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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 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 Locations Chapter

Factors governing the location of explosives-handling sites include the legal requirement for remoteness from large population centres combined with the need to be near railways and major trunk roads or major markets like naval ports, defence facilities, and mining and quarrying industries. The geographic spread of the industry is also determined by historical influences. Many producers are located close to quarries and mining sites, although some of these sites have since ceased production. The industry displays a strong degree of geographic concentration and enterprises are located in just a handful of sites, namely the East Midlands, the South East, the South West and Scotland. This concentration has not changed significantly over the past five years. Sco.. 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

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