June 24, 2024

Industrial Explosives Market set to Propelled by rapid industrialization and infrastructure development

Industrial explosives are commonly used for construction activities involving demolition, mining and quarrying applications. These explosives are manufactured specifically for industrial applications like coal mining, metal mining, non-metal mining and quarrying. They provide a controlled and regulated method of breaking and loosening rock for excavation.

The global Industrial Explosives Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 8.95 Billion in 2024 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 5.6% over the forecast period 2024 to 2031, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.

Market key trends:
Rapid industrialization and infrastructure development across developing regions are projected to propel the demand for industrial explosives during the forecast period. There has been significant growth in construction activities such as roads, bridges and other infrastructure projects in Asia Pacific and Middle East regions. This is anticipated to drive the utilization of industrial explosives for various applications in mining, infrastructure development and construction activities. Additionally, growing investment towards development of road networks, railways and urban infrastructure in countries like India, China, Brazil and South Africa will augment the growth of industrial explosives market over the next few years.

SWOT Analysis

Strength: Industrial explosives offer a cost-effective solution for mining, construction and other industrial applications compared to traditional methods. They provide high fragmentation and material displacement abilities.

Weakness: Strict government regulations around procurement, transportation and storage of explosives. Also, they pose safety risks if not handled properly.

Opportunity: Increased investment in infrastructure development and mining activities in emerging economies will boost demand. Developments in emulsion and ANFO formulations can improve efficiency.

Threats: Volatility in prices of raw materials like ammonium nitrate and fuel oil affects production costs. Substitution threat from advanced excavation and material processing techniques over the long run.

Key Takeaways

The global Industrial Explosives Market is expected to witness high growth over the forecast period of 2024 to 2031. The global Industrial Explosives Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 8.95 Billion in 2024 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 5.6% over the forecast period 2024 to 2031.

The Asia Pacific region currently dominates the market and is expected to continue its lead with the largest demand coming from China, India and other Southeast Asian countries. Rising construction of roads, railways, dams and other infrastructure projects is driving consumption in the region.

Key players operating in the industrial explosives are MAXAM, AEL Mining Services Ltd., ENAEX, EXSA, Austin Powder Company, Orica Limited, Sasol Limited, AECI Group, Solar Industries India Ltd., IPL (Dyno Nobel). These companies are focusing on developing innovative product formulations, digitization of blasting operations, expansion into emerging countries and strategic collaborations to strengthen their market position.


  1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
  2. We have leveraged AI tools to mine information and compile it