Chip in the glass: Revenue growth is expected to slow owing to reduced consumer confidence

The Hollow Glass Manufacturing industry produces a range of glass containers and other glass-based products. The industry is forecast to generate revenue of £985.3 million in 2017-18, a 0.4% decrease on the previous year. The industry’s performance is dependent on downstream demand for hollow glass, which primarily comes from food and beverage producers. Hollow glass manufacturers have been battling for business amongst themselves and competing with substitute products like plastic packing materials. This has stifled revenue in some years because the industry conceded ground to alternative packaging materials and internal competition decreased sales prices and more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Revenue growth has been muted as business and consumer confidence have both declined
  • Demand for discretionary goods such as spirits, perfume and cosmetics has risen, supporting industry growth
  • Customisation is expected to safeguard demand for industry products from the breweries market
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The industry has a moderate but increasing level of market saturation. The industry is dominated by a few leading players, though there are also modest niche ventures. The four largest players account for an estimated 67% of industry revenue in 2017-18, while the six largest operators account for an estimated 78.4% of industry revenue. These players are Ardagh Glass, Encirc Ltd, O-I Manufacturing UK Ltd, Allied Glass Containers Ltd, Stolzle Flaconnage and Beatson Clark, all of which have undertaken extensive M&A activity and business restructuring in the past decade. IBISWorld projects the consolidation trend to continue over the next five years, increasing the market share of the four largest players...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 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 spirit production
  • Real private consumption expenditure
  • Demand from perfume and cosmetics manufacturing

  • Current Performance
  • Alternative packaging
  • Tough transport
  • Increasing expenditure
  • International trade
  • Market structure and margins
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Enduring competition
  • Regulation and profit
  • Settling uncertainty
  • International trade
  • 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
  • Breweries
  • Fruit and vegetable processors
  • Spirits manufacturers
  • Non-alcoholic beverage manufacturers
  • Alcopop manufacturers
  • Perfume, cosmetics and pharmaceutical manufacturers
  • Other
  • 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
    ProfitPurchasesWagesUtilitiesDepreciationOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Hollow Glass Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal 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,
  • 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

  • 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 (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • 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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