Gravel and Sand Quarrying in Australia: Market Research Report

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Gravel and Sand Quarrying Market Research Report | ANZSIC B0911 | Apr 2014

Solid recovery: Increasing construction activity drives industry revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Gravel and Sand Quarrying market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Across Australia's Sand and Gravel Quarrying industry, revenue growth has been limited in the five years through 2013-14 due to low building construction growth and weak increases in demand from concrete manufacturing companies. Low industry growth has been the result of difficult operating and economic conditions through 2010-11 and 2011-12 as building activity slowed in response to domestic economic uncertainty, which limited investment in building and construction. However, a stronger economy in subsequent years, greater building activity and increased concrete demand contributed to improved operating conditions for sand and gravel quarries, driving industry output and revenue in 2012-13 and 2013-14... purchase to read more

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The Gravel and Sand Quarrying industry is in a mature life cycle phase due to moderate industry revenue and value added growth rates in recent years. Over the 10 years through 2018-19, industry value added (the industry's contribution to national GDP) is estimated to increase at an annualised 1.3%. This is almost half the expected growth rate of the whole economy over the same period, with GDP estimated to increase at an annualised 2.6% over the same period. The industry's lower growth compared with the overall economy is due to lower demand from a generally weak construction and building sector in the past five years.

Industry establishment numbers have grown only slightly, despite output growth from 2011-12 through 2013-14 and high profit levels... purchase to read more


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What is the Gravel and Sand Quarrying Industry?

Firms in this industry operate sand and gravel quarries, and may also wash or screen the products recovered.

Industry Products
Specialty sandGravelFine sandConstruction sand
Industry Activities
Quarrying pebblesQuarrying, washing or screening river gravelGathering ornamental rocksQuarrying, washing or screening sand

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