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Gravel and Sand Quarrying in Australia: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Gravel and Sand Quarrying Market Research Report | ANZSIC B0911 | Aug 2016

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.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$689m
Annual Growth 12-17
1.7%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Employment
2,380
Businesses
421
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... purchase to read more

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Industry entry barriers are relatively high. A major barrier is the large players’ degree of vertical integration, as each is a substantial producer in the industries using sand and gravel: ready-mixed concrete, asphalt and concrete tiles. The minimum efficient scale of operation, combined with vertical integration, increases industry concentration and limits new players’ ability to enter the market. The major producers also have substantial interests in other industries, which provide a buffer against downturns in quarrying activity. Boral and Hanson are involved in supplying energy products, while Holcim manufactures concrete through its Readymix division, and pipes via Humes.

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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 sandGravelFine sandConstruction sandDecorative pebbles
 
Industry Activities
Quarrying pebblesQuarrying, washing or screening river gravelGathering ornamental rocksQuarrying, washing or screening sand


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