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Mining Explosives Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis By Type (Ammonium Nitrate Explosives (Powder Form), Emulsion explosives, ANFO (Ammonium Nitrate/Fuel Oil)), By Application (Quarrying & Non-Metal Mining, Metal Mining, Coal Mining) And Regional Forecast 2022-2029

Region : Global | Report ID: FBI106451 | Status : Ongoing



Mining explosive is an industrial explosive. Once it is effectively detonated, it quickly transforms into a gas at high temperature and high pressure. This process is called blasting, and it causes rocks to break apart to withstand construction and mining activities. Compared with traditionally used mechanical drilling rigs, products on the global mining explosives market are considered more efficient and effective. Using these products in the global mining explosives market can benefit participants in the mining sector and construction industries, like reduced labor costs and the time required for safe and efficient mining.

The growing demand for coal, rare earth metals including gold and silver, and surface minerals such as iron ore and bauxite from many industries such as thermal energy, chemical industry, and automobiles is driving the demand for high-efficiency explosives in the world's mining explosives market. Government initiatives worldwide to support the development of rich underground resources in regional economies are also positive factors for developing the global mining explosives market in the next few years. The increase in mining activities, especially in developing economies, is another driving force for the industry.

  • According to the World Mining Data 2021, the total production of mineral fuels is 15,435,799,404 metric tonnes. The total production of gold is 3,292,271 metric tonnes, and silver is 27,817,074 metric tonnes.

Rising infrastructure costs are a limitation in the mining explosives market. Fluctuations in the prices of raw materials such as ammonia may also hamper the growth of the global mining explosives market in the coming years. Rising infrastructure costs are a factor that is expected to limit the development of the worldwide mining explosives market during the forecast period. Furthermore, the high initial cost required to manufacture industrial explosives hinders the market growth. Countries in the African continent are considered the leading markets for mining explosives due to the growing mining projects in the region.

  • In 2019, the total mineral production in Africa was 983,046,049 metric tonnes, out of which South Africa accounted for 320,398,418 metric tonnes. South Africa's mineral production is 254,125,336 metric tonnes.


The mining explosives market is expected to take a significant amount of time before recovering from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic due to the stopping of mining operations internationally.

  • Commodity markets in South Africa and Peru had faced massive drops using copper, iron ore, and zinc.

Although the mining industry is slowly gaining momentum due to the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, mining explosives demand is anticipated to rise slower. Ammonia market faced resilience in COVID-19, reducing the impact on mining explosives.


The report will cover the following key insights:

  • Recent Advancements in Mining Explosives

  • Key Industry Trends

  • Regulatory Landscape for Mining Explosives

  • Key Industry Developments (Mergers, Acquisitions, and Partnerships)

  • Impact of COVID-19 on the Market


Based on the type, the mining explosives market is divided into ammonium nitrate explosives (powder), emulsion explosives, and ANFO. Ammonium nitrate explosives are a large segment of the mining explosives market. Ammonium nitrate is a high-risk explosive used mainly in construction and mining. Ammonium nitrate explosives have a significant market share in the mining explosives market. It can be widely used in quarrying, mining, coal mining, metal mining, and non-metallic mining. Coal mining is an essential application for ammonium nitrate explosives. During the forecast period, increasing demand for ammonium nitrate is expected to drive ammonium nitrate explosives in the mining explosives market.


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In recent years, the Middle East and Africa accounted for most of the mining explosives market and are expected to maintain a dominant position throughout the forecast period. South Africa is one of the primary market shares of the mining explosives market in the Middle East and Africa. Increased development projects and mining of minerals are driving the market in the region. South Africa's rich mineral deposits are driving the growth of the mining explosives market. Due to the development of the metallurgical and mining industries in the region, there is considerable demand for the mining explosives market in North America and Europe.

The Asia-Pacific region is the fastest-growing region for the metal mining explosives market. The rise of the metals and non-metals industries in the area is one of the primary growth factors. Due to urban public facilities and the railway network development, China is one of the fastest-growing global mining explosives markets. In India, with the expansion of the mining industry in the region, the demand for ammonium nitrate is expected to increase substantially.


The report will include profiles of key players such as Orica, Incitec Pivot Limited, Dyno Nobel, AEL Technology, Sasol, BME Mining, Enaex – Mine, NOF CORPORATION, Solar Group - Solar Industries India Ltd., EPC-UK, and Sichuan Yahua Industrial Group Co., Ltd


By Type

By Application

By Geography

  • Ammonium Nitrate Explosives (Powder Form)

  • Emulsion explosives

  • ANFO (Ammonium Nitrate/Fuel Oil)

  • Quarrying & Non-Metal Mining

  • Metal Mining

  • Coal Mining

  • North America (US and Canada)

  • Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe)

  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, Australia, Southeast Asia, and Rest of Asia Pacific)

  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America)

  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC, and Rest of Middle East & Africa)


  • Infineum, the additives joint venture between Shell and ExxonMobil, announced on August 11, 2021, that it would acquire the emulsifiers business unit of ISCA UK. The transaction secured ISCA UK's ISCAMUL emulsifier brand and formulation expertise. This acquisition marks Infineum's re-entry into the emulsion explosives market, where it can use its existing capabilities to serve better existing and potential new customers.

  • On November 14, 2019, Orica and Epiroc Rock Drills AB agreed to jointly develop a semi-automatic explosives delivery system to achieve safer and more efficient underground mine blasting operations. As the mine gets deeper and deeper, the deposit becomes more and more distant, and the rationale for blast automation becomes clearer. The association will bring together two global industry leaders' deep experience and knowledge to meet customers' growing needs in increasingly dangerous and challenging underground operations.

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  • 2021
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