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Spirit Production in the UK: Market Research Report

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Spirit Production Market Research Report | SIC C11.010 | Dec 2016

In high spirits: Revenue growth to be supported by consumer preference for high-quality spirits

IBISWorld’s Spirit Production market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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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
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Spirit Production industry is heavily reliant on international trade. Scotch whisky in particular propelled the industry forward at the start of the period as it maintained its reputation as a global powerhouse, accounting for the largest volume of exports in the Scottish manufacturing sector. High demand encouraged many producers to introduce innovative variations of their whiskies. Limited editions proved very popular in China, where rare luxury spirits have been popular for business gifts. However, anti-extravagance measures in China, rising competition in the United States and slowing global economic growth have weighed on the industry over the past five years. Falling alcohol consumption per capita and declining demand in the on-trade have also constrained revenue growth... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The barriers to entering the Spirit Production industry are high. Production is capital-intensive and substantial volume is needed to spread out these costs. In whisky production, which accounts for over 75% of industry revenue, the long interval between the start of production and the final product being available means firms must be able to sustain themselves for some time without revenue. However, the process of distilling gin is much quicker, which helps to lower the barriers for firms in this area. It is possible to make whisky that has not been aged for very long, but it is usually only suitable for the lower end of the market.

Before a prospective operator can begin distilling they must obtain a distiller's licence from HMRC and have their premises and equipment approved. The.. 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 beveragesVodka
Industry Activities
Distilling and bottling whiskyDistilling and bottling ginDistilling and bottling vodkaDistilling and bottling liqueurs

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