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, 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
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