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 offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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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

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Bottled beer

According to statistics from the Brewers Association of Canada, 48.0% of domestic beer is sold in bottles. During the past five years, however, IBISWorld observed a shift away from bottled beer consumption. As a result, this segment has contracted.

Canned beer

Brewers Association statistics show that about 44.0% of beer is sold in cans. Consumers are increasingly drinking beer out of cans, which has caused this product segment to expand as a share of revenue. This may be due to innovative canned beer technologies, such as Molson Coors' cold-activated indicator of canned beer temperature... 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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