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Explosives Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Explosives Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C20.510 | Aug 2016

Blown away: The industry has been buffeted by fluctuating demand in recent years

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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Chemring Energetics UK Limited Chemring Energetics UK Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Recent growth has not yet counteracted large revenue contractions early in the period
  • The government's attempts to rein in the budget deficit has led to subdued demand
  • Environmental pressure poses a threat to the development of fracking as a source of demand
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Explosives Manufacturing industry makes various explosive and pyrotechnic products used for blasting, lighting, signalling and entertainment. It also produces propellant powders. Demand for these products largely comes from coal mines and stone quarries, which use explosives in their extracting processes. Demolition experts use the industry's products to level structures. Commercial entertainment firms that put on fireworks displays or administer pyrotechnics in stage productions are another key source of demand.

Early in the past five-year period, the Explosives Manufacturing industry suffered as mining activity deteriorated and demand from stone quarries remained weak... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Pyrotechnic products

Pyrotechnic products are used for a wide range of applications, including signalling and illuminating flares, smoke flares, explosives igniters and fireworks. The United Kingdom has a long history of producing signalling flares. A past based in naval military operations and leisure boating created a wealth of domestic opportunities from which producers have expanded into exports. On the other hand, local production of fireworks has long been in decline and most fireworks are now made in China. The storage of fireworks in the European Union is regulated by powder weight limits.

Primary and secondary explosives

Primary explosives are used in detonators to initiate an explosion. The.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Explosives Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Having contacts which are favourable to purchaser
  • Effective cost controls
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from demolition and Demand from stone quarrying in the Explosives Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Explosives Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in this industry manufacture explosives, pyrotechnic products and propellant powders. Industry participants may also make blasting accessories such as blasting and detonating caps, fuses, cords, signalling flares, detonators and safety fuses.

    Industry Products
    Primary and secondary explosivesFuses and matchesCaps, igniters and electric detonatorsPyrotechnic productsPropellant powders
    Industry Activities
    Propellant powderExplosive and pyrotechnic productMatch

    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
  • Demand from demolition
  • Demand from stone quarrying
  • Attendance at leisure activities
  • Demand from hard coal mining
  • Current Performance
  • Going down
  • Military budget
  • Digital simulation
  • Fizzling out
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Rising demand
  • Environmental consciousness
  • Consolidation activity
  • Table: Explosives Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Explosives Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Hard Coal Mining
  • Railway & Underground Railway Construction
  • Bridge & Tunnel Construction
  • Demolition
  • Defence Activities
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Fertiliser & Nitrogen Compound Manufacturing
  • Industrial Gas Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Pyrotechnic products
  • Primary and secondary explosives
  • Caps, igniters and electric detonators
  • Propellant powders
  • Fuses and matches
  • Chart: Explosives Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Commercial
  • Defence
  • Consumer
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Explosives Manufacturing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Other expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Explosives Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Explosives Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Chemring Energetics UK Limited
  • Table: Chemring Energetics UK Limited - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Explosives Manufacturing 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 Explosives Manufacturing Industry
  • Includes:
  • 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)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Blasting Cap
  • A small explosive device used to detonate a larger, more powerful explosive such as dynamite. Most blasting caps contain a primary explosive.
  • Detonating Cord
  • A high-speed fuse that explodes and is used to detonate high explosives.
  • Pyrotechnics
  • The art of manufacturing and setting off fireworks.

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