Capped: Competition from private-label bottled water constrains industry revenue growth

Revenue for the Bottled Water Manufacturing industry has expanded over the past five years, largely due to consumers' growing preference for convenience and rising health consciousness. The ongoing popularity of active lifestyles and a shift from beverages with high sugar content have driven demand for bottled water over this period. However, industry competition has also increased and the rising prevalence of private-label products has driven prices down, forcing players to focus on volume growth rather than price. This trend has slowed industry revenue growth over the period. Overall, industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 2.3% over the five years through 2017-18, reaching $767.6 million. This includes forecast growth of 1.2% in the current more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The growing popularity of active lifestyles has driven demand for bottled water
  • There have been growing public concerns about the environmental consequences of plastic bottles
  • Rising disposable income over the period is projected to drive greater demand for bottled water
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Australian Bottled Water Manufacturing industry is moderately capital-intensive. For every dollar invested in capital across the industry, an estimated $3.50 is paid as wages. The degree of capital intensity varies depending on the size of the company, with some vertically integrated firms also owning bottle production facilities. The level of capital intensity in the industry is also lower than the majority of other beverage manufacturing industries, due to the relative simplicity of the production process. However, new technology promoting automation requires high capital investment, which increases capital intensity. Whi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Bottled Water Manufacturing Industry

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  • Control of distribution arrangements
  • Market research and understanding
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores and Consumer sentiment index in the Bottled Water Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Bottled Water Manufacturing Industry?

    The industry manufactures or bottles purified water, spring water or mineral water. Establishments that manufacture soft drinks, fruit juice, alcoholic beverages or milk drinks are excluded from the industry. Firms that mainly supply water by pipelines or mains are also excluded.

    Industry Products
  • Spring water
  • Purified water
  • Bulk and packaged water
  • Mineral water
  • Industry Activities
  • Spring water and bottling
  • Purified water and bottling
  • Bulk water and bottling
  • Near water and bottling
  • Unsweetened mineral water and bottling
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Real household disposable income
  • Health consciousness

  • Current Performance
  • Profit trends
  • Environmental concerns
  • Health consciousness
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue drivers
  • Profitability and trade
  • Health consciousness
  • Table: Bottled Water Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Bottled Water Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling
  • Department Stores
  • Pubs, Bars and Nightclubs
  • Supermarkets and Grocery Stores
  • Convenience Stores
  • Restaurants

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
  • Plastic Bottle Manufacturing
  • Water Supply

  • Products & Services
  • Spring water
  • Mineral water
  • Bulk and packaged water
  • Purified water
  • Chart: Bottled Water Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Convenience stores
  • Pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes
  • Households and businesses
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Bottled Water Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Bottled Water Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Bottled Water Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Coca-Cola Amatil Limited, Asahi Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd,
  • Table: Coca-Cola Amatil Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Asahi Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Bottled Water Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Bottled Water Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Near Water
  • Water that contains additives but little or no sugar.
  • Pet
  • Polyethylene terephthalate, a type of polymer resin used in synthetic fibres and in the production of food and beverage containers.
  • Purified Water
  • Water that is purified of chemicals, sometimes with added minerals.
  • Spring Water
  • Water sourced from underground.
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