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