This industry produces bituminous products, mainly asphalt for use on roads, and coke. It is expected to generate revenue of $1.53 billion in 2011-12, a 0.5% increase on the previous year as higher demand for bitumen products and higher prices offset lower coke output. Higher bitumen and coke prices over the five years through 2011-12 (after allowing for inflation) are expected to more than offset lower volumes, yielding annual growth in industry revenue of 1.2%. The industry's net profit is expected to be $247.8 million in 2011-12.
Firms in the industry manufacture petroleum or coal products such as bituminous surfacing materials (except hot-mix bituminous paving), bitumen or tar treated papers, felts or foils, bituminous mastics or adhesives, refined tar and coke (in ovens not associated with blast furnaces). Firms may also recover lubricating oil or grease from used petroleum waste products.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.