Air pollution control industry is a typical policy guidance industry whose trend and demand are depended on national environmental protection policy and downstream fixed asset investment level. The industry has unique periodicity.
China's major air pollutants: sulfur dioxide, soot, industrial dust and nitrogen oxides. In 2010, the total volume of industrial waste gas emissions was 47.52 trillion cubic meters which is 1.38 times that of 2003.
Exhaust treatment industry is one of the pillars of China's environmental protection industry; its market scale increased from CNY 18.5 billion in 2006 to CNY 38.7 billion in 2010, the average annual growth rate was 15.9%. In 2011, the market scale of exhaust treatment was CNY 47.21 billion; the average annual growth rate was 20%. In 2012, the market scale of exhaust treatment was CNY 57.93 billion, up 22.7% YoY.
The demand for exhaust treatment is mainly concentrated in the power and steel industries; the demand of power industry accounts for more than 80%. China's power industry has high concentration ratio, mainly concentrated in China Huaneng Group, China Datang Corporation Renewable Power Co., Ltd., China Guodian Corporation, China Huadian Corporation, China Power Investment Corporation, etc. these groups all set up exhaust treatment subsidiaries; these subsidiaries account for larger market share in China's exhaust treatment industry; while other private enterprises are winning more and more market share through introducing advanced exhaust treatment technology and adopting flexible business strategy.
During "12th Five-year" period, emission standards of major air pollutants, represented by soot, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxides, will be further improved. Thermal power, steel and other major air pollutant emission industries will face a new round of investment in equipment improvement; driven by the opportunity, air pollution control industry will usher in a new round of growth.