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Beer Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Beer Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1212 | Aug 2014

Quality brew: The increasing popularity of premium and craft beers boosts revenue

IBISWorld’s Beer Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$5bn
Annual Growth 10-15
0.2%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
3,799
Businesses
197
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Beer Manufacturing industry has undergone a shake-up over the past five years. Per capita beer consumption has declined sharply as drinkers have given up traditional brands, such as Victoria Bitter, in favour of premium beers and other beverages such as cider and wine. Robust demand for craft beer has resulted in the number of craft breweries in the industry increasing over the past decade to around 150 in 2014-15.

At the other end of the market, foreign interests have acquired Australia's two largest brewers, Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) and Lion. The battle for market share between the two has constrained growth in industry revenue and profitability. Industry revenue is expected to grow by 0.8%... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

Capital intensity for the industry is high. For every dollar paid as wages, $0.56 is required as capital investment. Wages represent labour costs, and depreciation is used as a proxy for capital. Most of the processes within the industry (i.e. brewing and packaging) are undertaken by highly automated machinery. Therefore, there is relatively little human involvement in the production process. However, labour is required for product research, plant maintenance, sales, marketing and management. Given the highly paid nature of those types of roles, the industry has a high average wage.

New technology requires increased capital, so investment is essential for output expansion and achieving economies of scale... purchase to read more

 


Industry ProductsRelated ReportsTable of Contents

What is the Beer Manufacturing Industry?

Firms in the Beer Manufacturing industry manufacture, keg, bottled and canned beer in a range of varieties such as ale, stout and porter. Beers are packaged for sale to pubs, bars, hotels and wholesale and retail alcoholic beverage distributors.

Industry Products
Full-strength traditional beerMid-strength beerLight beerPremium beerLow-carbohydrate beerCraft beer
 
Industry Activities
Beer, excluding non-alcoholic beer


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