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Latin American Water and Wastewater Industry Outlook, 2018

Latin American Water and Wastewater Industry Outlook, 2018

Despite great progress over the last two decades, water and wastewater service quality is considered deficient across most Latin American countries. Strong demand for basic infrastructure coupled with regional governments’ commitments to funding water treatment projects will continue driving the municipal water market in 2018 to reach $21.16 billion.

With a forecast size of $10.73 billion in 2018, the industrial water market also presents substantial business opportunities. As Latin America’s industrial base continues to develop and become more sophisticated and as levels of enforcement improve, there is increasing demand for water treatment technologies to bring quality levels specific to the industrial process as well as for water and wastewater treatment solutions.

Sea and brackish water desalination, as well as wastewater recycling and reuse, are gaining force in both the municipal and industrial sector, driving the usage of membrane systems. Other key business opportunities identified are related to the increasing adoption of packaged/decentralized solutions and stronger focus on efficiency gains by operators through water loss mitigation efforts and energy and chemicals management. Lastly, in a long-term scenario, sludge management and biosolids processing are set to become new business opportunities for suppliers, as the expansion of wastewater treatment systems inevitably leads to increasing sludge volume.

Research Scope
The Latin American Outlook estimates regional and main country’s market size for the municipal and industrial sectors in 2017 and forecasts growth for 2018. Figures are split into six categories: design, engineering and construction, water technology, wastewater technology, process control and management, operation and maintenance, and chemicals. The study also makes a deep dive on Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico and presents detailed qualitative information on hotspots, drivers and restraints, and prominent players.

Key Issues Addressed
What are the key market predictions for the Latin American water and wastewater industry in 2018?
What is the market size of the municipal and industrial water markets in 2018? How has it grown since 2017?
What are the prospects for advanced water and wastewater treatment technologies and how is it replacing conventional systems?
Which countries will present the best business opportunities in 2018 and what are they?


  • Executive Summary
    • Municipal Market-Key Findings
    • Municipal Market-Expenditure Forecast
      • Table Municipal Water Market: Expenditure Forecast by Sector, Latin America, 2017 and 2018
    • Industrial Market-Key Findings
    • Industrial Market-Expenditure Forecast
      • Table Industrial Water Market: Expenditure Forecast by Sector, Latin America, 2017 and 2018
    • Key Opportunities by Country
    • Key Opportunities by Country Discussion
  • Research Scope and Segmentation
    • Research Scope
  • Key Latin American Municipal Water and Wastewater Trends
    • Understanding Trends that Impact the Municipal Water Market
    • Key Municipal Water Market Facts
    • Water and Sanitation Performance
    • Market Segmentation-Municipal
    • Key 2018 Municipal Water Market Predictions
    • Latin American Municipal Water Market Forecast
    • Expenditure Forecast by Segment
      • Table Total Municipal Water Market: Expenditure Forecast by Segment, Latin America, 2017 and 2018
    • Expenditure Forecast by Country
  • Municipal Water-Country Level Outlook
    • Argentina-Overview of Municipal Indicators
    • Argentina-Municipal Water Market Participants
    • Argentina-Market Metrics and Predictions
    • Brazil-Overview of Municipal Indicators
      • Table Key Municipal Market Metrics
    • Brazil-Municipal Water Market Participants
    • Brazil-Market Metrics and Predictions
    • Chile-Overview of Municipal Indicators
      • Table Key Municipal Market Metrics
    • Chile-Municipal Water Market Participants
    • Chile-Market Metrics and Predictions
    • Colombia-Overview of Municipal Indicators
      • Table Key Municipal Market Metrics
    • Colombia-Municipal Water Market Participants
    • Colombia-Market Metrics and Predictions
    • Mexico-Overview of Municipal Indicators
      • Table Key Municipal Market Metrics
    • Mexico-Municipal Water Market Participants
    • Mexico-Market Metrics and Predictions
    • ROLAM-Overview of the Municipal Water Market
    • ROLAM-Market Metrics and Predictions
  • Key Latin American Industrial Water and Wastewater Trends
    • Understanding Trends that Impact the Industrial Water Market
    • Key Industrial Water Market Facts
    • Market Segmentation-Industrial
    • Key 2018 Municipal Water Market Predictions
    • Latin American Industrial Water Market Forecast
    • Expenditure Forecast by Segment
      • Table Total Industrial Water Market: Expenditure Forecast by Segment, Latin America, 2017 and 2018
    • Expenditure Forecast by Country
  • Industrial Water-Country Level Outlook
    • Argentina-Overview of Industrial Water Sector
    • Argentina-Market Metrics and Predictions
    • Brazil-Overview of Industrial Water Sector
    • Brazil-Market Metrics and Predictions
    • Chile-Overview of Industrial Water Sector
    • Chile-Market Metrics and Predictions
    • Colombia-Overview of Industrial Water Sector
    • Colombia-Market Metrics and Predictions
    • Mexico-Overview of Industrial Water Sector
    • Mexico-Market Metrics and Predictions
    • ROLAM-Overview of Industrial Water Sector
    • ROLAM-Market Metrics and Predictions
  • Growth Opportunities
    • Growth Opportunity-Tertiary Treatment for Water Recycling and Reuse
    • Growth Opportunity-Seawater and Brackish Water Desalination
    • Growth Opportunity-Packaged Solutions
    • Growth Opportunity-Water Loss Mitigation
    • Growth Opportunity-Operational and Energy Efficiency
    • Growth Opportunity-Sludge Management and Biosolid Use
    • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth
  • Key Conclusions
  • Appendix
    • Economic Growth Projections for Latin America and the Caribbean in 2017 and 2018
    • Abbreviations and Acronyms Used
    • Additional Sources of Information on the Water Industry
    • Market Engineering Methodology

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