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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 | Apr 2014

Solid recovery: Increasing construction activity drives industry revenue growth

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
$595m
Annual Growth 09-14
0.5%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
2,360
Businesses
404
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

 


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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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