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 Locations Chapter
Because the mining sector is the largest market for this industry, explosives manufacturers are mostly concentrated near coal mines and other metal and mineral mining activities. In addition, establishments tend to be located in border regions near Mexico and Canada, the industry's top export and import countries. The following discusses the regional breakdown of industry establishments.
Accounting for about 37.8% of explosives manufacturing establishments in 2013, the Southeast region of the United States houses the largest concentration of industry activity. This is not surprising given that over one-third of all US coal is mined and produced here. Within this region, Florida is the dominant state, accounting for 7.5% of industry establishments... purchase to read more