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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 offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 09-14
0.5%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
5,879
Businesses
53
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 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.

Southeast

Accounting for about 37.8% of explosives manufacturing establishments in 2014, 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

 


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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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