Spirit Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Spirit Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1213 | Oct 2015

Refill: Increasing demand for bottled spirits and new products helped offset alcopop tax pressures

IBISWorld’s Spirit Manufacturing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Australia imports the majority of the spirits consumed by residents. As a result, the Spirit Manufacturing industry supplies less than 40% of domestic demand. For some products, a degree of transformation occurs domestically, particularly in the case of ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages, which comprise the majority of industry revenue. Over the past five years, the industry has recovered from the effects of the alcopop tax introduced in 2008, which reduced demand for RTDs. This recovery has been helped by increased demand for bottled spirits and ready-to-serve cocktail products. Industry revenue is forecast to grow at an annualised 3.3% over the five years through 2015-16. In 2015-16, industry revenue is expected to grow by 0.6% to $568.4... purchase to read more

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The Spirit Manufacturing industry exhibits a high level of capital intensity. Automation is a critical part of the production process, particularly for larger scale operators with fully integrated operations. Over the past five years, capital investment has declined slightly within the industry, with labour costs expected to grow as a percentage of revenue. This is largely due to smaller distilleries still requiring significant labour functions to manufacture a range of products. In 2015-16, IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar paid as wages, $0.55 is required for investment in plant and equipment. Despite rising labour costs, the industry is anticipated to remain largely reliant on machinery and equipment to operate.

In 2015-16, wages make up about 7.5% of industry revenue... purchase to read more


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What is the Spirit Manufacturing Industry?

This industry purchases ingredients such as grapes, sugar and malt, then ferments and distils these to produce spirit beverages including vodka, gin, whisky and liqueurs. Industry participants also blend spirits. Operators buy glass bottles and paperboard containers to package these products. The spirits are then sold to alcoholic drink wholesalers and retailers. While the industry makes fortified spirits, it does not produce fortified wines.

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Fortified spiritLiqueurManufacturing spirit-based mixed drinksPotable spirit

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