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 provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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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 Locations Chapter

The bulk of sand and gravel production occurs in those states with the greatest sand and gravel natural resources, and the highest amount of building activity, namely New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. These three states are estimated to account for 80.8% of industry establishments in 2015-16, and 81.3% of industry revenue.

Sand and gravel for New South Wales comes mainly from river terraces in the Penrith area, deposits in the Nepean and Hawkesbury rivers at Camden and Londonderry, and the coastal dunes of Kurnell Peninsula. In Victoria, the most important sources of construction sand were old river deposits in the Clayton-Springvale-Dingley area and in the Cranbourne-Frankston area. As these supplies became depleted, production moved to the Central Highlands region... 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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