Global Spirits Manufacturing: Market Research Report

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Global Spirits Manufacturing Market Research Report | Dec 2013

The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Spirits Manufacturing global 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 focuses on industry performance in key regions around the world and identifies the leading companies globally.

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Market Share of Companies
Diageo Diageo market share
Industry Statistics & Forecast
Annual Growth 08-13
Annual Growth 13-18
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The recession dampened double-digit growth in the Spirits Manufacturing industry, but premiumization and an expanding middle class in key world populations kept propelling revenue upward, despite slower sales in key markets in the five years to 2013. Additionally, rising spirits consumption in emerging markets and increasing demand for higher-value spirits in developed markets is expected to result in solid revenue growth during the next five years... read more

Starting a New Business

Overall, barriers to entry into this industry are high and steady. Barriers to entry include the high level of capital intensity, the long lead time for production (particularly for aged spirits), and the cost of legal compliance.

The production process for spirits is highly capital intensive and economies of scale are substantial. This results in larger producers having significant cost advantage over smaller producers, and channel revenue into advertising, enforcing trademarks, and maintaining their band image. Thus, producers have to be able to reach a sufficient scale before being able to enter the global spirits industry. This can be achieved, however, if producers are successful first in their domestic market before becoming multinational companies... read more


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What is the Global Spirits Manufacturing Industry?

This industry consists of distilleries that purchase a range of ingredients such as grains and sugar, and manufactures 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
WhiskeyVodkaLiqueursRumTequila and mezcalOther spirits
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