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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Sand, Gravel, Clay & Ceramic Mining & Quarrying

Overview: the U.S. Sand, Gravel, Clay & Ceramic Mining & Quarrying 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 Sand, Gravel, Clay & Ceramic Mining & Quarrying: 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

Sand, Gravel, Clay & Ceramic Mining & Quarrying 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 Sand, Gravel, Clay & Ceramic Mining & Quarrying 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.

example price index trendline

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 Sand, Gravel, Clay & Ceramic Mining & Quarrying 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 Sand, Gravel, Clay & Ceramic Mining & Quarrying 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 Sand, Gravel, Clay & Ceramic Mining & Quarrying 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
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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

Sand, Gravel, Clay & Ceramic Mining & Quarrying Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Badger Mining trademarks "BADGER PURE PERMIAN" - Silica sand - 03/02/2018
  • U.s. Silica patents Particulates Having High Total Solar Reflectance - 03/01/2018
  • Redmond trademarks "SR 50" - Salt- and sodium bentonite-based agricultural feed products - 02/16/2018
  • Eden Stone trademarks "RUSTIC ROYAL CHATEAU" - Natural building and landscape stone - 02/02/2018
  • Imerys Usa patents Compositions And Methods For Providing High Whiteness And/or Brightness - 01/04/2018
  • Applied Minerals raises $13 million in funding. - 09/05/2017
  • Lixivia raises $1 million in funding. - 05/22/2017
  • Unimin patents Purified Quartz Powder Modified For Cladding Optic Fiber Cable - 05/04/2017
  • Azomite Mineral Products raises $2 million in funding. - 01/14/2015

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    U.s. Silica49
    Imerys Usa

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

    Latest Industry News

    • 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)
    • Blue holes attract, but hidden hazards can kill - An unmarked road off Leipzig Avenue leads to an old sand quarry, where mining pits are filled with rainwater ... their steep sides a mix of soft silt, clay and gravel. The dangerous conditions can create situations where the township’s all-volunteer ... (06/23/2017)
    • Govt’s sand mining guidelines shift focus on alternative sources - New Delhi: To promote sustainable sand mining, the Union environment ministry has suggested tapping “alternative sources of sand and gravel” like sand that ... “Recycled building and quarry dust material can be a substitute for sand. (06/13/2016)
    • Worry over Cross River’s untapped goldmines - Others are quartz, barite, diamond, graphite, pyrite, talc schist, rutile, tourmaline, amethyst, spring water, granite, bentonite, clay and iron ore ... Yakurr and Obanliku; and sand/gravel, which is all over the state. Mining of limestone and granite ... (07/25/2014)
    • Valley dust storms on their own unlikely to cause silicosis - Is it possible to get silicosis from the dust storms we ... stuff found in sand, rock and ores such as quartz, and it is found in a lot of things. People who do sandblasting, mining, quarrying, some construction jobs and even pottery work are especially ... (04/11/2014)
    • Prairie Oil Field Services Ltd. Signs Agreement to Purchase 160-Acre Quarry to Increase and Diversify Product Line - The quarry will provide Prairie Oil Field with new opportunities to expand its existing quantities of crushed gravel, as well as begin mining and marketing a more ... and supplies quality crushed gravel and clay sand, along with expert staffing and ... (05/13/2013)
    • M-Sand thrown up as an alternative to river sand - With river sand ... quarry dust by floating it through pressurised water shower leading to reduction of impurities gives us M-Sand. The production of robot silica or sand, got through another method of processing gravel and soil by cleansing the material ... (08/11/2012)
    • Architect shows board benefits of quarry Parks, homes could be built on land after mining - In addition, the quarry might process and stockpile sand, gravel, clay and fill dirt. It later could house an asphalt plant. If all county and state regulatory hurdles are cleared, Gould plans to start the project in two to three years. Mining is expected ... (05/24/1996)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $25,249,325 on Sand, Gravel, Clay & Ceramic Mining & Quarrying. It has awarded 939 contracts to 219 companies, with an average value of $115,294 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount