The aggregates market in Great Britain – a wider perspective
The aggregates market in Great Britain is a dynamic environment with primary, recycled and secondary materials all competing in the marketplace. The size and make-up of the industry has changed markedly in recent years as it prepares itself to deliver 3 billion tonnes of aggregates to the end of the next decade.
Its movement is influenced by many things including the geopolitical environment, Brexit, sustainability, the planning framework, taxation, government targets for housing and infrastructure delivery.
Routes to market, product mix, end-use, producing companies and market shares, landbanks and reserves, regionality of markets, historical trends and forecasts are all key factors to be familiar with to get a full perspective on the industry.
To this end, BDS, the leading consultancy in aggregates and associated markets in Great Britain, has published a new report. It updates but also significantly extends a survey published in 2015, to cover the following areas: -
- trends in each of the four main products (land and marine sand and gravel, limestone, hardstone and sandstone) since 2000
- the industry structure, operating companies, market shares and developments
- the influence of added value products, end use markets and other market factors
- planning, replenishment and reserves
- sustainability and routes to market
- independent industry forecast to 2023
- the impact of recycled and secondary aggregates
- a discussion on future prospects, taxation and geopolitical influence
Further details of the 100 page report are available from BDS