Sand & Gravel Mining in Canada - Industry Market Research Report

Sand & Gravel Mining in Canada

The Sand and Gravel Mining industry in Canada operates sites that extract resources such as sand, gravel, clay and other refractory minerals. Industry products are used as inputs in nonresidential construction, as well as manufacturing inputs for glass, ceramics and other products. Certain industry products are also used by oil and gas extractors as part of the hydraulic fracturing process through which oil and gas are recovered from shale rock. The industry has experienced mixed results in recent years. The industry has been hindered by falling oil and gas prices during the middle part of the reporting period, which resulted in decreased investment by related industries and a decline in nonresidential construction. Over the five years to 2024, an improving economy should lead to growth in construction markets, as well as improved demand for industrial sand from industrial and manufacturing centres that will help lead to continued industry growth.

This industry mines or quarries sand and gravel, clays, ceramic and refractory minerals. Industry operators may also wash, screen and otherwise prepare the mined sand, gravel and clays.

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 (2019)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Value of nonresidential construction
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2019)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2019)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To...
    • Table Business Locations 2019
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major Players
    • Table CRH Canada Group Inc. (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table HeidelbergCement AG (industry-relevant 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
  • Jargon & Glossary

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