The Beer Manufacturing industry has undergone a shake-up over the past five years. Per capita beer consumption has declined sharply as drinkers have given up traditional brands, such as Victoria Bitter, in favour of premium beers and other beverages like cider and wine. Robust demand for craft beer has resulted in the number of industry craft breweries increasing over the past decade to about 150 in 2014-15.
At the other end of the market, foreign interests have acquired Australia's two largest brewers, Lion and Carlton & United Breweries (CUB). The battle for market share between the two has constrained growth in industry revenue and profitability.
Firms in the Beer Manufacturing industry manufacture, keg, bottled and canned beer in a range of varieties such as ale, stout and porter. Beers are packaged for sale to pubs, bars, hotels and wholesale and retail alcoholic beverage distributors.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.