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Rock, Limestone and Clay Mining in Australia: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Rock, Limestone and Clay Mining Market Research Report | ANZSIC B0919 | Apr 2016

Strong foundations: Infrastructure projects have been key drivers of demand for industry products

IBISWorld’s Rock, Limestone and Clay Mining 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
Revenue
$4bn
Annual Growth 11-16
3.0%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Employment
7,909
Businesses
806
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Industry firms quarry and mine a range of rock, stone and related construction products. Crushed rock and stone, which is the industry's largest product segment, is projected to total 113.9 million tonnes in 2015-16 and account for almost half of the industry's revenue. Other key industry products include dimension stone (marble, granite, slate and sandstone), clay for tiles and bricks, and limestone. The bulk of output is used by the local construction sector, either directly or as an input into other products such as cement and bricks. Other markets for the industry's products include building companies, and cement and concrete manufacturers.

The Rock, Limestone and Clay Mining industry is expected to generate revenue totalling $3.6... purchase to read more

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A major entry barrier to the industry is the degree of vertical integration of the major participants, each of which is substantial producers in the industries using construction materials: ready-mixed concrete, asphalt and bricks. While it is relatively easy for a new firm to enter the industry, it is difficult for these new companies to build up the scale required to develop a profitable business. There are also several government regulations and requirements associated with entering the industry and operating in the industry. Worker safety is important at quarries and companies are required to meet strict safety requirements.

Large amounts of capital are required to establish substantial quarries and other mines for industry goods... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Rock, Limestone and Clay Mining Industry?

Firms in the industry quarry a range of construction materials, including rock, dimension stone (such as marble, granite and slate), clay, limestone and dolomite. Firms may also crush or screen broken rock.

Industry Products
Crushed rock and stoneDimension stoneLimestoneClayOther quarry products and minerals
 
Industry Activities
Aggregate quarryingBentonite quarryingBuilding stone, slate and sandstone quarryingClay, cement clay and tile clay quarryingConstruction materials crushing or screeningDimension stone quarryingEarth, soil or filling quarryingGranite, limestone and marble quarryingRoad fill quarryingKaolin, chalk, dolomite and other quarrying


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