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, which includes a range of fabricated glass products, includes many small to medium firms along with Viridian (CSR Limited), which is the only local manufacturer of float glass products.
The total domestic market for glass and glass products is estimated at $3.3 billion in 2013-14, of which imports capture an estimated 19.1%, while export earnings contribute approximately 2.6% of industry revenue... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The industry's production is divided between the glass container segment and flat-glass products.
The glass container segment's share of industry sales has decreased from about 45.0% in the early 2000s to 35.0% in 2013-14, reflecting the steady erosion of market share through the substitute of alternative bottle and jar products (notably PET).
The glass container segment is primarily involved in the manufacture of glass bottles, jars and vials (specialised containers). Other similar containers, used for packaging goods, also contribute to this segment... purchase to read more