Going soft: Rising health consciousness will slow revenue growth over the next five years

IBISWorld’s Soft Drink Manufacturing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

A weak retail environment and changing consumer trends have characterised the Soft Drink Manufacturing industry over the past five years, limiting substantial revenue growth. Despite these threats, the growing popularity of higher value sports and energy drinks, and an increasing focus on diet ranges have supported industry growth. As a result, industry revenue is forecast to increase at an annualised 2.4% over the five years through 2015-16. This includes projected growth of 2.2% in the current year, to reach $4.4 billion.

Over the past five years, domestic and global economic uncertainty has led to soft retail conditions and weak consumer sentiment, causing consumers to cut back on spending...

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Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

A high market share concentration characterises the Soft Drink Manufacturing industry. The two largest players, Coca-Cola Amatil and Asahi Holdings (Australia), make up over three-quarters of the industry, accounting for an estimated 78.7% of industry revenue. No other players hold over 5% of industry revenue. The emergence of Asahi over the past five years has boosted industry concentration as the company had previously acquired brands including Schweppes. In 2010, Asahi agreed to an acquisition of P&N Beverages in a $360.0 million deal. However, the deal was blocked by the ACCC due to competitive concerns in the industry. Had the sale proceeded, industry concentration would have increased further. A r..

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Industry Products

What is the Soft Drink Manufacturing Industry?

Industry firms primarily produce canned or bottled soft drinks (carbonated and non-carbonated), sport drinks and energy drinks. The industry does not include the production of bottled water, fruit juice drinks or fruit drinks.

Industry Products
Cola-flavoured CSDs
Other flavoured CSDs
Sports drinks
Energy drinks
Industry Activities
Carbonated soft drink production
Syrup production
Energy drink production
Sports drink production
Flavoured mineral water production
Ice production

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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