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 Key Buyers Chapter
The Gravel and Sand Quarrying industry has a medium concentration level, with the four largest firms accounting for an estimated 59.1% of industry revenue in 2015-16. This is up from 57.7% in 2010-11 due to Boral and other large companies expanding via acquisitions and the opening of new quarries. Each firm has Australia-wide operations and a 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