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Bulky problems for explosives

Suppliers of bulk mining consumables such as fuel, tyres and explosives have always had a healthy reliance on the mining ‘bulks’, particularly coal and iron ore, for significant chunks of their mining-related business. Or ‘unhealthy’, as is the case right now.

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Cooling demand ... US coal-sector decline is squeezing profits for ammonium nitrate suppliers

Global market leaders in the ammonium nitrate explosives business, and significant suppliers of chemicals and reagents to mineral processors, too, ASX-listed Orica (ASX: ORI) and Incitec Pivot (ASX: