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 manufacturer of float glass (i.e. high-quality sheet glass produced on a bed of liquid). The industry includes many small to medium firms producing a range of fabricated glass products. The industry comprises an estimated 725 enterprises employing 9,150 people in 2014-15, with about 94.0% of businesses employing fewer than 20 people... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter
The industry is in the decline stage of its life cycle. The industry is exposed to product substitution by cardboard and plastic packaging, and import penetration is gradually capturing a greater share of domestic demand. As a result, the industry is contracting as a share of the total economy.
Industry value added, which measures an industry's contribution to the economy, is projected to decline by an annualised 1.1% over the 10 years through 2019-20, while Australia's GDP is projected to climb by an annualised 2.7% over the same period... purchase to read more