Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Industry revenue growth has steadily recovered since the recession, driven by strong government investments in road and highway construction. Industry profitability also rose on the back of the recovery from the recession and lower domestic crude oil prices. Over the next five years, the industry is projected to grow strongly as downstream demand, particularly from residential construction, picks up... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The Asphalt Manufacturing industry has a moderate to high level of capital intensity. For the most part, capital investments are concentrated on manufacturing plants, machinery and transportation vehicle. Asphalt is manufactured by combining crushed rock, sand and gravel with a binding material, such as bitumen. Rocks and other aggregate material must be heated and combined with hot bitumen. The end-product needs to be heated during storage, because asphalt sets and harden once cooled. As a result, asphalt production plants are primarily composed of storage facilities and heating machinery for asphalt and its intermediary products.
Recent capital investments have targeted more effective measurement tools... purchase to read more