Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing: NAICS 312

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:

  • Beverage Manufacturing: NAICS 3121
  • Tobacco Manufacturing: NAICS 3122

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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Unemployment

 

Unemployment rate

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1.9% 1.0% 1.4% 5.5%

(Source: Current Population Survey

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2014

Driver/sales workers

6,400

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

5,360

Industrial production managers

2,180

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

8,980

Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders

23,460

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

9,700

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

12,620

(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, 2014
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Driver/sales workers

15.55 16.34 32,340 33,990

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

26.72 27.95 55,580 58,140

Industrial production managers

43.77 48.15 91,030 100,150

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

12.97 14.21 26,970 29,560

Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders

15.97 17.74 33,220 36,900

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

23.11 27.29 48,060 56,760

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

17.85 19.71 37,130 41,000

(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 12

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

 

Total recordable cases

6.4 6.8 6.2 5.5

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

4.4 5.3 4.2 3.8

Cases involving days away from work

1.9   1.8 1.5

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

2.6 2.5 2.4 2.3

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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Producer price index

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(P) 140.3 (P) 140.2 (P) 140.0 (P) 140.2

Percent change from previous month

  (P) 0.3% (P) -0.1% (P) -0.1% (P) 0.1%

Import index

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117.4 (R) 117.9 (R) 117.5 117.6

Percent change from previous month

  -0.2% (R) 0.4% (R) -0.3% (R) 0.1%

Export index

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(R) 116.0 (R) 116.7 (R) 118.2 116.6

Percent change from previous month

  (R) 0.8% (R) 0.6% (R) 1.3% (R) -1.4%

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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Number of establishments

 

Private industry

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(P) 7,278 (P) 7,566 (P) 7,763 (P) 7,935

Local government

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(P) 3 (P) 3 (P) 3 (P) 3

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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Labor productivity index, output per hour

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96.411 99.458 91.852 91.932

Percent change from previous year

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-7.8 3.2 -7.6 0.1

Labor index, total labor hours

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94.068 94.090 103.568 104.741

Percent change from previous year

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8.3 0.0 10.1 1.1

Output index

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90.692 93.580 95.130 96.290

Percent change from previous year

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-0.2 3.2 1.7 1.2

Unit labor costs index

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107.888 109.461 114.533 121.877

Percent change from previous year

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1.9 1.5 4.6 6.4

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: July 07, 2015