Empty glass: Industry employment has declined due to restructuring by major players

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 largest local manufacturer in the flat glass segment is Viridian (CSR Limited), with the rest of the industry comprising many small- to medium-scale glass fabrication firms. The industry comprises an estimated 665 enterprises, employing 9,000 people in 2017-18, with 91.5% of businesses employing fewer than 20 people.Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 1.9% over the five years through 2017-18, to total $3.6...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Revenue will decline in the current year due to the completion of major apartment developments
  • The popularity of premium beer has supported the industry’s sale of bottles to the beer market
  • Plant rationalisation and restructuring are expected to improve profitability
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    Subdued demand for architectural glass across downstream building markets, a slump in local automotive glass production, and the growing penetration of low-cost glass imports from South-East Asia have contained the Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing industry’s expansion over the past five years. The industry’s container glass segment has steadily added productive capacity over the past decade to meet the growing wine and boutique beer-bottling markets. However, glass bottle and jar production has been subject to substitution from plastic (PET), metal and cardboard packaging alternatives.Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 1.9% over the five years through 2017-18, to total $3.6 billion. This includes a revenue contraction by 1.0% d...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing Industry are

  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • Having marketing expertise
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from commercial and industrial building construction and Demand from residential building construction in the Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing Industry?

    The 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
  • Mirrors
  • Optical glass
  • Plate glass
  • Safety glass
  • Windscreen, mirrors and other automotive glass
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from commercial and industrial building construction
  • Demand from residential building construction
  • Demand from beer manufacturing
  • Demand from wine production
  • Household consumption expenditure
  • Per capita alcohol consumption

  • Current Performance
  • Profit and job losses
  • Container glass segment
  • Flat-glass segment trends
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue and employment growth
  • Profit improves
  • Flat-glass segment trends
  • Container glass trends
  • Table: Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Fruit and Vegetable Processing
  • Beer Manufacturing
  • Wine Production
  • Aluminium Door and Window Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Glazing Services

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Corrugated Paperboard Container Manufacturing
  • Mineral Sand Mining
  • Printing
  • Rock, Limestone and Clay Mining

  • Products & Services
  • Architectural glass (formed and finished)
  • Glass containers
  • Float glass
  • Automotive glass products
  • Other
  • Chart: Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Flat-glass products
  • Glass containers
  • Specialist glass products

  • Major Markets
  • Food and beverage manufacturers
  • Downstream building product manufacturers
  • Non-residential construction contractors and developers
  • Glazing contractors
  • Residential building contractors and households
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Owens-Illinois (Australia) Pty Limited, CSR Limited, Orora Limited,
  • Table: Owens-Illinois (Australia) Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: CSR Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Orora Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Pellets of raw glass or pieces of broken recycled glass, which is melted to produce usable glass forms.
  • Flat Glass
  • All types of glass produced in a flat form, including rolled, float and plate glass.
  • Float Glass Process
  • Production method developed by the Pilkington Brothers to produce high-quality sheet glass on a bed of liquid (usually molten tin).
  • Insulated Glass Unit (Igu)
  • The double or triple glazing by layering windowpanes separated by an air- or other gas-filled space to improve the thermal and acoustical attributes of the building envelope.
  • Laminated Glass
  • The sandwiching of plastic layers between two or more sheets of glass, bonded together by heating in a pressurised autoclave.
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate (Pet)
  • The thermoplastic polymer resin widely used for the production of liquid containers (i.e. plastic bottles).
  • Toughened Glass
  • Glass that has undergone a special thermal or chemical process of solidification to make it particularly resistant to breakages.
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