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43% of industrial pumps sold this year will be installed in Asia

Northfield, IL -- The world market for industrial pumps will be just under $35 billion in 2011. The Asian sales will be 50% greater than in the Americas and will constitute 43% of the world total. These are the latest forecasts in Pumps World...


Northfield, IL — The world market for industrial pumps will be just under $35 billion in 2011. The Asian sales will be 50% greater than in the Americas and will constitute 43% of the world total. These are the latest forecasts in Pumps World Market, an online, continually updated publication of the McIlvaine Company.

Municipal wastewater plants will account for 23% of the total purchases. Municipal drinking water systems will account for 16%.

The chemical, power and refining industries will also be big purchasers. The infrastructure needs in the developing world account for a significant portion of the demand. Clean water is one of the highest priorities in Africa and Asia.

Asia will account for purchases of just under $15 billion this year. China will lead the way with major investments in pumps for power, water, wastewater and many basic industries.

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There are thousands of pump companies. China has been steadily gaining domestic capability to produce the more demanding types of pumps. Nevertheless, there are a number of major international suppliers that account for a significant portion of the total sales.

The top two suppliers account for 16% of world sales. The top five suppliers account for 33%. The five companies in slots five through 10 account for another 17%. So, in total, the top 10 companies account for 50% of industrial pump sales. However the bulk of the sales are by companies with much lower sales volume. The company ranked #50 has sales of $145 million. The company ranked #100 has sales of $38 million.

For more information on the study, see www.mcilvainecompany.com/brochures/water.html#N019.