Sobering results: Revenue growth is under pressure from declining alcohol consumption

The Pubs, Bars and Nightclubs market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.


Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022

Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Pubs, Bars and Nightclubs industry has performed modestly over the past five years. However, declining per capita alcohol consumption and gambling expenditure have constrained revenue growth. In addition, increased regulation for gaming machines and nightclub operations has contributed to some highly leveraged pub and nightclub operators collapsing. Despite these issues, industry revenue has been supported by rising discretionary incomes and the shift towards increased consumption of premium, higher priced alcoholic beverages. Industry revenue is expected to increase by an annualised 2.1% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $17.0 billion. This includes forecast industry revenue growth of 0.4% in the current year...

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Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Pubs, Bars and Nightclubs industry is characterised by a low level of market share concentration, with only one player accounting for more than 5% of revenue. The industry is highly fragmented and characterised by many small, independently owned businesses, and also some small pub groups. Concentration has increased slightly over the past five years, as Woolworths has slowly added to its portfolio of pubs. However, even as the industry's largest player, it has a modest market share at 9.0% of industry revenue.

IBISWorld expects that limited synergies can be gained from owning more than one venue, which is mainly due to the industry's labour-intensive nature. However, an increasing number of operators own more than one establishment. Ste..

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Industry Products

What is the Pubs, Bars and Nightclubs Industry?

Industry operators sell alcoholic beverages for consumption either on the premises (e.g. bars) or off the premises (e.g. drive-through bottle shops). Industry venues sometimes also provide food service, live entertainment, and gaming and betting facilities.

Industry Products
Liquor for consumption on-premises
Liquor for consumption off-premises
Gaming and wagering facilities
Meals and non-alcoholic beverages
Other products and services
Industry Activities
Operating licensed bars
Operating licensed hotels and pubs
Operating licensed nightclubs
Operating licensed wine bars

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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