Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Bottled Water Manufacturing industry has performed well over the past five years, and competition has increased, following the introduction of private-label bottled water brands. Rising competition has driven volume growth, through lower prices and increased availability, but such prices have also meant that revenue has grown at a slower rate. IBISWorld forecasts that industry revenue will grow over the five years through 2014-15 at an annualised 3.7%, to $710.7 million. In 2014-15, industry revenue is expected to grow 5.0%.
Demand for bottled water has been mostly buoyed by population growth and ongoing consumer desire for healthy, convenient beverages. The industry also faced downward pressure from consumers' increased focus on its environmental footprint... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The industry is concentrated in the eastern states, and close to major population centres. The more densely populated New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland are home to over 70% of enterprises, with the less dense Western Australia, home to less businesses despite a stronger reliance on bottled water. As industry products are bulky and of relatively low value, production tends to be located close to capital cities and key buying markets in order to lower transportation costs. This trend looks set to continue as companies look to minimise transport costs and the associated environmental effect.
With some exceptions, mineral and spring water is transported closer to markets before bottling... purchase to read more