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BDS asphalt report

BDS publish annual analysis of the asphalt industry in Great Britain covering the market in 2020

BDS Marketing Research have published their latest annual report on ‘Estimated Outputs of Asphalt Plants in Great Britain’. The report, published in October 2021 and annually for more than 25 years, provides estimates of outputs and market shares by individual asphalt plant and by company in Great Britain in 2020.

In 2020, BDS estimate the asphalt market in Great Britain to be just over 25 million tonnes. Figures decreased in 2020 having plateaued in 2018 and 2019 due, in part, to the extensive working limitations and government restrictions implemented to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.


A total of 268 asphalt plants, operated by more than 30 separate companies, produced asphalt in Great Britain in 2020 with the majority located in England followed by Scotland and Wales.

The latest report confirms Tarmac as the largest producer of asphalt in Great Britain. In 2020, the GB asphalt market was dominated by four producers – Tarmac, Aggregate Industries, Hanson and Breedon – who between them accounted for nearly 80% of the total asphalt market.

The report is one of a suite of output focused reports produced by BDS. Others include:

  • Estimated Outputs of Pits & Quarries and Marine Wharves in Great Britain (2020)
  • Estimated Outputs of Ready-Mix Concrete companies in Great Britain (2020)
  • Estimated Movements of Aggregates from Rail Depots in Great Britain (2020).

To find out more about the ‘Estimated Outputs of Asphalt Plants in Great Britain’ report or to purchase a copy, email:


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