Glass half full: Despite import competition, industry revenue has continued to expand

The Hollow Glass Manufacturing industry produces a range of glass containers and other glass-based products such as stemware and tableware. The industry also caters to the packaging needs of cosmetics, perfume and pharmaceutical markets. Industry performance is heavily influenced by trends in these downstream markets. Higher retail sales typically translate into greater demand for glass packaging. Over the five years through 2018-19, IBISWorld estimates industry revenue to increase at a compound annual rate of 0.6%, buoyed by strong consumer demand, particularly for British wine and spirits.However, low-cost imports from countries have as China have long threatened industry performance because foreign hollow glass manufacturers can undercut the prices British firms more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Revenue has risen despite strong competitionfrom imports and substitute packaging
  • The increased use of recycled crushed glass has lowered utility expensesfor some operators
  • Despite the threat of substitutes, demand from the food and beverage market is expected to remain strong
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    There are extremely high barriers for new operators entering the industry, due to the dominance of the six major hollow glass manufacturers. Each firm’s market position is vehemently defended and high capital investment is required to compete. The existing players aim to lock key clients into long-term supply arrangements and build relationships covering the logistics of production and distribution.The intense competition from imports and substitute products imposes significant price constraints on the industry and requires manufacturers to be extremely cost effective while also maintaining extensive marketing and promotional programmes. Com...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Hollow Glass Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Hollow Glass Manufacturing Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Maintenance of excellent customer relations
  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from beer production and Demand from fruit and vegetable processing in the Hollow Glass Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What's in this report

    What is the Hollow Glass Manufacturing Industry?

    Firms in this industry manufacture hollow or container glass products by melting silica sand or cullet and fabricating it into finished products. These can include drinking glasses, glass bottles and jars used to package beverages and foodstuffs.

    Industry Products
  • Clear bottles and containers
  • Green bottles and containers
  • Amber bottles and containers
  • Tableware and kitchenware
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing glass and crystal bottles
  • Manufacturing glass and crystal jars, canisters and decanters
  • Manufacturing drinking glasses
  • Manufacturing other domestic glass or crystal articles
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from beer production
  • Demand from fruit and vegetable processing
  • Demand from plastic packing goods manufacturing
  • Demand from wine production
  • Demand from spirit production
  • Demand from perfume and cosmetics manufacturing

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue growth
  • International trade
  • Technology and innovation
  • Competitive pressures
  • Profit performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Enduring competition
  • Future concerns

    and regulation

  • Supply chain disruptions
  • Market structure

    and margins

  • Table: Hollow Glass Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Hollow Glass Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Fruit & Vegetable Processing
  • Spirit Production
  • Cider Production
  • Beer Production
  • Soft Drink Production
  • Perfume & Cosmetics Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cardboard Packaging & Paper Bag Manufacturing
  • Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply
  • Industrial Equipment Wholesaling
  • Mining and Quarrying
  • Printing
  • Water Collection, Treatment & Supply

  • Products & Services
  • Clear bottles and containers
  • Green bottles and containers
  • Amber bottles and containers
  • Tableware and kitchenware
  • Chart: Hollow Glass Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Bottles
  • Containers and jars
  • Kitchenware, tableware and ornaments
  • Substitute products

  • Major Markets
  • Wine producers and breweries
  • Fruit and vegetable processors
  • Spirits manufacturers
  • Other
  • Non-alcoholic beverage manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Hollow Glass Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesUtilitiesDepreciation and rentOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Hollow Glass Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Hollow Glass Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Ardagh Glass Ltd, Encirc Ltd, O-I Manufacturing UK Ltd, Allied Glass Containers Ltd, Stolzle Flaconnage Ltd, Beatson Clark Ltd,
  • Table: Ardagh Glass Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Encirc Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: O-I Manufacturing UK Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Allied Glass Containers Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Stolzle Flaconnage Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Beatson Clark Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Hollow Glass Manufacturing 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 Hollow Glass Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Pellets of raw glass or pieces of broken recycled glass that are melted to produce usable glass forms.
  • Flaconnage
  • Elaborate and decorative glass containers for cosmetics, perfume and pharmaceutical products.
  • Flint Glass
  • A heavy and durable glass characterized by its brilliance, clarity and refractive quality.
  • Pet Bottles
  • Bottles made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is light, strong and can be recycled.
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