Mixed bag: Despite product innovations, falling alcohol consumption has constrained revenue

Over the past five years, the RTD Mixed Spirit Production industry has struggled to recover from the steep declines experienced in the wake of the alcopops tax that was introduced in 2008. Industry revenue is expected to grow at a marginal 0.3% annualised over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $942.6 million. The alcopops tax sparked a steady decline in RTD consumption per capita, as the price of the industry's products was made significantly more expensive. Some consumers have gradually substituted other similar products, such as cider. Meanwhile, increasing health consciousness has encouraged many consumers to stop drinking altogether...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$943m
Annual Growth 12-17
0.3%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
1,596
Businesses
46

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

The industry produces a range of RTD mixed spirit beverages with varying flavours and alcoholic concentrations. Over the past five years, industry products have expanded, with the ready-to-serve (RTS) cocktails segment growing in popularity.White spirit-based RTDsIn 2016-17, white spirit-based products are expected to account for the largest share of industry revenue. However, over the past five years this segment has lost ground due to increased competition from other segments. The main white spirits used in industry products are white rum and vodka, although there has been some increase in the use of gin and tequila over the past five years. Due...purchase to read more.

Additional Insights for the RTD Mixed Spirit Production Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the RTD Mixed Spirit Production Industry are

  • Ability to effectively manage risk
  • Degree of globalisation in the firm
  • Establishment of brand names
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita alcohol consumption and Demand from pubs, bars and nightclubs in the RTD Mixed Spirit Production industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the RTD Mixed Spirit Production Industry?

    Industry firms manufacture pre-mixed alcoholic beverages in a variety of serving sizes. The industry excludes RTD flavoured beers and RTD wine-based drinks.

    Industry Products
  • Dark spirit-based RTDs
  • White spirit-based RTDs
  • Ready-to-serve beverages
  • Other RTD beverages
  • Industry Activities
  • Ready-to-drink mixed spirit production
  • Ready-to-drink cocktail production
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita alcohol consumption
  • Demand from pubs, bars and nightclubs
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Health consciousness

  • Current Performance
  • Consumer trends
  • Industry participation
  • Export markets
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Consumer trends
  • Industry participation
  • Export markets
  • Table: RTD Mixed Spirit Production Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - RTD Mixed Spirit Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Liquor Wholesaling
  • Liquor Retailing
  • Pubs, Bars and Nightclubs

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
  • Printing
  • Soft Drink Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • White spirit-based RTDs
  • Dark spirit-based RTDs
  • Ready-to-serve beverages
  • Other RTD beverages
  • Chart: RTD Mixed Spirit Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Liquor wholesalers
  • Retailers
  • Hospitality venues
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the RTD Mixed Spirit Production 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 RTD Mixed Spirit Production

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal Competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the RTD Mixed Spirit Production Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Diageo Australia Limited, Asahi Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd, Coca-Cola Amatil Limited,
  • Table: Diageo Australia Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Asahi Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Coca-Cola Amatil Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the RTD Mixed Spirit Production 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 RTD Mixed Spirit Production Industry
    Includes:
  • 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
    Alcopops Tax
  • The alcopops tax refers to the 70% tax increase implemented in 2008 on RTD mixed spirit or wine beverages mixed with a non-alcoholic beverage.
  • Ready To Drink (Rtd)
  • Ready-to-drink beverages generally refer to alcoholic spirits, that have been pre-mixed and packaged and are ready for consumption.
  • Ready To Serve (Rts)
  • Ready-to-serve beverages are a new form of RTD beverages. They refer to cocktails that are pre-mixed and packaged and ready to be served directly as a cocktail.
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