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Explosives Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Explosives Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 32592 | Oct 2013

Lit fuse: Increased demand from nonferrous metal mining and emerging markets will bolster growth

IBISWorld’s Explosives Manufacturing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 08-13
2.0%
Annual Growth 13-18
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Employment
6,568
Businesses
53
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

This industry has rebounded strongly since taking a major blow during the recession. Renewed revenue is expected to continue growing at a steady rate through 2018. Increased demand from nonferrous mining and emerging markets will keep the growth rate moving along. However, as the trade-weighted index rises, our exports become more expensive to other countries, which could ultimately hamper industry growth... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Explosives are chemical compounds or mixtures that burn or decompose rapidly, generating large amounts of gas, heat and pressure. According to data from the Institute of Makers of Explosives, there are two main product classifications for explosive goods manufactured and sold within the United States: blasting agents and oxidizers and high explosives.

Blasting agents and oxidizers

Blasting agents and oxidizers are materials or mixtures consisting of a fuel and an oxidizer used for blasting, but in which none of the ingredients are classified as an explosive. These products are so insensitive to shock that they cannot be detonated by a blasting cap, but instead require an intermediate booster, typically from a secondary explosive... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Explosives Manufacturing Industry?

Operators in this industry manufacture explosives, blasting agents and oxidizers. Industry manufacturers may also be involved in the production of blasting accessories, such as blasting and detonating caps, fuses and cords. This industry does not manufacture pyrotechnics, ammunition, ammunition detonators or percussion caps.

Industry Products
Blasting agents and oxidizersHigh explosivesOther products
 
Industry Activities
Manufacturing detonating caps, cord, fuses and primers Manufacturing blasting accessories (e.g. caps, fuses, igniters and squibs) and powderDetonators (except ammunition) Dynamite Explosives Gunpowder Pentolite explosive materials Manufacturing safety fuses and blasting


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