NEWS RELEASE MARCH 2012
$24 Billion Water and Wastewater Chemicals Market in 2012
Sales of water and wastewater treatment chemicals globally will be just under $24 billion in 2012. This is the latest forecast in the continually updated Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals: World Market published by the McIlvaine Company.
Water & Wastewater Chemicals Revenues ($ Millions)
|Southern & Central America||1,303|
East Asia will be the largest purchasing region.
East Asia Water & Wastewater Chemical Revenues ($ Millions)
|Oil & Gas||74|
|Pulp & Paper||618|
The region is rapidly expanding its power, wastewater and water infrastructure.
Products ($ Millions)
|Oxidizers & Biocides||775|
Corrosion inhibitors will be the leading product category followed by organic flocculants and scale inhibitors. All of these chemicals are being consumed in much larger numbers in China as it expands its coal-fired boiler capacity by 30,000 MW/year. The U.S. fleet is 300,000 MW. China is increasing its coal-fired boiler chemical purchases over the next five years by an amount equivalent to 50 percent of the entire U.S. purchases. By 2020 chemical purchases for coal-fired boilers in China will be 300 percent of the U.S. volume.
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