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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 | Oct 2016

Half empty: Industry revenue falls due to weak demand from the residential building market

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
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The 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, which manufacture bottles and jars for packaging beverages and food products. The dominant local manufacturer in the flat glass segment is Viridian (CSR Limited) and the industry comprises many small to medium scale glass fabrication firms. The industry comprises an estimated 700 enterprises, employing 9,200 people in 2016-17, with 92.5% of businesses employing fewer than 20 people.

Industry revenue is projected to decline marginally at an annualised 0.2% over the five years through 2016-17 to total $3.4... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

The industry's production is divided between the glass-container segment and flat-glass products.

Architectural glass (formed and finished)

The processing of formed and finished architectural glass generates almost half the industry's revenue. This segment includes architectural safety-glass products for installation in buildings and furniture (including appliances). The glass-processing segment of the industry fabricates glass into finished products and includes glass reshaping, cutting, edging, drilling, toughening, bending, laminating and printing. Further fabrication involves the incorporation of glass into windows and doors, which is not included in the industry... 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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