Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Rock, Limestone and Clay Mining industry is estimated to generate revenue of $3.4 billion in 2013-14, up from $3.3 billion in 2008-09 at an annualised 0.8% for the five years. Industry revenue is expected to expand by 3.2% in 2013-14, building on the gains of the previous two years. This growth reflects the expected pick up in construction and building activity and growing demand for rock, stone and clay. Total construction activity has increased due to growth in infrastructure development, residential unit construction and road construction projects that use industry products. Despite this large gain, growth for the five years through 2013-14 is expected to be low due to a sharp decline in 2009-10 and a small fall in 2010-11.
The industry produces a wide range of products... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The Rock, Limestone and Clay Mining industry has a low concentration level with the four major industry participants (Holcim, Boral, Hanson and Sibelco) estimated to account for 34.1% of industry revenue in 2013-14. The eight largest companies in the industry are estimated to account for 38.5% of industry revenue for the year. The industry concentration level has increased in the past five years due to expansion by the major players and acquisitions of smaller firms. This trend is forecast to continue over the five years through 2018-19.
The major players have tended to grow developing new quarries and mines in the past five years... purchase to read more