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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 is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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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

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The industry displays a medium 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 65.3% of total industry revenue in 2016-17. Diageo and Chivas Brothers contribute a combined 48.5%. Concentration is projected to increase over the five years through 2016-17 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. How.. 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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