Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Heavy discounting and changing consumer trends have restrained revenue growth over the past five years. During the five years through 2014-15, industry revenue is forecast to increase at an annualised rate of 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 escalating 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. Western Australia and South Australia are home to the next largest shares of industry establishments, although low population density makes these locations less attractive as transportation requirements will be higher... purchase to read more