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Gravel, Sand & Clay Extraction in the UK: Market Research Report

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Gravel, Sand & Clay Extraction Market Research Report | SIC B08.120 | Mar 2017

Solid performance: Revenue will increase in the next five years despite contracting in 2016-17

The Gravel, Sand & Clay Extraction market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Aggregate Industries UK Ltd Aggregate Industries UK Ltd market share
Cemex UK Cemex UK market share
HeidelbergCement AG HeidelbergCement AG market share
Lafarge Tarmac Trading Limited Lafarge Tarmac Trading Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • A number of government initiatives have aided construction activity and boosted demand
  • Profit is expected to increase over the five years through 2016-17 due to rising construction activity
  • Government funds that aim to address the undersupply of homes will support industry demand
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Gravel and sand are used extensively in the production of cement and concrete. Sand is a fundamental input into the manufacture of glass, while clay is used to make bricks and roof tiles. As a result, industry demand fluctuates with the level of construction activity in the United Kingdom. Operating conditions were particularly difficult for the industry at the beginning of the five-year period through 2016-17. The lingering effects of the economic downturn were still taking their toll on demand, and revenue dipped by 3.9% in 2012-13 as a result. Following this, general rises in confidence aided construction activity and therefore boosted demand for industry products.

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Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

Over the five years through 2016-17, the Gravel, Sand and Clay Extraction industry grew strongly, after a period of heavy decline during the downturn. Demand for the industry’s products is heavily dependent on construction activity in both the residential and non-residential segments. Not only do construction industries use sand and gravel directly, they also use concrete, cement and bricks, which are made from sand, gravel and clay. Over the past five years, the level of construction activity in the United Kingdom is expected to have risen, spurred on by increasing demand for housing, rising business confidence and government infrastructure projects. How.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Gravel, Sand & Clay Extraction Industry

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

  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Must have licence
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Total value of construction and Government capital expenditure in the Gravel, Sand & Clay Extraction industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Gravel, Sand & Clay Extraction Industry?

    Firms in this industry operate gravel and sand pits, dredge sand and gravel offshore and mine clay and kaolin. The industry does not cover bituminous-sand mining.

    Industry Products
    SandClayGravel and crushed rock
    Industry Activities
    Extracting and dredging sand and gravelBreaking and crushing gravelQuarrying sandMining clay

    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
  • Total value of construction
  • Government capital expenditure
  • Demand from cement manufacturing
  • Demand from concrete construction product manufacturing
  • Demand from ready-mixed concrete manufacturing
  • Capital expenditure on dwellings
  • Current Performance
  • Improving conditions
  • Governing growth
  • Profit performance
  • Industry regulation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Low confidence
  • Government assistance
  • Recycled aggregates
  • Competition and profitability
  • Table: Gravel, Sand & Clay Extraction Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Gravel, Sand & Clay Extraction Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Paper & Paperboard Manufacturing
  • Sanitary Product Manufacturing
  • Cement Manufacturing
  • Road & Motorway Construction
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Fuels, Industrial Chemicals & Metals Agents
  • Mining, Construction & Civil Engineering Machinery Wholesaling
  • Products & Services
  • Gravel and crushed rock
  • Sand
  • Clay
  • Chart: Gravel, Sand & Clay Extraction Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Concrete and cement production
  • Road construction
  • Housing material production
  • Other manufacturing
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Gravel, Sand & Clay Extraction Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Transportation
  • Utilities
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Gravel, Sand & Clay Extraction
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Gravel, Sand & Clay Extraction Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Tarmac Trading Ltd
    Cemex UK Operations Ltd
    Hanson Quarry Products Europe Ltd
    Aggregate Industries UK Ltd
  • Table: Tarmac Trading Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Cemex UK Operations Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Hanson Quarry Products Europe Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Aggregate Industries UK Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Gravel, Sand & Clay Extraction 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 Gravel, Sand & Clay Extraction 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
  • Particles larger than two millimetres in diameter.
  • Sand
  • Particles ranging in size from 63 microns to two millimetres.
  • Screening
  • A process using a series of wire screens with holes of diminishing size to separate particles of different size.

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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Gravel, Sand & Clay Extraction market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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