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Saudi Arabia Water Report Q1 2015

  • ID: 3086334
  • January 2015
  • Region: Saudi Arabia
  • 45 pages
  • Business Monitor International
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BMI View: We have substantially expanded our forecasts for the Saudi Arabian water sector, and now cover losses, desalinated water production and non-mains consumption. These additions have resulted in the revision of our existing forecasts, and we now 1.5% growth annually in extraction between 2015 and 2018, a 1.3% growth in consumption, and decline in water losses reaching as much as 4% in 2018, as investment into infrastructure and improved regulatory overviews start to bear fruit.

The Saudi Arabian water sector remains one of the most active in the region and offers some of the greatest opportunities to private sector participants. In particular, the continued growth in desalination projects and ongoing water reclamation developments offer significant potential. However, the country continues to be constrained by limited fresh water resources and rising domestic and industrial demand. Desalination is expensive and requires vast electricity resources. Moreover, electricity generation itself uses significant volumes of water in the cooling processes for thermal generation, and although Saudi Arabia is increasing its solar generation, additional industrial demands are weighing on water resources.

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BMI Industry View 7

SWOT 9

Water SWOT 9

Political 11

Economic 13

Industry Forecast 14

Saudi Arabia Water Forecast 14

Water Extraction 14
Table: Water Extraction, 2011-2018 15

Water Consumption 15
Table: Water Consumption, 2011-2018 16

Water Treatment And Sanitation 17

Industry Risk/Reward Ratings 18

Industry Risk/Reward Index 18
Table: Middle East And Africa Water Risk/Reward Index 18

Rewards 18

Risks 19

Market Overview 20

Water Supply And Consumption 20

Industrial And Agricultural Water Consumption 22

Distribution 23

Treatment And Sanitation 23

Regulations And Water Tariffs 23

Regulatory Framework 24

Industry Trends And Developments 26

Desalination 27

Wastewater 28
Table: Water Projects 29

Competitive Landscape 31

Ministry Of Water And Electricity 31

Saline Water Conversion Corporation 31

National Water And Electricity Company 31

API 32

Foreign Players 32

Global Industry Overview 33

Demographic Forecast 36
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Saudi Arabia 1990-2025) 37
Table: Key Population Ratios (Saudi Arabia 1990-2025) 37
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Saudi Arabia 1990-2025) 38
Table: Population By Age Group (Saudi Arabia 1990-2025) 38
Table: Population By Age Group % (Saudi Arabia 1990-2025) 39

Methodology 41

Industry Forecast Methodology 41

Sources 43

Risk/Reward Index Methodology 43
Table: Water Risk/Reward Index Indicators 44
Table: Weighting Of Indicators 45

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