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 provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 has a moderate level of market share concentration, with the four largest players contributing about 45.0% of industry revenue in 2014-15, down from about 55%.0 in the late 2000s. These include O-I Australia (glass containers), Viridian (float glass and processing), Orora (glass containers) and SMR Automotive (auto glass processing). O-I and Viridian both have access to global financial resources, marketing resources, and advanced technology and development.

The decline in concentration over the past decade has arisen from the entry of new players into the industry, notably Amcor (now Orora Limited following demerger in December 2013) entering the glass container manufacturing market and taking a large share of the wine bottle market... 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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