The global water meter market is expected to grow from $4.22 billion in 2020 to $4.65 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.2%, according to a report from ResearchAndMarkets.com. The market is expected to reach $5.53 billion in 2025 at a CAGR of 4.4%.
The growth is mainly due to the increase in water consumption, growing need for water management, global industrial development, supportive government regulations, the need for improvement in water utility usage and efficiency, and increasing demand to reduce non-revenue water losses.
Major players in the water meter market are Aclara Technologies, Badger Meter Inc, Diehl Stiftung GmbH & Co. KG, Honeywell International Inc., Itron Inc., Kamstrup AS, Landis+Gyr Corporation, Zenner International GmbH & Co. KG, Arad Group, BMETER, Datamatics Global Services Limited, Elster Group GmbH, Maddalena Spa, Mueller Water Products, Roper Industries, Sanchuan Wisdom Technology Co. Ltd., Neptune Technology Group and Aquiba Pty Ltd.
The launch of IoT-enabled water meters is a key trend gaining popularity in the water meter market. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of interrelated objects which are connected via the internet and collect and transfer the data over a wireless network without the need of another human. IoT-enabled water meter allows the user to know the exact of water used and creates two-way communication between the provider and the user to share information. It also helps in saving and reducing energy, forecasting the water demand, and identifying leaks.
Increasing water consumption is expected to propel the growth of the water meter market in the forecast period. With the rise in population water consumption is increasing day-by-day. Water consumption is defined as the amount of water that is not returned to the source after usage. Water meter affects the consumption of water as it charges the user as per the volume of water used and also provides easier detection of leakage in the water pipe which helps in less wastage of water. Therefore, increasing water consumption will drive the growth of water meters market.