Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Australia's Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing industry services two key markets: the glass container market and the flat-glass market (including fabricated glass products). The industry maintains a high concentration of ownership, with over 60% of revenue generated by the three dominant players: Owens-Illinois Australia, Amcor and Viridian (CSR Limited).
The domestic market is expected to total $2.95 billion in 2012-13, with imports capturing about 20% of the market ($580 million) and export earnings contributing about 3.3% of industry revenue ($80 million). Industry revenue is forecast to total $2.45 billion in 2012-13, an increase of 2.1% from the previous year due to improved demand in the new housing market... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The location of glass manufacturing activity in Australia is generally near the major capital cities and the major downstream manufacturing industries. The major factor influencing the location of glass manufacturing plants is a balancing of high transportation costs against economies of scale in production.
New South Wales accounts for approximately one-third of the industry's employer establishments (31.4% of total establishments including the very small non-employing establishments), and Victoria accounts for just over one-quarter of the industry operations (26.4% of employer establishments), which broadly consistent with each state's share of national population and economic activity... purchase to read more