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

Over the five years to 2018, Glass Product Manufacturing industry revenue is expected to increase. This sustained growth reflects a continued rebound from recessionary lows, as growing construction activity and consumer spending led to an accelerated increase in demand for glass products. Sustained growth in 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. Additionally, over the five years to 2018, industry operators have used mergers and acquisitions to take advantage of economies of scale in the manufacturing process. Over the five years to 2023, revenue is expected to continue increasing...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Growing construction activity and consumer spending led to an accelerated increase in demand for glass products
  • Favorable operating conditions have led industry profit to grow
  • Consumer spending is expected to increase, driving demand for a variety of glass-heavy products
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Glass Product Manufacturing industry has a low-to-moderate level of concentration. Over the past decade, concentration has increased, due to industry restructuring and merger activity. In addition, multiple smaller companies exited or were acquired by larger companies during the economic crisis. According to IBISWorld estimates, the largest industry players are expected to account for just over 10.0% of industry revenue in 2018.Over the five years to 2018, the total number of industry manufacturers is projected to increase at an annualized rate of 0.7% to total 4,724 enterprises. Over the next five years, growth in industry enterprises is expected to continue increasing, although at a lower rate. Dur...purchase to read more.

    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 Trade-weighted index and Consumer Confidence Index in the Glass Product Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    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

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • Housing starts
  • Value of residential construction

  • 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

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

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchase costsOther 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
    Owens-Illinois Inc.,
  • Table: Owens-Illinois Inc. - financial performance

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Glass Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Consumer Confidence Index (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • 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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