Explosives Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report

Explosives Manufacturing industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 3.4%

The Explosives Manufacturing industry's performance is tied to Australia's resources sector and therefore tends to be moderately volatile, reflecting its reliance on markets prone to cyclical fluctuations. Industry operators provide almost three million tonnes of blasting explosives to Australia's mining and quarrying sectors each year. The industry therefore indirectly benefited from Australia's resources commodity boom. In particular, robust demand from the thermal coal market, capacity expansions across various mining industries and strong ammonium nitrate prices drove historic growth over much of the decade through 2012-13. However, revenue then fell between 2013-14 and 2017-18, as falling commodity prices and excess supply negatively affected de...
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Explosives Manufacturing industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The industry is projected to grow at a moderate rate over the next five years. Revenue is forecast to rise at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $X.X billion. Growth will be driven by greater volumes of mined commodities, and higher sales of technology-based products, including electronic and wireless blasting products. Despite subdued growth forecast for Australia's mining sector, production capacity expansions and associated higher production volumes will likely boost demand for explosive goods. Developments in Australia's quarrying sector and the downstream Construction division are also anticipated to affect the industry's performance over the period. Following several years of low or declining construction activity, a proj...
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Explosives Manufacturing industry statistics

  • business Number of Businesses: 98
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 3,490

Biggest companies in the Explosives Manufacturing industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Explosives Manufacturing in Australia industry include Orica Limited and Incitec Pivot Limited.

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What is Explosives Manufacturing industry?

Industry Definition

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 and Services

  • Commercial explosives
  • Other products
  • Accessories
  • Pyrotechnic products
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Blasting powder manufacturing
  • Detonator and fuse manufacturing
  • Dynamite manufacturing
  • Fireworks manufacturing
  • Ammonium nitrate and cellulose nitrate manufacturing
  • Matches and other pyrotechnic product manufacturing
  • Propellant powder and gun cotton manufacturing
  • Signal flare manufacturing

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

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.

Main Activities

  • Blasting powder manufacturing
  • Detonator and fuse manufacturing
  • Dynamite manufacturing
  • Fireworks manufacturing
  • Ammonium nitrate and cellulose nitrate manufacturing
  • Matches and other pyrotechnic product manufacturing
  • Propellant powder and gun cotton manufacturing
  • Signal flare manufacturing

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

The Coal Mining subdivision is a key market for explosives. Australia is a key exporter of both metallurgical and thermal coal. Much of this output is des...
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Demand from coal mining
Demand from metal ore mining
Demand from gravel and sand quarrying
Trade-weighted index

Current Performance

Changing product profile
Volatile margins and prices
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Regulatory changes
 Table: Explosives Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Explosives Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Mining
Road and Bridge Construction in Australia
Heavy Industry and Other Non-Building Construction in Australia
Site Preparation Services in Australia
Defence in Australia


Key Selling Industries

Fertiliser Manufacturing in Australia
Industrial Gas Manufacturing in Australia
Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing in Australia




Products & Services

Explosives are chemical compounds or mixtures that produce an explosion or pyrotechnic effect. While explosives are mainly used by mining and quarrying in...
Metal mining industries
Quarry and construction industries
Other markets



Demand Determinants

Mining production volumes and strip ratios determine industry activity. The strip ratio compares the volume of waste burdens to be removed to the volume o...
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Major Markets

Metal mining industries
Quarry and construction industries
Other markets




 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Explosives Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The Explosives Manufacturing industry is characterised by a high level of market share concentration. The industry's two major players are Orica Limited a...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Explosives Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Explosives Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Following a series of divestments over the past decade, Orica Limited is now a pure-play mining services company. Orica is one of the world's largest prov...
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Orica

 Table: Orica - financial performance

Incitec Pivot

 Table: Incitec Pivot - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Explosives Manufacturing industry has a high level of capital intensity. The industry spends an estimated $2.29 on labour for every dollar invested in...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Explosives Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Explosives Manufacturing in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2026)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2026)
Establishments (2007-2026)
Businesses (2007-2026)
Employment (2007-2026)
Exports (2007-2026)
Imports (2007-2026)
Wages (2007-2026)
Domestic Demand (2007-2026)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

AMMONIUM NITRATE-FUEL OIL (ANFO)

BLASTING CAP

DETONATING CORD

EXPLOSIVES

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  • Revenue Forecasts
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  • Historical and Forecast Growth
    Historical and Forecast Growth
  • Industry Market Size
    Industry Market Size
  • Industry Major Players
    Industry Major Players
  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
    Industry Trends
  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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