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Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C2010 | Feb 2016

Feeling flat: Industry revenue set to fall as demand for flat-glass products declines

IBISWorld’s Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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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 730 enterprises employing 9,025 people in 2015-16, with 92.6% 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 subdued 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 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 0.5% over the five years through 2015-16 to total $3.3 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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