As current statistics on local production is not readily available the table above indicates estimated market turnover as reported by Swentec – The Swedish Environmental Technology Council. The numbers presented by Swentec include products as well as related services. For 2008, latest figures available, Swentec reports the following turnover per cleantech area: Water treatment $1,886 mill, Air purification $673 million, Waste management and recycling $7,882, Bioenergy $2,479, Solar, wind and water energy $2,010, Sustainable building and water purification $3,259, Transports $875, Soil remediation $226, Environmental noise $57, Consulting, education services $1,221
The environment is one of the most important issues of our times. Sweden was among the first countries in the world to recognize the growing environmental problems. Swedish environmental technologies and services firms are active in the areas of air pollution, water and waste water treatment, waste management and recycling. Domestic suppliers of pollution control equipment are strong and world leaders in their respective field, but they look for new development in R&D and the application for new techniques. American products enjoy a good reputation on the market but will find strong competition from both domestic firms as well as third-country suppliers.
According to trade sources, the market for water treatment control is mature and well covered while best sales prospects may be found in products and services related to air pollution control, soil remediation and waste management products/techniques.