Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Barley costs have been high and volatile for malt producers over the past five years, causing revenue and profit to contract during the recession. However, increasing global beer production has boosted foreign demand for the industry's products. In addition, the rising popularity of craft beer and the "buy local" trend is expected to further raise demand for domestic malt over the next five years.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter
The Malt Production industry is expected to grow at a faster rate than the overall economy over the 10 years to 2017. IBISWorld estimates the industry's contribution to the economy, as measured by industry value added (IVA), will grow at an average annual rate of 3.9% over the 10-year period. During the same period, GDP is forecast to increase at an annualized rate of 1.8%. Although the industry is growing faster than the overall economy, it is in the mature stage of its life cycle.
Similar to other mature industries, the industry has experienced consolidation. Volatile input prices have made profitability unpredictable and created harsh operating conditions for some producers... purchase to read more