In recent years, environmental testing has changed drastically owing to the recent development in technology and innovation in products. New products have been launched in the market which are used in environment testing such as digital lux meters, laser distance meter, refractometers and electrosmog meter among others. The technological focus from conventional environmental testing methods such as Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) and Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) has been shifting towards innovative rapid testing methods as they are efficient and generate results within a few hours.
Rapid testing methods ensure the analysis of a larger sample size, and thereby reduce the time required for sample testing. Advanced technologies also ensure the detection of microbial as well as chemical contaminants present in the samples even if they have very low level of presence. Furthermore, simultaneous detection of all contaminants present in the samples can reduce the number of tests required, thus saving time and cost of each test conducted.
Additionally, companies are shifting priorities by using business intelligence to not only save on costs but to also become environmentally aware. Business intelligence’s ability to keep track of performance, as well as alert decision makers on behavioural changes, make it a complementary approach as demonstrated by the desire by many companies to become more eco-friendly. Increasing advancements in computers and computer software are also profoundly affecting the laboratory industry. However, it has been observed that the environmental lab business and instrumentation suppliers have been relatively slow in advancing towards computational power. Individual lab instruments have possessed computer control and data collection capabilities for large time thereby reducing costs and boost operating efficiencies. Such factors are anticipated to promote the growth of the global environmental testing market in the recent years. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD SAMPLE REPORT
The global environmental testing market was valued at USD 9146.30 million in the year 2019 and is expected to grow up to USD 16914.36 million by the end of 2028 at a CAGR of 7.07% across the globe during the forecast period 2020-2028. The market is also anticipated to gain an incremental $ opportunity of USD 646.64 million in the year 2020 as compared to the previous year. Moreover, the market is also anticipated to gain an absolute $ opportunity of USD 7121.42 million by growing at 1.73x during the forecast period.
Growth Highlights Based on Region During 2019-2028
The global environmental testing market is segmented by regions into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. Among these regions, the market inNorth America registered the largest market share of 30.94% along with a value of USD 2829.41 million in the year 2019 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.12% during the forecast period.The market in the region is anticipated to grow on account of the increasing number of environment regulatory bodies, growing government participation to regulate environmental testing, increasing number of manufacturing industries, growing awareness for the environment amongst individuals, private and public institutions and increasing pollution amongst others. The market in the region is also anticipated to gain an incremental $ opportunity of USD 86.63 million by in the year 2020 as compared to the previous year. Additionally, the North America environmental testing market is also anticipated to gain an absolute $ opportunity of USD 943.23 million by growing at 1.7x during the forecast period.
The study further incorporates Y-O-Y Growth, demand & supply and forecast future opportunity in North America (United States, Canada), Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of LATAM), Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, BENELUX [Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg], NORDIC [Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland], Poland, Russia, Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific), Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC [Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman], North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa).
Market Segmentation Synopsis
The global environmental testing market has been segmented on the basis of product into bio-testing/pathogen testing, mass spectrometers, chromatography products, molecular spectroscopy products, toc analyzers, dissolved oxygen analyzers and others. The bio-testing/pathogen testing segment registered the largest market share of 27.62% in the year 2019 and is anticipated to grow with a CAGR of 7.17% during the forecast period. Bio-testing/pathogen testing is used for the determination of the potency or concentration of a compound by its effect on animals, isolated tissues, or microorganisms, as compared with an analysis of its chemical or physical properties. It is used to verify sanitation effectiveness throughout the production of environment products. The segment is further anticipated to gain an incremental $ opportunity of USD 181.01 million in the year 2020 as compared to the previous year. Further, the segment is also expected to achieve an absolute $ opportunity of USD 2002.19 million by growing at 1.74x during the forecast period.
Market Drivers and Challenges
Growing Stringent Regulations for the Environment
Ever since the first major environmental regulations were enacted in the 1970s, there have been concerns about their potential impacts on businesses. Environmental regulations have greatly improved air and water quality, especially in areas that were the dirtiest before regulation.The Environmental Protection Act authorizes the government to control and reduce pollution from all sources, protect and improve environmental quality, and prohibit or restrict the setting and/or operation of any industrial facility on environmental grounds. Environmental impact assessments examine the potential consequences under specific scenarios of the results of an action. On the other hand, development of the Environmental Democracy Index (EDI), which is an online platform that tracks and scores the progress of 70 countries in enacting national laws to promote transparency, accountability and citizen engagement in environmental decision making is further raising awareness for the environment.
Growing Concern for the Impact on Health Owing to Pollution
Urbanization and industrialization along with the economic development have led to the increase in energy consumption and waste discharges. Environmental pollutants have various adverse health effects,such as, perinatal disorders, infant mortality, respiratory disorders, allergy, malignancies, cardiovascular disorders, increase in stress oxidative, endothelial dysfunction, mental disorders, and various other harmful effects. The increasing concern amongst individuals for such harmful diseases on the back of the increasing pollution worldwide is anticipated to drive the need for environmental testing, which in turn will drive the market growth.
High Cost of Test and Equipment
Environmental testing procedures cost extremely high. The extensive sample preparation requires the laboratory analysts to use advanced testing technologies. The instruments used in environmental testing such as RT-PCR testing, mass spectrometers and molecular spectroscopy productsare extremely costly and also require highly skilled person to conduct and operate testing procedures. Such factors are anticipated to hinder the growth of the global environmental testing market.
Some of the affluent industry leaders in the global environmental testing market are Intertek Group PLC, bioMérieux SA, Eurofins Scientific, Microbac Laboratories, Inc., R J Hill Laboratories Limited, Symbio Laboratories, SGS SA, AB Sciex Pte. Ltd., and Suburban Testing Labs.
Growing stringent regulations for the environment, is one of the major factors that is driving the growth of the market.
The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 7.07% over the forecast period, i.e. 2020-2028.
North America is anticipated to hold the dominating share in the market.
The market in Europe is anticipated to display significant business opportunities in the future.
The major players in the market are Intertek Group PLC, bioMérieux SA, Eurofins Scientific, Microbac Laboratories, Inc., R J Hill Laboratories Limited, Symbio Laboratories, SGS SA, AB Sciex Pte. Ltd., and Suburban Testing Labs.
The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, geographical presence of the company which determine the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.
The bio-testing/pathogen testing segment, which is a sub-segment of the product segment, held the largest market share of 27.62% in the year 2019 and is anticipated to display significant growth opportunity.
High cost of test as well as for the equipment required by laboratory analysts is one of the major factors anticipated to act as a barrier towards the growth of the global environmental testing market.
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