Window to success: Demand from building construction has supported revenue growth

The Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing industry comprises two key segments: the glass container segment and the flat glass segment. Two local firms dominate the glass container segment, 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.Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 4.0% over the five years through 2018-19, to $4.1 billion. Glass product imports are anticipated to increase at an annualised 4.8% to capture 18.3% of domestic demand in 2018-19, while exports account for a minor share of industry more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Revenue is expected to decline in the current year due to completing major apartment developments
  • Growth in wine production and wine export sales have supported increased wine bottle volumes
  • Firms are projected to face substitute competition from cardboard, aluminium, and PET containers
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Glass manufacturing activity in Australia is generally takes place near the major capital cities and the major downstream manufacturing industries. The major factor influencing the location of glass manufacturing plants is the balancing of high transportation costs against economies of scale in production. The geographic distribution of industry activity by location tends to distort the spread of industry activity, as many small-scale specialty glass manufacturers and fabricators are included, outweighing the few large-scale manufacturers.New South Wales accounts for one-third of total industry enterprises which broadly corresponds with the industry's share of the national population and economic activity. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing are:

  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • Having marketing expertise
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from non-residential 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?

    Industry companies manufacture glass or glass products.

    Industry Products
  • Glass containers
  • Architectural glass (formed and finished)
  • Float glass
  • Other 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 non-residential building construction
  • Demand from residential building construction
  • Demand from beer manufacturing
  • Demand from wine production
  • Household consumption expenditure
  • Per capita alcohol consumption

  • Current Performance
  • Profitability declines
  • Employment growth
  • Container glass segment
  • Flat-glass segment trends
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Profit and job losses
  • 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
  • Glass containers
  • Architectural glass (formed and finished)
  • Float glass
  • Other products
  • 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 markets
  • 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 Holding (Australia) Pty Ltd, Crescent Capital Partners Holdings Pty Ltd, Orora Limited,
  • Table: Owens-Illinois Holding (Australia) Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Crescent Capital Partners Holdings Pty Ltd - 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 (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • 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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