Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The advent of the global financial crisis has caused widespread damage to most manufacturing industries in Australia. The Bottled Water Production industry consists of establishments that engage in the production of spring water, purified water, mineral water and bulk or packaged water. The industry's growth over the past five years has been a mixed bag. Buoyed mostly by ongoing consumer desire for healthy, convenient beverages, the industry also faced adverse downward pressure from volatile economic conditions and low consumer sentiment.
While bottled water has been among the best performing beverages for the past decade, the global financial crisis stunted revenue growth for the industry... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The industry is concentrated in the eastern states, and close to major population centres. New South Wales is home to an estimated 34.6% of establishments, Victoria 11.5% and Queensland 20.5%. As industry products are bulky and of relatively low value, production tends to be located close to capital cities. As a result, approximately 80% of all establishments are located in metropolitan areas.
With some exceptions, mineral and spring water is transported closer to markets before bottling. Prominent examples of water sources include Somersby Plateau and Peats Ridge in New South Wales, both used by Coca Cola Amatil... purchase to read more