country. However, federal government support for clean water initiatives remain tepid. Over the next five years, the industry will continue to grow due to a healthy construction market and rising industrial production. Infrastructure spending is expected to rise, boosting demand for testing services...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$6bn
Annual Growth 11-16
4.8%
Forecast Growth 16-21
Profit
Employment
36,216
Businesses
2,640
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry revenue has grown as construction and industrial production have improved
  • Government regulation has stimulated growth for water and air quality testing services
  • Residential construction and new housing starts will grow, boosting industry demand
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Barriers to entry into the Water and Air Quality Testing Services industry are high due to relatively high setup costs and fierce competition for limited contracts. Players in this industry incur high setup costs because they require specific and costly testing equipment, and new entrants will require this equipment to operate in the industry before funding and contracts have been secured. New entrants also face barriers due to high industry regulation that requires them to meet a variety of standards with regard to the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act.Incumbent players are able to service clients throughout a variety of industries and, over several years, they have developed ongoing relationships with clients. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Water & Air Quality Testing Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Water & Air Quality Testing Services Industry are

  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Prompt delivery to market
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from construction and Industrial production index in the Water & Air Quality Testing Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Water & Air Quality Testing Services Industry?

    This industry tests water and air for asbestos and other substances, such as bacteria, pH levels, mold, nitrates, mercury, pesticides, volatile organic compounds and inorganic chemicals

    Industry Products
  • Asbestos testing
  • Air quality testing
  • Water quality testing
  • Industry Activities
  • Asbestos testing
  • Water quality testing
  • Indoor and outdoor air quality testing
  • Mold, bacteria and odor testing
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from construction
  • Industrial production index
  • Regulation
  • Government consumption and investment

  • Current Performance
  • Construction resurgence
  • Industrial production
  • Regulation stimulates growth
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Construction and industrial production
  • Growing regulation
  • Industry expansion
  • Table: Water & Air Quality Testing Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Water & Air Quality Testing Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Water Supply & Irrigation Systems
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Environmental Consulting

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Glass Product Manufacturing
  • Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Laboratory Supply Wholesaling
  • Organic Chemical Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Water quality testing
  • Air quality testing
  • Asbestos testing
  • Chart: Water & Air Quality Testing Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Construction
  • Other
  • Households
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Water & Air Quality Testing Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesRent and utilitiesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Water & Air Quality Testing Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Water & Air Quality Testing Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Water & Air Quality Testing Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Water & Air Quality Testing Services Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Value of utilities construction (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Asbestos
  • A group of naturally occurring minerals used in certain products (i.e. building materials) to resist heat and corrosion.
  • Mold
  • A growth of fungi in the form of multicellular filaments.
  • Ph
  • The measure of the acidity or basicity of an aqueous solution.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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