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Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing: NAICS 312

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About the Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing subsector

The beverage and tobacco product manufacturing subsector is part of the manufacturing sector.

Industries in the Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing subsector manufacture beverages and tobacco products. The industry group, Beverage Manufacturing, includes three types of establishments: (1) those that manufacture nonalcoholic beverages; (2) those that manufacture alcoholic beverages through the fermentation process; and (3) those that produce distilled alcoholic beverages. Ice manufacturing, while not a beverage, is included with nonalcoholic beverage manufacturing because it uses the same production process as water purification. The industry group, Tobacco Manufacturing, includes two types of establishments: (1) those engaged in redrying and stemming tobacco and, (2) those that manufacture tobacco products, such as cigarettes and cigars.

North American Industry Classification System

The beverage and tobacco product manufacturing subsector consists of these industry groups:

Workforce Statistics

This section presents an overview of the beverage and tobacco product manufacturing industry, including the unemployment rate of those previously employed in the industry, data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change

Unemployment

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2014

Unemployment

Unemployment rate

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2.7% 1.4% 2.1% 1.8%

(Source: Current Population Survey

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2013

Driver/sales workers

7,460

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

5,340

Industrial production managers

2,070

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

9,110

Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders

21,900

Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products

9,960

Separating, filtering, clarifying, precipitating, and still machine setters, operators, and tenders

11,700

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for beverage and tobacco product manufacturing.

(Source: Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections)

Wages

This section presents data on recent hourly and annual wages for occupations commonly found in beverage and tobbaco product manufacturing.

Wages by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2013
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Driver/sales workers

$15.88 $16.73 $33,030 $34,810

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

$26.60 $27.81 $55,320 $57,840

Industrial production managers

$42.30 $46.72 $87,980 $97,170

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

$13.00 $14.05 $27,050 $29,220

Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders

$15.74 $17.50 $32,740 $36,410

Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products

$23.02 $27.30 $47,890 $56,790

Separating, filtering, clarifying, precipitating, and still machine setters, operators, and tenders

$17.80 $19.43 $37,020 $40,410

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Work-related Fatalities, Injuries, and Illnesses

This section presents data for the industry on the number of workplace fatalities and the rates of workplace injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers in beverage and tobacco product manufacturing. An injury or illness is considered to be work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition.

Data series 2010 2011 2012 2013

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

5 6 4 (P) 12

Rate of injury and illness cases per 100 full-time workers

Total recordable cases

6.4 6.8 6.2

Cases involving days away from work, job restriction, or transfer

4.4 5.3 4.2

Cases involving days away from work

1.9 1.8

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

2.6 2.5 2.4

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

(Source: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities)

Prices

This section provides industry-specific pricing information. The producer price index measures the percentage change in prices that domestic producers receive for goods and services. The prices included in the producer price index are from the first commercial transaction. The import price index reflects the percentage change in prices paid to foreign producers for their goods and services within the U.S., while the export price index measures the percentage change in prices received by U.S. producers for goods and services sold outside the U.S.

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2014
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2014
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Producer price index

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(P) 138.2 (P) 138.4 (P) 137.9 (P) 137.9

Percent change from previous month

(P) 0.1% (P) 0.1% (P) -0.4% (P) 0.0%

Import index

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117.4 117.5 117.6 117.6

Percent change from previous month

1.6% 0.1% 0.1% 0.0%

Export index

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115.0 (R) 112.2 (R) 110.5 107.9

Percent change from previous month

-2.7% (R) -2.4% (R) -1.5% (R) -2.4%

Footnotes
(R) Revised
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Producer Price Indexes, International Price Program)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in beverage and tobacco product manufacturing. Also included in this section is information on productivity, presented as the rate of change in output per hour of workers in the industry.

Establishments

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2014

Number of establishments

Private industry

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6,546 6,781 6,943 (P) 7,267

Local government

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3 3 3 (P) 3

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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2010 2011 2012 2013

Labor productivity index, output per hour

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117.758 110.000 111.993

Percent change from previous year

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-3.6 -6.6 1.8

Labor index, total labor hours

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84.324 91.364 91.139 100.095

Percent change from previous year

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3.0 8.3 -0.2 9.8

Output index

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99.298 100.500 102.070

Percent change from previous year

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-0.8 1.2 1.6

Unit labor costs index

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106.505 108.310 110.025

Percent change from previous year

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1.4 1.7 1.6

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

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Data extracted on: November 21, 2014

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