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 Analysis Chapter
The Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing industry has been adversely affected by weak demand for architectural glass from downstream building markets, and the continued penetration of low-cost glass imports from South-East Asia. The industry’s container glass segment has steadily expanded as a share of total industry revenue since the early to mid-2000s, reflecting the addition of new productive capacity to meet the burgeoning wine and boutique beer-bottling markets. However, glass bottle and jar production is subject to substitution from plastic (PET) and cardboard alternatives.
Industry revenue is projected to decline at an annualised 2.2% over the five years through 2014-15 to total $3.4 billion... purchase to read more