US demand for asphalt is forecast to increase 7.4 percent annually through 2015, driven primarily by a recovery in new residential construction. Paving products will remain the dominant type and grow the fastest, led by the key asphalt cement segment, as well as by smaller volume products such as emulsified asphalt and polymer-modified asphalts.
This study analyzes the 24.4 million metric ton US asphalt industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2000, 2005 and 2010, and forecasts for 2015 and 2020 by product (e.g., asphalt cement, asphalt emulsions, cutback asphalt, asphalt shingles, modified asphalt roofing membranes, standard asphaltic roofing felts), market (e.g., residential building, nonresidential building, nonbuilding construction, nonconstruction) and US region.
The study also considers market environment factors, reviews technology and regulatory issues, evaluates company market share and profiles 38 industry players, including GAFMC, CertainTeed and Owens Corning.