The Soft Drink Manufacturing industry has lost its fizz. During the five years to 2012-13, industry revenue has grown at a weak compound annual rate of 1.0% as deteriorating economic conditions, inclement weather and changing consumer trends worked against it. Since the financial crisis of late 2008, the economy has gradually weakened under the weight of escalating domestic and global uncertainty. Consumers have generally become less confident, choosing to pay down debt rather than spend on discretionary purchases.
The Soft Drink Manufacturing industry consists of establishments that manufacture, can or bottle soft drinks (carbonated and non-carbonated), cordials and syrups. Excluded are establishments that manufacture bottled water, fruit juice, alcoholic beverages or milk drinks.
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.