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Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C2010 | May 2015

Breaking through: Industry to return to growth as building markets improve

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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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$3bn
Annual Growth 10-15
-2.2%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
9,150
Businesses
725
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 manufacturer of float glass (i.e. high-quality sheet glass produced on a bed of liquid). The industry includes many small to medium firms producing a range of fabricated glass products. The industry comprises an estimated 725 enterprises employing 9,150 people in 2014-15, with about 94.0% of businesses employing fewer than 20 people... purchase to read more

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The Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing industry has been adversely affected by weak demand for architectural glass from downstream building markets, and the 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. However, glass bottle and jar production is subject to substitution from plastic (PET) and cardboard alternatives.

Industry revenue is projected to decline at an annualised 2.2% over the five years through 2014-15 to total $3.4 billion... 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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