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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 | Sep 2014

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IBISWorld’s Gravel and Sand Quarrying market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$663m
Annual Growth 10-15
0.7%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
2,310
Businesses
405
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Across Australia's Sand and Gravel Quarrying industry, revenue growth has been limited in the five years through 2014-15, due to low building construction growth and weak increases in demand from concrete manufacturing companies. Slow 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. 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 2013-14 and 2014-15... purchase to read more

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The Gravel and Sand Quarrying industry has a medium concentration level, with the four largest firms accounting for an estimated 62.0% of industry revenue in 2014-15. This is up from 60.9% in 2009-10 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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