Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Australia's Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing industry comprises two key segments: the glass container segment and the flat-glass segment. The glass container segment is dominated by two local firms, Owens-Illinois Australia and Orora Limited (formerly Amcor Glass), which manufacture bottles and jars for packaging beverages and food products. The flat-glass segment includes Viridian (CSR Limited), which is the only local float glass manufacturer, along with many small to medium firms producing a range of fabricated glass products. The industry comprises about 725 enterprises employing 9,150 people in 2014-15, with about 94.0% of businesses employ fewer than 20 people.
The total domestic market for glass and glass products is forecast at $3.8 billion for 2014-15... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter
The Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing industry has been adversely affected by weak demand for architectural glass from downstream building markets, and a continued penetration of low-cost glass imports from South-East Asia. The industry's container glass segment has steadily expanded as a share of total industry revenue since the early to mid-2000s, reflecting the addition of new productive capacity to meet the burgeoning wine and boutique beer-bottling markets... purchase to read more