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Spirit Production in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

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 offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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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 - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Spirit Production industry is in the mature phase of its life cycle. Spirit consumption has been in steady decline since 2004-05 as the ageing population, changing health and social attitudes towards alcohol, rising taxation and regulation, and increasing competition from other alcoholic beverages have weighed on demand. During the decade through 2021-22, industry value added is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 1%, whereas GDP is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.3% over the same period. Robust demand from export markets helped to offset flat domestic consumption until 2013-14, when exports began to lose momentum... 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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