Breweries in Canada: Market Research Report

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Breweries in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 31212CA | Jan 2015

Going flat: Changing drinking patterns and low global demand will stagnate revenue

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.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Breweries suffered from declining per capita alcohol consumption and escalating competition from substitute products like wine over the five years to 2015. Changing consumer preferences in the United States have contributed to declining industry exports, and price spikes for inputs such as wheat and aluminum cut into industry profit margins early in the five-year period. Though the industry has nevertheless experienced steady growth, its expansion is projected to remain marginal in the coming five years. Despite the recent entrance of many small breweries, the industry will remain largely controlled by a few major international players, which will continue to consolidate and aggressively compete for market share... 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 equipment. Before a new brewer can even enter the industry, however, it must fulfill major regulatory obligations. The manufacture and distribution of alcohol in Canada is highly regulated, and most of the provinces require that all breweries distribute their products through provincial liquor boards... purchase to read more


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What is the Breweries Industry?

The Breweries industry primarily produces beverages, such as beer, ale, malt liquor and nonalcoholic beer, using malted barley and hops. Manufacturers of wine, spirits and other alcoholic beverages are not included in this industry.

Industry Products
Draught beerBottled beerCanned beer
Industry Activities
Alcoholic beerNonalcoholic beer Low-malt beerNo-malt beer

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