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Gravel and Sand Quarrying in Australia: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

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

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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
Revenue
$663m
Annual Growth 10-15
0.7%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
2,310
Businesses
405
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Across Australia's Sand and Gravel Quarrying industry, revenue growth has been limited in the five years through 2014-15, due to low building construction growth and weak increases in demand from concrete manufacturing companies. Slow 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. 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 2013-14 and 2014-15... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

The two main products quarried by the industry are sand and gravel, which are estimated to account for 79.9% and 20.1% of industry revenue, respectively, in 2014-15. 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 for filling or packing applications... 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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