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 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
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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

Entry barriers to the Gravel and Sand Quarrying industry are relatively high. A major barrier is posed by the degree of vertical integration of the major participants, each of which is a substantial producer in the industries using sand and gravel: ready-mixed concrete, asphalt and concrete tiles. The minimum efficient scale of operation, combined with vertical integration, leads to high levels of industry concentration and limits opportunities for new players to enter the market. In addition, the major producers each have substantial interests in other industries, which provide a buffer against downturns in quarrying activity. Boral and Hanson are both involved in supplying energy products, while Holcim manufactures concrete through its Readymix division, and pipes via Humes... 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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