Glass half full: Improving domestic demand will ignite the industry's return to growth

Over the five years to 2018, the Glass Product Manufacturing industry in Canada declined, as key downstream markets such as nonresidential construction have been highly volatile. Further, there has been a trend in businesses turning away from the use of domestic glass in favour of less expensive imported goods. However, over the next five years, improving domestic demand, particularly through a forecast increase in nonresidential construction, one of the industry's largest domestic markets, should benefit industry operators and enable the industry to return to more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Due to weak domestic demand, operators have turned to export markets for their goods
  • A weak Canadian dollar has encouraged growth of exports to the United States
  • Substitute goods are expected to continue siphoning demand from glass products
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The industry exhibits moderate barriers to entry. This includes the large amount of capital investment required to begin operations as a manufacturer. Furthermore, operators will need to build distribution networks that can ensure a steady source of demand and income.Capital investmentThe production of glass products involves several stations and different capital equipment. This creates a barrier to potential entrants to the industry as companies will need to invest in plants to house operations, furnaces and forming tools to create glass products. Pro...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

  • Adoption of a commercial focus
  • Having a diverse range of clients
  • Having a cost-effective distribution system
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Canadian effective exchange rate index and Value of nonresidential construction in the Glass Product Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Glass Product Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry produces a wide range of glasses and glass products by melting silica sand or cullet. These include flat glass, blown glass, glassware, glass containers, mirrors, architectural glass and electronic glassware.

    Industry Products
  • Glass containers
  • Mirrors (made from purchased glass)
  • Pressed or blown glass products
  • Other glassware products (made from purchased glass)
  • Flat glass
  • Other glassware products
  • Industry Activities
  • Glass
  • Glass product (from purchased glass)
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Canadian effective exchange rate index
  • Value of nonresidential construction
  • Consumer spending
  • New vehicle sales

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream markets
  • International landscape
  • Consolidation and exits
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Downstream markets
  • International competition remains high
  • Industry landscape
  • Table: Glass Product Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Glass Product Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Apartment & Condominium Construction in Canada
  • Glass & Glazing Contractors in Canada
  • Canned Fruit & Vegetable Processing in Canada
  • Breweries in Canada
  • Car & Automobile Manufacturing in Canada
  • Glasses & Contact Lens Manufacturing in Canada
  • Commercial Building Construction in Canada
  • Municipal Building Construction in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Adhesive Manufacturing in Canada
  • Mineral & Phosphate Mining in Canada
  • Sand & Gravel Mining in Canada
  • Semiconductor Machinery Manufacturing in Canada
  • Utilities In Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Other glassware products (made from purchased glass)
  • Pressed or blown glass products
  • Mirrors (made from purchased glass)
  • Glass containers
  • Flat glass
  • Other glassware products
  • Chart: Glass Product Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Substitute goods
  • Construction demand
  • Canadian dollar

  • Major Markets
  • Food, beverage and household appliance market (including electronics
  • Exports
  • Building and construction markets
  • 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
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRent and utilitiesDepreciationOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Glass Product Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Price and qualityDistribution capabilities
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Glass Product Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Owens-Illinois Inc.,
  • Table: Owens-Illinois Inc. - financial performance

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Glass Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Canadian-dollar effective exchange rate (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Annealing is a heat treatment process designed to assist with a material's ability to withstand stress.
  • Architectural Glass
  • Architectural glass refers to glass used as a building material.
  • Tempered Glass
  • Tempered glass refers to glass that undergoes treatment to create several fractures so that when broken will be safer than ordinary glass due to breaking in fragments and not shards.
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