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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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Jul.
2021
Aug.
2021
Sep.
2021
Oct.
2021

Unemployment

Unemployment rate

3.7% 4.5% 3.6% 8.3%

(Source: Current Population Survey

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2020

Driver/sales workers

7,320

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

6,170

Industrial production managers

2,010

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

10,420

Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders

29,230

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

13,670

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

19,720

(Source: Occupational Employment and Wage 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, 2020
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Driver/sales workers

17.73 18.73 36,870 38,970

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

29.28 30.41 60,910 63,260

Industrial production managers

52.84 56.30 109,910 117,100

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

17.66 17.88 36,730 37,190

Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders

18.10 19.76 37,640 41,100

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

27.50 31.88 57,190 66,310

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

21.09 23.44 43,860 48,750

(Source: Occupational Employment and Wage 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 2016 2017 2018 2019

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

8 6 3 8

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

Data series 2020

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

Total recordable cases

3.5

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

2.5

Cases involving days away from work

1.2

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

1.3

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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Jul.
2021
Aug.
2021
Sep.
2021
Oct.
2021

Producer price index

(p)167.9 (p)167.2 (p)169.5 (p)170.8

Percent change from previous month

  (p)1.1% (p)-0.4% (p)1.4% (p)0.8%

Import index

132.6 132.5 132.7 132.8

Percent change from previous month

  0.0% -0.1% 0.2% 0.1%

Export index

138.0 135.6 (r)133.9 132.7

Percent change from previous month

  -1.1% -1.7% (r)-1.3% (r)-0.9%

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

(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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2nd quarter
2020
3rd quarter
2020
4th quarter
2020
1st quarter
2021

Number of establishments

Private industry

13,747 13,925 14,128 (p)14,329

Local government

3 3 3 (p)3

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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2017 2018 2019 2020

Labor productivity index, output per hour

73.001 67.679 67.655 68.553

Percent change from previous year

-7.0 -7.3 0.0 1.3

Labor index, total labor hours

125.957 132.770 129.009 127.377

Percent change from previous year

6.7 5.4 -2.8 -1.3

Output index

91.950 89.857 87.281 87.320

Percent change from previous year

-0.8 -2.3 -2.9 0.0

Unit labor costs index

157.540 172.510 180.046 184.798

Percent change from previous year

10.8 9.5 4.4 2.6

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: November 23, 2021