New reports on industry outputs and movement of aggregates from rail depots in 2022
EACH year BDS produce a suite of reports providing estimates of outputs and market shares for varying industry sectors. The latest published reports are for the aggregates market and include ‘Estimated Outputs of Aggregate Sites in Great Britain’ and ‘Estimated Outputs of Aggregates moved by Rail Depots in Great Britain’. Each report provides analysis and estimates down to individual site level, summarised at county, regional, and national levels, including market shares by company.
The ‘Estimated Outputs of Aggregate Sites in Great Britain’ report, published for more than 25 years, provides estimates of outputs of operating pits, quarries and marine wharves in Great Britain in 2022. The report identifies more than 700 aggregates sites with BDS estimating the total outputs for 2022 to be around 177 million tonnes. Crushed rock contributed a share of 66% with the remainder divided between land-won sand and gravel (26%) and marine-won sand and gravel (8%).
The latest report confirms Tarmac as the largest producer of aggregates in Great Britain, and along with four other key producers (Aggregate Industries, Heidelberg Materials (formerly Hanson), Breedon, and Cemex), their combined market share equated to around 71% of the total market. In 2022, the GB aggregates market was recognized by BDS to be the strongest overall in the East Midlands. By aggregate type, the East of England was the largest producer of land-won sand and gravel, whilst the South East and East Midlands were the largest producers of marine-won sand and gravel and crushed rock respectively.
The ‘Estimated Movement of Aggregates to Rail Depots (2022) in Great Britain’ report estimates that there were more than 80 rail depots operational in Great Britain in 2022 receiving in excess of 21 million tonnes of aggregates. Sixteen aggregates companies were involved in the movement of rail-borne primary aggregates with Tarmac operating the largest number of rail depots throughout Great Britain in 2022. The South East accounted for the importation of around 45% of all rail-moved aggregates, whilst around 41% of the overall market share was combined between the East of England, Yorkshire and the Humber, and the North West.
Other reports produced by BDS as part of the suite of outputs reports include:
Estimated Outputs of Asphalt Plants in Great Britain
Estimated Outputs of Ready Mix Concrete Companies in Great Britain
Estimated Outputs of Concrete Product Plants in Great Britain (covering building blocks, concrete block paving, and paving).
To find out more about the any of the 2022 annual outputs reports produced by BDS, or to purchase a copy of a report, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. More information on the suite of outputs reports can be found on the BDS website.