Ready to rock: Revenue increases despite mixed demand from the construction sector

The Gravel and Sand Quarrying industry produces raw materials that are mainly used in construction products and landscaping supplies. The industry's performance has been largely steady over the past five years, due to improved demand from building construction and increased demand from road and bridge construction. However, declining demand from concrete manufacturers has limited the industry's performance over the period. Additionally, reduced public sector spending on heavy industry and other non-building construction over the past five years has reduced sand and gravel demand from this market. However, higher prices for concrete, cement and sand have generally benefited the industry.Industry revenue is projected to increase at an annualised more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry’s moderate profitability is due limited substitutes and low import competition offset by high input costs
  • Demand for sand and gravel from ready-mixed concrete manufacturers has declined
  • Housing construction trends will influence demand for sand and gravel over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    The Gravel and Sand Quarrying industry produces two main product groups: sand, and gravel and pebbles. These two product groups are estimated to account for 73.4% and 26.6% of industry revenue, respectively, in 2017-18. The sand segment is broken down further into construction sand, fine sand and specialty sand.Construction sandConstruction sand comprises rock and mineral particles (mainly quartz) that measure up to five millimetres in diameter. Construction sand is used mainly as fine aggregate in the manufacture of concrete and mortar. Sand is often marketed in various sizes for this application. Other major uses for construction sand include the manufacture of sand-lime bricks and filling or packing applications. Con...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Gravel and Sand Quarrying Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Gravel and Sand Quarrying Industry are

  • Proximity to key suppliers
  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Downstream ownership links
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from building construction and Demand from road and bridge construction in the Gravel and Sand Quarrying industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Gravel and Sand Quarrying Industry?

    Industry firms operate sand and gravel quarries. Some industry firms also wash or screen the products recovered.

    Industry Products
  • Specialty sand
  • Gravel
  • Fine sand
  • Construction sand
  • Decorative pebbles
  • Industry Activities
  • Quarrying pebbles
  • Quarrying, washing or screening river gravel
  • Gathering ornamental rocks
  • Quarrying, washing or screening sand
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from building construction
  • Demand from road and bridge construction
  • Demand from ready-mixed concrete manufacturing
  • Domestic price of concrete, cement and sand
  • Road freight service price

  • Current Performance
  • Construction demand
  • Revenue and profit
  • Local focus
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Residential dwelling expenditure
  • Investment trends
  • Low international trade
  • Table: Gravel and Sand Quarrying Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Gravel and Sand Quarrying Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Cement and Lime Manufacturing
  • Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing
  • Concrete Product Manufacturing
  • House Construction
  • Multi-Unit Apartment and Townhouse Construction
  • Commercial and Industrial Building Construction
  • Institutional Building Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Motor Vehicle Engine and Parts Repair and Maintenance
  • Road Freight Transport

  • Products & Services
  • Construction sand
  • Fine sand
  • Gravel
  • Specialty sand
  • Decorative pebbles
  • Chart: Gravel and Sand Quarrying Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Cement and concrete manufacturers
  • Road and highway construction firms
  • Exports
  • Residential building contractors
  • Non-residential building contractors
  • Landscaping suppliers and other sectors
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Gravel and Sand Quarrying Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Gravel and Sand Quarrying

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Gravel and Sand Quarrying Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Boral Limited, Hanson Australia (Holdings) Proprietary Limited, Holcim (Australia) Holdings Pty Ltd, Adelaide Brighton Ltd,
  • Table: Boral Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Hanson Australia (Holdings) Proprietary Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Holcim (Australia) Holdings Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Adelaide Brighton Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Gravel and Sand Quarrying Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Gravel and Sand Quarrying Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Sand and Gravel Output (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Decorative Pebbles
  • Up to 64 millimetres in diameter, decorative pebbles are often quarried from rivers and used for ornamental landscaping purposes.
  • Gravel
  • Naturally occurring rock fragments or pebbles, up to about 64 millimetres in diameter.
  • Menage Sand
  • Very fine, washed and processed sand for specialist uses.
  • Quarrying
  • The extraction of sand, stone, rock and construction materials from an open pit or surface quarry.
  • Sand
  • Particles of mineral material, primarily quartz, up to five millimetres in diameter.
  • Screening
  • A process using a series of wire screens with holes of diminishing size to separate particles of different size.
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