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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Beer Manufacturing & Breweries

Overview: the U.S. Beer Manufacturing & Breweries Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Beer Manufacturing & Breweries: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Beer Manufacturing & Breweries Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Beer Manufacturing & Breweries companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

example price index trendline

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Beer Manufacturing & Breweries company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Beer Manufacturing & Breweries industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Beer Manufacturing & Breweries measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 5%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 5%
Sales and Related Occupations 14%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 10%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 7%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 6%
Production Occupations 30%
Other Production Occupations 24%
Chemical Processing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 6%
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 6%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 11%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 11%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 18%
Motor Vehicle Operators 9%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers 9%
Material Moving Workers 9%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 5%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Beer Manufacturing & Breweries Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • North American Breweries trademarks "HELLES MARY" - Beer - 02/10/2018
  • Anheuser-Busch trademarks "BE A DESIGNATED RIDER" - Headwear; Shirts - 02/10/2018
  • Jack's Abby Brewing trademarks "EIN DUSSEL" - Beer - 02/09/2018
  • Lagunitas Brewing patents Wet Hop Composition - 10/19/2017
  • Austin Eastciders Holdings raises $4 million in funding. - 10/12/2017
  • Summit Brewing raises $3 million in funding. - 03/01/2017
  • Anheuser-Busch patents Cupper Draw Pad - 02/23/2017
  • Sonoma Beverage Works raises $2 million in funding. - 07/01/2016
  • Boston Beer patents Beverage Delivery Can - 12/10/2015

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Boston Beer344
    Northern Brewer67
    Miller Brewing

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • There's more beer 85-feet below Beer City, USA - It's new owner took over several years in hopes of making it a site for furniture manufacturing ... is now the recipe mastermind behind the brewery's most popular beers. He said he has put almost every beer they've ever made into a barrel. (01/10/2018)
    • Carolina Beer Guy: Experience, education key in landing local brewery jobs - including manufacturing experience, translate well to the brewery setting. Photo courtesy of Highland Brewing Co. Want a job working at a local brewery? While there are many more employment opportunities in the Asheville-area beer scene than when local ... (01/10/2018)
    • Grab a brew and learn something new at Old Ox Brewery - Loudoun County Public Library has launched a new educational series with Old Ox Brewery called Science on Tap. The series invites those 21 and over to have a beer and meet and ... So what is the current state of manufacturing human organs?” (01/09/2018)
    • Outlook 2018: A Brew Economy - Beer is as old as civilization ... reaching roughly $60 million in 2013. And with brewing falling under the major industry heading of manufacturing, Montana’s manufacturing sector has enjoyed the largest output gain of $41.6 million due to craft brewing ... (01/07/2018)
    • Breweries creating a buzz around Pinellas - As the popularity of beer produced by smaller breweries continues to grow ... Brewpubs are best suited for areas zoned for retail uses that allow manufacturing. Microbreweries need a location that allows light manufacturing uses with a smaller retail ... (01/06/2018)
    • Farm Brewery Proposed In North Branford - NORTH BRANFORD, CT – Allowing farm breweries to operate in towns, which would include manufacturing and brewing of beer, retail sale of beer, tasting rooms and events has been the subject public hearings recently in front of the Planning and Zoning ... (01/01/2018)
    • Global Commercial Beer Brewing Machine Market Comparison by Types, Application and by Regions - Global Commercial Beer Brewing Machine Industry 2017 Market Research Report provides the details about Industry Overview, Manufacturing Cost Structure, Capacity, Growth Rate, Gross Margin, Major Manufacturers, Development Trends and Forecast Analysis. (12/31/2017)
    • UBC students brew up smartphone app to help craft beer makers - "Beer brewing is a popular demonstration activity because (aside ... Frostad has been doing research into beer foam to understand its potential applications in manufacturing and engineering processes, such as in the energy sector. Fraser Hof, a Canada ... (12/29/2017)
    • DR. FERMENTO: The year in beer - Alaska craft beverages is value-added manufacturing in a state where we don ... There are plenty of industries with lots of opportunities and craft beer is definitely one of them.” Five brewing operations opened in Alaska in 2015, followed by four ... (12/27/2017)

    Segments classified within this market research report

    This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
    Lager brewing, Porter brewing, Malt liquor brewing, Nonalcoholic beer brewing, Grain, brewers' spent, manufacturing, Beverages, beer, ale, and malt liquors, Stout brewing, Beer brewing, Near beer brewing, Breweries, Ale brewing, etc.

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