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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 2015

Rock solid: Greater construction activity drives revenue growth

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
$3bn
Annual Growth 10-15
1.9%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
7,653
Businesses
785
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The industry quarries and mines a wide range of rock, stone and related construction products. Crushed rock and stone, which is the industry's largest product segment, is projected to total 110.2 million tonnes in 2014-15 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 will be 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 are building companies, and cement and concrete manufacturers.

The Rock, Limestone and Clay Mining industry is expected to generate revenue totalling $3.5... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

Capital expenditure levels across the industry are relatively high, reflecting the cost of establishing a new quarry or expanding an existing one. In addition to the site, specialised equipment, including crushing, grading and screening facilities, is required. The industry also makes extensive use of heavy earth moving equipment and some firms also have considerable capital tied up in stock, particularly in the case of high value items such as dimension stone.

To calculate the capital intensity level, IBISWorld uses data from the industry cost structure. Depreciation is used as a proxy for capital and wages are used as a proxy for labour. In 2014-15, depreciation is estimated to account for 5.8% of industry revenue, with wages estimated to account for 16.9%... 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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