Reverse Osmosis Pump Market

2021 Analysis and Review: Reverse Osmosis Pump Market by Pump Type – Centrifugal Pump and Diaphragm Pump for 2021 – 2031

Reverse Osmosis Pump Market Snapshot

Driven by increasing applications in the oil and gas and water treatment sectors, the reverse osmosis pump market size is expected to surpass US$ 6.1 Bn in 2021, as per latest insights by Future Market Insights (FMI). The reverse osmosis pump demand outlook remains positive and it is forecast to rise at a CAGR of 8.9% from 2021 – 2031.

The market exhibited impressive 8.7% year-on-year growth between 2020 and 2021. It is projected to surpass a valuation of US$ 14.3 Bn by 2031. As per reverse osmosis pump market insights, sales of centrifugal pumps will remain high, accounting for over 71% of revenue generated through 2031.

Key Points Covered in Reverse Osmosis Pumps Market Insights

  • Market estimates and forecast 2016-2031
  • Key drivers and restraints impacting market growth
  • Segment-wise, Country-wise, and Region-wise Analysis
  • Competition Mapping and Benchmarking
  • Brand share and Market Share Analysis
  • Key Product Innovations and Regulatory Climate
  • COVID-19 Impact on Reverse Osmosis Pumps Market and How to Navigate
  • Recommendation on Key Winning Strategies

2016-2020 Reverse Osmosis Pump Market Outlook Compared to 2021-2031 Forecast

Increasing need for industrial RO filtration units for separating contaminants such as pesticides, fluorides, bacteria, and arsenic drives demand. The reverse osmosis pumps market will grow at 8.9% CAGR between 2021 and 2031 in comparison to the 3.2% CAGR registered during 2016 – 2020.

These pumps are used to filter out contaminants for water in industrial processes. Companies have introduced products, with better materials which protect the pump material from acidic water and other impurities.

The growth of reverse osmosis units in domestic and commercial applications is subsequently expected to create major demand for reverse osmosis pumps. Reverse osmosis systems address concerns such as coronavirus, protozoans, cysts, viruses and other microbials present in the water.

Reverse osmosis pumps are used in various commercial applications such as restaurants, coffee shops, and bars to ensure the required output of dispensers without compromising on quality. The entire reverse osmosis unit also controls the taste of the liquids by reducing acidity, and increasing the mineral concentration. The need for pure water, which is essential for the sterilization of kitchen areas is also increasing the awareness for reverse osmosis. The need for advanced pumps which adhere to the standards of food standard bureaus, is also driving the demand for reverse osmosis pumps.

How will Application across Diverse Sectors Fuel Reverse Osmosis Pumps Demand?

Reverse osmosis pumps are widely used to pump fluids and remove contaminants in feed water. These pumps are finding applications in seawater desalination plants, which are growing in number due to the falling quality of freshwater and groundwater sources.

The usage of reverse osmosis pumps within industrial facilities minimizes environmental damage and costs from processing wastewater. As large volumes of water are consumed and let out by industrial plants at high flow rates, reverse osmosis pumps play an important role in filtering out contaminants and impurities.

Reverse osmosis pumps are beneficial to many producers, across various industries including food and beverage, manufacturing, large filtration units, and residential filters.

What is the Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on the Reverse Osmosis Pumps Market?

The ongoing crisis caused by the COVID – 19 virus has resulted in production and supply chain disruptions in 2020. However, sales are expected to improve with economic recovery post pandemic.

The usage of reverse osmosis pumps in the residential sector improved amidst the pandemic due to a larger portion of the customers working from home. The commercial segment however was negatively impacted due to strict restrictions and lockdown guidelines imposed by governments.

Lower footfalls in commercial complexes resulted in a slight drop in the reverse osmosis pumps market. However, the industrial RO filtration unit segment fell due to the restrictions and closure of various industrial facilities around the world.

Country-wise Insights

What’s the Outlook on the U.S. Market for Reverse Osmosis Pumps?

The world’s first reverse osmosis commercial plant was built in California, USA. With the evolution in technology, reverse osmosis technology has been used to desalinate seawater. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has also addressed reverse osmosis technology as one of the most reliable water filtration technologies.

High presence of commercial food service outlets such as coffee shops and restaurants is expected to drive the demand for reverse osmosis pumps for lower flow rates to improve the quality of drinks served.

Moreover, the U.S. also has a larger presence of leading manufacturers, thereby giving rise to new value-added products in addition to higher competition from other players in the market. Demand in the U.S. market is expected to rise at nearly 7% CAGR over the forecast period.

What’s Driving Reverse Osmosis Pump Sales in India?

India is one of the countries accounting for a higher market share. By 2031, it is expected to account for over 40% of reverse osmosis pump sales within South Asia and Pacific region.

High growth of urbanization in India, has led to higher investments for infrastructure in residential and commercial sectors. Awareness towards the quality of water treatment and consumption is expected to create substantial demand for reverse osmosis pumps.

The water and wastewater industry in India has been growing strongly due to several initiatives taken by the government. India is also amongst the largest manufacturers in the world. These factors are anticipated to drive reverse osmosis pump sales in the forecast period 2021-2031.

Why are Reverse Osmosis Pump Sales Surging in GCC Countries?

GCC Countries lack renewable freshwater resources. Therefore, the demand for water has been rising rapidly over the years. Freshwater supplies in the region have also degraded over the years. GCC countries will account for over 49% of the MEA market by 2031.

This has given rise to demand for reverse osmosis pumps for seawater desalination for drinking water. The region has numerous oil refineries and reserves which account for higher requirement of reverse osmosis pumps.

The region has also witnessed steady growth in the number of investments in downstream processing. Usage of reverse osmosis pumps to remove unnecessary elements from water to be used in critical oil and gas industry processes is expected to create significant demand for the reverse osmosis pumps market.

What’s the Outlook on the China Market for Reverse Osmosis Pumps?

China is the largest exporter of machinery involving filtration of water. Various local and regional manufacturers in China are primarily engaged with the designing and development of reverse osmosis pumps.

Larger presence of reverse osmosis system integrators in China, has also given rise to consumable part manufacturers. Since China is also one of the largest manufacturing hubs in East Asia, the adoption of reverse osmosis pumps in manufacturing units is expected to rise at a rate of 7.6% over the forecast period.

Category-wise Insights

Which Application Drives Demand for Reverse Osmosis Pumps?

Industrial RO filtration unit applications are anticipated to account for nearly 50% of the market by value in 2021. Food, pharmaceutical and water treatment applications will support demand in the long-term.

Pharmaceuticals are an example where reverse osmosis pumps are used. There are other important sectors of the industry which adhere to reverse osmosis pumps for attaining clean water.

Which Technology Type Will Hold Maximum Market Share?

Centrifugal pumps hold the market by over 69.1% by value share in 2021. Manufacturers are focused on developing advanced products which are durable and efficient by maneuvering designs and material sciences.

Booster pumps which are largely designed as centrifugal pump, have vast fields of application including automotive, food and beverage, aerospace, pharmaceutical, agriculture, and metal finishing.

Centrifugal pumps can also be paired with multiple RO units for industries to save time and costs of these projects. These can be single or multi stage to boost pressure, improving the quality of water. The low maintenance and noise generation makes it a popular choice for reverse osmosis.

What is the Preferred Method for Procuring Reverse Osmosis Pumps?

The most preferred choice of purchasing RO pumps is through online sales channels. In 2020, more than 85% of the sales were generated from online platforms of sales. Sales through online channels sunk in the year 2020.

The segment is anticipated to hold prominent market share through 2021 and beyond due to easy returns and exchanges, price factors, and a broad product portfolio for customers to choose from.

Which Pump Type Exhibited Maximum Sales Figures?

Booster pumps were most sold and are expected to account for more than 80% of pumps sold in 2031. Booster pumps usually find roles for increasing pressure of water outlets after filtration process has taken place.

The increase in pressure helps in improved economy of the unit, supporting improved prospects for adoption of these products.

Competitive Landscape

Companies operating in the reverse osmosis pump market are aiming at product enhancements by collaborating on projects and building strategic partnerships with other manufacturers. This will help in expanding their product manufacturing capacity to address the demand of an expanding industrial consumer base.

  • In October 2019, Flowserve signed agreements to provide the main pumps for two large sea water reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination plants, Taweelah and Rabigh-3 in UAE and Saudi Arabia respectively.
  • In April 2021, Danfoss’ APP Pump was used in conjunction with the iSave21 plus, enabling Africa’s first 100% solar powered desalination to produce 10 million liters of fresh drinking water.
  • In June 2021, Advanced Watertek has entered into an agreement to deliver an agreed capacity of 100,000 US Gallons per day by upgrading the existing sea water RO system for the UAE.

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Forecast Period


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Market Analysis

USD Million for Value

Key Countries Covered

US, Canada, Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, GCC Countries, Turkey, Northern Africa, and South Africa

Key Segments Covered

Product type, Application and Region

Key Companies Profiled

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Key Questions Answered in the Report?

  • What is reverse osmosis pump market size?

    Driven by increasing demand for wastewater treatment, the global reverse osmosis pump market worth will surpass US$ 6.1 Mn in 2021. It is expected to surpass US$ 14.3 Bn in 2031.

  • At what rate did the reverse osmosis pump market expand in the last five years?

    According to FMI’s analysis, reverse osmosis pump sales have grown at 6.1% CAGR between 2016 and 2020.The market’s valuation stood at over US$ 6.7 Bn in 2020.

  • What are the key trends shaping the reverse osmosis pump market?

    There is increasing focus on oil and gas processing technologies in the market. Companies are currently focusing on water filtration. Besides this, online sales will significantly increase in the foreseeable future.

  • What are the key factors driving reverse osmosis pump market demand?

    Key factors fuelling the demand for reverse osmosis pump include shortage of clean water supplies, increasing use of sales through e-commerce, and growth in oil & gas industry requirements.

  • What is the North America reverse osmosis pump market outlook?

    Demand in North America will continue to rise, backed by increasing sales in the U.S. and Canada. As per FMI, North America will hold 27.5% of the global reverse osmosis pump market in 2021. The market will rise at 5.6% between 2021 and 2031.

  • Which Countries are Key Producers of Reverse osmosis pumps?

    Leading producers of reverse osmosis pumps include U.S. and China, followed by Japan and Germany.

  • What is the cumulative share of top five companies in the reverse osmosis pump market?

    The top 5 reverse osmosis pump companies including Ebara Corporation, Flowserve Corporation, Kubota Corporation, Xylem Inc., and Danfoss account for 26% of the global market.

  • Which Countries are Key Exporters of Reverse Osmosis pumps?

    China and Japan are the leading exporting countries for reverse osmosis pump distribution.

  • Which are the top countries driving demand for reverse osmosis pumps?

    India, ASEAN, Brazil, U.S., and China have emerged as leading countries aiding the demand for reverse osmosis pumps.

  • What are the key statistics for reverse osmosis pump market in Japan and South Korea?

    Japan and South Korea are estimated to hold a market value share of 31% and 7.1% of the East Asia reverse osmosis pump market in 2021.

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Reverse Osmosis Pump Market by Category

By Technology Type:

  • Centrifugal Pump
    • Single Stage
    • Multi Stage
  • Diaphragm Pumps

By Pump Type:

  • Booster Pump
  • Delivery/Demand Pumps

By Flow Rate:

  • 0.1 to 0.5 GPM
  • 0.5 to 1 GPM
  • 1.1 to 5 GPM  
  • 5 to 20 GPM
  • 20 to 100 GPM
  • 100 to 500 GPM
  • 500 to 1000 GPM

By Application Type:

  • Domestic & Commercial
    • Filtration Units
    • CounterTop Filter Cum Demineralizer
  • Industrial RO Filtration Unit
    • Manufacturing
    • Oil and Gas
    • Power Generation
  • Seawater Desalination Unit

By Sales Channel:

  • Online
  • Offline

By Region:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia & Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)

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