Demolishing demand: Environmental concerns will limit performance over the next five years

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 firework displays or administer pyrotechnics in stage productions are another key source of demand.Prior to the start of the five-year period through 2017-18, the Explosives Manufacturing industry declined as mining activity deteriorated and demand from stone quarries was weak. A...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£99.3m
Annual Growth 13-18
0.2%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
1,054
Businesses
33
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Construction activity has supported demand, limiting the effects of falling mining activity
  • Demand for explosives from government clients has declined due to budget reductions
  • Environmental concerns are expected to further lower coal production, threatening demand
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Explosives Manufacturing industry has a moderate level of capital intensity. For every £1.00 spent on capital investment, £4.42 is expected to be spent on wages. Considerable set-up and establishment costs and highly specialised technical requirements, combined with a growing reliance on innovative technology, have skewed the expenditure intensity away from wages and towards capital investment. Nonetheless, wage costs are significant as the industry requires specialist staff for high-value and complex product and service offerings. As the industry becomes more capital intensive, the skill level of current employees is rising. This is expected to cause the average industry wage to increase marginally over the next five years. How...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Explosives Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Explosives Manufacturing Industry are

  • Having contracts which are favourable to purchaser
  • Effective cost controls
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from demolition and Demand from stone quarrying in the Explosives Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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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 explosives
  • Fuses and matches
  • Caps, igniters and electric detonators
  • Pyrotechnic products
  • Propellant powders
  • Industry Activities
  • Propellant powder
  • Explosive and pyrotechnic product
  • Match
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from demolition
  • Demand from stone quarrying
  • Attendance at leisure activities
  • Demand from hard coal mining

  • Current Performance
  • Constructive demand
  • Military budget
  • Exploding innovation
  • Fizzling out
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demolishing revenue
  • Environmental awareness
  • Consolidation activity
  • Table: Explosives Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Explosives Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Hard Coal Mining
  • Railway & Underground Railway Construction
  • Bridge & Tunnel Construction
  • Demolition

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Fertiliser & Nitrogen Compound Manufacturing
  • Industrial Gas Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Pyrotechnic products
  • Primary and secondary explosives
  • Caps, igniters and electric detonators
  • Propellant powders
  • Fuses and matches
  • Chart: Explosives Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Commercial
  • Defence
  • Consumer
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Explosives Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Other expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Explosives Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Explosives Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Chemring Energetics UK Limited,
  • Table: Chemring Energetics UK Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Explosives Manufacturing 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 Explosives Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • 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)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Blasting Cap
  • A small explosive device used to detonate a larger, more powerful explosive such as dynamite. Most blasting caps contain a primary explosive.
  • Detonating Cord
  • A high-speed fuse that explodes and is used to detonate high explosives.
  • Pyrotechnics
  • The art of manufacturing and setting off fireworks.
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