Global demand to rise 6.4% annually through 2016
Global demand for pumps is forecast to rise 6.4 percent per year through 2016 to $75.4 billion. Although growth will be healthy across the globe (spurred by recovery from the recent economic downturn), the drivers of growth will vary by region. Advances in developing areas such as China and India will result from industrialization, as investment in water infrastructure and electricity generation grows. In developed areas, continued gains in manufacturing output will provide gains in the process manufacturing market. Oil producing nations such as those in the Middle East will see advances due to strong drilling activity. In the US, demand will benefit from the boom in hydraulic fracturing in the oil and gas market.
Improved designs to benefit positive displacement & centrifugal pumps
Among product types, positive displacement pumps will benefit from growth in process manufacturing activity, while the centrifugal pump segment will see gains from growing demand for more versatile, low-maintenance pump models. Each of these segments will also benefit from the development of improved pump designs and the use of new materials.
Process manufacturing market to post strong gains
Process manufacturing will post strong gains in pump demand, driven by growing output in many industries. Rising standards of living will boost greater capacity in process manufacturing in developed regions. In addition, more stringent environmental regulations will help generate process manufacturing demand for more efficient and better performing fluid handling pumps in developed nations.
Pump demand in the oil and gas market will be fueled by a substantial increase in oil production as the world economy rebounds from the general economic weakness triggered by the 2009 global recession. Growth in oil and gas investment is expected to be especially strong in developing regions, where improving infrastructure will contribute to more drilling activity.
Advances in pump demand in the water infrastructure market will result from two key factors: in developing nations, access to water supply and sanitation will be increased; in developed nations, aging water infrastructure will need repair and upgrade. For example, many current water systems across the world have pipelines over 50 years old, leading to increased main breaks. These trends will benefit demand for water infrastructure equipment such as pumps.
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