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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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May
2020
Jun.
2020
Jul.
2020
Aug.
2020

Unemployment

Unemployment rate

4.6% 8.1% 2.2% 4.8%

(Source: Current Population Survey

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2019

Driver/sales workers

8,130

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

6,390

Industrial production managers

2,090

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

10,430

Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders

31,070

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

14,120

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

21,210

(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, 2019
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Driver/sales workers

17.26 18.37 35,910 38,210

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

29.00 30.09 60,330 62,590

Industrial production managers

51.87 55.15 107,890 114,710

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

16.24 16.73 33,790 34,810

Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders

17.63 19.19 36,670 39,910

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

26.82 30.73 55,780 63,930

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

20.57 23.00 42,790 47,850

(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 2015 2016 2017 2018

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

11 8 6 3

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

Data series 2018

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

Total recordable cases

4.7

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

3.1

Cases involving days away from work

1.3

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

1.8

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.

Data series Back
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May
2020
Jun.
2020
Jul.
2020
Aug.
2020

Producer price index

(p)161.9 (p)161.7 (p)162.1 (p)162.2

Percent change from previous month

  (p)0.5% (p)-0.1% (p)0.2% (p)0.1%

Import index

128.3 128.3 128.4 129.7

Percent change from previous month

  -0.7% 0.0% 0.1% 1.0%

Export index

(r)124.2 (r)125.4 (r)124.3 123.2

Percent change from previous month

  (r)1.1% (r)1.0% (r)-0.9% (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
2019
3rd quarter
2019
4th quarter
2019
1st quarter
2020

Number of establishments

Private industry

12,944 13,203 13,432 (p)13,683

Local government

3 3 3 (p)3

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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2016 2017 2018 2019

Labor productivity index, output per hour

78.522 73.055 67.893 66.943

Percent change from previous year

-10.0 -7.0 -7.1 -1.4

Labor index, total labor hours

118.067 125.974 133.108 130.242

Percent change from previous year

8.2 6.7 5.7 -2.2

Output index

92.709 92.030 90.371 87.189

Percent change from previous year

-2.6 -0.7 -1.8 -3.5

Unit labor costs index

142.191 157.715 172.437 186.125

Percent change from previous year

10.2 10.9 9.3 7.9

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: September 30, 2020