Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C2010 | Mar 2014

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IBISWorld’s Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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, which includes a range of fabricated glass products, includes many small to medium firms along with Viridian (CSR Limited), which is the only local manufacturer of float glass products.

The total domestic market for glass and glass products is estimated at $3.3 billion in 2013-14, of which imports capture an estimated 19.1%, while export earnings contribute approximately 2.6% of industry revenue... purchase to read more

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The industry's production is divided between the glass container segment and flat-glass products.

Glass containers

The glass container segment's share of industry sales has decreased from about 45.0% in the early 2000s to 35.0% in 2013-14, reflecting the steady erosion of market share through the substitute of alternative bottle and jar products (notably PET).

The glass container segment is primarily involved in the manufacture of glass bottles, jars and vials (specialised containers). Other similar containers, used for packaging goods, also contribute to this segment... purchase to read more


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What is the Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing Industry?

The Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing industry consists of companies that manufacture glass or glass products.

Industry Products
Glass containers Architectural glass (formed and finished)Float glassAutomotive glass products
Industry Activities
Glass blocksGlass bottles and other glass containers (e.g. jars)Domestic glassware (kitchenware, ornamental and drinking glasses)Flat-glass (including stained and laminated)Laboratory and scientific glasswareMirrorsOptical glassPlate glassSafety glassWindscreen, mirrors and other automotive glass

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