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Explosives Manufacturing in the US in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Explosives Manufacturing in the US

While it makes up only a small part of the overall chemicals sector, the Explosives Manufacturing industry remains a pivotal part of the sector. The industry's stagnation over the past five years is a result of mixed demand from downstream consumers of industry products. As demand for coal declined steadily from 2012 to 2016, coal industries needed fewer explosives to mine. However, demand for explosives from construction industries has increased. Despite this recent stagnation, industry revenue is expected to increase over the five years to 2022. After struggling due to lack of demand, downstream markets are expected to stabilize and grow modestly, helping industry revenue rebound. Nevertheless, the industry must contend with the uncertainty surrounding the future of domestic coal mining.

Operators in this industry manufacture explosives, blasting agents and oxidizers. Industry manufacturers may also be involved in the production of blasting accessories, such as blasting and detonating caps, fuses and cords. This industry does not manufacture pyrotechnics, ammunition, ammunition detonators or percussion caps.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2017)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Demand from coal mining
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2017)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2017)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To
    • Table Business Locations 2017
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Enterprises by employment size
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players (Market share)
    • Table Incitec Pivot Limited (US industry-specific operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Orica Limited (US industry-specific operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Austin Powder (US Industry-specific operations) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs Growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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