Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Rock, Limestone and Clay Mining industry is expected to generate revenue of $3.33 billion in 2012-13, compared with $3.25 billion in 2007-08. Industry revenue is expected to expand by 5.1% in 2012-13, building on the gains of the previous two years. The large increase in industry revenue expected for 2012-13 reflects the expected pick up in construction activity and growing demand for rock of various types. Non-dwelling construction is expanding particularly strongly. Despite this large gain, growth for the five years through 2012-13 is expected to be a slow 0.5% per year due to sharp declines in 2009-10 and 2008-09. The industry's share of GDP is expected to be about 0.1% in 2012-13 and it is expected to make a profit of $259.7 million... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The Rock, Limestone and Clay Mining industry has a moderate level of concentration, with the four major industry participants (Boral, Holcim, Hanson and Sibelco) holding a combined estimated market share of 63.1%.
A number of firms in the industry are subsidiaries of one or another of these firms, which have tended to grow by acquisition, as well as by developing new quarries. In addition to supplying private and government construction projects, these companies generally also consume a substantial part of their quarry output in products such as cement, asphalt and bricks. Vertical integration is the norm for the industry... purchase to read more