Breweries in the US: Market Research Report

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Breweries Market Research Report | NAICS 31212 | Jun 2014

Strong brew: Craft beers and microbrews will boost profit, but higher input costs threaten 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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Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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The Breweries industry has benefited from consumers opting for affordable beer over other alcoholic beverages during and following the recession. As disposable income levels continue to strengthen over the next five years, the craft and premium beer segments are expected to bolster revenue growth; however, contraction in total industry sales volumes will slightly offset this growth. Since the market for specialty brews is saturated, a slowdown of new businesses entering the industry is expected to benefit the industry's bottom line... purchase to read more

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Canned beer makes up about 53.6% of industry revenue. It is most often sold through retail outlets as a cheaper alternative to bottles, while bottles are sold both in retail outlets and at drinking establishments. During the past five years, weak disposable income led some consumers to drink more below-premium budget beers, which are generally sold in bulk in cans. Consequently, this segment increased as a share of revenue in the past five years. However, as disposable income rebounds during the next five years, canned products are anticipated to decline as a share of revenue.


About 36.3% of beer is sold packaged in bottles. The bottled beer segment declined during the past five years because it is more expensive then canned beer... 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 malt manufacturing are also excluded from this industry.

Industry Products
Cans of beerBottles of beerDraft beer
Industry Activities
Canned beer productionBottled beer productionDraft beer productionNon-alcoholic beer productionAle production

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