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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2015
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2016
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2016
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2016

Unemployment

 

Unemployment rate

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2.7% 3.0% 2.3% 3.0%

(Source: Current Population Survey

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2015

Driver/sales workers

5,740

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

5,440

Industrial production managers

2,240

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

8,300

Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders

25,260

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

10,140

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

14,210

(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, 2015
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Driver/sales workers

15.33 16.42 31,880 34,150

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

(1) - (1) - (1) - (1) -

Industrial production managers

44.68 49.85 92,920 103,680

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

12.80 13.93 26,630 28,960

Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders

16.41 18.35 34,140 38,160

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

23.25 28.29 48,360 58,840

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

18.20 19.97 37,850 41,530

Footnotes
(1) Estimate not released.

(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 2011 2012 2013 2014

Fatalities

 

Number of fatalities

6 4 12 5

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

Data series 2014

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

 

Total recordable cases

6.0

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

4.0

Cases involving days away from work

1.6

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

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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2016
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2016
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2016

Producer price index

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(P) 143.8 (P) 144.0 (P) 143.0 (P) 145.4

Percent change from previous month

  (P) 0.9% (P) 0.1% (P) -0.7% (P) 1.7%

Import index

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117.8 118.0 (R) 118.1 118.6

Percent change from previous month

  -0.3% 0.2% (R) 0.1% (R) 0.4%

Export index

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107.3 (R) 105.0 105.8 105.8

Percent change from previous month

  0.8% (R) -2.1% (R) 0.8% 0.0%

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
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2015
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2015

Number of establishments

 

Private industry

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7,958 (P) 8,231 (P) 8,551 (P) 8,766

Local government

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3 (P) 3 (P) 3 (P) 2

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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2012 2013 2014 2015

Labor productivity index, output per hour

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99.309 90.606 87.078 85.475

Percent change from previous year

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3.1 -8.8 -3.9 -1.8

Labor index, total labor hours

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94.090 103.550 105.241 108.491

Percent change from previous year

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0.0 10.1 1.6 3.1

Output index

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93.439 93.823 91.642 92.732

Percent change from previous year

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3.1 0.4 -2.3 1.2

Unit labor costs index

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110.170 115.961 121.887 131.075

Percent change from previous year

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2.1 5.3 5.1 7.5

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: May 04, 2016