Half empty: Industry revenue falls due to weak demand from the residential building market

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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Revenue is projected to decline as imports capture a greater share of the local market
  • Strong demand for wine bottling and labelling has supported domestic demand
  • Plant rationalisation and restructuring should improve profitability over the next five years

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    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 Key Buyers Chapter

    The industry has a moderate level of market share concentration, with the four largest players contributing about 43.3% of industry revenue in 2016-17, down from about 55% in the late 2000s. These include O-I Australia (glass containers), Viridian (float glass and processing), Orora (glass containers) and G James Australia (glass fabrication). O-I and Viridian both have access to global financial resources, marketing resources and advanced technology and development.

    The degree of industry concentration has declined over the past five years, largely due to the reduced importance of Viridian, which has lost much of its share of the float-glass market to imports. Much of this market share has been captured by the smaller players and entrants such as JELD-WEN. In ..

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    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

  • Having contracts that are favourable to purchaser
  • Having marketing expertise
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from residential building construction and Demand from commercial and industrial building construction in the Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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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 Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from residential building construction
  • Demand from commercial and industrial building construction
  • Demand from beer manufacturing
  • Demand from wine production
  • Household consumption expenditure
  • Per capita alcohol consumption
  • Demand from institutional building construction

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

  • Industry Outlook
  • Doldrums continue in the short term
  • Profit improves
  • Container glass trends
  • Flat-glass segment 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

  • Products & Markets
    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
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Utilities
  • Depreciation and rent
  • Outward freight
  • Other costs
  • 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
    Major Companies
    Owens-Illinois (Australia) Pty LimitedCSR LimitedOrora Limited
  • Table: Owens-Illinois (Australia) Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: CSR Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Orora Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • 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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