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

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Gravel, Sand & Clay Extraction Market Research Report | SIC B08.120 | Nov 2015

Revenue cemented: Growing construction activity keeps firms on the road to recovery

IBISWorld’s Gravel, Sand & Clay Extraction market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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
Sibelco UK Limited Sibelco UK Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Gravel, Sand and Clay Extraction industry crumbled over much of the past five years before turning a corner in 2013-14. The industry was undermined by the collapse of construction activity. Gravel and sand are used extensively in the production of cement and concrete, and clay is used to make bricks and roof tiles. In the aftermath of the downturn, the construction industry contracted sharply and few new builds began, forcing operators to slash their extraction volumes. As a result, falls in both output and prices were sustained during the past five-year period as the industry wrestled with oversupply. Profit fell in 2011-12 and 2012-13, forcing the industry into a loss-making position as firms lost the economies of scale associated with bulk supplying... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The industry has suffered volatile market conditions over the past five years, although growth has recently returned. The industry follows growth in construction and has been characterised by a similar boom and bust pattern of activity. Robust growth in construction activity during the next five years will see the output of key products such as gravel, sand and brick clay expand, and by 2020-21 revenue will be at a higher level than a decade earlier. Nonetheless, the industry will still be below its peak in 2005-06, which preceded the slowdown in the construction industry and the cataclysmic events of 2007 and 2008. The.. 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
Industry Activities
Extracting and dredging sand and gravelBreaking and crushing gravelQuarrying sandMining clay

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