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Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C2010 | Oct 2016

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

The Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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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... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry is considered to have a medium degree of capital intensity, broadly consistent with the overall Manufacturing division. The industry comprises many small-scale glass-fabricating firms with relatively low capital equipment requirements, along with several large-scale float glass and bottle manufacturers that have a high level of sunken capital to obtain scale economies and compete effectively with international producers. IBISWorld estimates that the Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing industry allocates $4.63 on labour for every dollar spent on capital equipment.

The industry’s leading players have substantial investment programs. Orora invested heavily in bottling plants through the past decade to push into the local glass container market... purchase to read more


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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 glassAutomotive glass products
Industry Activities
Glass blocksGlass bottles and other glass containers (e.g. jars)Domestic glassware (kitchenware, ornamental and drinking glasses)Flat-glass (including stained and laminated)Laboratory and scientific glasswareMirrorsOptical glassPlate glassSafety glassWindscreen, mirrors and other automotive glass

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