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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Explosives Manufacturing

Overview: the U.S. Explosives Manufacturing 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 Explosives Manufacturing: 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.

market forecast

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

Explosives Manufacturing 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 Explosives Manufacturing 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 Explosives Manufacturing 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 Explosives Manufacturing 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 Explosives Manufacturing 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 7%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 11%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5%
Production Occupations 53%
Assemblers and Fabricators 7%
Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators 7%
Team Assemblers 6%
Other Production Occupations 34%
Chemical Processing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 7%
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 6%
Crushing, Grinding, Polishing, Mixing, and Blending Workers 12%
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 12%
Miscellaneous Production Workers 5%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 7%
Material Moving Workers 5%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Explosives Manufacturing Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

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Innovation News

  • Detotec North America trademarks "PERFAPACK" - Containers, not of metal for commercial use - 01/30/2016

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Detotec North America

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

    Latest Industry News

    • Six Driving Forces of Change That Will Shape 2018 and Beyond - Manufacturing costs and barriers to entry are falling ... Make the demonstration of trust-worthiness a strategic priority. In summary: While explosive technological change is the driver today, other changes must not be ignored. If not duly observed ... (01/11/2018)
    • Fireworks, not explosives, went off during Tannerite fire - Steve Yerger said the main manufacturing area in the factory is a total loss. They don't have a dollar figure amount of how much damage was caused yet and don't believe it was an arson or insurance fraud case. Tannerite manufactures explosives rifle ... (01/11/2018)
    • Fire destroys exploding shooting targets warehouse in Pleasant Hill - PLEASANT HILL — The Tannerite Sports LLC manufacturing warehouse in Pleasant Hill ... according to their website. Binary explosives are prepackaged products consisting of two separate components, usually an oxidizer like ammonium nitrate and a fuel ... (01/09/2018)
    • New Method for Depositing Small Amounts of Energetic Materials - “Energetic materials are a fairly understood field, and so is additive manufacturing,” said Allison Murray ... studying energetic materials like explosives, pyrotechnics, and propellants. It’s a defining feature of Purdue that professors from ... (01/09/2018)
    • Boffins use inkjets to print explosives - Of course explosives are also hard to manufacture and handle, which is why researchers at Purdue University in the US tried to print them. The boffins believe they've cracked the secret of using additive manufacturing to mix and deposit “energetic ... (01/09/2018)
    • Block MEMS Awarded Phase II of $10.7 Million IARPA Contract to Detect Explosives and Other Threats - Ranging from protection of soft targets against explosive terrorist attacks and faster check ... About Block MEMS/Engineering LLC: Block is a leading development, engineering and manufacturing company focusing on the commercialization of high performance ... (01/08/2018)
    • Researchers Develop a Safe Way to 3D Print Explosives - A team of researchers from Purdue University just created a way to put materials like thermites and nanothermites into an explosive using additive manufacturing. In short, this means that energetic materials like explosives and pyrotechnics can now ... (01/06/2018)
    • Purdue engineers develop safer method of 3D printing explosive material - Researchers from Purdue University have invented a method of depositing energetic materials like nanothermites using additive manufacturing. A group of seven researchers, specializing in energetics, thermodynamics and additive manufacturing, brought ... (01/03/2018)
    • Transient gets prison for detonating explosive - Justin William Keaton, 35, was sentenced to prison in Jackson County Circuit Court after pleading guilty to a felony count of unlawfully manufacturing a destructive device, admitting he made an explosive by filling a pipe with smokeless powder and sealing ... (12/30/2017)
    • Explosives manufacturing plant cited - EAST CAMDEN (AP) — The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the Austin Powder Co. for safety and health violations at its plant in East Camden. OSHA said in a news release Thursday that 22 serious and one repeat safety and ... (08/15/2014)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $393,135,915 on Explosives Manufacturing. It has awarded 1,603 contracts to 90 companies, with an average value of $4,368,177 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:
    Amatols manufacturing, Mercury fulminate explosive materials manufacturing, Mannitol hexanitrate explosive materials manufacturing, Pentolite explosive materials manufacturing, Azides explosive materials manufacturing, Safety fuses, blasting, manufacturing, Tetryl explosive materials manufacturing, Detonating caps, cord, fuses, and primers manufacturing, Styphnic acid explosive materials manufacturing, Caps, blasting and detonating, Nitrostarch explosive materials manufacturing, Picric acid explosive materials manufacturing, Gunpowder manufacturing, TNT (trinitrotoluene) manufacturing, Detonators (except ammunition) manufacturing, Nitroglycerin explosive materials manufacturing, Cordite explosive materials manufacturing, Trinitrotoluene (TNT) manufacturing, Blasting powders manufacturing, Explosives manufacturing, Blasting accessories (e.g., caps, ignitors, squibbs) manufacturing, Dynamite manufacturing, Nitrocellulose explosive materials manufacturing, etc.

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