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 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 33.9% of industry revenue in 2014-15. The eight largest companies in the industry are estimated to account for 38.6% 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 2019-20.
The major players have tended to grow developing new quarries and mines in the past five years... purchase to read more