Over the forecast period 2014-2018 BMI expects that total water consumption will increase from 97,238.1mn m 3 to 12,0783.6mn m 3 over 2014-2018. This is based on population growth and irrigation needs; factors that are unlikely to change over the short term. Based on increasing demand and scarce water resources the government is looking towards innovative solutions such as the River Reach Program to increase efficiency.
The long-term outlook for the Australian Water Sector is generally positive as a result of population growth and agricultural demand and as a result the country places second in our Asian Risk/Reward Ratings just behind Hong Kong. Further supporting our positive long-term outlook, the September 13 election of the Liberal National Party has improved our outlook for water infrastructure projects as fiscal loosening and greater coordination over spending decisions between state and federal governments becomes more likely. However, recent corruption allegations against Australian infrastructure firm Australian Water holdings have dampened the outlook for the sector.
The outlook for the Australian sector is positive as population growth and agricultural demand will support increases in total water consumption over the longer term. However, per capita water consumption is expected to trend downwards over the forecast period 2014-2018. The decline in per capita household water consumption is set to continue as BMI is expecting water tariffs to increase as desalination, a more expensive water treatment process, is looking set to become increasingly common. In line with our view, household water prices have increase 11% over 2011-2012, from AUD2.44 per thousand litres in 2010-11 to AUD2.72. The rise in the price of water was accompanied by a fall in the total consumption from 1,521mn m 3 to 1,494.5mn m 3.
On the other hand water tariffs faced by farmers decreased over the period by 33%, while all other industries faced increased. The Australian water...
The Australia Water Report has been researched at source and features latest-available data covering public and private sector investment in all major water projects including water extraction, water distribution and water treatment and sanitation projects and also includes competitive intelligence. The report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s independent industry forecasts and analysis of latest industry news, trends and regulatory developments in Australia.
BMI's Australia Water Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, business investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the water industry in Australia.
- Benchmark BMI's independent water industry forecasts for Australia to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Australian water industry.
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BMI Industry View
Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering regulatory changes, major investments and projects and significant national and multinational company developments. These are broken down into Water Extraction, Water Consumption and Water Treatment & Sanitation.
Industry SWOT Analysis
Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the water and wastewater sectors and the potential affects for industrial consumers, within the broader political, economic and business environment.
Industry & Economic Forecasts
Historic data series (2011-2012) and forecasts to end-2018 for all key industry and economic indicators, supported by explicit assumptions. Indicators include extraction, consumption and treatment.
Evaluation of the water industry in each state, with special emphasis on supply & consumption, distribution, treatment & sanitation, regulations & tariffs.
Industry Trends & Developments
Analysis of latest projects across the water infrastructure sector including Water and wastewater treatment plants, desalination facilities, mains water and sewage network expansions, dams, and hydropower plants.
Provides an overview of key government ministries overseeing the water sector together with regulatory organisations, alongside the central companies involved in water and wastewater distribution and treatment services in the country.