Dig deep: Growth will be mitigated as the total value of construction surpasses its prerecessionary levels

The Excavation Contractors industry derives more than three-fourths of its revenue from the private residential and nonresidential building market. The industry performed well over the past five-year period, supported by increasing demand from downstream construction industries. In particular, improvement in industry performance corresponded with the rapid expansion in demand for excavation services in the booming housing market and nonresidential building market. Moving forward, industry revenue is expected to continue growing. However, with the total value of construction expected to surpass its prerecessionary levels, growth will become harder to sustain...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry benefited from increased demand for excavation services in the booming housing market and nonresidential building market
  • Increased federal spending on public works projects supported industry growth
  • As construction markets rebound from their recessionary lows, robust growth will become harder to maintain
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    This industry has a low level of concentration, as it is mainly composed of small- to medium-size contractors that operate in specific regional markets. The three largest players currently generate less than 5.0% of industry revenue. Additionally, operators are increasingly offering services across several states or metropolitan areas in an attempt to lower downturn risks associated with local markets to increase revenue.According to the US Census County Business Patterns data and IBISWorld estimates, 79.0% of industry participants employ fewer than 10 people, and 62.5% of establishments employ fewer than five people. Only 10.5% of establishments employ more than 20 people. In ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Excavation Contractors Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Excavation Contractors Industry are

  • Use of specialist equipment or facilities
  • Superior financial management and debt management
  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Value of private nonresidential construction and Local and state government investment in the Excavation Contractors industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Excavation Contractors Industry?

    This industry primarily excavates land for building construction. Activities include drilling shafts, foundation digging and drilling and grading. The excavation work performed includes new work, additions, alterations and repairs.

    Industry Products
  • Earthmoving, excavation work, land clearing (Residential Bldg)
  • Earthmoving, excavation work, land clearing (Non-Residential Bldg)
  • Foundation Digging
  • Trenching contractor
  • Nonbuilding construction excavation
  • Industry Activities
  • Earthmoving
  • Excavating
  • Ground de-watering
  • Land clearing
  • Leveling and grading
  • Removing overburden
  • Trench digging
  • Foundation drilling
  • Drilling of shafts
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • Local and state government investment
  • Value of residential construction
  • Yield on 10-year Treasury note

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream construction picks up
  • Tunneling forward
  • Industry profitability
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Slow sustained growth
  • Profit and entries
  • Table: Excavation Contractors Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Excavation Contractors Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Mining
  • Construction
  • Land Development
  • Landscape Design
  • Engineering Services

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Auto Mechanics
  • Construction & Mining Equipment Wholesaling
  • Explosives Manufacturing
  • Heavy Equipment Rental
  • Manufactured Home Wholesaling
  • Sand & Gravel Mining

  • Products & Services
  • Earthmoving, excavation work, land clearing (Non-Residential Bldg)
  • Earthmoving, excavation work, land clearing (Residential Bldg)
  • Foundation Digging
  • Nonbuilding construction excavation
  • Trenching contractor
  • Chart: Excavation Contractors Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Nonresidential building market
  • Residential building market
  • Nonbuilding construction market
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Excavation Contractors Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Excavation Contractors

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Excavation Contractors Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Excavation Contractors Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Excavation Contractors Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Value of Construction (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    American Recovery And Reinvestment Act (Arra)
  • An economic stimulus package enacted by Congress in 2009 to help create jobs and promote investment and consumer spending during the recession.
  • Excavation
  • To make a hole, hollow or uncover land by digging, scooping or grading.
  • Overburden
  • The loose material that overlies bedrock, typically the upper strata of a sedimentary deposit that covers and consolidates an ore deposit or coal seam.
  • Tender
  • A written offer or bid to contract goods or services at a specified cost or rate.
  • Word-Of-Mouth Referrals
  • The passing of information from person to person by oral communication.
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