Explosives Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Explosives Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 32592 | Oct 2014

Lit fuse: Stronger demand from metal mining and emerging markets will bolster industry 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.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

In the five years to 2014, the Explosives Manufacturing industry experienced tepid growth. Although domestic coal production has risen over the past five years, demand from the Coal Mining industry (IBISWorld report 21211) has been volatile, which has adversely affected industry revenue. Fortunately for domestic explosives manufacturers, exports to emerging and newly industrialized countries like Mexico and China have provided a cushion against softening domestic demand. In the next five years, stronger demand from metal mining and lower input prices will drive growth and offset volatility in demand from coal mining. Revenue derived from domestic coal mining is forecast to slow, in light of increasing environmental concerns over the use of fossil fuels... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

Industry value-added, which represents the industry's contribution to the US economy, is forecast to increase at an annualized rate of 3.0% over the 10 years to 2019. Over the same period, US GDP is expected to grow an average of 2.5% per year. An IVA growth rate that is similar to GDP typically denotes a mature industry. Supporting this claim, the Explosives Manufacturing industry's product and market segments are steady and well-defined. The industry also exhibits moderate technological change and limited entrance, further indicating a mature industry status.

The Explosives Manufacturing industry is characterized by a small and steady number of operators... 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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