Breweries in the US: Market Research Report

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Breweries Market Research Report | NAICS 31212 | Oct 2014

Strong brew: Craft beers will boost profit, but contraction in total industry sales will repress growth

IBISWorld’s Breweries market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Since 2009, the Breweries industry has benefited from consumers opting for beer over more expensive alcoholic beverages as disposable income levels declined following the recession. In the coming years, the craft and premium beer segments are expected to bolster revenue, though contraction in total industry sales volumes will repress this growth... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The increasing popularity of craft beer has partially contributed to declining demand for mainstream industry products such as premium and sub-premium beer brands. Beer sales by volume are in decline as consumers reduced spending during the recession. In addition, individuals started switching to alternative alcohol, like wine and cocktails, in recent years. Some premium product segments are still performing well and are also more profitable for large brewers. Demand for craft brews that are produced by smaller breweries is also rising, though smaller breweries earn much lower profit due to lower production volumes... purchase to read more


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What is the Breweries Industry?

The Breweries industry primarily produces alcoholic beverages using malted barley and hops. This industry excludes wine, brandy, cider and distilled beverages such as vodka and rum. Bottling purchased malt beverages and manufacturing purchased malt are also excluded from this industry.

Industry Products
Premium beerSub-premium beerSuper-premium beerCraft beerProgressive adult beveragesMalt liquor
Industry Activities
Canned beer productionBottled beer productionDraft beer productionNon-alcoholic beer productionAle, porter, stout, lager and malt liquor production

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