Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Australia imports most of the spirits it consumes. As a result, the Spirit Manufacturing industry supplies less than 40% of domestic demand. For many products, some degree of transformation occurs domestically, particularly in the case of ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages. The primary spirit manufactured domestically is rum, made from sugar cane, while spirits that are mixed or blended locally are also considered as manufactured in Australia. Many industry participants are engaged in transforming high-proof spirits to low-proof products such as RTDs and liqueurs. As the manufacturing of Australian spirits has developed, particularly with gin and whisky, industry revenue is forecast to have grown at an annualised 1.8% over the five years through 2014-15... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The composition of business locations for the Spirit Manufacturing industry has significantly changed over the past five years. The introduction of many boutique distillers has resulted in a greater spread of producers domestically, as production and retail sales of different spirits often depend on climatic conditions. This has resulted in a growth of establishments in Western Australia, Tasmania and Victoria, with New South Wales and Queensland remaining strong producers.
To optimise transport costs, operators locate their facilities near the population centres, particularly near Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. In 2014, the production of one of Australia's most well-known rum brands, Bundaberg, will move from Queensland to New South Wales... purchase to read more