Digging deep: Revenue is anticipated to return to growth following weak construction demand

Firms in the Rock, Limestone and Clay Mining industry quarry and mine a range of rock, stone and related construction products. Crushed rock and stone output, which is the industry's largest product segment, is expected to total 106.1 million tonnes in 2018-19, and account for almost 70% of the industry's revenue. Other key industry products include limestone, dimension stone (marble, granite, slate and sandstone), and clay for tiles and bricks. A high proportion of the industry's output is used by construction services providers, building construction firms, and heavy construction companies. Manufacturers are also a key market for the industry's products, particularly cement, concrete and brick manufacturers.Industry revenue is projected to decline at an annualised 1.0%...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • International trade in the industry is low due to the bulky nature of the industry's goods
  • High transportation costs limit import competition, which benefits local firms
  • Demand for aggregate from cement manufacturers is forecast to increase at a steady rate
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Companies operating in the Rock, Limestone and Clay Mining industry produce a range of rock and related products. The main product groups are crushed rock and stone, limestone, dimension stone (including marble, granite and slate) and clay. These products are mainly sold to downstream construction, building and manufacturing industries.Crushed rock and stoneThe largest industry product segment is crushed rock and stone. This segment's products are used by a range of construction and building companies for drainage, ballast, landscape use, erosion control, as a binder for concrete and asphalt, and other applications. This segment has remained stable as a share of revenue over the past five years, and is expected to account for 68.3% of industry revenue in 2018-19. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Rock, Limestone and Clay Mining Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Rock, Limestone and Clay Mining are:

  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from construction services and Demand from cement, lime, plaster and concrete product manufacturing in the Rock, Limestone and Clay Mining industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Rock, Limestone and Clay Mining Industry?

    Industry firms quarry a range of construction materials, including rock, dimension stone (such as marble, granite and slate), clay, limestone and dolomite. Firms may also crush or screen broken rock.

    Industry Products
  • Crushed rock and stone
  • Dimension stone
  • Limestone
  • Clay
  • Other quarry products and minerals
  • Industry Activities
  • Aggregate quarrying
  • Bentonite quarrying
  • Building stone, slate and sandstone quarrying
  • Clay, cement clay and tile clay quarrying
  • Construction materials crushing or screening
  • Dimension stone quarrying
  • Earth, soil or filling quarrying
  • Granite, limestone and marble quarrying
  • Road fill quarrying
  • Kaolin, chalk, dolomite and other quarrying
  • 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 construction services
  • Demand from cement, lime, plaster and concrete product manufacturing
  • Demand from building construction
  • Demand from road and bridge construction
  • Domestic price of concrete, cement and sand

  • Current Performance
  • Building and construction drivers
  • Revenue falls
  • Profitability and structure
  • Low international trade
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Highly resourced
  • Securing gains
  • Table: Rock, Limestone and Clay Mining Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Rock, Limestone and Clay Mining Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Clay Brick Manufacturing
  • Cement and Lime Manufacturing
  • Plaster Product Manufacturing
  • Multi-Unit Apartment and Townhouse Construction
  • Road and Bridge Construction
  • Heavy Industry and Other Non-Building Construction
  • Site Preparation Services
  • Landscaping Services

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

  • Products & Services
  • Crushed rock and stone
  • Limestone
  • Dimension stone
  • Other quarry products and minerals
  • Clay
  • Chart: Rock, Limestone and Clay Mining Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Construction services providers
  • Cement, concrete and brick manufacturers
  • Building construction sector
  • Heavy construction sector
  • Other manufacturers and sectors
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Rock, Limestone and Clay Mining 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 Rock, Limestone and Clay Mining

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Rock, Limestone and Clay Mining Industry

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

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Rock, Limestone and Clay Mining 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 Rock, Limestone and Clay Mining Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Crushed Rock Output (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Brick Clay
  • Clay that is suitable for the production of bricks.
  • Crushed Rock
  • Rock or stone that is excavated and then crushed to the appropriate size.
  • Dimension Stone
  • Large, sound, relatively flawless blocks of stone used as building stone, monumental stone, paving stone, curbing, and flagging. Typical varieties include marble, granite and slate.
  • Kaolin
  • A fine white clay that does not expand greatly in water, primarily used as a filler or a pigment, and used in ceramics.
  • Limestone
  • A rock consisting mainly of calcium, primarily used in the manufacture of cement.
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