South America water and wastewater treatment chemicals market stood at $ 1.2 billion in 2017 and is projected to cross $ 2 billion by 2027. Growing investments in sewage treatment projects for rivers, industries and municipalities coupled with strict government policies and increasing awareness towards hygiene are the key factors expected to fuel the market growth. Huge demand for pure water in various manufacturing and processing industries such as oil & gas and power & energy is anticipated to further fuel demand for water and wastewater treatment chemicals in the region during forecast period. Moreover, growing population, rising urbanization and growth in chemical-petrochemical industries are expected to positively influence the region’s water and wastewater treatment chemicals market.

Years considered for this report:

Historical Years: 2013-2016

Base Year: 2017

Estimated Year: 2018

Forecast Period: 2019-2027

Objective of the Study:

  • To outline, classify and estimate South America water and wastewater treatment chemicals market on the basis of type, application and country.
  • To study and forecast South America water and wastewater treatment chemicals market size.  
  • To understand the country-wise segmental structure of South America water and wastewater treatment chemicals market by segmenting the market into Brazil, Colombia, Argentina and Rest of Region and forecast the market size.
  • To identify the detailed information about the prime factors affecting South America water and wastewater treatment chemicals market.
  • To examine competitive developments such as expansions and new entrants in South America water and wastewater treatment chemicals market.
  • To strategically profile the leading players in the market which are involved in the manufacturing and supply of water and wastewater treatment chemicals in the region.


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Some of the major players operating in South America water and wastewater treatment chemicals market are Ecolab Latin America, Akzo Nobel Ltda - Holding, BASF S/A, Kemira Chemicals Brasil Ltda, Kurita do Brasil LTDA, SUEZ Latin America, Buckman Laboratorios Chile LTDA., Solenis Especialidades Químicas Ltda, etc.

TechSci Research performed both primary as well as exhaustive secondary research for this study. Initially, TechSci Research sourced a list of leading water and wastewater treatment chemical manufacturers across the region. Subsequently, TechSci Research conducted primary research surveys with the identified companies. While interviewing, the company personnel were also enquired about their key products, manufacturing plant location, prices of products and competitors. Through this technique, TechSci Research was able to include the manufacturers which could not be identified due to the limitations of secondary research. TechSci Research analyzed the type, applications, distribution network and country-wise presence of all major water and wastewater treatment chemical manufacturers across the region.

TechSci Research calculated South America water and wastewater treatment chemicals market size using a bottom-up approach, where manufacturers’ value sales data for standard types (Coagulants & Flocculants, Biocides & Disinfectants, Corrosion & Scaling Inhibitors, pH Adjusters & Softeners and Others) were recorded and forecast for the future years. TechSci Research sourced these values from industry experts and company representatives and externally validated through analyzing historical sales data of respective manufacturers to arrive at the overall market size. Various secondary sources, like directories, databases, company annual reports, whitepapers, investor presentations, financial reports, and association reports such as International Desalination Association and UNESCO were also studied by TechSci Research.


Key Target Audience:

  • Water and wastewater treatment chemical manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and other stakeholders
  • Trade associations, organizations, forums and alliances related to water and wastewater treatment chemicals
  • Government bodies such as regulating authorities and policy makers
  • Market research and consulting firms

The study is useful in providing answers to several critical questions that are important for industry stakeholders such as water and wastewater treatment chemical manufacturers, distributors, dealers, customers and policy makers. The report also provides useful insights about which market segments should be targeted over the coming years in order to strategize investments and capitalize on growth opportunities.

Report Scope:

In this report, South America water and wastewater treatment chemicals market has been segmented into the following categories in addition to the industry trends which have also been detailed below:

  • Market, by Type:
    • Coagulants & Flocculants
    • Biocides & Disinfectants
    • Corrosion & Scaling Inhibitors
    • pH Adjusters & Softeners
    • Others
  • Market, by Application:
    • Power
    • Oil & Gas
    • Municipal  
    • Wastewater  
    • Others
  • Market, by Country:
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Colombia
    • Rest of South America

Competitive Landscape

Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies present in South America water and wastewater treatment chemicals market.

Available Customizations:

With the given market data, TechSci Research offers customizations according to a company’s specific needs. The following customization options are available for the report:

Channel Partner Analysis

  • Detailed list of distributors and dealers across all major countries.

Company Information

  • Detailed analysis and profiling of additional market players (up to five).

Customer Profiling

  • List of current suppliers of water and wastewater treatment chemicals and customers of water and wastewater treatment chemicals.
In case you can’t find what you are looking for, then please get in touch with our custom research team at sales@techsciresearch.com

In case you don’t find what you are looking for, please get in touch with our custom research team at sales@techsciresearch.com

1.       Product Overview

2.       Research Methodology

3.       Analyst View

4.       South America Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Market Outlook

4.1.    Market Size & Forecast

4.1.1.By Value & Volume

4.2.    Market Share & Forecast

4.2.1.By Application (Power, Oil & Gas, Municipal, Wastewater and Others)

4.2.2.By Type (Coagulants & Flocculants, Biocides & Disinfectants, Corrosion & Scale Inhibitors, pH adjusters and Softeners & Others)

4.2.3.By Country

4.2.3.1.   Brazil Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Market Size

4.2.3.2.   Argentina Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Market Size

4.2.3.3.   Colombia Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Market Size

4.3.    Market Attractiveness Index Analysis

5.       Market Dynamics

5.1.    Drivers

5.2.    Challenges

6.       Market Trends & Developments

7.       Competitive Landscape

7.1.    Ecolab Latin America

7.2.    Kurita do Brasil LTDA

7.3.    BASF S/A

7.4.    Kemira Chemicals Brasil Ltda    

7.5.    SUEZ Latin America       

7.6.    Solenis Especialidades Químicas Ltda.   

7.7.    Buckman Laboratorios Chile LTDA.         

7.8.    Veolia Water Technologies Brazil            

7.9.    Akzo Nobel Ltda - Holding          

7.10.  Lonza do Brasil Ltda    

8. Strategic Recommendations

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  • Figure 1: South America Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Market Size, By Value, 2013-2027F (USD Billion)

    Figure 2: South America Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Market Size, By Volume, 2013-2027F (Million Tons)

    Figure 3: South America Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Market Share, By Application, By Value, 2013-2027F

    Figure 4: South America Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Consumption in Power Industry, By Value, 2013-2027F (USD Billion)

    Figure 5: South America Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Consumption in Oil & Gas Industry, By Value, 2013-2027F (USD Billion)

    Figure 6: South America Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Consumption in Wastewater Industry, By Value, 2013-2027F (USD Billion)

    Figure 7: South America Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Consumption in Municipal Industry, By Value, 2013-2027F (USD Billion)

    Figure 8: South America Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Market Share, By Type, By Value, 2013-2027F

    Figure 9: South America Coagulants & Flocculants Market Size, By Value, 2013-2027F (USD Billion)

    Figure 10: South America Biocides & Disinfectants Market Size, By Value, 2013-2027F (USD Billion)

    Figure 11: South America Corrosion & Scaling Inhibitors Market Size, By Value, 2013-2027F (USD Billion)

    Figure 12: South America pH Adjusters & Softeners Market Size, By Value, 2013-2027F (USD Billion)

    Figure 13: South America Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Market Share, By Country, By Value, 2013-2027F

    Figure 14: South America Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Market Share, By Country, By Value, 2017 & 2027F

    Figure 15: Brazil Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Market Size, By Value, 2013-2027F (USD Billion)

    Figure 16: Brazil Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Market Size, By Volume, 2013-2027F (‘000 Tons)

    Figure 17: Argentina Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Market Size, By Value, 2013-2027F (USD Billion)

    Figure 18: Argentina Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Market Size, By Volume, 2013-2027F (‘000 Tons)

    Figure 19: Colombia Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Market Size, By Value, 2013-2027F (USD Billion)

    Figure 20: Colombia Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Market Size, By Volume, 2013-2027F (‘000 Tons)

    Figure 21: South America Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Market Attractiveness Index, By Application, By Value, 2017-2027F

    Figure 22: South America Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Market Attractiveness Index, By Type, By Value, 2017-2027F

    Figure 23: South America Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Market Attractiveness Index, By Country, By Value, 2017-2027F

    List of Tables

    Table 1: Brazil Total Number of Wastewater Treatment Plants, By Process, As of 2016

    Table 2: Partial List of Mega Wastewater Treatment Plant Projects in Argentina, By Investments

    Table 3: Partial List of Upcoming Wastewater Treatment Plants in Colombia, As of 2017