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Distilleries in Canada: Market Research Report

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Distilleries in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 31214CA | Mar 2015

On the rocks: Canadian distilleries continue to be marginalized by international competition

IBISWorld’s Distilleries market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$991m
Annual Growth 10-15
-0.1%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
1,273
Businesses
35
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Distilleries industry is currently at a crossroads. While hard liquor remains a very popular alcoholic beverage category among drinkers between the ages of 19 and 30, demand for domestically-produced spirits is increasingly vulnerable to the effects of globalization. Imports represent a significant portion of consumers' demand for distilled spirits, but steady increases in imports over the past five years have come at the expense of domestic distillers. In the coming years, distilleries will likely continue to face similar challenges that plagued industry operators over the period to 2015, including flailing per capita alcohol consumption and significant competition from foreign alcoholic beverage manufacturers... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Whisky

There are a large variety of spirits produced and sold with Canada. Whisky, which is made from mashed corn, rye and other grains, represents the most popular type of spirit and represents an estimated 27.2% of industry production. Canadian whisky is the only spirit produced by the Distilleries industry that is protected by appellation laws; just as cognac is a grape brandy distilled in the Cognac region of France, Canadian Whisky must be distilled and aged in Canada with minimum barrel aging of three years and alcohol content of 40.0%. Popular Canadian brands include Crown Royal, Wiser's and Canadian Club. Due to the country's close proximity to the US, there is a high degree of international whisky trade between the two countries... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Distilleries Industry?

This industry consists of distilleries that purchase ingredients, such as grain, corn, rice, potatoes and sugar, and manufacture them into alcoholic spirits. These beverages are then bottled and sold to liquor distributors, licensed retailers and drinking establishments.

Industry Products
VodkaWhiskyRumLiqueursGin, brandy, tequila and other spirits
 
Industry Activities
Distilling liquorsBlending liquorsBottling liquors


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