Bittersweet: Sales of hard cider have reached a plateau following years of unprecedented growth

The Cider Production industry mostly consists of small-sized cider mills and cider houses, both of which produce hard cider on a regional level. As a result of the craft beer craze that has occurred over the past decade, many consumers are expanding their preferences for alcoholic beverages; this has spurred substantial revenue growth over the past five years. Although massive growth similar to that of the current period is not likely to continue, consumers have indicated that their waning interest for traditional light beers has mostly been directed toward purchases of craft beer and the hard cider products produced by this industry...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$419m
Annual Growth 12-17
33.9%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
1,677
Businesses
641
Market Share of Companies
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The craft beer craze has expanded consumer preference for alcoholic beverages
  • The Cider Production industry predominantly consists of small cider mills
  • A large amount of the industry’s expansion has come from the recent influx of major companies entering the industry
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Cider Production industry has undergone significant change over the past five years, which has drastically increased the industry's overall capital intensity. In 2012, the industry predominantly consisted of small-scale producers of hard cider and non-alcoholic cider, and these establishments served local markets through small teams of employees. Over the past five years, however, the increasingly popularity of craft beer has led major wine and beer manufacturers to enter the Cider Production industry in anticipation of increased public interest in hard ciders. Wit...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Cider Production Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Cider Production Industry are

  • Highly trained work force
  • Having marketing expertise
  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita expenditure on alcohol and Excise tax on wine in the Cider Production industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Cider Production Industry?

    The Cider Production industry comprises companies engaged in the production of alcoholic cider beverages. The production process consists of growing and harvesting apples, pears or other nontraditional fruits, crushing and pressing the fruits into unfermented wort and fermenting the blend into its finished product. The industry also includes companies and farms that produce nonalcoholic cider products.

    Industry Products
  • Apple cider
  • Other fruit cider
  • Sweet or soft cider
  • Cider vinegar
  • Industry Activities
  • Apple cider
  • Pear cider
  • Other fruit cider
  • Nonalcoholic cider
  • Cider vinegar
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita expenditure on alcohol
  • Excise tax on wine
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Price of fruit
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Cider’s triumphant return
  • An oversaturated market
  • A globalizing industry
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Uncharted waters
  • Changing product offerings
  • Table: Cider Production Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Cider Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Beer Wholesaling
  • Beer, Wine & Liquor Stores
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing
  • Fruit & Nut Farming
  • Glass Product Manufacturing
  • Printing
  • Sugar Processing
  • Wood Pallets & Skids Production

  • Products & Services
  • Apple cider
  • Sweet or soft cider
  • Other fruit cider
  • Cider vinegar
  • Chart: Cider Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Retailers, bars and nightclubs
  • Wholesalers
  • Exports
  • Restaurants, hotels and other businesses
  • Direct to consumer
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Cider Production Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciation, rent and utilitiesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Cider Production

  • Basis of Competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Cider Production Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Boston Beer Company
  • Table: Boston Beer Company - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Cider Production 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 Cider Production Industry
    Includes:
  • 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)
  • Per capita disposable income (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Abv
  • Alcohol by volume, the standard measure of how much alcohol is contained in an alcoholic beverage.
  • Cider House
  • Much like a brewpub, a cider house brews and sells cider for on-premise or off-premise consumption.
  • Cider Mill
  • Small-scale producers of hard cider, apple cider, cider vinegar and other fruit-based cider products. Activities may include mashing, fermenting, pasteurizing, bottling and shipping cider.
  • Cider Vinegar
  • Fermented cider that is converted to vinegar by adding acid-forming bacteria, commonly used as an ingredient for marinades, vinaigrettes and preservatives.
  • Wort
  • Unfermented liquid extracted during the apple mashing process that will eventually be converted to alcoholic cider.
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