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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.

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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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

This industry is in the mature phase of its life cycle, with a small number of players operating in fairly well-established product and market segments. This includes traditional packaged and bulk explosives, commercial fireworks and marine pyrotechnics, all of which cater to clearly defined markets with little or no overlap. The value that the industry adds to the overall economy is expected to rise by 1% over the decade through 2021-22, compared with GDP growth of 2.3% over the same period.

Industry growth has been constrained by the depressed nature of many of its segments, such as mining. In the case of explosives used in civil construction, namely for demolition, there is a direct correlation between consumption of explosives and civil works. Sim.. 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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