Beer Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Beer Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1212 | Jan 2015

Gone flat: Declining beer consumption and rising competition have weighed on sales

IBISWorld’s Beer Manufacturing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 like cider and wine. Robust demand for craft beer has resulted in the number of industry craft breweries increasing over the past decade to about 150 in 2014-15.

At the other end of the market, foreign interests have acquired Australia's two largest brewers, Lion and Carlton & United Breweries (CUB). The battle for market share between the two has constrained growth in industry revenue and profitability. Over the five years through 2014-15, industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised rate of 0.1% to total $4.8 billion... purchase to read more

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The Beer Manufacturing industry has recorded low growth over the past five years. Declining beer consumption and rising competition inside and outside the industry have weighed on sales of traditional beer brands, depressing revenue and margin growth. On a brighter note, a growing trend towards premiumisation and consumer demand for healthier and varied product offerings have driven sales of low-carbohydrate, foreign-label and craft beers. Over the past five years, falling beer consumption and intensifying competition have led to weak growth in industry revenue. IBISWorld estimates that industry revenue has increased at an annualised 0.1% over the five years through 2014-15, to $4.8 billion... purchase to read more


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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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