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Distilleries in the US: Market Research Report

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Distilleries Market Research Report | NAICS 31214 | Jun 2016

In good spirits: Rising incomes will fuel demand for premium liquors, bouying industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Distilleries 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.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Distilleries industry managed to escape declines during and immediately after the economic downturn due to a consumer trend toward premiumization, or an increase in the consumption of high-grade liquor and spirits. Additionally, the increased popularity of cocktails over the five-year period resulted in more liquor consumption at on-premises drinking establishments. Although the industry remains highly concentrated, with brand loyalty and acquisitions maintaining the dominance of a few top players, the industry has also experienced an influx of small-scale craft distilleries. Overall, the Distilleries industry is expected to sustain its growth over the next five years, buouyed by continued improvements in consumer spending and greater demand for higher-margin craft spirits... purchase to read more

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Premiumization, the trend in which consumers trade up to higher-quality and higher-priced spirits, has been the main driver behind revenue growth in the Distilleries industry over the past five years. Second has been the trend towards craft and artisanal spirits which boosted the amount of enterprises substantially in the five years to 2016. The emergence of a cocktail culture in the mid-2000s also pushed industry performance forward as people became selective about the taste of their drinks. Combined, these trends are expected to cause distillery revenue to increase at an annualized rate of 6.1% over the five-year period to $12.1 billion in 2016, including growth of 2.7% in 2016 alone... purchase to read more


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What is the Distilleries Industry?

This industry consists of establishments engaged in distilling spirits (i.e. not beer or wine). The three main activities they are engaged in is distilling potable liquors (except brandies), blending liquors, and mixing liquors with other ingredients. These spirits are then bottled and sold primarily to liquor wholesalers, as well as to other retail stores.

Industry Products
VodkaGinWhiskeyOther spiritRumCordialsTequila
Industry Activities
Distilling liquorsBlending liquorsBottling liquors

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