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IBISWorld’s Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The 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, which manufacture bottles and jars for packaging beverages and food products. The dominant local manufacturer in the flat glass segment is Viridian (CSR Limited) and the industry comprises many small to medium scale glass fabrication firms. The industry comprises an estimated 700 enterprises, employing 9,200 people in 2016-17, with 92.5% of businesses employing fewer than 20 people.

Industry revenue is projected to decline marginally at an annualised 0.2% over the five years through 2016-17 to total $3.4...

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Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

The industry's production is divided between the glass-container segment and flat-glass products.

Architectural glass (formed and finished)

The processing of formed and finished architectural glass generates almost half the industry's revenue. This segment includes architectural safety-glass products for installation in buildings and furniture (including appliances). The glass-processing segment of the industry fabricates glass into finished products and includes glass reshaping, cutting, edging, drilling, toughening, bending, laminating and printing. Further fabrication involves the incorporation of glass into windows and doors, which is not included in the industry.


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Industry Products

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 glass
Automotive glass products
Industry Activities
Glass blocks
Glass bottles and other glass containers (e.g. jars)
Domestic glassware (kitchenware, ornamental and drinking glasses)
Flat-glass (including stained and laminated)
Laboratory and scientific glassware
Optical glass
Plate glass
Safety glass
Windscreen, mirrors and other automotive glass

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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