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Energy

In-Depth Report Series

Asphalt/Bitumen in Growth Markets:


Asia-Pacific Market Analysis and Opportunities

To Be Published 1st Quarter 2014


Base Year: 2013

As an important material for road surface paving, the demand for petroleum asphalt (bitumen and aggregates) will grow steadily in the Asia-Pacific region in the coming years. The large demand for asphalt provides numerous opportunities for companies to develop business in the Asia-Pacific region. This study provides subscribers an understanding of: Current and projected supply of asphalt Current and projected demand for asphalt Supply and logistic issues Product pricing Competitive landscape Customer preferences and unmet needs Market opportunities and threats

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Report #Y738 | 2013 Kline & Company, Inc.

Asphalt/Bitumen in Growth Markets:


Asia-Pacific Market Analysis and Opportunities

Report Scope
This program will provide subscribers with a comprehensive, accurate, and independent appraisal of the business opportunities, challenges, and threats for asphalt marketers in the growing Asia-Pacific market. The study is designed specifically to provide subscribers with the information and insights required to construct sound business plans and capitalize on emerging opportunities in this market. The study will focus on all of the growth markets in Asia. A tentative list of countries to be covered is provided in the Table of Contents. The final list of countries covered may vary based on charter subscriber selection. The base year for market analysis is 2013, and an outlook is provided for five years.

Key Benefits
This program will help senior executives, strategic planners, competitive intelligence trackers, marketers, sales, and other professionals in the bitumen business assess the markets for their products and understand their competition. Specifically, this market research study and industry analysis is designed to provide business executives with reliable and timely insights that will assist them in: Analyze current market demand and growth potential in different country markets in the region Evaluate the road and airport infrastructure development in each country Understand supply and logistics issues Understand customer landscape in terms of product preferences, supplier perceptions, buying criteria Understand competitive landscape and evaluate the strength and weaknesses of competitors Analyze opportunities for asphalt additives such as waxes, polymers, rubbers, petroleum distillates, emulsifiers, adhesion agents, and used oils Evaluate growth drivers and restraints in this industry Analyze the industry attractiveness in terms of opportunities, challenges, and barriers to entry

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Report #Y738 | 2013 Kline & Company, Inc.

Asphalt/Bitumen in Growth Markets:


Asia-Pacific Market Analysis and Opportunities

Tentative Table of Contents


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Introduction Executive Summary China India Japan 6. 7. 8. 9. Indonesia Thailand Malaysia South Korea

10. Vietnam

Each country profile will cover the following:


Introduction Demographic profile - population, infrastructure, major cities, trade, and transportation Infrastructure projects in the country, ownership status, and funding mechanism (focus on road) Current road infrastructure National highways/motorways State highways/intra state/city Tertiary roads/rural roads Past trends and future plans Environmental laws impacting bitumen and their enforcement Government restriction or incentives for infrastructure and asphalt industry Additional information on projects, funding, road contractors and process of award of construction contract Bitumen product overview Product classification Key grades Specification Specifying authority, its structure, controls, and directives Domestic supply Domestic production by refiners and product type Domestic production by bitumen processors and product type Production by package type bulk, drum, flexipack Trade volumes, key importing and exporting countries, restrictions, licenses required Logistics issues Domestic demand Overall demand Demand by application roads/infrastructure, construction, other Demand by product type Demand by product packaging Summary profile of key applications Supply-demand analysis Map refiners, processors, and trader supply points Map key demand points Demand and supply by states/districts/regions within country Region-wise supply demand analysis Price analysis Historical pricing, trend, and cyclicality Pricing by grade and packaging Pricing formula and benchmark Standard norm and timing for price changes Restrictions on hedging Profile of infrastructure development Road construction plans Airport development plans Motorsport/F1 track development plans Historical performance versus plan Funding mechanism for infrastructure development Key participants Product requirements and specifications by application Technology and material trends Supplier selection and procurement practices Market evaluation Competitive landscape competitors by market segment, market shares, route to market, channel strategy Customer landscape preferences, perceptions of suppliers, unmet needs Demand outlook demand drivers and projected demand Market trends Market attractiveness opportunities and threats

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Report #Y738 | 2013 Kline & Company, Inc.

Asphalt/Bitumen in Growth Markets:


Asia-Pacific Market Analysis and Opportunities Methodology
Kline is unmatched in the ability to gather hard-to-get market and competitive intelligence with a high degree of confidence. Kline's market analysis approach places the principal emphasis on primary research techniques to ensure that the foundation of business intelligence and insight is accurate, current, and reliable. During the course of field research, Kline's professional staff of industry experts will conduct in-depth discussions and personal interviews with a wide range of knowledgeable industry participants and opinion leaders, including refiners, asphalt processors, traders, road building and construction companies, government agencies, and other market experts. This approach has proven to be the most effective and reliable approach to obtaining accurate market data, capturing expert insights, and identifying business opportunities. Primary research will represent the bulk of our research efforts. In addition, this analysis will be supplemented by secondary research drawn from the review of suppliers' product literature and price lists; a search of recent trade and technical literature; Internet sources; and analysis of statistical data from government, industry, and trade associations and agencies.

Kline Credentials
Kline is a worldwide consulting and research firm dedicated to providing the kind of insight and knowledge that helps companies find a clear path to success. The firm has served the management consulting and market research needs of organizations in the chemicals, materials, energy, life sciences, and consumer products industries for over 50 years. Kline's research and consulting services extend across the entire lubricants industry value chain. Our solutions have helped clients develop better ways to create and profit from new business opportunities, respond to competitive and economic threats, improve productivity, achieve sustainable growth, and optimize performance. Kline provides clients with facts, forecasts, and recommendations based solidly on the realities of the market.
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