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Distilleries in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Distilleries in the US

The Distilleries industry has experienced robust growth over the five years to 2018 due to favorable economic conditions, including an increase in consumer spending on alcohol. A trend toward premiumization, or an increase in the consumption of high-grade liquors and spirits, enabled producers to sell higher-priced items, boosting profit margins and revenue. Craft and artisanal spirits have also been a driving force of revenue and enterprise growth in recent years. Over the five years to 2023, the industry is forecast to continue its upward trajectory, albeit at a slightly slower pace than during the previous five-year period. Growth is projected to be supported by continued premiumization, a strong cocktail culture and trendy craft spirits.

This industry consists of establishments engaged in distilling spirits (i.e. not beer or wine). Operators’ three main activities are engaged distilling potable liquors (except brandies), blending liquors and mixing liquors with other ingredients. These spirits are then bottled and sold primarily to liquor wholesalers, as well as to other retail stores.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Per capita expenditure on alcohol
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To ...
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Diageo PLC (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Brown-Forman Corp. (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Beam Suntory Inc. (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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