Ready to rock: Profit margins are forecast to improve due to higher gravel and sand prices

IBISWorld’s Gravel and Sand Quarrying 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 Analysis & Industry Trends

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 subdued over the past five years, largely due to low building construction growth and weak demand from concrete manufacturing companies. In particular, difficult operating conditions in 2012-13 and 2014-15 affected the industry's growth rate, as the activity in some construction industries slowed. Additionally, the reduced public sector spending on heavy industry and other non-building construction over the past five years has resulted in lower sand and gravel demand from this market.

Industry revenue is projected to increase by an annualised 1.7% over the five years through 2016-17, to $688.5 million...

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Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Gravel and Sand Quarrying industry is in a mature life cycle phase due to moderate industry revenue rates in recent years. Additionally, over the 10 years through 2021-22, industry value added (the industry’s contribution to national GDP) is estimated to increase at an annualised 1.5%. This lower than the expected growth rate of the whole economy over the same period, with GDP estimated to increase at an annualised 2.6%. This shows that the industry will make up for a smaller proportion of the national economy in 2021-22 than it did in 2011-12. The industry’s lower growth compared with the overall economy is due to mixed demand from a generally weak construction and building sector in the past five years, with growth recovering in the next five years.


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Industry Products

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
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

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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