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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Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017
May
2017
Jun.
2017

Unemployment

Unemployment rate

1.2% 6.0% 2.7% 4.8%

(Source: Current Population Survey

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2016

Driver/sales workers

5,920

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

5,660

Industrial production managers

2,290

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

7,940

Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders

28,900

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

10,270

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

15,560

(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, 2016
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Driver/sales workers

16.13 16.67 33,560 34,670

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

27.31 28.69 56,800 59,680

Industrial production managers

48.03 52.18 99,900 108,540

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

13.04 14.10 27,120 29,320

Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders

16.24 18.23 33,780 37,930

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

23.67 28.28 49,220 58,820

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

18.19 20.07 37,830 41,740

(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 2012 2013 2014 2015

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

4 12 5 11

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

Data series 2015

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

Total recordable cases

5.3

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

3.8

Cases involving days away from work

1.4

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

2.4

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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Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017
May
2017
Jun.
2017

Producer price index

(p)147.7 (p)148.2 (p)148.2 (p)148.0

Percent change from previous month

  (p)0.3% (p)0.3% (p)0.0% (p)-0.1%

Import index

118.3 118.2 118.3 118.6

Percent change from previous month

  0.2% -0.1% 0.1% 0.3%

Export index

112.2 110.2 111.5 110.6

Percent change from previous month

  2.9% -1.8% 1.2% -0.8%

Footnotes
(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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2016
2nd quarter
2016
3rd quarter
2016
4th quarter
2016

Number of establishments

Private industry

(p)9,349 (p)9,661 (p)9,955 (p)10,167

Local government

(p)2 (p)2 (p)2 (p)2

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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2013 2014 2015 2016

Labor productivity index, output per hour

90.030 87.429 87.093 78.141

Percent change from previous year

-8.7 -2.9 -0.4 -10.3

Labor index, total labor hours

103.295 104.972 109.192 116.571

Percent change from previous year

10.1 1.6 4.0 6.8

Output index

92.996 91.776 95.099 91.090

Percent change from previous year

0.5 -1.3 3.6 -4.2

Unit labor costs index

116.993 122.468 128.954 146.371

Percent change from previous year

5.1 4.7 5.3 13.5

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: July 26, 2017