Gravel and Sand Quarrying in Australia: Market Research Report

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Gravel and Sand Quarrying Market Research Report | ANZSIC B0911 | Sep 2013

Concrete recovery: Increasing construction activity will allow revenue growth to continue

IBISWorld’s Gravel and Sand Quarrying market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Revenue growth across Australia's Sand and Gravel Quarrying industry has been limited in the five years through 2013-14 due to flat building construction growth and weak increases in demand from concrete manufacturing companies. Low industry growth has been the result of difficult operating conditions to 2010-11 as building activity slowed in response to the global financial crisis and some domestic economic uncertainty that 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 investment in new quarry sites... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The bulk of sand and gravel production occurs in those states with the greatest amount of building activity, namely New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. 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. The sand, most of which is washed to remove clay, is used mainly in concrete and concrete products... 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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