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Gravel and Sand Quarrying in Australia: Market Research Report

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Gravel and Sand Quarrying Market Research Report | ANZSIC B0911 | Aug 2016

Ready to rock: Profit margins are forecast to improve due to higher gravel and sand prices

The Gravel and Sand Quarrying market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Gravel and Sand Quarrying industry produces raw materials that are mainly used in construction products and landscaping supplies. The industry's performance has been subdued over the past five years, largely due to low building construction growth and weak demand from concrete manufacturing companies. In particular, difficult operating conditions in 2012-13 and 2014-15 affected the industry's growth rate, as the activity in some construction industries slowed. Additionally, the reduced public sector spending on heavy industry and other non-building construction over the past five years has resulted in lower sand and gravel demand from this market.

Industry revenue is projected to increase by an annualised 1.7% over the five years through 2016-17, to $688.5 million... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Gravel and Sand Quarrying industry has a moderate level of concentration, with the four largest firms accounting for an estimated 60.9% of industry revenue in 2016-17. This is up from 58.1% in the past five years due to several major players expanding via acquisitions and the opening of new quarries. Most major players have Australia-wide operations, and each has a relatively large number of quarries. The major players each use a substantial share of the sand and gravel from company-owned quarries in the manufacture of intermediate or secondary construction materials, such as concrete, asphalt, tiles or bricks.

A large number of independent operators, which often concentrate on particular regional areas, account for the remainder of the industry... purchase to read more


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What is the Gravel and Sand Quarrying Industry?

Industry firms operate sand and gravel quarries. Some industry firms also wash or screen the products recovered.

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

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