Bitumen Market Size & Share 2021-2027 | North America, Europe, & APAC Industry Forecasts: Graphical Research

Major bitumen market players include Chevron Corporation, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Suncor Energy Inc., Athabasca Oil Corporation, NuStar Energy, Marathon Oil Company, Royal Dutch Shell, Total S.A., Nynas AB, Valero Energy Corporation, China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation, Bouygues SA, Villas Austria GmbH, and Gazprom Neft.

Pune, India, May 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

The global bitumen market size is projected to witness significant growth during the forecast period owing to the increase in demand for the construction and infrastructure sector.

Bitumen industry has been experiencing strong demand across the globe since the past many years. Bitumen or asphalt is a material used primarily for road construction activities. It is used as a binding agent to design streets, runways, highways, canal linings, airports, and many other places. Developing economies like India, Indonesia and China are heavily indulging in different construction activities to create advanced public infrastructure.

Some of the vital trends that will promote the growth of global bitumen market are listed below:

Polymer modified bitumen to witness high demand in Asia Pacific:

There are different kinds of bitumen available like paving, oxidized, emulsion, cutback and polymer modified bitumen. Out of these products, polymer modified bitumen will witness high demand among end-users in Asia Pacific region during the mentioned forecast period. This segment will even grow at a CAGR of 5.6% through 2027.

A major reason for this is cited in the fact that this form of bitumen possesses excellent characteristics like extra strength, high cohesiveness, resistance to various problems like fatigue, deformations, and stripping. This material has low temperature sensitivity as well as compared to its alternatives which becomes of great use while constructing pavements.

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High investments in infrastructure activities in Asia Pacific:

Asia Pacific has some of the strongest and largest emerging economies in the world that have the potential to become superpowers in the future. India, Indonesia, and China are the most important countries in the progress of the region. These countries are in transition phase and have a high population that is rapidly expanding.

All these factors have led the country’s governments to heavily invest in the construction and infrastructure industry to build robust and efficient public infrastructure, leading to growth of these economies. This will positively impact the demand for bitumen across the region. Overall APAC bitumen market size is expected to hit $60 billion by 2027.

China’s contribution towards bitumen demand:

China is one of the largest emerging economies in the world. In fact, the country’s road and highway construction industry is rapidly growing, with several factors like rapid urbanization and increasing number of automobile owners playing a vital role in this regard. All this has led to rapid rise in manufacturing activities in the country and increase in freight and road transportation activities. This has resulted in heavy demand for bitumen in the country.

The Chinese government is playing a huge role in increasing the demand for bitumen by pouring in heavy investments to build advanced road networks across the country.

Oxidized bitumen to witness high demand in Europe:

Europe bitumen market size is anticipated to cross $18.27 billion by 2027, thanks to the steady increase in demand for oxidized bitumen in the region. This segment is set to witness a CAGR of 10% in the coming years. This material has rheological properties which get heavily modified when introduced to air at high temperatures.

There are several positive characteristics like rubbery toughness, higher flow resistance and higher softening point. This is why it is widely used in the piling industry as an anti-slip layer to make felts on roofs and is even used as an undercarriage sealant in the automotive industry. Several applications of this product make it the most preferred among end-users.

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Investments in road development and maintenance in Europe:

Governments across Europe are making heavy investments in the development of roads and their related maintenance. This is seen across the Western Europe region in particular. For example, the German government announced an investment plan worth a staggering $290 billion for infrastructure development by the year 2030. This is the country’s infrastructure plan for the next 15 years.

This investment plan was more than $10 billion higher than the country’s previous investment plan which shows its increasing focus on developing state-of-the-art infrastructure.

Paving bitumen to experience high demand in U.S.:

Out of the many materials used for construction activities, the paving bitumen segment will witness high demand among the end-users in North America. One main reason for this is the wide range of applications this material has in the infrastructure and construction industry.

It is highly used in the construction of roads, greenhouse floors, runways, bicycle paths and railway beds. This material is again divided into two categories like liquid asphalt and asphalt cement. The asphalt cement is usually in a semi-liquid state which is heated on a high temperature to get it into a liquid state which can then be used for spraying or can be mixed with other materials.

Massive road networks are high in demand among the population in the U.S. which will lead to hike in demand for bitumen in the country. The U.S. has some of the longest road networks in the world and had an overall road network of 6.5 million as of 2016.

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