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 Locations Chapter
Industry distribution by geographic region for establishment numbers and industry revenue is highest in the eastern states. New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria are the main states for production and revenue. Combined, these three states are estimated to account for 71.3% of establishment numbers in 2013-14 and 73.5% of industry revenue. These states have traditionally been large producers of crushed rock, stone, dimension stone, limestone and clay. This is due to these products being located in these states, as well as the location of a large number of downstream markets and extensive construction and building activity.
Crushed stone is the largest product segment for the industry and is greatest in Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales... purchase to read more