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 provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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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

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

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The barriers to entry into the domestic brewing industry depend on whether a new operator is attempting to enter the small craft-brewing market or large-scale production. Entry into the craft-brewing market is facilitated by the option to purchase turnkey facilities and faces lesser taxes, but starting a large-scale production requires significant cash flow and continuous investment.

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 exposure 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 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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