Blowing up: Rising glass manufacturing has supported demand for quarried sand

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 decline at an annualised more.

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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Limited substitute competition and low import penetration have helped to limit profit falls
  • Demand for sand and gravel from ready-mixed concrete manufacturers has increased
  • Housing construction trends will influence demand for sand and gravel over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Gravel and Sand Quarrying industry displays moderate market share concentration, reflecting moderate plant and equipment expenses, and extensive costs related to establishing a new quarry or expanding an existing one. Industry firms generally require substantial investments in specialised quarrying equipment, including heavy earthmoving equipment such as excavators, loaders, bulldozers and dump trucks. Industry operators also use grading and screening facilities, and sand-washing facilities.The industry requires moderate labour inputs. Firms require employees to carry out a range of quarrying activity, along with processing gravel and sand after mining. For each dollar spent on wages in 2018-19, firms are expected to invest $0.25 in capital plant and equipment. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Gravel and Sand Quarrying Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Gravel and Sand Quarrying are:

  • Proximity to key suppliers
  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Downstream ownership links
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from construction services and Demand from glass and glass product manufacturing in the Gravel and Sand Quarrying industry impact industry performance..

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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 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
  • 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 glass and glass product manufacturing
  • Demand from ready-mixed concrete manufacturing
  • Domestic price of concrete, cement and sand
  • Road freight service price

  • Current Performance
  • Greater manufacturing demand
  • Construction demand
  • Revenue and profit
  • Local focus
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Residential dwelling expenditure
  • Investment trends
  • Low international trade
  • Table: Gravel and Sand Quarrying Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Gravel and Sand Quarrying Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
  • Cement and Lime Manufacturing
  • Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing
  • Concrete Product Manufacturing
  • Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Commercial Vehicle Wholesaling
  • Mining and Industrial Machinery Wholesaling
  • Motor Vehicle Engine and Parts Repair and Maintenance
  • Road Freight Transport

  • Products & Services
  • Silica sand
  • Construction sand
  • Gravel
  • Fine sand
  • Specialty sand
  • Decorative pebbles
  • Chart: Gravel and Sand Quarrying Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Glass and glass product manufacturers
  • Construction services companies
  • Cement and concrete manufacturers
  • Export markets
  • Construction industries
  • Other sectors
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Gravel and Sand Quarrying 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 Gravel and Sand Quarrying

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Gravel and Sand Quarrying Industry

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

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Gravel and Sand Quarrying 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 Gravel and Sand Quarrying 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)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)
  • Sand and Gravel Output (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Decorative Pebbles
  • Up to 64 millimetres in diameter, decorative pebbles are often quarried from rivers and used for ornamental landscaping purposes.
  • Gravel
  • Naturally occurring rock fragments or pebbles, up to about 64 millimetres in diameter.
  • Menage Sand
  • Very fine, washed and processed sand for specialist uses.
  • Quarrying
  • The extraction of sand, stone, rock and construction materials from an open pit or surface quarry.
  • Sand
  • Particles of mineral material, primarily quartz, up to 5 millimetres in diameter.
  • Screening
  • A process using a series of wire screens with holes of diminishing size to separate particles of different size.
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