Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C2010 | Mar 2014

Glass half full: Growth in construction and alcohol consumption benefit the industry

IBISWorld’s Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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, 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

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Barriers to entry to the main segments of the industry are extremely high due to the dominance of the two vertically and horizontally integrated producers: Viridian (the only local producer of float glass) and Owens-Illinois Australia (I-O), which is the dominant producer of glass containers. Each firm's dominance in their respective markets has been held due to the high cost of establishing viable competition.

O-I has long-term supply contracts with its key customers (e.g. Foster's Group, Lion, Schweppes and Nestle). A new entrant would need to aggressively challenge O-I in its existing market to obtain a viable foothold... 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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