Gravel and Sand Quarrying in Australia - Market Research Report

Gravel and Sand Quarrying industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: -0.2%

The Gravel and Sand Quarrying industry produces raw materials that are mainly used in glass and cement product manufacturing, and construction services. Rising demand from building construction and increased demand from road and bridge construction have supported the industry over the past five years. Furthermore, greater demand from glass and glass product manufacturers, and concrete manufacturers, has helped to support industry demand over the period. However, reduced public sector spending on heavy industry and other non-building construction over the past five years has reduced demand for sand and gravel from this market. Sand and gravel output from the industry has only increased marginally over the period. Industry revenue is expected to decli...
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Gravel and Sand Quarrying industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Gravel and Sand Quarrying industry's performance will continue to depend on demand for glass and concrete products, and building and infrastructure projects, such as roads, bridges and ports, over the next five years. Industry revenue is forecast to grow steadily over the period, supported by rising building and general construction activity. Industry revenue is projected to increase at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to reach $XX.X million. Residential dwelling expenditure Housing construction volumes will continue to affect demand for sand and gravel used in glass and concrete products over the five years through XXX-XX. The industry is anticipated to benefit from higher house construction volumes and growth in multi-un...
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Gravel and Sand Quarrying industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $680m
  • business Number of Businesses: 752
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 1,858

Biggest companies in the Gravel and Sand Quarrying industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Gravel and Sand Quarrying in Australia industry include Boral Limited, Hanson Australia (Holdings) Proprietary Limited, Holcim (Australia) Holdings Pty Ltd and Adelaide Brighton Ltd.

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What is Gravel and Sand Quarrying industry?

Industry Definition

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

Industry Products and Services

  • Specialty sand
  • Gravel
  • Fine sand
  • Construction sand
  • Decorative pebbles
  • Silica sand

Industry Activities

  • Quarrying pebbles
  • Quarrying, washing or screening river gravel
  • Gathering ornamental rocks
  • Quarrying, washing or screening sand

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

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

Main Activities

  • Quarrying pebbles
  • Quarrying, washing or screening river gravel
  • Gathering ornamental rocks
  • Quarrying, washing or screening sand

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Construction services companies that require sand and gravel from the industry provide site preparation, building structure and landscaping services to co...
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Demand from construction services
Demand from glass and glass product manufacturing
Demand from ready-mixed concrete manufacturing
Domestic price of concrete, cement and sand

Current Performance

Construction demand
Revenue and profit
Local focus
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Investment trends
Low international trade
 Table: Gravel and Sand Quarrying in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Gravel and Sand Quarrying in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing in Australia
Cement and Lime Manufacturing in Australia
Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing in Australia
Concrete Product Manufacturing in Australia
Construction in Australia


Key Selling Industries

Mining and Industrial Machinery Wholesaling in Australia
Commercial Vehicle Wholesaling in Australia
Motor Vehicle Engine and Parts Repair and Maintenance in Australia
Road Freight Transport in Australia



Products & Services

The Gravel and Sand Quarrying industry produces two main product groups: sand, and gravel and pebbles. These two product groups are expected to account fo...
Construction services companies
Cement and concrete manufacturers
Export markets
Construction industries
Other sectors

Demand Determinants

Sand and gravel demand is influenced by the level of activity in glass and cement manufacturing, and construction industries. Industry materials are used ...
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Major Markets

Construction services companies
Cement and concrete manufacturers
Export markets
Construction industries
Other sectors


 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Gravel and Sand Quarrying in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

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

Market Share Concentration

The Gravel and Sand Quarrying industry exhibits moderate concentration, with the four largest firms expected to account for 69.1% of industry revenue in t...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Gravel and Sand Quarrying in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Gravel and Sand Quarrying in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Boral Limited is the largest building and construction materials supplier in Australia. The company also has significant operations in the United States a...
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Boral

 Table: Boral - financial performance

Hanson Australia Holdings

 Table: Hanson Australia Holdings - financial performance

Holcim Australia

 Table: Holcim Australia - financial performance

Adelaide Brighton

 Table: Adelaide Brighton - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Gravel and Sand Quarrying industry displays moderate market share concentration, reflecting moderate plant and equipment expenses, and extensive costs...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Gravel and Sand Quarrying 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 Gravel and Sand Quarrying in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Sand and Gravel Output (2007-2025)

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, %

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    Industry Financial Ratios
  • Revenue Forecasts
    Revenue Forecasts
  • 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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