Smooth road: Federal funding and hydraulic fracturing will continue to drive industry growth

The Sand and Gravel Mining industry operates mines and quarries that extract natural resources like sand, gravel, clay and other refractory minerals. In the past five years, oil and gas extraction companies have become sizeable buyers of industry products as they use industrial sand in hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” a process to extract oil and gas deposits from shale rock formations. Federal funding for infrastructure projects has driven growth in the industry and will continue to drive growth over the next five years. In addition to growth from construction markets, demand for industrial sand (i.e. silica) in the use of hydraulic fracturing in oil and gas extraction could potentially increase more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Federal funding for infrastructure projects will continue to drive growth in the industry over the next five years
  • The volume of natural gas and oil production has continued to rise, increasing demand
  • Federal funding will contribute to growth in the value of nonresidential construction
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    Market share concentration in the Sand and Gravel Mining industry in Canada is low. Of all industry players, IBISWorld estimates that none have a market share higher than 10.0%, although there are several large multinational corporations that do have a presence in the domestic market.Due to the costs associated with transporting industry goods to markets, companies typically operate within a specific regional market. Focusing on a limited geographical area enables them to secure local industries and businesses to sell their products to, and also permits them to focus on resources in a specific region. Can...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Sand & Gravel Mining Industry

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

  • Downstream ownership links
  • Availability of resource
  • Ability to take advantage of government subsidies and other grants
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Government expenditure and investment and Value of nonresidential construction in the Sand & Gravel Mining industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Sand & Gravel Mining Industry?

    This industry mines or quarries sand and gravel, clays, ceramic and refractory minerals. Industry operators may also wash, screen and otherwise prepare the mined sand, gravel and clays.

    Industry Products
  • Construction sand and gravel
  • Industrial sand (silica)
  • Shale, clay and refractory minerals
  • Industry Activities
  • Operating sand and gravel pits
  • Dredging for sand and gravel
  • Washing and screening sand and gravel
  • Operating shale mines
  • Preparing kaolin, ball clay and other clays
  • Bentonite mining
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Government expenditure and investment
  • Value of nonresidential construction
  • Canadian effective exchange rate index
  • Industrial capacity utilization

  • Current Performance
  • Volatile construction demand
  • Shifting sand markets
  • Trade Conditions
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Continued growth in downstream markets
  • Improving industrial markets
  • Fracking sand and international trade
  • Table: Sand & Gravel Mining Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Sand & Gravel Mining Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Iron Ore Mining in Canada
  • Construction In Canada
  • Ceramics Manufacturing in Canada
  • Glass Product Manufacturing in Canada
  • Cement Manufacturing in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Chemical Product Manufacturing in Canada
  • Chemical Wholesaling in Canada
  • Construction & Forestry Equipment Wholesaling in Canada
  • Geophysical Services in Canada
  • Transportation and Warehousing In Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Construction sand and gravel
  • Industrial sand (silica)
  • Shale, clay and refractory minerals
  • Chart: Sand & Gravel Mining Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Construction demand
  • Industrial demand

  • Major Markets
  • Construction sector
  • Industrial and manufacturing sector
  • Oil and gas extraction sector
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Sand & Gravel Mining Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Sand & Gravel Mining

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Sand & Gravel Mining Industry

  • Industry Globalization
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  • Table: HeidelbergCement Group - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Sand & Gravel Mining Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Sand & Gravel Mining Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Value of Nonresidential Construction (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Construction Aggregate
  • A category of coarse material used in construction, typically made of sand, gravel and crushed stone.
  • Hydraulic Fracturing
  • Also known as fracking, a process to break apart shale rock formations with water, chemicals and sand to extract oil and gas deposits.
  • Mineral Rights
  • Property rights to exploit an area for the minerals it harbours, usually below the surface.
  • Refractory
  • A substance designed to resist heat, often used to line furnaces or kilns or for other industrial uses.
  • Silica
  • Chemically known as silicon dioxide, also known as industrial sand, a fine-grained sand used for a variety of industrial and chemical inputs.
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