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 can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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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

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Gravel and Sand Quarrying industry has a medium concentration level with the four largest firms accounting for an estimated 66.5% of industry revenue in 2013-14. This is up from 62.4% in 2008-09 due to Boral and other large companies expanding via acquisitions and the opening of new quarries. Each firm has Australia-wide operations via a large number of quarries across the country. 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?

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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