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Breweries in the US: Market Research Report

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Breweries Market Research Report | NAICS 31212 | Feb 2016

Cut off: Competition from substitutes will slow growth, despite high demand for craft beer

IBISWorld’s Breweries market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$38bn
Annual Growth 11-16
5.8%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
37,943
Businesses
3,025
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Changing taste preferences among consumers has led to a shift toward higher-quality beer brands and new styles instead of the industry's standard premium brands. This trend has stimulated growth among the industry's craft beer producing establishments, but it has also come at the expense of sales from the industry's most well-known international beer manufacturers. In the coming years, beer is expected to attract a smaller share of consumers' demand for alcoholic beverages, as consumers continue to diversify their alcoholic beverage consumption across all ranges of beers, wines and liquors... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Different barriers exist depending on whether a new operator wishes to enter the Breweries industry as a small, local brewer or as a large, regional producer. Entry for craft brewers, for example, can be facilitated by the option to purchase turnkey facilities, but starting a large-scale production will require significant cash investments and substantial purchases of capital and equipment.

Barriers to entry include sunk costs and other high ongoing capital requirements, such as capital costs of manufacturing facilities and branding. Major companies have preexisting agreements with distributors, which are also heavily regulated and limited on a regional basis, severely reducing the distribution opportunities available to new players... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Breweries Industry?

The Breweries industry primarily produces alcoholic beverages that use malted barley and hops such as beer, malt liquor and non-alcoholic beer. This industry excludes wine, brandy, cider and distilled beverages such as vodka and rum. Bottling purchased malt beverages and manufacturing purchased malt are also excluded from this industry.

Industry Products
Premium beerSub-premium beerSuper-premium beerCraft beerProgressive adult beveragesMalt liquor
 
Industry Activities
Canned beer productionBottled beer productionDraft beer productionNonalcoholic beer production


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