That's dynamite: Technological changes and expanded services are driving industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Explosives Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Excess capacity may force firms to review their manufacturing footprint and cost base
  • New blasting technologies allow for blast modelling to improve accuracy and energy efficiency
  • Revenue volatility should fall as the mining sector increases the volume of commodities mined

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Explosives Manufacturing industry's fortunes are inextricably tied to Australia's resources sector. Industry operators are responsible for providing almost three million tonnes of blasting explosives each year to Australia's mining and quarrying industries. The industry was therefore an indirect beneficiary of Australia's resources commodity boom. Robust demand from the thermal coal market, capacity expansions across various mining industries and strong ammonium nitrate (AN) prices drove historic growth over much of the decade through 2012-13, with the industry posting record revenue of $3.4 billion. However, industry revenue then dropped away as falling commodity prices and excess supply took a toll on the Mining division. The industry is expected to post weak growth of 1.2%...

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    Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Explosives are chemical compounds or mixtures that produce an explosion or pyrotechnic effect. Explosives are predominantly used in mining and quarrying industries, but are also used by demolition and construction businesses, and by entertainment industries. Excepting pyrotechnic products used by entertainment industries, the relative size of each product segment does not vary significantly each year, reflecting the integrated nature of the products involved. For example, demand patterns and revenue for detonating caps and fuses tend to echo commercial explosives sales, as they are generally used together.

    Commercial explosives

    The commercial explosives product segment covers various blasting agents and oxidisers, and is estimated to account for 55.0% o..

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    Additional Insights for the Explosives Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Explosives Manufacturing Industry are

  • Having contracts that are favourable to the purchaser
  • Effective cost controls
  • Having contacts within key markets
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    Industry Products

    What is the Explosives Manufacturing Industry?

    Industry companies manufacture explosives. The industry’s main product is commercial explosives, including ammonium nitrate-based explosives. Other products manufactured include initiating systems, propellants, pyrotechnic products such as fireworks and flares, and explosives for military use. Industry participants also produce accessories such as blasting and detonating caps, fuses, cords and detonators.

    Industry Products
    Commercial explosives
    Initiating explosives
    Pyrotechnic products
    Industry Activities
    Blasting powder
    Detonator and fuse
    Ammonium nitrate and cellulose nitrate
    Matches and other pyrotechnic product
    Propellant powder and gun cotton
    Signal flare

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from coal mining
  • Demand from metal ore mining
  • Demand from gravel and sand quarrying
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Explosives Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Explosives Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Mining
  • Road and Bridge Construction
  • Heavy Industry and Other Non-Building Construction
  • Site Preparation Services
  • Defence

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Fertiliser Manufacturing
  • Industrial Gas Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Commercial explosives
  • Initiating explosives
  • Accessories
  • Pyrotechnic products
  • Other
  • Chart: Explosives Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Coal mining industries
  • Metal mining industries
  • Quarry and construction industries
  • Other markets
  • Military organisations
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Explosives Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Explosives Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Explosives Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Orica LimitedIncitec Pivot Limited
  • Table: Orica Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Incitec Pivot Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Explosives Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Explosives Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Ammonium Nitrate-Fuel Oil (Anfo)
  • One of the most commonly used commercial explosives.
  • Blasting Cap
  • A small explosive device generally used to detonate a larger, more powerful explosive such as dynamite. Most blasting caps contain a primary explosive.
  • Detonating Cord
  • High-speed fuse that is used in detonating high explosives.
  • Explosives
  • Chemical compounds or mixtures that burn or decompose rapidly, generating large amounts of gas, heat and pressure.
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