Background

Growth in the asphalt market in Great Britain through most of the current decade continued into 2019 with volumes increasing marginally to more than 27 million tonnes, the highest level since the recession in 2008. However, even before COVID struck in early 2020, this was not expected to continue in response to continued delays in the delivery of new schemes, planning delays, reductions in the number of proposed new road schemes and increased commitment to Smart Motorways impacting on demand moving forward. The impact of COVID has been significant on all areas of the construction industry and heavy building materials markets in 2020, and its effects will continue into the early part of this new decade. Despite this, the asphalt sector continues to provide a valuable added value product for many aggregates companies.

BDS publishes an annual report that lists the estimated outputs of all companies in the industry. These are used by companies to monitor their market share with their competitors. Potential investors in the sector use the information to assess possible development opportunities.

Much of our published information is not available elsewhere and is an independent analysis of the asphalt industry.

Planned developments are monitored and reported for all companies in this sector.

For details of all of the reports please use the appropriate links. If these do not meet your requirements, then we can undertake bespoke work for you as required.

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