Gravel and Sand Quarrying in Australia: Market Research Report

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Gravel and Sand Quarrying Market Research Report | ANZSIC B0911 | Aug 2015

Heavy load: Industry profit has declined due to higher cartage and wage costs

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 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Sand and gravel quarried by the industry is mainly used for raw materials in construction products and landscaping supplies. Across Australia's Sand and Gravel Quarrying industry, revenue growth has been limited in the five years through 2015-16 due to low building construction growth and weak increases in demand from concrete manufacturing companies. Subdued industry growth has been the result of difficult operating conditions from 2010-11 through 2012-13, as building activity slowed in response to domestic economic uncertainty, which limited investment in building and construction. Additionally, reduced public sector spending on infrastructure and non-dwelling construction projects over the past five years resulted in lower sand and gravel demand from these areas... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

The two main product groups quarried by the industry are sand, and gravel and pebbles. These are estimated to account for 73.4% and 26.6% of industry revenue, respectively, in 2015-16. The sand segment is broken down further into construction sand, fine sand and specialty sand.

Construction sand

Construction sand comprises rock and mineral particles (mainly quartz) that measure up to five millimetres in diameter. Construction sand is used mainly as fine aggregate in the manufacture of concrete and mortar. In this application, sand is often marketed in various sizes. Other major uses for construction sand include the manufacture of sand-lime bricks and filling or packing applications... purchase to read more


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What is the Gravel and Sand Quarrying Industry?

Firms in the industry operate sand and gravel quarries, and some 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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