Spirit Production in the UK: Market Research Report

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Spirit Production Market Research Report | SIC C11.010 | Sep 2015

That's the spirit: The continued popularity of premium products will be a key driver of growth

IBISWorld’s Spirit Production market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Chivas Brothers Ltd Chivas Brothers Ltd market share
Diageo plc Diageo plc market share
Edrington Group Ltd Edrington Group Ltd market share
William Grant and Sons Distillers Ltd William Grant and Sons Distillers Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Spirit Production industry has performed well during the past five years. Although there have been declines in alcohol consumption per capita and falling demand in the on-trade for much of the period, whisky and gin have increased in popularity and propelled growth through exports for the majority of the five years. Scotch whisky in particular drove the industry forward as it maintained its reputation as a global powerhouse, accounting for the largest volume of exports in the Scottish manufacturing sector. Booming demand encouraged many whisky producers to introduce innovative new variations or expressions of their whiskies. Limited editions proved particularly popular in China, where rare luxury spirits have been popular choices for business gifts... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The industry displays a high level of market share concentration. The top four players in the industry – Diageo, William Grant and Sons, Chivas Brothers and Edrington Group – are expected to account for 76.7% of total industry revenue in 2015-16. Diageo and William Grant and Sons contribute a combined 49.9%. Concentration has increased in recent years because major international beverage groups like Diageo and Pernod Ricard, which owns Chivas Brothers, have invested significant amounts in response to booming demand for Scotch whisky. They have expanded the capacity of their distilleries and installed new equipment at bottling plants to improve efficiency. However, exports for Scotch have since declined due to increasing competition and economic volatility... purchase to read more


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What is the Spirit Production Industry?

Firms in this industry distil, bottle and sell spirits and liqueurs to wholesalers, retailers and the on-trade. The industry does not include the exclusive practice of bottling and labelling spirits without manufacturing them.

Industry Products
WhiskyGinOther spiritsPure alcoholPre-mixed beverages
Industry Activities
Distilling and bottling whiskyDistilling and bottling ginDistilling and bottling vodkaDistilling and bottling liqueurs

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