By a landslide: The industry is expected to continue to grow over the next five years

Operators in the Stone Quarrying industry predominantly mine for limestone, sandstone and igneous rock. Industry products are largely used directly in construction or by downstream manufacturing industries that produce construction products. As a result, industry performance is significantly affected by the level of construction activity in the United Kingdom. A small portion of quarried stone is sold to industrial users.The industry has grown strongly over the five years through 2018-19. Major infrastructure projects and government initiatives like the Help to Buy scheme have supported construction activity and increased demand for industry products. As a result, IBISWorld forecasts that industry revenue will increase at a compound annual rate of more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising demand from residential construction has supported industry revenue and profit
  • Streamlining has resulted in wages declining as a proportion of revenue
  • Government investment in construction is expected to support demand for industry products
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Stone Quarrying industry’s output and revenue have risen faster than the UK economy over the past five years, owing to the rapid growth in revenue as the industry has recovered from the downturn. Industry value added, which measures the industry’s contribution to the overall economy, is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 6.3% over the 10 years through 2023-24, compared with compound annual GDP growth of 1.7% over the same period. Although this rate could suggest that the industry is in the growth stage of its life cycle, the significant revenue contractions prior to the start of the period skew this figure, and the industry is considered to be in the mature stage of its life cycle. In addition, industry growth is expected to slow over the next five years...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Stone Quarrying Industry

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

  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Access to high quality inputs
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from residential building construction and Household expenditure on maintenance and repair in the Stone Quarrying industry impact industry performance..

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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
  • Limestone
  • Igneous rock
  • Sandstone
  • Chalk
  • Slate
  • Industry Activities
  • Limestone mining
  • Igneous rock mining
  • Sandstone mining
  • 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 residential building construction
  • Household expenditure on maintenance and repair
  • Total value of construction
  • Demand from stone cutting, shaping and finishing
  • Demand from cement manufacturing
  • Demand from road and motorway construction

  • Current Performance
  • Carving out demand
  • Restructuring activity
  • Aggregates Levy
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Construction and confidence
  • Streamlined future
  • Developing quarries
  • Table: Stone Quarrying Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Stone Quarrying Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Cement Manufacturing
  • Stone Cutting, Shaping & Finishing
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Road & Motorway Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Fuels, Industrial Chemicals & Metals Agents
  • Mining, Construction & Civil Engineering Machinery Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Limestone
  • Igneous rock
  • Sandstone
  • Chalk
  • Slate
  • Chart: Stone Quarrying Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Building and restoration companies
  • Road construction firms
  • Concrete and cement producers
  • Finishing, shaping and cutting companies
  • Industrial users
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Stone Quarrying Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciationUtilitiesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Stone Quarrying

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Stone Quarrying Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Tarmac Trading Ltd, Hanson Quarry Products Europe Limited, Cemex UK Operations Ltd, Breedon Group plc, Aggregate Industries UK Ltd,
  • Table: Tarmac Trading Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Hanson Quarry Products Europe Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Cemex UK Operations Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Breedon Group plc - financial performance
  • Table: Aggregate Industries UK Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Stone Quarrying 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 Stone Quarrying Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Igneous Rock
  • Rock formed from volcanic activity, such as granite.
  • Limestone
  • A sedimentary rock consisting mainly of calcium, typically the remains of marine creatures.
  • Sandstone
  • A sedimentary rock consisting of sand held together with natural cement, such as clay or quartz.
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