Europe Bitumen Market Size, Share, and COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Product (Paving, Oxidized, Cutback, Emulsion, Polymer Modified, Others), By Application (Roadways, Waterproofing, Adhesives, Insulation, Others), By Country (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Rest of Europe), and Europe Bitumen Market Insights Forecasts to 2032.

Industry: Chemicals & Materials


Europe Bitumen Market Insights Forecasts to 2032

  • The Europe Bitumen Market Size was valued at USD 18.6 Billion in 2022.
  • The Market Size is Growing at a CAGR of 4.7% from 2022 to 2032.
  • The Europe Bitumen Market Size is expected to reach USD 29.5 Billion by 2032.
  • Europe is expected To Grow the fastest during the forecast period.


Europe Bitumen Market

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The Europe Bitumen Market Size is expected to reach USD 29.5 Billion by 2032, at a CAGR of 4.7% during the forecast period 2022 to 2032.


Market Overview

Bitumen is a dark-colored, viscous combination of hydrocarbons that can be derived naturally or as a byproduct of petroleum distillation. It is an important ingredient in the construction sector, particularly in road building, where it is mixed with chunks of aggregate to form asphalt concrete. Bitumen is well-known for its resilience to environmental elements such as water, UV light, and temperature variations. Bitumen is typically manufactured by distilling crude oil. It can also be obtained from natural deposits known as asphalt lakes or through the mining of oil sands. Bitumen is extremely important in infrastructure and construction activities in Europe. A number of oil refineries in Europe process crude oil, and bitumen is one of the byproducts. Countries such as Spain, the Netherlands, France, and Germany are major producers of bitumen. Because of the huge demand for bitumen in the development and maintenance of Europe's vast road network, the road construction industry has traditionally had the highest market share. Given the climatic circumstances in Europe that necessitate good waterproofing solutions, the roofing industry is closely watching this.


Report Coverage

This research report categorizes the market for Europe Bitumen Market based on various segments and regions and forecasts revenue growth and analyzes trends in each submarket. The report analyses the key growth drivers, opportunities, and challenges influencing the Europe Bitumen Market. Recent market developments and competitive strategies such as expansion, product launch, and development, partnership, merger, and acquisition have been included to draw the competitive landscape in the market. The report strategically identifies and profiles the key market players and analyses their core competencies in each sub-segments of the Europe Bitumen Market.


Europe Bitumen Market Report Coverage

Report CoverageDetails
Base Year:2022
Market Size in 2022:USD 18.6 Billion
Forecast Period:2022-2032
Forecast Period CAGR 2022-2032 :4.7%
2032 Value Projection:USD 29.5 Billion
Historical Data for:2018-2021
No. of Pages:200
Tables, Charts & Figures:110
Segments covered:By Product, By Application, By Country, and COVID-19 Impact Analysis.
Companies covered:: Shell Plc, BP PLC, Total S.A., Nynas AB, Royal Dutch Shell, Suncor Energy Inc., Chevron Corporation, Valero Energy Corporation, Exxon Mobil Corporation, China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation, Bouygues SA, Villas Austria GmbH, and Gazprom Neft
Pitfalls & Challenges:COVID-19 Empact, Challenge, Future, Growth, & Analysis

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Driving Factors

The bitumen market in Europe is critical to the region's building and infrastructure sectors. Bitumen consumption in Europe is driven by a variety of variables, ranging from infrastructure development projects to sustainability aims, as it is one of the key components for road building and roofing. The road construction industry consumes the vast bulk of bitumen in Europe. Europe has a vast and well-maintained road network that necessitates ongoing maintenance and upgrading. In addition, because of its outstanding waterproofing characteristics, bitumen is commonly employed in roofing applications. Roofing materials such as bituminous membranes are widely used throughout Europe. Furthermore, the bitumen business has been influenced by Europe's dedication to sustainability. There is considerable interest in manufacturing and utilizing environmentally friendly, recycled, or bio-based bitumen. Bitumen modification, warm-mix asphalt technology, and the adoption of recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) are all improving bitumen's performance and ecological impact.


Market Segment

  • In 2022, the paving segment is expected to hold the largest share of Europe Bitumen market during the forecast period.

Based on the product, the Europe Bitumen Market is classified into paving, oxidized, cutback, emulsion, polymer modified, and others. Among these, the paving segment is expected to hold the largest share of the Europe Bitumen market during the forecast period. This is mostly owing to the region's ongoing need for road building, maintenance, and repair. It has sufficient adhesive qualities, making it perfect for gluing aggregates in asphalt mixtures. Its viscoelastic nature gives roads flexibility and durability. The enormous road network in Europe, as well as ongoing infrastructure developments, ensures that paving bitumen remains in high demand.

  • In 2022, the roadways segment accounted for the largest revenue share of more than 42.3% over the forecast period.

On the basis of application, the Europe Bitumen Market is segmented into roadways, waterproofing, adhesives, insulation, and others. Among these, the roadways segment dominates the market with the highest revenue share of 42.3% over the forecast period. The enormous network of roads and highways in Europe necessitates a steady supply of bitumen for building, resurfacing, and maintenance. The importance of this category is driven by ongoing infrastructure development and the demand for high-quality road surfaces. This is the most common phase, which uses bitumen as a binder to combine with aggregates to produce asphalt, the major material used in road building. Bitumen gives roads resilience, flexibility, and water resistance, making them long-lasting and resistant to a variety of weather situations.


Competitive Analysis:

The report offers the appropriate analysis of the key organizations/companies involved within the Europe Bitumen Market along with a comparative evaluation primarily based on their product offering, business overviews, geographic presence, enterprise strategies, segment market share, and SWOT analysis. The report also provides an elaborative analysis focusing on the current news and developments of the companies, which includes product development, innovations, joint ventures, partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, and others. This allows for the evaluation of the overall competition within the market.


List of Key Companies

  • Shell Plc
  • BP PLC
  • Total S.A.
  • Nynas AB
  • Royal Dutch Shell
  • Suncor Energy Inc.
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Valero Energy Corporation
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation
  • Bouygues SA
  • Villas Austria GmbH
  • Gazprom Neft


Key Target Audience

  • Market Players
  • Investors
  • End-users
  • Government Authorities 
  • Consulting and Research Firm
  • Venture capitalists
  • Value-Added Resellers (VARs)


Recent Developments

Market Segment

This study forecasts revenue at global, regional, and country levels from 2021 to 2032. Spherical Insights has segmented the Europe Bitumen Market based on the below-mentioned segments:


Europe Bitumen Market, By Product

  • Paving
  • Oxidized
  • Cutback
  • Emulsion
  • Polymer Modified
  • Others   


Europe Bitumen Market, By Application

  • Roadways
  • Waterproofing
  • Adhesives
  • Insulation
  • Others    


Europe Bitumen Market, By Country

  • Germany
  • UK
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Russia
  • Rest of Europe

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