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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Construction Sand & Gravel Mining

Overview: the U.S. Construction Sand & Gravel Mining Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Construction Sand & Gravel Mining: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Construction Sand & Gravel Mining Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Construction Sand & Gravel Mining companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

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Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Construction Sand & Gravel Mining company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Construction Sand & Gravel Mining industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Construction Sand & Gravel Mining measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 5%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers3%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 10%
Construction and Extraction Occupations 31%
Construction Trades Workers 14%
Construction Equipment Operators 11%
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 11%
Extraction Workers 13%
Mining Machine Operators 7%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 10%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5%
Production Occupations 12%
Other Production Occupations 9%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 28%
Motor Vehicle Operators 11%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers 11%
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 11%
Material Moving Workers 15%
Dredge, Excavating, and Loading Machine Operators 9%
Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 8%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Construction Sand & Gravel Mining Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

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Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score

Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

Latest Industry News

  • Dispute focuses on gravel mine’s noise, permit process - At around 6 a.m., they said, they heard the beeping of construction equipment backing up ... According to a 2017 report from market research firm IBISWorld, the sand and gravel mining industry generated $16 billion in revenue and saw annual growth of ... (01/11/2018)
  • General Mineral Mining Market Global Briefing 2017 - Research and Markets - The general mineral mining industry includes establishments involved in mining construction sand and gravel, industrial sand, kaolin and ball clay, clay and ceramic and refractory minerals. This market also includes companies carrying out potash ... (01/03/2018)
  • Running out of sand: in numbers - The UN believes that sand and gravel, or aggregates, account for up to 85 percent of all mining activity around the world ... But the sector swallowing up the most sand is the construction industry. More than half of the world's population now lives ... (12/28/2017)
  • The world is running out of sand - Despite the age-old question over whether there are more grains of sand or stars in the sky, there is not an infinite amount of sand. The unregulated, over-mining ... was mined for construction alone. In the US, construction sand and gravel were valued ... (09/11/2017)
  • Sand Mining: Growing Pains Of Cross-Border Trade – Analysis - The value of US production of construction sand and gravel is higher than that of gold or copper production. Collecting production data in many nations is challenging because of varying specifications and the informal nature of some sand-mining businesses. (08/30/2017)
  • Sand, gravel prices up after crackdown on illegal mining - JALANDHAR: After crackdown on illegal mining, prices of sand and gravel have increased and those involved in construction are saying that in view of shortage the prices may further go up. "I needed coarse sand for three of my projects and could get after a ... (03/28/2017)
  • Company seeks to mine sand and gravel next to the Meramec - Getting the sand and gravel to concrete plants requires dump trucks. As a result, Winter Brothers and some Eureka residents near the site have renewed a fight that began in 2001, when the company first proposed the mining operation. The arguments have ... (10/25/2014)
  • DENR announces new sand, gravel, mining website - PIERRE | The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is launching a new sand, gravel and construction aggregate mining website at The site features an interactive map that allows ... (02/27/2014)
  • Sand-gravel mining in Janesville proposed—again - The operation would bid to supply sand and gravel for local construction projects ... The entire site is 316 acres, but only about 70 acres is slated for mining. The Hughes family mined sand and gravel in the same place for many years, going back at ... (05/09/2010)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $24,901,772 on Construction Sand & Gravel Mining. It has awarded 920 contracts to 204 companies, with an average value of $122,068 per company.   

Top government vendors:

CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

Segments classified within this market research report

This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
Gravel quarrying and/or beneficiating, Common sand quarrying and/or beneficiating, Construction sand or gravel dredging, Sand, construction grade, quarrying and/or beneficiating, Sand and gravel quarrying (i.e., construction grade) and/or beneficiating, Pebbles (except grinding) mining and/or beneficiating, Construction sand and gravel beneficiating (e.g., grinding, screening, washing), etc.

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