Time to clay: Revenue has grown over the past five years due to positive construction trends

IBISWorld’s Rock, Limestone and Clay Mining 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 Threats & Opportunities

  • International trade in the industry is low due to the bulky nature of the industry's goods
  • High transport costs limit import competition, benefiting local firms
  • Demand for aggregate from cement manufacturers is forecast to increase at a steady rate

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    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 116.8 million tonnes in 2016-17 and account for almost half of the industry's revenue. Other key industry products include dimension stone (marble, granite, slate and sandstone), clay for tiles and bricks, and limestone. Most of the industry's output is used by the local construction sector, either directly or as an input into other products such as cement and bricks. Other markets for the industry's products include landscaping companies, and cement and concrete manufacturers.

    The industry's revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 2.5%...

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    Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Rock, Limestone and Clay Mining industry has a low concentration level with the four largest industry participants expected to account for 30.4% of industry revenue in 2016-17. The eight largest companies in the industry are projected to account for 36.1% of industry revenue in 2016-17. The industry's concentration has increased slightly over the past five years due to expansion and acquisition activity by the major players. This trend is forecast to continue over the five years through 2021-22.

    Generally, the major players have grown or expanded output over the past five years by developing new quarries and mines. Vertical integration is the industry norm. In ..

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    Additional Insights for the Rock, Limestone and Clay Mining Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Rock, Limestone and Clay Mining Industry 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 building construction and Demand from road and bridge construction in the Rock, Limestone and Clay Mining industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    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
    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

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from building construction
  • Demand from road and bridge construction
  • Domestic price of concrete, cement and sand
  • Public concerns over environmental issues
  • Demand from clay brick manufacturing

  • Current Performance
  • Building and construction drivers
  • General revenue growth
  • Profit growth
  • 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

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Clay Brick Manufacturing
  • Cement and Lime Manufacturing
  • Plaster Product Manufacturing
  • House Construction
  • Multi-Unit Apartment and Townhouse Construction
  • Road and Bridge Construction
  • Heavy Industry and Other Non-Building Construction
  • Commercial and Industrial Building Construction

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

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

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Heavy construction sector
  • Cement, concrete and brick manufacturers
  • Building 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
    Competitive Landscape
    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
    Major Companies
    Holcim (Australia) Holdings Pty LtdHanson Australia (Holdings) Proprietary LimitedBoral LimitedSibelco 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

  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Rock, Limestone and Clay Mining Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Crushed Rock Output (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    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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