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Crushed Stone, Sand, and Gravel Mining and Quarrying

SIC 1400  |  NAICS 212310

The following guide to industry research and analysis provides sources for industry statistics, trends, and forecasts, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Stone Mining  (view report)
Sand & Gravel Mining  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample industry research reports and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Semco Publishing
Rock Products

Monthly trade journal provides news and information for aggregates producers, with special features including the quarterly "Aggregate Industry Market Report" which provides insights into M&A activity, capital markets, and aggregates production trends and the annual "Outlook/Forecast" and "Regional Reports" (Jan./Dec.) which provide information on aggregates production and construction activities.

North Coast Media LLC
Pit & Quarry

Monthly trade magazine features news and information for aggregate mining professionals, with topics covered in each issue including business news, mine operations, equipment reviews, safety and legal issues, and new technology, and special features including the "State of the Industry Report", "Market Reference Guide", "Technology & Plant Automation Report", and "Safety and Environmental Report".

National Stone, Sand, and Gravel Association
Publications available from this organization include:

Stone, Sand & Gravel Review  Select title from "News"
Bimonthly trade publication serves as a communications forum for aggregates producers, equipment manufacturers, and service providers, with topics covered in various issues including NSSGA news and events, technology trends and developments, government policies, legislation, and regulations, environmental and sustainability practices and initiatives, and workplace safety and health concerns.

Aggregates Handbook  Select title from "Publications"
Comprehensive reference guide covers all aspects of the aggregates production industry, with major topics covered in the guide including the production process for aggregate materials from mining and processing to transporting to end-users, construction and nonconstruction uses and applications for aggregate materials, and aggregate specifications, standards, quality control, sampling, and testing.

U.S. Geological Survey
Statistical data and other information available from this organization include:

Crushed Stone Statistics and Information
Publications available in this section include the annual "Mineral Yearbook: Stone (Crushed)" chapter and annual "Mineral Commodity Summaries" and quarterly "Mineral Industry Surveys" for this mineral sector, with topics covered in these publications including production, consumption, prices, trade, and outlook, and statistical data available by state, geographic region, major use, and size of operation.

Construction Sand & Gravel Statistics and Information
Publications available in this section include the "Mineral Yearbook: Sand and Gravel (Construction)" chapter and annual "Mineral Commodity Summaries" and quarterly "Mineral Industry Surveys" for this mineral sector, with topics covered in these publications including production, consumption, prices, trade, and outlook, and statistical data available by state, region, major use, and size of operation.

Market Analysis

Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Crushed Stone, Sand & Gravel Mining and Quarrying  Search for "2123" to see reports for specific products
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level including:
Sample customizable reports that allow users to compare their company to industry financial ratios on a national and metro area basis are available free online.

Stone Mining / Sand & Gravel Mining
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of these reports provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of revenues for firms that produce crushed stone used in construction, industrial, and agricultural applications, dimension stone used for architectural applications, sand and gravel used for construction, hydraulic fracturing, and industrial applications, and kaolin, common clay, and bentonite.

Compensation and Salary Surveys

PAS, Inc.
Aggregates Industry Compensation Survey

Biennial compensation survey provides wage and benefits information for fifty-one salaried and fourteen hourly job positions, with survey data broken out by type of aggregate mined, annual tonnage produced, annual sales volume, and geographic region, and salaried job positions covered in the survey including chief operating officer, chief financial officer, vice president of operations, and area operations manager.

InfoMine USA, Inc.
U.S. Mining Salaries, Wages, & Benefits Report

Compensation survey provides salary, hourly wage, incentive bonus, and fringe benefits information for personnel employed by quarries and mines in the aggregates and construction materials sector, with survey results for salaries, wages, and benefits broken out by type of mine or quarry operation, size of operation, total number of employees, union or non-union workforce status, and geographic location.

PayScale, Inc.
Stone Mining or Quarrying

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage rate data for job positions in this sector such as operations manager, environmental manager, quarry rock splitter, front end loader operator, and dump truck driver, with employers for which compensation data is provided including Aggregate Industries, PLC, Carmeuse Group, Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., and Vulcan Materials Company.

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