Poorly managed water pipelines across the majority of the African region have led to a continuous fall in the quality of water which in turn increases the risk of water-borne diseases. As a result, the demand for water purifiers in Africa is expected to register healthy growth especially in countries such as South Africa and Nigeria during 2017-23. Additionally, increasing expenditure of middle and upper-class households would further drive the water purifier market in Africa. However, a lack of awareness among the masses regarding water purifiers, in general, is likely to act as a hindrance to the growth of the overall market.
According to 6Wresearch, Africa POU Water Purifier Market revenues are projected to grow at a CAGR of 15.7% during 2017-23. South Africa, Nigeria, and Egypt are the major revenue-generating countries and are witnessing increasing demand for POU water purifiers in the commercial and residential sectors. Further, bounded countries such as Ghana, Kenya, and Zambia are anticipated to witness robust growth over the next six years.
According to Ravi Bhandari, Assistant Manager, Research and Consulting, 6Wresearch, "Water purifiers based on RO technology holds the majority of the market share due to their widespread application in areas such as treatment of hard water and seawater desalination. Additionally, the use of hybrid technologies such as RO + UV, UF + RO + UV, and UF + Gravity in POU systems are expected to grow in the future on account of more efficient results offered by them in water treatment".
According to Priya Sharma, Research Associate, Research and Consulting, "6Wresearch, Commercial sector is the leading contributor in terms of revenues in South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, and Uganda. The demand for water purifiers in the residential sector is anticipated to grow in Africa on account of rising household expenditure and increasing cases of children being affected by water-borne diseases over the past few years."
"Lack of water resources due to insufficient rainfall in Sub Sahara tropical regions along with declining groundwater level in North Africa are generating demand for increased reuse of water resources," Priya further added.
Some of the major companies in the Africa POU Water Purifier Market include- KENT RO Systems Limited, SAR Group, Eureka Forbes, H2O International, Rico, Midea Group, Aquaman SA, E-Rotek Water Systems, Hindustan Unilever, and Veolia Water Technologies.
"Africa POU Water Purifier Market (2017-23)" provides an in-depth analysis with 173 figures and 8 tables covered in 288 pages. The report estimates and forecasts the overall POU Water Purifier market by country, distribution channels, end-user, and technology. The report provides an unbiased and detailed analysis of the ongoing trends, opportunities/high growth areas, and market drivers which would help the stakeholders to devise and align their market strategies according to the current and future market dynamics.