Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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

Glass ceiling: Import penetration limits industry revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 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

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The industry is considered to have a medium degree of capital intensity, broadly consistent with the overall Manufacturing division. The industry comprises many small-scale glass fabricating firms with relatively low capital equipment requirements, along with several large-scale float glass and bottle manufacturers that have a high level of sunken capital in order to obtain scale economies and compete effectively with international producers. IBISWorld estimates that the Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing industry allocates $4.04 on labour for every dollar spent on capital equipment.

Viridian invested $130.0 million into expanding the productive capacity of the Dandenong plant in the late 2000s, which enabled the production of environmentally advanced flat-glass products... 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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