Global asphalt demand is forecast to rise 2.1 percent annually through 2013. China and India will remain among the fastest growing markets. The rest of the Asia/Pacific region will outpace the mature Western European and North American markets. Asphalt roofing will grow faster than the dominant paving sector.This study analyzes the 97 million metric ton world asphalt industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1998, 2003 and 2008, and forecasts for 2013 and 2018 for primary asphalt, asphalt products (paving, roofing), world regional market (e.g., North America, Asia/Pacific, Western Europe) and for 54 major national markets.The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 39 industry participants, including Royal Dutch Shell, Oldcastle and GAFMC.