Energy & Chemicals

China’s Municipal Water Industry

Despite having a massive volume of water resources at around 2,831 billion tons, China is one of the world’s most water deficient countries. Its per capita freshwater resource of 2,059 tons is less than a third of global average. Exacerbating this water shortage is China’s growing demand for water driven by China’s rapid economic development as well as growing and increasingly urbanized population. Between 2010 and 2015, China’s population grew from 1,340.9 million to 1,374.6 million. Frost and Sullivan estimates that by 2020, China’s population will grow to 1,411.2 million.…

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Energy & Chemicals

Municipal Water Industry Outlook in China

China’s municipal water industry used to be highly fragmented. In recent years, a few integrated and large-scale water companies expanded their business into new regions through mergers and acquisitions. Companies with a good reputation, a brand name, advanced technologies, and good financial health are more likely to benefit from larger operation scales and higher efficiency and to speed up their pace of expansion through the acquisition of smaller operators, leading to a higher concentration rate in this industry. China’s current water tariff still remains at a relatively low level, and…

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