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