Introduction and Landscape
Why was the report written?
This report comprises of high level market research data on the Australia beer industry, published by Canadean. The report covers total market (on- and off-premise) and includes valuable insight and analysis on beer market trends, brands, brewers, packaging, distribution channels, market valuation and pricing.
What is the current market landscape and what is changing?
Australians enjoy the highest quality of life in the world according to the OECD’s Better Life Index 2011. Although the major consumer trends are fairly straightforward, predicting the future in the Australian beer market is harder this year than ever before.
What are the key drivers behind recent market changes?
The biggest knock has been the poor summers of 2010-11 and 2011-12. Cold and rainy holidays generally reduce beer sales, but especially in a normally-warm country like Australia, where social occasions are generally geared towards the outdoors. Macroeconomic factors, consumer confidence and the erratic weather have all negatively impacted the market.
What makes this report unique and essential to read?
The Australia Beer Market Insight report is designed for clients needing a quality in-depth understanding of the dynamics and structure of the Beer market. The report provides a much more granular and detailed data set than our competitors. All data has been researched, brand upwards, by an experienced ‘on-the-ground’ industry analyst who conducts face-to-face interviews with key producers, leading companies in allied industries, distributors and retailers.
Key Features and Benefits
This report provides readers with an excellent way of gaining a thorough understanding of the dynamics and structure of the Australia Beer industry. Data includes volumes from 2007 to 2011 plus forecasts for 2012, enabling historical and current trend analysis.
This report provides readers with in-depth market segmentation: mainstream, premium, super premium, discount, alcoholic strength, local segmentation, beer type.
This report provides data and analysis of the performance of both domestic and imported brands and reports on new product activity in 2011.
This report provides an analysis of industry structure, reports on company volumes and contains brewer profiles of major brewers
This report provides distribution channel data (on- vs. off-premise) and discusses the latest trends in the key sub-channels. Packaging data includes consumption volumes by pack material, type, size, refillable vs. non-refillable, multi-serve vs. single serve. Market valuation data and pricing data, including beer consumption by price segment/distribution channel and selected consumer beer prices are also included.
Key Market Issues
The decline posted in Australian beer market volumes in 2011, and the decline expected for 2012, reflects several factors. The biggest short-term knock has come from the poor summers of 2010-11 and 2011-12. Consumer confidence has also been an issue. At a share-of-throat level, beer has been losing share to rtds and cider.
Australians are drinking lower volumes of beer, but they are drinking more brands of beer and more types of beer than ever before. The top five brands in 2011 accounted for 44% of volumes between them, compared to 49% for the top five brands in 2001.
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