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Glass Products Manufacturers – Industry Research, Analysis, Statistics, and Forecasts

SIC 321, 322, and 323  |  NAICS 3272

This free online guide to industry research and analysis provides sources for industry statistics, trends, and forecasts, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Glass Products Manufacturing  (view report)
Lighting & Bulb Manufacturing  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Publications available from this trade association include:

Glass Magazine
Monthly trade magazine features news and information for all segments of the industry, with special features including the annual "Forecast" issue (January) which addresses anticipated trends for the coming year by industry segment (e.g., manufacturing, fabrication, contract glazing, and residential) and the "Fabrication" issue (March) which ranks the top fabricators based on annual gross revenue.

Top Fabricators Report
Annual report provided in an Excel spreadsheet format ranks the top fabricators by estimated gross annual sales and also includes information on company contacts (e.g., name, title, address, phone number, e-mail, and website), description of products offered, certifications held (e.g., SGCC, NSG, IGCC), number and location of all U.S./Canadian fabrication plants, and total number of employees.

Key Communications, Inc.
USGlass Magazine

Monthly trade magazine features news and information for flat glass manufacturers, fabricators, and glazing contractors, with special features including the annual "Glass Usage Report" (January issue) which provides historical and forecast usage statistics by construction segment (e.g., housing, hotel, office, retail, warehouse, manufacturing, education, amusement/recreation) in millions of square feet.

Quartz Business Media, Ltd
Glass International Magazine

International trade journal features news and information for the flat, hollow, container, and specialty products industries, with topics covered in each issue including global news and events, economic, industrial, and environmental issues affecting industry firms, latest developments and challenges in product manufacturing, company and country profiles, and important trade conferences and events.

Freedonia Group
World Flat Glass

Market research study provides a detailed analysis of the global market for this product sector, with data provided including historical demand and forecast by market (e.g., architectural, nonresidential construction, residential construction, OEM motor vehicle, aftermarket motor vehicle, solar energy, consumer products, and all other products), global geographic region, and for selected countries.

Glass Packaging Institute
Shipment Reports

Quarterly shipment report provides historical production and shipment data for containers by product category (e.g., beer, food, wine, liquor, non-alcoholic beverage, ready-to-drink beverage, medicinal glass, and pharmaceutical/toiletries), with data available on a quarterly basis for the past ten years. Annual reports which summarize the percentage of shipments by category are available free online.

GIA Research
Glass Products  Search for specific products

Comprehensive research reports provides in-depth analysis of the markets for these products in the U.S. and other countries, with product categories analyzed in individual reports including flat, smart, cover, flexible, LCD substrates, packaging, bottles, containers, rolled, automotive, antibacterial, and insulation. Summary description and detailed table of contents for each report can be viewed online.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Glass Products Manufacturers and Distributors  Search for "3272" and "423390" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Glass Products Manufacturers and Distributors  Search for "3272" and "423390" to see available reports
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample financial statement and ratio analysis report is available free online.

Industry Research Reports
Glass Products Manufacturing
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Key statistics section of these reports provides detailed income statements and balance sheets on a common-size basis and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial ratios provided for the each of the four most recent calendar years and on a historical average basis for 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet with breakdowns by asset size can be viewed free online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Glass Manufacturing

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage rate data for selected job positions in this sector such as mechanical engineer, process engineer, production supervisor, and production worker, with employers for which salary or hourly wage rate data is provided including Ardagh Group, Owens-Illinois Inc., Corning Incorporated, Guardian Industries Corp., and Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis for personnel employed by firms that manufacture flat, laminated, tempered, sealed, rolled, and wired products used in automotive parts, appliances, and building components; packaging containers such as bottles and jars; and pressed or blown products such as lenses, glassware, and optical fiber.

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BV Guides and Databases

Private Company Sales Transaction Databases
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search the DealStats, BIZCOMPS, and FactSet/BVR databases for private company sales transaction data by SIC or NAICS Code using the following codes:
  SIC Codes 321, 322, and 323 - Glass Products Manufacturing
  NAICS Code 3272 - Glass Products Manufacturing
Types of establishments included in these codes
Flat glass manufacturers - establishments that produce panes, panels, sheets, plates, and slabs used in windows, mirrors, construction, and other applications, including tempered, laminated, and coated products.
Glass container producers - establishments that produce containers used for food and beverage packaging, including bottles and jars.
Glass fiber manufacturing - establishments that produce fibers used in insulation, communications, and other applications, including fiberglass and optical fibers.
Glass art and decorative ware production - establishments that produce various types of decorative glassware, including vases, bowls, and ornaments.
Glass block manufacturers - establishments that produce blocks used in construction for architectural purposes.
Automotive glass producers - establishments that manufacture products used in automotive applications, including windshields, windows, and mirrors.
Scientific and laboratory glassware manufacturing - establishments that produce glassware used in scientific and lab settings, including beakers, flasks, and test tubes.
Glass insulator production - establishments that produce insulators used in electrical applications, including high-voltage power lines.
Sample reports with detailed sales transaction data and valuation multiples are available free online.

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