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Focus on the World Asphalt Market

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World Asphalt Market

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Asphalt in Thousands of Tons. The major product segments analyzed are Paving, Roofing, and Others.. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2000 through 2015. The report profiles 156 companies including players worldwide such as BP Plc, Exxon Mobil Corporation, PDVSA, Royal Dutch/Shell, Akzo Nobel, Anglo American, APAC, Inc., Atlas Roofing Corporation, Aggregate Industries Limited, CertainTeed Corporation, Colas Denmark A/S, CRH PLC, GAF Materials Corporation, Hanson, Koch Materials Company, Lafarge SA, Owens Corning, Rinker Group, and Sinopec. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1

Disclaimers I-2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

Paving I-3

Roofing I-3

Others I-3

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Industry Overview II-1

Outlook II-1

Better Growth Prospects on Stream II-1

US - The Largest Asphalt Market II-1

Asia-Pacific - Fastest Growing Market II-1

Paving-Largest End Use Market II-2

Roofing Market - Second Largest End Use Market II-2

Factors Influencing The Market II-2

Economic Conditions II-2

Level of Construction Activity II-2

Transportation Industry II-3

Petroleum Industry II-3

Government Spending on Infrastructure II-3

Environmental Concerns II-3

Market Trends II-3

Infrastructure Development - Gaining Momentum in Developing Countries II-3

Recycling on Rise II-3

Asphalt Roll Roofing - Faces Threat from Elastomeric Roofing II-4

Emulsified Asphalt and Polymer Modified Asphalt to Record Fastest Growth II-4

China - One of the Key Emerging Markets II-4

Cold Applied Roofing - Scaling Up II-4

2. Industry Structure II-5

Industry Tiers II-5

Asphalt Manufacturer / Supplier II-5

Producer/Supplier of Asphalt Products/Mixtures II-5

Laying Contractor II-5

Production of Asphalt II-5

Hot Mix Asphalt II-6

3. Petroleum Crude Oil Industry - A Review II-7

4. Product Overview II-8

Product Definition II-8

Background II-8

Primary Asphalt II-8

Asphalt Produced from Petroleum II-8

Naturally Occurring Asphalt II-8

Asphalt Products II-9

Paving Products II-9

Asphalt Cement II-9

Hot Mix Asphalt II-9

Cutback Asphalt II-9

Emulsified Asphalt II-9

Polymer Modified Asphalts II-10

Geotextiles - A Defend to Asphalt Paving II-10

Other Asphalt Paving Products II-10

Foamed Asphalt II-10

Stone Mastic Asphalt II-11

Asphalt-rubber II-11

Roofing Products II-11

Asphalt Shingles II-11

Applications of RAS II-12

Asphalt Built-Up Roofing II-12

Asphalt Roll Roofing II-12

Modified Bitumen Roofing II-12

Other Asphalt Roofing Products II-12

Other Asphalt Products II-13

Fluxed Asphalt II-13

Asphalt Paints II-13

5. End Use Market Analysis II-14

Asphalt - The Solution Provider II-14

A. Building Construction II-14

Residential Building II-14

Key Players in the Industry II-14

Review of Geographic Markets II-14

United States II-14

Japan II-14

Common wealth of Independent States (former Soviet Union) II-15

China II-15

Europe II-15

Nonresidential Construction II-15

Industry Analysis II-15

Market Trends II-15

Key Players in the Industry II-16

Review of Geographic Markets II-16

United States II-16

Europe II-16

Asia II-16

Africa II-16

Latin America II-16

B. Nonbuilding Construction II-16

Highways & Streets - The Largest End Use for Asphalt II-16

New Construction II-17

Maintenance and Repairs II-17

C. Others II-17

6. Environmental Concerns II-18

Issues Relating to Asphalt Recycling II-20

Law Issued in New York Regarding Propane Torches II-21

7. Substitutes to Asphalt II-22

8. Product/Technological Developments II-23

Paving Asphalts II-23

Perpetual Pavements - New HMA Technology II-23

European Warm HMA II-23

Superpave II-23

Polymer-Modified Paving Asphalts II-23

Other Paving Asphalts II-24

Roofing Asphalt Technologies II-24

Cool Roof Asphalts II-24

Product Developments and Launches II-24

TAMKO Building Products Launches Vintage Premium Asphalt Shingles II-24

Elk and 3M Jointly Pioneers First Colored Asphalt Roof Shingle II-24

CertainTeed Introduces Centennial Slate II-25

Yifang Company Unveils Spinnable Asphalt II-25

Degussa Develops Rubber Mixture for Use in Road Asphalt II-25

Lafarge Unveils New Series of Asphalt Products II-25

Asphalt Solutions Unveils New Asphalt-Cement Additive II-25

CITGO Asphalt Unveils CITGOFLEX FR II-25

Luxin Develops Color Asphalt II-26

Arrow-Magnolia Introduces Environmentally Friendly Asphalt Product II-26

Liaohe Unveils New Road Asphalt Brand II-26

9. Recent Industry Activity II-27

Vulcan Materials Acquires Florida Rock Industries II-27

NuStar Energy LP Buys Citgo Asphalt Refineries II-27

Sprague Energy Gains 50% Stake in Group Delangis II-27

CRH Acquires Four Businesses to Expand US Presence II-27

FERMA Buys Forty Asphalt Plants II-27

ASAP Show Merges with Sino-American Petroleum II-27

Peab AB Acquires Kvalitetsasfalt i Mellansverige AB II-28

Lemminkainen and Asfaltkvalite Mellansverige to Sell Stakes in Asphalt Company II-28

Cemex Acquires Rinker II-28

Granite Construction Acquires Assets of Raisch Products II-28 VantaCore Acquires Winn and McIntosh II-28

Trinity Industries Acquires Business Operations of Armor Materials II-29

National Lime Acquires Assets of Suever Stone II-29

Granite Construction Takes Over Superior Group of Companies II-29

Ennstone Acquires Assets of Mansfield Asphalt Company II-29

BMCA Acquires ElkCorp II-30

Aecon Takes Over The Karson Group II-30

Volvo Acquires Road Development Division of Ingersoll Rand II-30

Veidekke to Acquire 25% Stake in Sandahls Grus & Asfalt AB II-31

Nynas Signs Agreement with Petroplus for the Supply of Bitumen II-31

China Petroleum Signs Supply Agreement with China Communications II-31

Ennis Paint Enters into a Strategic Agreement with Integrated Paving Concepts II-32

Rinker Expands U.S. Aggregates Business II-32

Magistral to Setup New Asphalt-Mixing Facility II-32

NCC AB to Divest Asphalt Business in Poland II-32

Ashland Divests to Ashland Paving & Construction to Oldcastle Materials II-33

Gardner Asphalt Acquires Fields Company II-33

Oldcastle Materials Takes Over JC Compton and Miller Cos II-33

Oldcastle Acquires Egge Sand & Gravel II-33

St. Lawrence Cement Takes Over Two Asphalt Plants II-34

Barnhill Contracting Acquires APAC's Asphalt Assets II-34

MDU Resources Acquires Kent's Oil Service II-34

Houser Asphalt Takes Over Republic Asphalt II-34

Vecellio and Grogan Acquires Sharpe Bros II-34

Aggregate Industries Acquires Foster Yeoman II-35

Western Refining Acquires Asphalt Terminals of Chevron USA II-35

CRH Takes Over Boehler Construction II-35

CRH Completes Acquisition of Apache Asphalt & Paving II-35

Czech Paramo Starts a New Asphalt Plant II-35

Asphalt Drum to Increase Production II-36

May Gurney Divests Asphalt and Aggregate Business to Ennstone II-36

CRH Divests Asphalt and APAC Contracting Operations II-36

Citgo To Sell Two Asphalt Facilities II-36

Newhaven Roadstone Completes Acquisition of Asphalt Plant of Tarmac II-36

Lafarge Completes Acquisition of Ritchie's Business Operations II-37

Cemex Acquires RMC Group II-37

Holcim Acquires Aggregate Industries II-37

Vulcan Acquires Assets of New West Materials II-37

Holly Corporation Takes Over NK Asphalt Partners II-37

Vulcan Acquires Aggregates Facilities in Indiana II-38

SemGroup Acquires Koch's Asphalt Businesses II-38

MDU Acquires Jebro Inc. II-38

Vulcan Acquires Stone Quarry from Polk County Stone LLC II-38

CRH to Take Over Asphalt and Paving Businesses from Mountain Group II-38

RCAI Pacts with Asphalt Solutions Ltd II-39

Hubbard Group Promotes Aspha-Min in the US Market II-39

Skanska DS Opens New Asphalt Factory in Czech Republic II-39

Rinker Divests Stake in Emoleum to Works Infrastructure II-39

SemMaterials Constructs PMA Terminal in Kansas II-39

Aggregate Industries Acquires Southern Nevada II-40

Sinopec Signs Asphalt Supply Contract II-40

Shell Group Acquires Stake in Shanghai Pioneer Road Services II-40

Valero Takes Over Asphalt Terminals from Royal Trading II-40

ALON USA Acquires Doyle-Ellis Asphalt II-41

Cypriot Nemesis Buys Asphalt Production Activities of CYPAN II-41

Vulcan Sells Asphalt Plants II-41

Associated Asphalt Purchases Asphalt Terminal from APAC II-41

APAC Sells Asphalt Plants to Colas Inc II-41

Sinopec Starts New Asphalt Distribution Unit II-42

Owens Corning Starts Construction of New Asphalt Shingles Plant II-42

Tilcon Purchases Passaic Crushed Stone and Gallo Asphalt II-42

TASCO Forms a Consortium to Construct New Asphalt Cement Plant II-42

10. Focus on Select Key Players II-43

Major Producers of Primary Asphalt II-43

BP Plc (UK) II-43

Exxon Mobil Corporation (US) II-43

PDVSA (Venezuela) II-43

Royal Dutch/Shell ((The Netherlands)) II-44

Major Producers of Asphalt Products II-44

Akzo Nobel (The Netherlands) II-44

Anglo American Plc (UK) II-44

APAC, Inc (US) II-44

Atlas Roofing Corporation (US) II-44

Aggregate Industries Limited (UK) II-45

CertainTeed Corporation (US) II-45

Colas Danmark A/S II-45

CRH PLC (Ireland) II-46

GAF Materials Corporation (US) II-46

Hanson (UK) II-46

Koch Materials Company (US) II-46

Lafarge SA (France) II-47

Owens Corning (US) II-47

Rinker Group (Australia) II-47

Sinopec (China) II-48

11. Global Market Perspective II-49

Table 1: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Asphalt by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-49

Table 2: World Long-term Projections for Asphalt by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50 Table 3: World 10-Year Perspective for Asphalt by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51

Table 4: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Asphalt in Paving Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-52

Table 5: World Long-term Projections for Asphalt in Paving Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-53

Table 6: World 10-Year Perspective for Asphalt in Paving Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-54

Table 7: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Asphalt in Roofing Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-55

Table 8: World Long-term Projections for Asphalt in Roofing Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-56

Table 9: World 10-Year Perspective for Asphalt in Roofing Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-57

Table 10: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Asphalt in Other Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-58

Table 11: World Long-term Projections for Asphalt in Other Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-59

Table 12: World 10-Year Perspective for Asphalt in Other Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-60

III. MARKET

1. The United States III-1

A.Market Analysis III-1

Outlook III-1

Market Trends III-1

Highway Construction and Maintenance Programs to Drive Growth III-1

Decline in Single Family Housing Starts Adversely Impacts the Market Demand III-1

Pavement Asphalt - The Most Recycled Material III-1

Table 13: North American Asphalt Paver Market (2004): Market Volume Share Breakdown by Company for Ingersoll's Blaw-Knox, Caterpillar, Terex/Cedarapids, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2

Emulsified Asphalt Products to Record Fastest Growth among Paving Products III-2

Asphalt Shingles and Modified Bitumen Roofing to Show Fastest Growth III-2

Asphalt Shingles - Blooming Demand III-2

Increased Preference toward Cold-Applied Roofing Systems III-3

Superpaves - Gaining Popularity among Primary HMA Mix III-3

Primary Asphalt Market Players III-3

Table 14: US Primary Asphalt Market (2004): Percentage Share of Asphalt Capacity by Producer for CITGO, Marathon, Chevron, Valero, BP and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

Major Recycled Concrete & Asphalt Producers III-3

Table 15: Top Ten Recycled Aggregates Producers in the US (2006): Recycled Aggregates Output in Million Tons per Year (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

Imports & Export Scenario III-5

Articles of Asphalt or Similar Material III-5

Table 16: Major Import Sources of US Articles of Asphalt or Similar Material by Country for (2005 & 2006) - Canada, Mexico, Italy, Venezuela, UK, China and Others (Imports in US$ Thousands) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 17: Major Export Destinations of US Asphalt or Similar Material by Country for (2005 & 2006) - Canada, Mexico, Italy, Venezuela, UK, China and Others (Exports in US$ Thousands) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5 Bituminous Mixtures Based on Asphalt, Bitumen or Mineral Tar/Tar Pitch III-6

Table 18: Major Import Sources of US Bituminous Mixtures Based on Asphalt, Bitumen or Mineral Tar/Tar Pitch by Country for (2005 & 2006) - Canada, India, UK, China, Israel and Others (Imports in US$ Thousands) III-6

Table 19: Major Export Destinations of US Bituminous Mixtures Based on Asphalt, Bitumen or Mineral Tar/Tar Pitch by Country for (2005 & 2006) - Canada, China, Mexico, Germany, UK and Others (Exports in US$ Thousands) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Natural Bitumen and Asphalt; Asphaltites and Asphaltic Rocks III-6

Table 20: Major Import Sources of US Natural Bitumen and Asphalt; Asphaltites and Asphaltic Rocks by Country for (2005 & 2006) - Netherlands, Canada, Venezuela, Egypt, Mexico and Others (Imports in US$ Thousands) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 21: Major Export Destinations of US Natural Bitumen and Asphalt; Asphaltites and Asphaltic Rocks by Country for (2005 & 2006) - Mexico, Canada, New Zealand, Dominican Republic, UAE and Others (Exports in US$ Thousands) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

Focus on End Use Segments III-7

Highways III-7

Construction Industry - An Overview III-7

Roofing Industry - An Overview III-8

Asphalt in Roofing Industry III-8

Product Launches III-8

Strategic Corporate Developments III-9

Focus on Select Players III-18

B.Market Analytics III-21

Table 22: US Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Asphalt by End Use Segment- Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 23: US Long-term Projections for Asphalt by End Use Segment - Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 24: US 10-Year Perspective for Asphalt by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

2. Canada III-23

A.Market Analysis III-23

Overview and Outlook III-23

Canada - Rich in Crude Oil & Bitumen Resources III-23

Export/Import Scenario III-24

Asphalt or Similar Material III-24

Table 25: Major Import Sources of Canadian Articles of Asphalt or Similar Material by Country for (2005 & 2006) - US, Ireland, UAE, France, China and Others (Imports in US$ Thousands) III-24

Table 26: Major Export Destinations of Canadian Asphalt or Similar Material by Country for (2005 & 2006) - US, UK, Latvia, Japan, Croatia and Others (Exports in US$ Thousands) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Bituminous Mixtures Based on Asphalt, Bitumen or Mineral Tar/Tar Pitch III-24

Table 27: Major Import Sources of Canadian Bituminous Mixtures Based on Asphalt, Bitumen or Mineral Tar/Tar Pitch by Country for (2005 & 2006) - US, France, UK, Belgium, Japan and Others (Imports in US$ Thousands) III-24

Table 28: Major Export Destinations of Canadian Bituminous Mixtures Based on Asphalt, Bitumen or Mineral Tar/Tar Pitch by Country for (2005 & 2006) - US, Russia, UK, China, Denmark and Others (Exports in US$ Thousands) III-25

Natural Bitumen and Asphalt III-25

Table 29: Major Import Sources of Canadian Natural Bitumen and Asphalt; Asphaltites and Asphaltic Rocks by Country for (2005 & 2006) - US, Trinidad and Tobago, Australia, South Korea and Others (Imports in US$ Thousands) III-25

Table 30: Major Export Destinations of Canadian Natural Bitumen and Asphalt; Asphaltites and Asphaltic Rocks by Country for (2005 & 2006) - US, Trinidad and Tobago, Australia, South Korea and Others (Exports in US$ Thousands) III-25

Strategic Corporate Developments III-26

Focus on Select Players III-26

B.Market Analytics III-27

Table 31: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Asphalt by End Use Segment- Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 32: Canadian Long-term Projections for Asphalt by End Use Segment - Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 33: Canadian 10-Year Perspective for Asphalt by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets for 2000, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

3. Japan III-29

Market Analysis III-29

Table 34: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Asphalt by End Use Segment- Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 35: Japanese Long-term Projections for Asphalt by End Use Segment - Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 36: Japanese 10-Year Perspective for Asphalt by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

4. Europe III-31

A.Market Analysis III-31

Overview and Outlook III-31

Market Environment III-31

Strategic Corporate Developments III-31

Focus on Select Players III-33

B.Market Analytics III-37

Table 37: European Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Asphalt by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 38: European Long-term Projections for Asphalt by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 39: European Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Asphalt by End Use Segment- Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 40: European Long-term Projections for Asphalt by End Use Segment - Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 41: European 10-Year Perspective for Asphalt by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 42: European 10-Year Perspective for Asphalt by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

4a. France III-41

Market Analysis III-41

Table 43: French Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Asphalt by End Use Segment- Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 44: French Long-term Projections for Asphalt by End Use Segment - Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 45: French 10-Year Perspective for Asphalt by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets for 2000, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

4b. Germany III-43

Market Analysis III-43

Table 46: German Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Asphalt by End Use Segment- Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 47: German Long-term Projections for Asphalt by End Use Segment - Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 48: German 10-Year Perspective for Asphalt by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

4c. Italy III-45

Market Analysis III-45

Table 49: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Asphalt by End Use Segment- Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 50: Italian Long-term Projections for Asphalt by End Use Segment - Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 51: Italian 10-Year Perspective for Asphalt by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

4d. United Kingdom III-47

A.Market Analysis III-47

Overview and Outlook III-47

Recycling - Gaining Ground III-47

Competitive Scenario III-47

Table 52: UK Asphalt Market (2004): Market Share Breakdown by Company for Anglo American, Aggregate Industries, Hanson, Cemex, Lafarge, Foster Yoeman and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

B.Market Analytics III-48

Table 53: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Asphalt by End Use Segment- Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 54: UK Long-term Projections for Asphalt by End Use Segment - Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 55: UK 10-Year Perspective for Asphalt by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

4e. Spain III-50

Market Analysis III-50

Table 56: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Asphalt by End Use Segment- Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 57: Spanish Long-term Projections for Asphalt by End Use Segment - Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 58: Spanish 10-Year Perspective for Asphalt by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

4f. Russia III-52

Market Analysis III-52

Table 59: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Asphalt by End Use Segment- Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 60: Russian Long-term Projections for Asphalt by End Use Segment - Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

Table 61: Russian 10-Year Perspective for Asphalt by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

4g. Rest of Europe III-54

A.Market Analysis III-54

Overview and Outlook III-54

Poland III-54

B.Market Analytics III-54

Table 62: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Asphalt by End Use Segment- Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 63: Rest of Europe Long-term Projections for Asphalt by End Use Segment - Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 64: Rest of Europe 10-Year Perspective for Asphalt by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

5. Asia-Pacific III-56

A.Market Analysis III-56

Overview and Outlook III-56

Increasing Construction Activity Driving Growth III-56 Strategic Corporate Developments III-56

Rinker Group (Australia) - A Major Player III-58

B.Market Analytics III-58

Table 65: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Asphalt by Geographic Region - China and Rest of Asia Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 66: Asia-Pacific Long-term Projections for Asphalt by Geographic Region- China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Table 67: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Asphalt by End Use Segment- Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Table 68: Asia-Pacific Long-term Projections for Asphalt by End Use Segment - Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

Table 69: Asia-Pacific 10-Year Perspective for Asphalt by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for China and Rest of Asia Pacific Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010 III-60

Table 70: Asia-Pacific 10-Year Perspective for Asphalt by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

5a. China III-62

A.Market Analysis III-62

Better Prospects for Asphalt Products in China III-62

Untapped Regions Offer Lucrative Growth Opportunities III-62

An Overview III-63

Production III-63

Consumption III-63

Capacity III-63

Table 71: Chinese Asphalt Market (2005): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales by Company for Sinopec, PetroChina, CNOOC, Guangyuanfa, Befar and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

Sinopec - A Major Chinese Player III-64

B.Market Analytics III-64

Table 72: Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Asphalt by End Use Segment- Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

Table 73: Chinese Long-term Projections for Asphalt by End Use Segment - Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 74: Chinese 10-Year Perspective for Asphalt by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

5b. Rest of Asia-Pacific III-66

Market Analysis III-66

Table 75: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Asphalt by End Use Segment- Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66

Table 76: Rest of Asia-Pacific Long-term Projections for Asphalt by End Use Segment - Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67

Table 77: Rest of Asia-Pacific 10-Year Perspective for Asphalt by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67

6. Middle East III-68

A.Market Analysis III-68

Overview and Outlook III-68

Asphalt Market in Iran III-68

Production III-68

B.Market Analytics III-68

Table 78: Middle East Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Asphalt by End Use Segment- Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

Table 79: Middle East Long-term Projections for Asphalt by End Use Segment - Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

Table 80: Middle East 10-Year Perspective for Asphalt by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

7. Latin America III-70

A.Market Analysis III-70

Overview and Outlook III-70

Venezuela- A Key Asphalt Producer in Latin America III-70

PDVSA (Venezuela) - A Major Player III-70

Strategic Corporate Developments III-70

B.Market Analytics III-71

Table 81: Latin America Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Asphalt by End Use Segment- Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-71

Table 82: Latin America Long-term Projections for Asphalt by End Use Segment - Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-71

Table 83: Latin America 10-Year Perspective for Asphalt by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Paving, Roofing, and Other Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-72

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

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