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 2017. The need for more natural gas and a rising industrial production index will keep the growth rate moving along. However, as the trade-weighted index rises, our exports become more expensive to other countries, and thus could hamper industry growth... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
With mining industries serving as the largest market for the industry, explosives manufacturers are largely concentrated near coal mining and other metal and mineral mining industries. In addition, with Mexico and Canada being the industry's largest trading partners, establishments tend to locate in regions where it is easy to send and receive goods.
Accounting for an estimated 38.0% of explosives manufacturing establishments in 2012, the Southeast region of the United States houses the largest concentration of industry activity. This is no surprise given the fact that over one-third of all US coal is mined and produced here. Within this region, Florida is the dominant state, accounting for 7.6% of industry activity... purchase to read more