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Distilleries in the US: Market Research Report

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Distilleries Market Research Report | NAICS 31214 | Jun 2015

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

IBISWorld’s Distilleries 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
Revenue
$12bn
Annual Growth 10-15
9.0%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
9,288
Businesses
743
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

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Production of liquor for consumption is a highly capital intensive process. The majority of the distillation process is mechanized and requires very little labor from actual workers. As a result, over half of all companies have fewer than 20 employees. However, larger players, such as Diageo and Suntory Beam Inc., are vertically integrated into wholesaling and marketing. This drives up their labor costs considerably because they must pay additional workers, such as salesmen and marketers, to help brand, sell and distribute their products. On average, companies in this industry spend $0.55 on capital for every dollar they spend on labor.

Like all large-scale manufacturing, liquor production requires substantial amounts of machinery... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Distilleries Industry?

This industry consists of distilleries that purchase a range of ingredients, such as grains and sugar, and manufacture them into spirits (i.e. not beer or wine). These spirits are then bottled and sold to liquor wholesalers, bars, casinos, restaurants, hotels and other retail stores.

Industry Products
VodkaGinWhiskeyOther spiritRumBrandy and CognacCordialsTequila
 
Industry Activities
Distilling liquorsBlending liquorsBottling liquors


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