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Breweries in the US: Market Research Report

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Breweries Market Research Report | NAICS 31212 | Feb 2015

Changing taste: Rising competition and a saturated specialty beer market will threaten industry growth

IBISWorld’s Breweries 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
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$33bn
Annual Growth 10-15
3.1%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
27,864
Businesses
938
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

During the five years to 2015, the Breweries industry has benefited from consumers opting for a growing variety of craft-style beers made from local microbreweries. Additionally, the industry's international reputation has expanded over the past five years in response to the growing reputation of small-scale US brewers abroad. However, It is unlikely that microbrewery growth will continue over the next five years. As the market for specialty beers becomes saturated with microbreweries throughout the country, industry revenue is projected to plateau over the five years to 2020. Merger and acquisition activity may intensify among microbreweries and major international breweries alike, resulting in much slower employment and establishment growth over the next five years as well... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Different barriers exist depending on whether a new operator wishes to enter the Breweries industry as a small, local brewer or as a large, regional producer. Entry for craft brewers, for example, can be facilitated by the option to purchase turnkey facilities, but starting a large-scale production will require significant cash investments and substantial purchases of capital and equipment.

Barriers to entry include sunk costs and other high ongoing capital requirements, such as capital costs of manufacturing facilities and branding. Major companies have preexisting agreements with distributors, which are also heavily regulated and limited on a regional basis, severely limiting the distribution opportunities available to new players... 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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