Sand castle: Recovery in the construction markets will benefit industry performance

IBISWorld’s Industry Market Report on Sand & Gravel Mining is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Ensure due diligence in your research with our strategic analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments; economic, lifestyle and demographic influences; distribution and supply chain factors; and pricing issues.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Demand for clay and refractory materials is projected to continue deteriorating in several downstream manufacturing industries
  • Industry employment recovered as companies rehired workers to meet strengthening demand
  • Revenue will recover as the housing construction market rebounds

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Sand and Gravel Mining industry principally mines and undertakes basic processing of sand and gravel used for construction aggregates and industrial applications such as road building, landscaping, snow and ice control and petroleum extraction. The industry also undertakes the extraction and primary processing of clay and refractory products for use in downstream manufacturing applications. Domestic sand and gravel production is expected to rise over the five years to 2017, mirroring industry revenue growth. A steep rise in hydraulic fracturing activity, or "fracking," to drill for oil and gas also significantly increased demand for industrial sand since it is used to prop open fissures in the rock, contributing to the industry's expansion over the period...

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    Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The geographic distribution of activity is generally correlated with the distribution of downstream construction and manufacturing markets. Mineral deposits also play a role in the location of mines and quarries, but the abundance of deposits across the United States permits producers to place facilities strategically close to end markets. The high transport costs associated with this product severely limit the economic efficiency of transporting stone products long distances. Therefore, the industry has a geographically dispersed structure that is composed of many small-scale operations servicing narrow geographic markets. Historically, some downstream manufacturing industries have located operations in a specific region to be close to an adequate supply of raw materials (e.g. cer..

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    Additional Insights for the Sand & Gravel Mining Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Sand & Gravel Mining Industry are

  • Downstream ownership links
  • Availability of resource
  • Ability to compete on tender
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Industrial production index and Value of private nonresidential construction in the Sand & Gravel Mining industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Sand & Gravel Mining Industry?

    This industry comprises operators involved in mining and quarrying sand (construction and industrial) and gravel, along with clays, and ceramic and refractory minerals. Industry activity may include the beneficiation of these minerals by washing, screening and otherwise preparing the mined sand, gravel and clays.

    Industry Products
    Construction sand and gravel
    Industrial sand and gravel
    Kaolin, common clay and other products
    Industry Activities
    Construction sand mining
    Gravel mining
    Silica or industrial sand mining
    Abrasive-sand mining
    Ball-clay mining
    Kaolin mining
    Bentonite mining
    Common clay mining
    Fuller's earth mining
    Feldspar mining

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Industrial production index
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • Private spending on home improvements
  • Government consumption and investment
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Traditional markets recover
  • Nonresidential infrastructure construction bolsters industry
  • Trade and increasing concentration
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Downstream construction markets improve
  • Concrete margins
  • Table: Sand & Gravel Mining Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Sand & Gravel Mining Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Iron Ore Mining
  • Construction
  • Ceramics Manufacturing
  • Clay Brick & Product Manufacturing
  • Glass Product Manufacturing
  • Cement Manufacturing
  • Concrete Pipe & Block Manufacturing
  • Abrasive & Sandpaper Manufacturing
  • Public Administration
  • Road & Highway Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Auto Mechanics
  • Chemical Wholesaling
  • Construction & Mining Equipment Wholesaling
  • Explosives Manufacturing
  • Geophysical Services
  • Heavy Equipment Rental
  • Transportation and Warehousing

  • Products & Services
  • Construction sand and gravel
  • Industrial sand and gravel
  • Kaolin, common clay and other products
  • Chart: Sand & Gravel Mining Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Construction demand
  • Industrial demand

  • Major Markets
  • Construction sector
  • Industrial sector
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Sand & Gravel Mining Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Sand & Gravel Mining

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Sand & Gravel Mining Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    HeidelbergCement AGCRH PLC
  • Table: HeidelbergCement AG - financial performance
  • Table: CRH PLC - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Sand & Gravel Mining Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Sand & Gravel Mining Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Sand and Gravel Production (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
  • Any of several hard materials such as crushed rock, sand, gravel, stone, slag, cinders or other inactive materials.
  • American Recovery And Reinvestment Act (Arra)
  • An economic stimulus package, commonly referred to as the stimulus or the Recovery Act, enacted by Congress in February 2009.
  • Crushed Stone
  • Form of construction aggregate, typically produced by mining a suitable rock deposit and breaking the removed rock down to the desired size using crushers.
  • Fuller's Earth
  • Any clay material that can be used to decolorize, filter and purify animal, mineral and vegetable oils and greases (originally wool grease).
  • Gravel
  • Loose particles of rock of a specific size range (larger than 2 mm and no more than 64 mm, or 2.5 inches). Used mainly for road surfacing and the manufacture of concrete products.
  • Hydraulic Fracturing
  • Also known as fracking, a process to break apart shale rock formations with water, chemicals and sand to extract oil and gas deposits.
  • Kaolin
  • A type of clay with low shrink and swell capacity. Used in ceramics, medicine, coated paper, toothpaste and cosmetics.
  • Quarry
  • A type of open-pit mine from which rocks and minerals are extracted.
  • Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportat
  • Funding and authorization bill that governs federal surface transportation spending. It was signed into law in 2005 and expired in 2009.
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