I am looking to gain as much information on the Australian Beer and brewing market as possible. Can you help me?

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Report 1:  White Paper:  Beer and Brewery market in Australia, Jan 2013

This report discusses the beer and wine industries in Australia from the perspective of the differences in excise taxes.  There is also a discussion on the classification of brewery sizes by production volume.

This report has tables depicting the market size for domestic and export beer compared to wines.  It also shows the taxes paid, effective tax rate, tax rebates paid by the government and percent of rebate paid from revenues. There is a discussion on taxation support and funding provided by the government.

There is also a discussion of the major breweries and retail chains that also own wine labels. There is also a discussion on the disparity between the wine and beer industries in Australia in the form of case studies.

Report 2: Submission to ANPHA on alcohol advertising, Winemakers Federation of Australia.

This comprehensive report is presented by the Brewer’s Association of Australia and New Zealand comprising Carlton & United Breweries, Lion, and Coopers, which distribute 95% of the beer in Australia.

There is a chart that shows the per capita alcohol consumption in Australia comparing beer, wine and spirits.

beer in australia

— Winemakers Federation of Australia

“There has been a decrease in beer consumption over the past 35 years. Per capita consumption of pure alcohol attributed to beer has continued to decrease in recent years” (pg 7).

Winemakers Federation of Australia.

There is also a chart that shows the per capita beer consumption by market segment (mid/low, full strength, and low only) from 1945 to 2010. There is a chart that shows the alcohol consumption per litres across many countries from 1961 through 2009.

“Australia’s per capita consumption is similar to that of comparable OECD nations, and is considerably lower than a number of other European countries” (pg 8).

Winemakers Federation of Australia.

There is a discussion on the role of government in alcohol policy and alcohol advertising codes.

Report 3: Appendix 4.1: Northern Australia food and fibre supply chains-commodity, August 2014

There is a section in this report that discusses the Australian beer trade from 2000 through 2012.  It depicts the value of the imports and exports of beer in A$M.

“Domestic consumption of malt is unlikely to expand over the medium term. Since the mid-1970s beer consumption in Australia has declined” (pg 5).

— Northern Australia food and fibre supply chains-commodity, August 2014

Report 4:  Australian Grains Industry Conference, July 2013

This report depicts the growth of the new trending market of craft beer in the world and in Australia/New Zealand specifically from 1990 to 2013.

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