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 Products Chapter
The industry's production is divided between the glass container segment and flat-glass products.
The glass container segment's share of industry sales has decreased from about 45.0% in the early 2000s to 34.5% in 2014-15, reflecting the substitute of alternative bottle and jar products (notably PET). The performance of this segment is projected to remain flat during 2014-15, reflecting soft demand for alcoholic beverages.
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