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Stone Quarrying in the UK: Market Research Report

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Stone Quarrying Market Research Report | SIC B08.110 | Jul 2016

Building up: Revenue is expected to rise thanks to improving construction activity

The Stone Quarrying 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
Breedon Aggregates Limited Breedon Aggregates Limited market share
Cemex UK Cemex UK market share
Hanson Quarry Products Europe Limited Hanson Quarry Products Europe Limited 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 Analysis & Industry Trends

The Stone Quarrying industry has suffered a fair few scrapes over the recent years, since demand from the construction sector declined in the wake of the financial crisis. Commercial property activity dropped drastically low, with many properties left vacant by ailing businesses and existing commercial buildings struggling to fill space. This bred further low confidence in the various construction industries and, since this is the crucial market for building stone products, there was a significant gap in demand for the industry's services. The past five years, therefore, have largely been a period of recovery as confidence has returned and demand for construction has risen... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Stone Quarrying industry is highly capital intensive. For every £1.00 spent on capital, approximately £1.96 is spent on wages. This is a high level of capital intensity, even in the capital-intensive mining and quarrying sector as a whole. Machinery and specialised tools, which contribute to the depreciation cost, mean that fewer employees are needed. Machinery is extensively used to crush, grade and screen stone. Specific machinery and vehicles used in the industry include excavators, backhoe loaders, dumper trucks and sifting machines.

The relatively high levels of capital expenditure also reflect the cost of establishing a new quarry or expanding an existing one. The.. purchase to read more


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What is the Stone Quarrying Industry?

Firms in this industry mine ornamental building stone such as granite, limestone and sandstone, in addition to gypsum, anhydrite, chalk, uncalcined dolomite and slate. Operators break, crush, roughly trim and saw each type of stone. The industry excludes chemical and fertiliser mineral mining (see IBISWorld report B08.910), the production of calcined dolomite and the finishing of stone outside quarry sites.

Industry Products
LimestoneIgneous rockSandstoneChalkSlate
Industry Activities
Limestone miningIgneous rock miningSandstone mining

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