Mexico: Water and Wastewater Equipment and Services Industry E-mail
Tuesday, July 21, 2009

This sub sector market research report analyzes the market for equipment and services for the treatment of potable, municipal and industrial wastewater, water recycling, and water
desalination. The total market is expected to grow by approximately 5.0 percent from 2007 to 2009. This market has become more competitive, especially due to efforts made by companies from France, Great Britain, Japan, Canada and others.

The total market in 2007 for potable water, municipal, and industrial wastewater treatment, water recycling, and water desalination equipment and services is expected to reach USD
3,511.3 million. It is expected that the total market will increase to USD 3,641.2 million by the end of 2008. The federal, state and municipal water authorities demand 80 percent of the equipment and services and 20 percent are utilized by manufacturing and services companies in the private sector.

Mexico:  Water and Wastewater Equipment and Services Industry. By Francisco Ceron, May/2007. U.S. Commercial Service.

Mexico has 32 States, a total of 2, 446 municipalities (including 16 districts of Mexico City). There are a total of 199,369 localities in the county; 178 have 50,000 or more inhabitants; 2,863 with 2,500 to 49,999 inhabitants; and 196, 328 with less than 2,500 inhabitants. At the end of 2006, 89.2 percent of the total population (over 103 million) had access to running water in their homes and 76.2 percent had sewage systems. Of the total availability of water, 77.0 percent is used by the agricultural sector, 9 percent by the industrial and services sector, and 14 percent is for the consumption of the population.

At the end of 2006, of the total wastewater collected in municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants, only 36 percent received some type of treatment and only 10 percent was for reuse.

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