Mercury Testing Service: Satiating Quest for Optimal Safeguarding
Mercury toxicity continues to represent a significant health concern. Given that humans get widely exposed to chronic levels of mercurial compounds from dental amalgams, vaccines and through fish, the need for sensitive and refined testing to access and limit vulnerability to adverse metal-mediated health risks continues to grow high.
Several regions have imposed stringent regulations to curb the growing menace of mercury emission and its rising palpability in a range of daily use products. With rapid concerns around the toxic impact of heavy metals in a span of products across diverse industries, food industry in particular, the testing of these metals is constantly appearing on the radar of regulators and industries, alike. Eco-impacts of mercury have emerged as a havoc to the health and safety of natural environment owing to its growing penetration into animal and human food chains, and thereby causing subsequent health risks. Intensifying focus on impeding the spread of mercury, which continues to put the environment on ventilator and deteriorates the quality of food products, has created a dire need for refined mercury testing services.
Mercury Testing Service Market - Key Research Findings
- The global mercury testing service market size in 2018 was ~US$ 800 Mn.
- The mercury testing service market is expected to grow at a CAGR of ~5% during the forecast period of 2018-2028.
- The mercury testing service market is expected to witness stable growth over the course of the forecast period.
- The increasing demand for mercury testing services in various industries, such as food, mining, healthcare, agriculture, oil & gas, and other industries to detect and measure the mercury level is accelerating the mercury testing service market growth.
- North America and Europe are expected to remain prominent regional markets for the mercury testing services market.
- The presence of an adequate number of prominent mercury testing service providers in these regions is ultimately contributing to the growth of the mercury testing service market.
- Latin America and emerging countries hold a high potential for the growth of the mercury testing services market.
- The increasing demand for mercury testing and analysis in these regions, especially in the food industry, is boosting the market growth.
Key Factors Shaping the Mercury Testing Service market
Rapid expansion of prominent service providers in key regions is accelerating the market growth
Prominent mercury service providers are constantly focusing on key regions, such as North America, Europe, and emerging countries, to capture a considerable market share. Rapid growth in industries such as healthcare, food, and agriculture in these regions frequently require mercury testing services, which is ultimately creating opportunities for mercury testing service providers to generate maximum revenue.
- For instance, Intertek Group plc, one of the leading mercury testing service providers, expanded its crude oil testing and inspection services with a new laboratory in St. James, Louisiana on June 4, 2019.
- BUREAU VERITAS, another mercury testing service provider, acquired Shenzhen Total-Test to further expand in the food safety and quality market in China.
Technological advancements in field of mercury testing and analysis anticipated to spur market growth
There are various technologies, such as CV-AFS, ICP-MS, and ICP-AES/OES, which are adopted by mercury testing service providers to detect and determine the mercury content in various products. With the help of these technologies, mercury service providers can detect and analyse the mercury level accurately. Moreover, mercury testing service providers also provide total mercury analysis and trace mercury analysis with the help of these technologies. These technological advancements in the field of mercury testing and analysis is expected to spur the market growth over the forecast period.
Increasing demand for mercury testing in the healthcare industry to considerably boost the market
The determination of mercury in pharmaceutical products is one of the serious concerns across the globe. The consumption or daily dose of such pharmaceutical products can have harmful effects on the human body. The excessive content of mercury in human body can be determined by the blood, urine, and hair test. The increasing demand for mercury testing in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries to determine the mercury level is another major factor boosting the mercury testing service market.
Emerging countries promise new growth opportunities for the mercury testing service market
Healthy growth is expected in developing countries, especially China, India, and Mexico for mercury testing service market. Among the emerging countries, China and India are estimated to witness significant growth in the food and healthcare industry. Stringent rules and regulations related to food testing in these countries ultimately creates the demand for mercury testing and analysis. These factors are expected to fuel the growth of the mercury testing service market. Key mercury service providers are constantly focusing on countries like India and China. Increasing demand for mercury testing services in these countries, especially in industries such as food, healthcare, and agriculture Industries, is propelling the market growth considerably.
Mercury Testing Service Market Structure Analysis
- The global mercury testing service market represents a fairly consolidated competition landscape, where a majority of key players maintain their strategic focus on the development of solid distribution partnerships and joint ventures, thus targeting a firmer global footprint.
- The mercury testing service market has been relatively moderate in size, which remains a key factor for its dynamic competitive nature. In the mercury testing service market, tier 1 companies hold a revenue share of ~ 55%. Some of the prominent players in the market are SGS SA, BUREAU VERITAS, Eurofins Scientific Intertek Group plc. SOCOTEC Group, P S Analytical, Qa³ Ltd, AlphaBiolabs Ltd, TÜV SÜD AG, VIMTA., Inc., Trace Laboratories, WSLH, AGQ Labs USA, Lenval LTD, Albany Molecular Research Inc., Pace Analytical Services, LLC., ALS Limited, and P S Analytical, Laboratory Testing Inc.
Technological Advancements - Robust Building Block for Refined Mercury Testing
With humans increasingly getting exposed to the ubiquitous environmental pollutant Hg in varying amounts and chemical forms, mercury testing services that promise precise results are garnering unprecedented traction from different industries. In light of health adversity triggered by significant heavy metal exposure, mercury testing service providers have zoomed in their focus on leveraging advanced technology to leave no scope for errors. Trace mercury analysis demands accurate and swift approach due to the wide variety and types of samples and growing industry expectations. Mercury testing and detection for an array of samples with high sample throughput using ICP-MS has emerged as an instrumental tool for service providers. Adoption of total mercury analysis and trace mercury analysis based on CV-AFS, ICP-AES/OES, and ICP-MS has spurred in line with growing concerns around mercury toxicity, thereby underpinning prospects for promising mercury reduction service providers.
Fast-Growing Economies Set to Outpace North America
The presence of a large number of prominent mercury testing service providers in North America continues to keep the market lucrativeness of this region intact; however, countries, such as India, Mexico, and China are highly likely to turn the tables around, in the near future. Substantial demand for mercury testing and analysis in the proliferating food industry, is fostering the market growth in these regions. Recognizing the future opportunistic avenues in fast growing regions, leading mercury testing service providers are acquiring and collaborating with regional companies to expand in the food safety and quality landscape, particularly in China.
The Broader Perspective
A large span of mercury testing services is already being employed for validating the cleanliness of oil & gas, food, pharmaceutical, mining, and agricultural products. Remarkable increase in the demand for high-quality, clean, and safe products each passing year, continues to underline the critical need for efficient mercury testing services. Industries are facing the scrutiny of relevant regulatory bodies, over the levels of mercury toxicity or emission, thereby fueling the demand for mercury testing services.
The importance of testing services for elevated mercury levels in oil & gas industry has grown significantly in recent years, in line with the surge in demand for purified refinery output. Although proven and documented, it is not widely known that mercury is naturally present in certain oil & gas reservoirs. However, with increasing awareness, this sector is creating lucrative avenues for stakeholders. Leading market players are making inroads into oil & gas industry, while spreading awareness about the impact of mercury on production equipment, workers’ safety and the environment.
Total mercury analysis remains highly preferred
Trace mercury analysis witnesses increasing adoption
ICP-MS employed widely
CV-AFS adoption on the cards
Off site service remains key revenue holder
On-site service witnessing rise in demand
Proliferating use in food industry
Demand in healthcare picking pace
How Growth will Unfold
The mercury testing service providers are highly likely to witness a stream of opportunities in the forthcoming years, in line with the growing industrial awareness about the impact of mercury exposure, and development of novel ways to conduct precise testing. Amid the growing competition in the marketplace, a large number of leading players maintain their strategic focus on expanding mercury testing capabilities in lucrative countries, while they focus on attaining a firmer global footprint.
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Mercury Testing Service Market: Global Industry Analysis 2013 - 2017 & Opportunity Assessment 2018 - 2028
A recent market study published by FMI on the mercury testing services market global industry analysis for 2013-2017 and forecast for 2018-2028 offers a comprehensive assessment of the most important market dynamics. After conducting thorough research on the historic as well as current growth parameters of the mercury testing service market, the growth prospects of the market have been obtained with maximum precision.
Mercury Testing Services Market Taxonomy
The mercury testing service market has been segmented in detail to cover every aspect of the market and present a complete market intelligence approach to the reader.
By Analysis Type
- Total Mercury Analysis
- Trace Mercury analysis
By Service Type
- On Site Service
- Off Site Service
By End Use
- North America
- Latin America
- South Asia
- East Asia
- Emerging Countries
The report commences with the executive summary of the mercury testing service market, which includes a summary of the key findings and key statistics of the market. It also includes the market value (US$ million) estimates of the leading segments of the mercury testing service market.
Readers can find the detailed taxonomy and the definition of the mercury testing service market in this chapter, which will help them understand the basic information about the mercury testing service market. This section also highlights the inclusions and exclusions, which help the reader understand the scope of the mercury testing service market report.
The report provides the key trends that are expected to substantially impact the growth of the market during the forecast period. Detailed industry trends are provided in this section, along with key market developments or innovations and key competition mapping, which are likely to have a significant impact on the mercury testing service market.
This section includes the key inclusions of the report. It includes the service adoption & usage analysis, service timeline, regulatory assessment, reimbursement scenario, pipeline assessment & opportunity analysis, and service provider strategies for market expansion.
This section explains the global market value analysis and forecast for the mercury testing service market between the forecast period of 2013-2028. This chapter includes the detailed analysis of the historical mercury testing service market, along with an opportunity analysis of the future. Readers can also find the absolute opportunity for the current year (2019 - 2020) and an incremental opportunity for the forecast period (2018 - 2028).
This chapter explains the key macro-economic factors that are expected to influence the growth of the mercury testing service market during the forecast period. Along with macroeconomic factors, this section also highlights the opportunity analysis of the mercury testing service market. In addition, this chapter highlights the key dynamics of the mercury testing service market, which include the drivers, restraints, and trends. Moreover, it will enable readers to understand the key trends followed by the leading service providers in the mercury testing service market.
This section explain the global market penetration analysis of the mercury testing service in 2018. It also covers the key information about the mercury testing service landscape, regulatory scenario for various product testing, the adoption of mercury testing services by various industries, such as food, mining, healthcare, oil & gas, agriculture, and others, and other related applications. It also provides information about the penetration of the mercury testing service market by emerging application areas.
Based on the analysis type, the mercury testing service market is segmented into total mercury analysis and trace mercury analysis. In this chapter, readers can find information about the key trends and developments in the mercury testing service market and market attractiveness analysis based on the analysis.
Based on technology type, the mercury testing service market has been segmented into CV-AFS, ICP-AES/OES, and ICP-MS technology. In this chapter, readers can find information about the key trends and developments in the mercury testing service market and market attractiveness analysis based on the technology type.
Based on service type, the mercury testing service market is segmented into on-site service and offsite service. In this chapter, readers can find information about the key trends and developments in the mercury testing service market and market attractiveness analysis based on the service type.
Based on end-use industries, the mercury testing service market is segmented into food, healthcare, oil & gas, agriculture, mining, and others. In this chapter, readers can find information about the key trends and developments in the mercury testing service market and market attractiveness analysis based on the end-use industries.
This chapter explains how the mercury testing service market will grow across various geographic regions, such as North America, Latin America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia, Oceania, the Middle East & Africa (MEA), and Emerging Countries.
This chapter includes a detailed analysis of the growth of the North America mercury testing service market, along with a country-wise assessment that includes the U.S. and Canada. Readers can also find the regional trends, regulations, and market growth based on the industries and countries in North America.
Readers can find detailed information about several factors, such as the pricing analysis and the regional trends, which are impacting the growth of the Latin America mercury testing service market. This chapter also includes the growth prospects of the mercury testing service market in the leading LATAM countries such as Brazil and the Rest of Latin America.
Important growth prospects of the mercury testing service market based on its industries in several countries, such as Germany, Italy, France, the UK, Spain, BENELUX, Russia, and the Rest of Europe, are included in this chapter.
Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Rest of South Asia are among the leading countries in the South Asia region, which are the prime subjects of assessment to obtain the growth prospects of the South Asia mercury testing service market in this chapter. Readers can find detailed information about the growth parameters of the South Asia mercury testing service market during the period 2018-2028.
This chapter highlights the growth of the mercury testing service market in East Asia by focusing on Japan and South Korea. This section also helps readers understand the key factors that are responsible for the growth of the mercury testing service market in East Asia.
In this chapter, Australia, and New Zealand are among the leading countries in the Oceania region, which are the prime subjects of assessment to obtain the growth prospects of the Oceania mercury testing service market.
This chapter provides information about how the mercury testing service market will grow in the major countries in the MEA region, such as GCC Countries, South Africa, Turkey, Northern Africa, and the rest of MEA, during the forecast period 2018 - 2028.
This chapter provides information about how the mercury testing service market will grow in emerging countries, such as India, Mexico, and China, during the forecast period 2018 - 2028.
In this chapter, readers can find detailed information about the tier analysis and market concentration of the key players in the mercury testing service market, along with their market presence analysis by region and service portfolio.
In this chapter, readers can find a comprehensive list of all the leading stakeholders in the mercury testing service market, along with detailed information about each company, which includes the company overview, revenue shares, strategic overview, and recent company developments. Some of the market players featured in the report are SGS SA, BUREAU VERITAS, Eurofins Scientific Intertek Group plc. SOCOTEC Group, P S Analytical, Qa³ Ltd., AlphaBiolabs Ltd., TÜV SÜD AG, VIMTA., Trace Laboratories, AGQ Labs USA, Lenval LTD., Albany Molecular Research Inc., Pace Analytical Services, LLC., ALS Limited, WSLH, P S Analytical, and Laboratory Testing Inc.
This chapter includes a list of acronyms and assumptions that provide a base to the information and statistics included in the mercury testing service market report.
This chapter helps readers understand the research methodology followed to obtain the various conclusions as well as important qualitative and quantitative information about the mercury testing service market.
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