Distilleries in the US: Market Research Report

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Distilleries Market Research Report | NAICS 31214 | Jun 2016

In good spirits: Rising incomes will fuel demand for premium liquors, bouying industry revenue

The Distilleries market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Distilleries industry managed to escape declines during and immediately after the economic downturn due to a consumer trend toward premiumization, or an increase in the consumption of high-grade liquor and spirits. Additionally, the increased popularity of cocktails over the five-year period resulted in more liquor consumption at on-premises drinking establishments. Although the industry remains highly concentrated, with brand loyalty and acquisitions maintaining the dominance of a few top players, the industry has also experienced an influx of small-scale craft distilleries. Overall, the Distilleries industry is expected to sustain its growth over the next five years, buouyed by continued improvements in consumer spending and greater demand for higher-margin craft spirits... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The top four distilleries control an estimated 61.9% of industry revenue. These companies' market share declined from 77.4% in 2011, mainly due to the entrance of new craft distilleries. The remainder of the market share is spread out over regional and local brands. These companies have smaller distilleries, most of which will not expand beyond their regional or niche markets. There are fewer such players compared to the wine and beer markets. This is because microbreweries and wineries are relatively easy to set up, but distilleries are more tightly regulated and face steeper tax rates due to the higher alcohol content of their product. However, such regulations are facing pressure in states like New Jersey, and demand for craft distilleries is escalating... purchase to read more


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What is the Distilleries Industry?

This industry consists of establishments engaged in distilling spirits (i.e. not beer or wine). The three main activities they are engaged in is distilling potable liquors (except brandies), blending liquors, and mixing liquors with other ingredients. These spirits are then bottled and sold primarily to liquor wholesalers, as well as to other retail stores.

Industry Products
VodkaGinWhiskeyOther spiritRumCordialsTequila
Industry Activities
Distilling liquorsBlending liquorsBottling liquors

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