Quarrying of Stone, Sand and Clay in Canada: ISIC 14

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Dec 2017

Industry turnover expected to continue on stable growth path, with 3.4% CAGR over 2016-2021, supported by commodity price recovery and recovered Canadian exports

Potash Corp of Saskatchewan suspends potash mining at Picadilly in 2016

Recovering construction industry and a boost in infrastructure investments drives Canadian querying market growth

Quarrying of stone, sand and clay turnover sees minimal slowdown, growing 3.1% in 2016, as exports make a sharp decline

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Stabilising domestic market led by demand for sand and gravel to drive industry growth
Potash miners continue to struggle with low prices and falling revenues
Falling exports mitigate industry’s potential to expand

Competitive Landscape

Investments into production capacity grow

Industry Overview

Chart 1 Production vs Nominal GDP 2001–2021
Chart 2 Producer Volume Index vs Producer Price Index 2001–2016
Table 1 Key Industry Indicators 2011–2016
Table 2 Key Industry Indicators: Annual Growth 2012–2016

Industry Sectors

Chart 3 Industry Sectors’ Growth Indices 2001–2021
Table 3 Production by Sector: Value 2011–2016
Table 4 Production by Sector: Annual Growth 2012–2016
Table 5 Production by Sector: Share of Total 2011–2016


Table 6 Number of Companies by Employment Size 2011–2016
Table 7 Number of Companies by Employment Size: Annual Growth 2012–2016
Table 8 Number of Companies by Employment Size: Share of Total 2011–2016
Table 9 Production by Employment Size 2011–2016
Table 10 Production by Employment Size: Annual Growth 2012–2016
Table 11 Production by Employment Size: Share of Total 2011–2016
Table 12 Industry Leaders: Company Production Shares in 2016

Import and Export

Chart 4 Import vs Export Growth 2001-2016
Table 13 Import and Export 2011–2016
Table 14 Export Destinations 2011–2016
Table 15 Importing Countries 2011–2016

Market and Buyers

Table 16 Key Market Indicators 2011–2016
Table 17 Key Market Indicators: Annual Growth 2012–2016


Chart 5 Household Expenditure on Quarrying of Stone, Sand and Clay vs GDP 2001–2021
Chart 6 Household Expenditure on Quarrying of Stone, Sand and Clay vs Population 2001–2021
Table 18 Households: Key Statistics 2011–2016


Table 19 Supply Structure 2011–2016
Table 20 Supply Structure: Annual Growth 2012–2016
Table 21 Supply Structure:Share of Total 2011–2016

Labour Costs

Chart 7 Number of Employees vs Average Salary 2001–2016
Chart 8 Output per Employee vs Average Salary 2001–2016
Table 22 Key Statistics 2011–2016

Industry Attractiveness Index

Chart 9 Attractiveness Index of Quarrying of Stone, Sand and Clay Among Other Canada Industries
Chart 10 Binary Diagram of Attractiveness Index
Table 23 Attractiveness Index Composition

Attractiveness Index: Explanation

Future Outlook

Table 24 Forecasts 2017–2022


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