Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Aggressive pricing and changing consumer trends have restrained growth for the Soft Drink Manufacturing industry over the past five years. During the five years through 2014-15, industry revenue is forecast to increase at an annualised 1.2%. This includes weaker projected growth of 1.0% in 2014-15, to reach $4.3 billion. Despite these threats, industry growth has received support from increasing energy drink sales and popular diet ranges.
The retail environment has struggled under the weight of domestic and global uncertainty following the global financial crisis. Consumers have generally become less confident, choosing to pay down debt rather than spend on discretionary purchases... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The Soft Drink Manufacturing industry is concentrated in the eastern states, close to the major population centres. This is largely due to the low value-to-weight ratio of industry products, with industry players preferring to locate themselves in close proximity to end consumers for distributional purposes. New South Wales is home to the largest portion of establishments, followed by Victoria and Queensland. South Australia and Western Australia are home to the next largest shares of industry establishments. South Australian production is supported by its location between major trade lines. Tasmania, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory record significantly lower shares of industry establishments due to their relatively low population base... purchase to read more