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Aggregate Industries continue to gain market share

AGGREGATE Industries have continued to gain ground on their main competitors with a further increase in market share during the past year. Ennstone have also increased their market presence through the acquisition of Johnston plc.

These are two of the main findings in the annual report recently published by BDS Marketing & Research Ltd, which estimates the outputs and shares of all sand and gravel pits, crushed rock quarries and marine wharves in Great Britain, by location and company.

As market leaders, Tarmac’s share of the aggregates market is now estimated at 22%, which represents a slight increase on last year, while in second place Hanson are thought to have lost some slight market share but continue to be significantly larger than their next competitor.


CEMEX, who acquired RMC during the year, are the third largest aggregates company if marine aggregates are included. However, Aggregate Industries are now larger than CEMEX in terms of land-based quarrying (AI do not have any marine interests). However, this year BDS expect Aggregate Industries to overtake CEMEX even when marine aggregates are included.

Lafarge Aggregates continue to be the fifth largest aggregates company, and BDS estimate that the top five national companies now represent 69% of total production.

This latest report lists all known quarries, pits and marine wharves by individual location and company. The estimated output of each site is included, with company market shares shown by county, region and nationally, by each type of aggregate. Equivalent reports on ready-mixed concrete, mortar and asphalt plants, and landfill sites are also available.

For further details about the report entitled: ‘Estimated outputs of pits, quarries and marine wharves in Great Britain’, contact BDS Marketing.



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