Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
In the past five years, the Bottled Water Production industry has developed rapidly. The government has implemented several industry standards and regulations that have provided confidence in the market and to consumers. The competitive landscape has also changed, with growth in foreign and private capital and investment across the industry. State-owned enterprises were the main players in the industry 20 years ago, but now most have withdrawn from the industry. Private and stock companies now make up the largest proportion of the industry's firms.
Foreign and joint venture companies benefit from advanced technologies and equipment for bottled and canned water production. They generally have larger capital reserves and invest more to research and develop new products.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
For every dollar spent on labor (including wages, management and administration, and R&D expenses), 47 cents are invested in capital in the Bottled Water Production industry in China. Costs of raw materials and transportation for bottled and canned water manufacturers in China have increased in recent years and remain relatively high. Further, expenses for R&D, advertising and sales expenses are relatively high. As such, manufacturers require sufficient funds and cash flow to maintain operations and develop within industry.
The industry's capital intensity level is lower than most other beverage manufacturing industries, given the relative simplicity of the production process... purchase to read more