Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Gravel and Sand Quarrying industry produces raw materials that are mainly used in construction products and landscaping supplies. The industry's performance has been subdued over the past five years, largely due to low building construction growth and weak demand from concrete manufacturing companies. In particular, difficult operating conditions in 2012-13 and 2014-15 affected the industry's growth rate, as the activity in some construction industries slowed. Additionally, the reduced public sector spending on heavy industry and other non-building construction over the past five years has resulted in lower sand and gravel demand from this market.
Industry revenue is projected to increase by an annualised 1.7% over the five years through 2016-17, to $688.5 million... 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 80.2% of industry establishments in 2016-17, and 80.9% 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