The Rock, Limestone and Clay Mining industry is expected to generate revenue of about $2.46 billion in 2011-12, compared with $2.28 billion in 2006-07. Industry revenue is expected to expand by 8.7% in 2011-12, having returned to growth in the previous year. The large rise in industry revenue expected for 2011-12 reflects the expected pick up in construction activity that year and growing demand for rock of various types. Non-dwelling construction is expanding particularly strongly in 2011-12. Despite this large gain, average annual growth for the five years through 2011-12 is expected to be a moderate 1.5% due to sharp declines in 2009-10 and 2008-09.Firms in this industry quarry a range of construction materials, including rock, dimension stone (such as marble, granite and slate), clay, limestone and dolomite. Firms may also crush or screen broken rock.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.