Bitumen and Asphalt fall within the category of building raw materials and fillers. Bitumen and Asphalt are fairly like-to-like notions referring to substances that either occur naturally (crude bitumen) or obtained artificially via a process of fractionation of crude oil blends (refined bitumen).
The prior use of Bitumen is in construction. Over 80% of all the material manufactured globally acts as an adhesive mixed with other compounds to create asphalt for covering roads, flight strips, pathways, parking areas, etc. Bitumen’s water resisting qualities make it particularly indispensible for the roofing segment which absorbs just over 9% of the global bitumen output yearly. The remainder is used in sealing off and insulating applications. Currently, with fossil energy currently becoming scarcer, asphalt producers and explorers are devising ways to manufacture asphalts out of plant matter or via motor fuel recycling.
The research reports under this Catalogue provide world-, region- and nation-level analyses of the Bitumen and Asphalt Market. The research reports assess foreign trade dynamics and major market trends, as well as investigate Bitumen and Asphalt producers and consumers. The prospects of international trade, average price forecasts along with the broad outlook for the Bitumen and Asphalt Market development are outlined in the research reports, too.
International Trade in Bitumen and Asphalt, Natural: Trends and Prospects
The reports examine global bitumen and asphalt, natural market trends (historical, current and forecast) with respect to international trade including bitumen and asphalt, natural global trade dynamics, exports/imports by geography, leading suppliers and consumers, average prices.