Liquor Retailing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Liquor Retailing Market Research Report | ANZSIC G4123 | Jun 2016

Well-crafted: Increasing demand for craft beer and cider has underpinned revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Liquor Retailing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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The Liquor Retailing industry has experienced a variety of challenges over the past five years. Declining per capita alcohol consumption, rising health awareness and competitive pressures have affected the industry. Despite these trends, the industry is expected grow over the period, largely on the back of increasing consumer demand for higher value, premium beverages. Industry revenue is expected to increase by an annualised 3.3% over the five years through 2015-16, to reach $10.0 billion. Rising discretionary incomes and increasing consumer demand for premium beverages are expected to contribute to 3.1% industry revenue growth in 2015-16.

The biggest influence on the industry over the past five years has been the growing market dominance of Woolworths and Wesfarmers-owned Coles... purchase to read more

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While overall per capita alcohol consumption has declined over the past five years, liquor retailing has remained fairly steady due to changes in the type of beverages purchased. The 2008 excise increase on pre-mixed drinks has taken a toll on the popularity of ready-to-drink spirits (RTDs), while shifting trends in beer consumption have been altering beer-purchasing habits. The growth of higher value premium alcohol sales has been a strong factor in liquor retailing revenue growth.


Beer is expected to account for an estimated 37.6% of industry sales by value in 2015-16, having declined over the past five years due to the popularity of other beverage segments... purchase to read more


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What is the Liquor Retailing Industry?

Retailers in this industry sell liquor (including beer, wine, spirits and ready-to-drink mixers) in packaged form (i.e. bottles and cans). Alcohol retailed by the industry is intended for consumption away from liquor store premises. The industry includes both online and bricks-and-mortar retailers.

Industry Products
WineBeerBottled spirits RTDsCider
Industry Activities
Alcoholic beverage retailing Liquor shop operationsOnline liquor retailing

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