Crystal clear: Revenue will grow as downstream industries continue to expand

IBISWorld’s Industry Market Report on Glass Product Manufacturing is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Ensure due diligence in your research with our strategic analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments; economic, lifestyle and demographic influences; distribution and supply chain factors; and pricing issues.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Recovery in downstream construction markets will support modest revenue growth
  • Domestic glass producers have endured intense competition from developing nations
  • Import penetration will continue to cut into domestic demand for glass products
  • Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the five years to 2017, revenue for the Glass Product Manufacturing industry is expected to increase. This recent growth reflects a continued rebound from recessionary lows, as renewed construction activity and consumer spending led to an accelerated increase in demand for glass products. Rebounding construction activity, increasing new car sales and growing consumer demand for wine, spirits and other perishables that are commonly packaged in glass containers have helped drive industry growth. Over the five years to 2022, revenue is expected to increase as downstream building markets continue to recover and demand for automotive glass products strengthens.

    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Glass Product Manufacturing industry has a medium level of capital intensity. In 2017, for every dollar spent on wages, industry operators typically spend an estimated $0.31 on capital investment. Capital investment is mainly directed towards investments in productive machinery, equipment and facilities. Although capital intensity levels may moderate from year-to-year, from 2012 through 2017, industry operators have continued to increasingly invest in laborsaving machinery and equipment, which have allowed for greater productive output per employee. In 2017, total wage costs are expected to account for 17.3% of industry revenue, down slightly from 2012.

    Additional Insights for the Glass Product Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Glass Product Manufacturing Industry are

  • Effective cost controls
  • Having an exclusive sales contract
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer Confidence Index and Housing starts in the Glass Product Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Glass Product Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in this industry produce a wide range of glass products by melting silica sand or cullet and fabricating purchased glass. The industry includes four segments: flat glass manufacturing, including laminated glass; pressed or blown glass and glassware; glass container manufacturing, including bottles and jars; and product manufacturing from purchased glass, which includes lighting, mirrors, architectural glass and electronic glassware.

    Industry Products
    Glass products made from purchased glass
    Pressed or blown glass products
    Glass containers
    Flat glass
    Industry Activities
    Flat glass, sheet and plate
    Flat glass, laminated, rolled and wired
    Flat glass, tempered for architectural, automotive or appliances
    Pressed and blown glass, glass fiber and textile type
    Pressed and blown glass, table, kitchen and novelty glassware
    Pressed and blown glass, lighting, automotive and electronic glassware
    Glass container, bottles, jars and tubes
    Glass mirror, decorated and undecorated
    Glass mirror, automotive
    Optical glass fiber for data and nondata transmission

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • Housing starts
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • Trade-weighted index
  • New car sales

  • Current Performance
  • Volatile demand from other downstream markets
  • Industry profit and consolidation
  • Industry profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Import competition and material substitutions
  • Industry structure and profit
  • Table: Glass Product Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Glass Product Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Canned Fruit & Vegetable Processing
  • Soda Production
  • Breweries
  • Wineries
  • Audio & Video Equipment Manufacturing
  • Lighting & Bulb Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Lime Manufacturing
  • Molybdenum & Metal Ore Mining
  • Sand & Gravel Mining
  • Utilities

  • Products & Services
  • Glass products made from purchased glass
  • Glass containers
  • Flat glass
  • Pressed or blown glass products
  • Chart: Glass Product Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Food, beverages and household appliance market
  • Building and construction market
  • Exports
  • Automotive assembly and replacement market
  • Scientific, telecommunications and industrial markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Glass Product Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchasing and energy costs
  • Other expenditures
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Glass Product Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Flat glass
  • Glass containers
  • Glass products made from purchased glass

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Glass Product Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Owens-Illinois Inc.Corning IncorporatedArdagh Group SA
  • Table: Owens-Illinois Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Corning Incorporated - financial performance
  • Table: Ardagh Group SA - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Glass Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Glass Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Consumer Confidence Index (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
  • Pellets of raw glass or pieces of broken recycled glass that are melted to produce usable glass forms.
  • Flat Glass
  • All types of glass produced in a flat form, including rolled, float and plate glass.
  • Float Glass
  • Production method developed by the Pilkington Brothers to produce high-quality sheet glass on a bed of liquid (usually molten tin).
  • Laminated Glass
  • The sandwiching of plastic layers between two or more sheets of glass. Layers are bonded together by heating in a pressurized "autoclave."
  • Toughened Glass
  • Glass that has undergone a special thermal or chemical process of solidification to make it particularly resistant to breakage.
  • White Goods
  • Trade term that covers a wide range of domestic appliances which are largely for kitchen or laundry use, such as refrigerators and washers.
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