Environmental Global Market
Insights and Opportunities
Overview: During 2009 and 2010, local, state, and federal environmental authorities plan to implement water, wastewater, and solid waste projects that have been postponed during the last two years. Water projects remain a priority within the National Infrastructure Program 2007- 2012. The total market for the environmental sector is estimated to have grown by 1.5% during 2008. Major competitors in this market are French, German, Spanish, Canadian, British, and Japanese companies. The recent 30% peso depreciation relative to the U.S. dollar has rendered U.S. products and services more expensive. However, in the large health-related public works projects, the current exchange rate is not expected to significantly impact competitiveness of U.S.-sourced goods and services.
Best Products/Services: Blowers; Diffusers; Air Filters; Check Valves; Chemical Tanks; Mixers; Control Panels; Flow Switches; Pipe; Brass Fittings; Submersible Pumps; Portable Pumps; Manual Valves; Sewage Valves; Reverse Osmosis Membranes; U.V. and Cartridge Filters; Primary Clarifiers; Irrigation Equipment; Liners for Landfills; Solid Waste Containers; Solid Waste Recycling Equipment; Dust Collectors; Hazardous and Toxic Waste Transportation Equipment; Autoclaves for Medical Waste; Medical Waste Transportation Equipment; Bio-remediation Technology; Environmental Engineering Services; and Design and Engineering Services.
Opportunities: The environmental sector will continue to be one of the leading sectors in the Mexican economy during the period 2009-2014. During the summer of 2008, the federal government created the National Infrastructure Fund (FONADIN) that will finance 73 water and wastewater projects. The fund has also designated financing for four solid waste projects in Mexico City and the states of Morelos, Mexico, and Chiapas. Among the projects that were postponed in 2008 but will be announced in 2009 are: Mexico City: Closing of landfill and design/construction of a new landfill and recycling facility; Mexico City: Construction of methane gas energy plant; Mexico City: Construction of three potable water plants; five municipal wastewater treatment plants and two pumping stations; State of Jalisco: Construction of a $487 million aqueduct; San Luis Potosi, Construction of $152 million aqueduct; State of Tamaulipas: Construction of a $473 million aqueduct; Puerto Peñasco: Construction of a desalination plant; States of Jalisco, Hidalgo, Sonora: Construction of wastewater treatment plants and rehabilitation of over 150 existing municipal waste water treatment plants in various cities of Mexico.