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Glass Product Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Glass Product Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 32721 | Jul 2016

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

IBISWorld’s Glass Product Manufacturing 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
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Recovery in downstream construction markets will support modest revenue growth
  • Domestic glass producers have face intense competition from developing nations
  • Import penetration will continue to cut into domestic demand for glass products
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Glass products are used in a variety of applications across the construction, manufacturing, agriculture, automotive, telecommunications, hospitality and household markets. The industry's four main product categories include flat glass, pressed or blown glass, glass containers and products made from purchased glass. Over the five years to 2016, industry revenue is expected to increase modestly. 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. Over the five years to 2021, revenue is also expected to as downstream building markets continue to recover and demand for automotive glass products strengthens... ... purchase to read more

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. The four largest industry players, according to IBISWorld estimates account for just over 22.0% of industry revenue in 2016.

In the five years to 2016, the total number of industry manufacturers is projected to increase at an annualized rate of 0.3%, from 4,496 enterprises in 2011 to 4,573 enterprises in 2016. In .. ... 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 Consumer spending and Housing starts in the Glass Product Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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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 glassPressed or blown glass productsGlass containersFlat glass
    Industry Activities
    Flat glass, sheet and plateFlat glass, laminated, rolled and wiredFlat glass, tempered for architectural, automotive or appliancesPressed and blown glass, glass fiber and textile typePressed and blown glass, table, kitchen and novelty glasswarePressed and blown glass, lighting, automotive and electronic glasswareGlass container, bottles, jars and tubesGlass mirror, decorated and undecoratedGlass mirror, automotiveOptical 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 spending
  • 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
  • Pressed or blown glass products
  • Flat glass
  • Chart: Glass Product Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Building and construction market
  • Food, beverages and household appliance 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
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Glass Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Owens-Illinois Inc.
    Ardagh Group SA
    Corning Incorporated
  • Table: Owens-Illinois Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Ardagh Group SA - financial performance
  • Table: Corning Incorporated - 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
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Consumer Spending (2007-2021)
  • 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 is melted to produced 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 (refrigerators and washers).

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    This report on Glass Product Manufacturing:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Glass Product Manufacturing market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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