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Analysis of Global Desalination Market

Analysis of Global Desalination Market

The global economic recession led to a significant decline in the desalination market with the increment capacity of 􂀀 cubic metre/day (m3/d) in 2007 reducing to 􂀀,􂀀 m3/d in 2012. The desalination market underwent a revival post 2012 as a result of which incremented capacities are expected to reach 􂀀 m3/d in 2015.

The global desalination market is expected to generate a revenue of $􂀀 million in the base year 2015 with a growth rate of 􂀀% the same year. It is expected to experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 􂀀% from 2015 to 2019 and reach a revenue of $􂀀 million in 2019.

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) will witness the highest desalination activity in 2015. The region accounts for 􂀀% of the global market, followed by the Americas at 􂀀%, APAC at 􂀀%, and Europe at􂀀% in 2015.

Among the technology segments, reverse osmosis (RO) holds the major share of the global market with 􂀀%, followed by thermal technologies with 􂀀%, and Electrodialysis (ED)/Electrodeionization (EDI) and “others” technologies with less than % in 2015.

MEA continues to prefer thermal desalination solutions, especially for industrial applications; the technology segment holds 􂀀% of the MEA market in 2015. However, this trend will change over the forecast period with RO capturing market share from thermal technologies.

Market penetration of ED/EDI and “other” technologies such as solar desalination, forward osmosis, and nanofiltration will rise in the Americas and MEA, especially after 2016, indicating an increased influx of new innovative technologies and upgrade of existing technologies in this region over the forecast period.

Innovative membrane upgrades such as development of ceramic and polymeric membranes and so on, targeted at reducing operating costs, will spur growth of the desalination market globally. The global desalination market will play a major role in supporting the water and wastewater treatment market and thus create a circular economy.

About this report

The research service analyses the global desalination plant market. It provides the major drivers and restraints for setting up a desalination plant, the market revenue forecast till 2019, the key regions contributing to the market growth, and the technologies that are likely to be dominant during the forecast period. Based on current statistics, only 1% of the global population receives water from desalination. However, the United Nations expects 14% of the global population to receive water from desalination by 2025. Based on technology, the market has been segmented into reverse osmosis (RO), electrodialysis (ED)/ electrodeionization (EDI), thermal, and other technologies that include forward osmosis, nanofiltration, solar desalination, and so on.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • CEO's Perspective
  • Market Overview
    • Market Definitions
    • Market Scope
    • Market Value Chain Analysis
    • Key Questions This Study Will Answer
    • Market Segmentation
  • Drivers and Restraints-Total Desalination Market
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
    • Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
  • Forecasts and Trends-Total Desalination Market
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Total Desalination Market: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2015
    • Forecast Assumptions
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Total Desalination Market: Revenue Forecast, Global, 2011-2019
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Region
      • Table Total Desalination Market: Percent Revenue Forecast by Region, Global, 2011-2019
    • Revenue Forecast by Region
      • Table Total Desalination Market: Revenue Forecast by Region, Global, 2011-2019
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Region
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Technology Type
      • Table Total Desalination Market: Percent Revenue Forecast by Technology Type, Global, 2011-2019
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Technology Type
  • Market Share and Competitive Analysis-Total Desalination Market
    • Market Share
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Table Total Desalination Market: Company Market Share Analysis of Top 5 Participants, Global, 2014
    • Competitive Environment
    • Competitive Factors and Assessment
  • Americas Region Analysis
    • Americas Region Key Findings
    • Americas Forecast
      • Table Desalination Market: Revenue Forecast, Americas, 2011-2019
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Sector
      • Table Desalination Market: Percent Revenue Forecast by Sector, Americas, 2011-2019
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Sector
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Technology Type
      • Table Desalination Market: Percent Revenue Forecast by Technology Type, Americas, 2011-2019
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Technology Type
    • Market Share
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Table Desalination Market: Company Market Share Analysis of Top 5 Participants, Americas, 2014
    • Competitive Environment
  • MEA Region Analysis
    • MEA Region Key Findings
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Desalination Market: Revenue Forecast, MEA, 2011-2019
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Sector
      • Table Desalination Plant Market: Percent Revenue Forecast by Sector, MEA, 2011-2019
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Sector
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Technology Type
      • Table Desalination Plant Market: Percent Revenue Forecast by Technology Type, MEA, 2011-2019
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Technology Type
    • Market Share
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Table Desalination Market: Company Market Share Analysis of Top 5 Participants, MEA, 2014
    • Competitive Environment
  • Europe Region Analysis
    • Europe Region Key Findings
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Desalination Market: Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2011-2019
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Sector
      • Table Desalination Plant Market: Percent Revenue Forecast by Sector, Europe, 2011-2019
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Sector
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Technology Type
      • Table Desalination Plant Market: Percent Revenue Forecast by Technology Type, Europe, 2011-2019
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Technology Type
    • Market Share
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Table Desalination Market: Company Market Share Analysis of Top 5 Participants, Europe, 2014
    • Competitive Environment
  • APAC Region Analysis
    • APAC Region Key Findings
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Desalination Market: Revenue Forecast, APAC, 2011-2019
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Sector
      • Table Desalination Plant Market: Percent Revenue Forecast by Sector, APAC, 2011-2019
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Sector
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Technology Type
      • Table Desalination Plant Market: Percent Revenue Forecast by Technology Type, APAC, 2011-2019
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Technology Type
    • Market Share
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Table Desalination Market: Company Market Share Analysis of Top 5 Participants, APAC, 2014
    • Competitive Environment
  • The Last Word
    • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Market Engineering Methodology

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