Bitumen Price

Bitumen Price, Bitumen Weekly Newspaper, And Other Necessary Information

Petronaft offers bitumen at competitive prices directly from our specialized factory, ensuring cost-effectiveness without compromising on quality. We produce and export multiple grades of bitumen from Iran and the UAE globally. Our weekly updated price page lists common grades with FOB Bandar Abbas pricing, and our experts are on hand for inquiries on other grades or information.

Iran Bitumen Latest Prices

Bitumen prices are updated on a weekly basis

Iran Bitumen Price Update: June 2024

Bitumen Types

1st Week

2nd Week

3rd Week

4th Week

Bitumen 60/70 Drum (Per Ton)

350$-355$

350$-355$350$-355$ 

Bitumen 60/70 Jumbo Bag (Per Ton)

340$-345$

340$-345$340$-345$ 

Bitumen 60/70 Bulk Bitumen (Per Ton)

255$-260$

255$-260$255$-260$ 

Bitumen 80/100 Drum (Per Ton)

355$-360$

355$-360$355$-360$ 

Bitumen 60/70 Jey Embossed (Per Ton)

355$-360$

355$-360$355$-360$ 

Bitumen 60/70 Pasargad Embossed (Per Ton)

355$-360$

355$-360$355$-360$ 

*To ensure you receive an accurate and current quote based on your specific product needs, we encourage you to submit a detailed request.

Iran Bitumen Price Update: May 2024

Bitumen Types

1st Week

2nd Week

3rd Week

4th Week

Bitumen 60/70 Drum (Per Ton)

345$-350$

350$-355$350$-355$350$-355$

Bitumen 60/70 Jumbo Bag (Per Ton)

335$-340$

340$-345$340$-345$340$-345$

Bitumen 60/70 Bulk Bitumen (Per Ton)

250$-255$

255$-260$255$-260$255$-260$

Bitumen 80/100 Drum (Per Ton)

350$-355$

355$-360$355$-360$355$-360$

Bitumen 60/70 Jey Embossed (Per Ton)

355$-360$

355$-360$355$-360$355$-360$

Bitumen 60/70 Pasargad Embossed (Per Ton)

355$-360$

355$-360$355$-360$355$-360$

*To ensure you receive an accurate and current quote based on your specific product needs, we encourage you to submit a detailed request.

Iran Bitumen Price Update: April 2024

Bitumen Types

1st Week

2nd Week

3rd Week

4th Week

Bitumen 60/70 Drum (Per Ton)

345$-350$

345$-350$340$-345$345$-350$

Bitumen 60/70 Jumbo Bag (Per Ton)

335$-340$

335$-340$330$-335$335$-340$

Bitumen 60/70 Bulk Bitumen (Per Ton)

250$-255$

250$-255$245$-250$250$-255$

Bitumen 80/100 Drum (Per Ton)

350$-355$

350$-355$345$-350$350$-355$

Bitumen 60/70 Jey Embossed (Per Ton)

355$-360$

355$-360$350$-355$355$-360$

Bitumen 60/70 Pasargad Embossed (Per Ton)

355$-360$

355$-360$350$-355$355$-360$

*To ensure you receive an accurate and current quote based on your specific product needs, we encourage you to submit a detailed request.

Iran Bitumen Price Update: March 2024

Bitumen Types

1st Week

2nd Week

3rd Week

4th Week

Bitumen 60/70 Drum (Per Ton)

338$-343$

335$-340$

335$-340$

345$-350$

Bitumen 60/70 Jumbo Bag (Per Ton)

328$-333$

325$-330$

325$-330$

335$-340$

Bitumen 60/70 Bulk Bitumen (Per Ton)

243$-248$

240$-245$

240$-245$

250$-255$

Bitumen 80/100 Drum (Per Ton)

343$-348$

340$-345$

340$-345$

350$-355$

Bitumen 60/70 Jey Embossed (Per Ton)

348$-353$

345$-350$

345$-350$

355$-360$

Bitumen 60/70 Pasargad Embossed (Per Ton)

348$-353$

345$-350$

345$-350$

355$-360$

*To ensure you receive an accurate and current quote based on your specific product needs, we encourage you to submit a detailed request.

Iran Bitumen Price Update: February 2024

Bitumen Types

1st Week

2nd Week

3rd Week

4th Week

Bitumen 60/70 Drum (Per Ton)

345$-350$

345$-350$

345$-350$

340$-345$

Bitumen 60/70 Jumbo Bag (Per Ton)

335$-340$

335$-340$

335$-340$

330$-335$

Bitumen 60/70 Bulk Bitumen (Per Ton)

250$-255$

250$-255$

250$-255$

245$-250$

Bitumen 80/100 Drum (Per Ton)

350$-355$

350$-355$

350$-355$

345$-350$

Bitumen 60/70 Jey Embossed (Per Ton)

350$-360$

355$-360$

355$-360$

350$-355$

Bitumen 60/70 Pasargad Embossed (Per Ton)

350$-360$

355$-360$

355$-360$

350$-355$

*To ensure you receive an accurate and current quote based on your specific product needs, we encourage you to submit a detailed request.

Iran Bitumen Price Update: January 2024

Bitumen Types

1st Week

2nd Week

3rd Week

4th Week

Bitumen 60/70 Drum (Per Ton)

350$-355$

355$-360$

350$-355$

345$-350$

Bitumen 60/70 Jumbo Bag (Per Ton)

340$-345$

345$-350$

340$-345$

335$-340$

Bitumen 60/70 Bulk Bitumen (Per Ton)

255$-260$

260$-265$

255$-260$

250$-255$

Bitumen 80/100 Drum (Per Ton)

355$-360$

360$-365$

355$-360$

350$-355$

Bitumen 60/70 Jey Embossed (Per Ton)

355$-365$

355$-365$

355$-365$

350$-360$

Bitumen 60/70 Pasargad Embossed (Per Ton)

355$-365$

360$-370$

355$-365$

350$-360$

*To ensure you receive an accurate and current quote based on your specific product needs, we encourage you to submit a detailed request.

Iran Bitumen Price Update: December 2023

Bitumen Types

1st Week

2nd Week

3rd Week

4th Week

Bitumen 60/70 Drum (Per Ton)

370$-375$

365$-370$

360$-365$

355$-360$

Bitumen 60/70 Jumbo Bag (Per Ton)

360$-365$

355$-360$

350$-355$

345$-350$

Bitumen 60/70 Bulk Bitumen (Per Ton)

275$-280$

270$-275$

265$-270$

260$-265$

Bitumen 80/100 Drum (Per Ton)

375$-380$

370$-375$

365$-370$

360$-365$

Bitumen 60/70 Jey Embossed (Per Ton)

375$-385$

370$-380$

365$-375$

360$-370$

Bitumen 60/70 Pasargad Embossed (Per Ton)

375$-385$

370$-380$

365$-375$

360$-370$

*To ensure you receive an accurate and current quote based on your specific product needs, we encourage you to submit a detailed request.

Iran Bitumen Price Update: November 2023

Bitumen Types

1st Week

2nd Week

3rd Week

4th Week

Bitumen 60/70 Drum (Per Ton)

385$-390$ 

380$-385$ 

375$-380$

370$-375$

Bitumen 60/70 Jumbo Bag (Per Ton)

375$-380$

370$-375$

365$-370$

360$-365$

Bitumen 60/70 Bulk Bitumen (Per Ton)

290$-295$

285$-290$

280$-285$

275$-280$

Bitumen 80/100 Drum (Per Ton)

390$-395$

385$-390$

380$-385$

375$-380$

Bitumen 60/70 Jey Embossed (Per Ton)

390$-400$

385$-395$

380$-390$

375$-385$

Bitumen 60/70 Pasargad Embossed (Per Ton)

390$-400$

385$-395$

380$-390$

375$-385$

*To ensure you receive an accurate and current quote based on your specific product needs, we encourage you to submit a detailed request.

Iran Bitumen Price Update: October 2023

Bitumen Types

1st Week

2nd Week

3rd Week

4th Week

Bitumen 60/70 Drum (Per Ton)

410$-415$ 

405$-410$

405$-410$

400$-405$

Bitumen 60/70 Jumbo Bag (Per Ton)

400$-405$

395$-400$

395$-400$

390$-395$

Bitumen 60/70 Bulk Bitumen (Per Ton)

315$-320$

310$-315$

310$-315$

305$-310$

Bitumen 80/100 Drum (Per Ton)

410$-425$

405$-420$

405$-420$

400$-415$

Bitumen 60/70 Jey Embossed (Per Ton)

415$-425$

410$-420$

410$-420$

405$-415$

Bitumen 60/70 Pasargad Embossed (Per Ton)

415$-425$

410$-420$

410$-420$

405$-415$

*To ensure you receive an accurate and current quote based on your specific product needs, we encourage you to submit a detailed request.

Iran Bitumen Price Update: September 2023

Bitumen Types

1st Week

2nd Week

3rd Week

4th Week

Bitumen 60/70 Drum (Per Ton)

400$-405$ 

425$-430$

420$-425$

415$-420$

Bitumen 60/70 Jumbo Bag (Per Ton)

390$-395$

415$-420$

410$-415$

405$-410$

Bitumen 60/70 Bulk Bitumen (Per Ton)

305$-310$

330$-335$

325$-330$

320$-325$

Bitumen 80/100 Drum (Per Ton)

400$-405$

425$-430$

420$-435$

415$-430$

Bitumen 60/70 Jey Embossed (Per Ton)

405$-415$

430$-440$

425$-435$

420$-430$

Bitumen 60/70 Pasargad Embossed (Per Ton)

405$-415$

430$-440$

425$-435$

420$-430$

*To ensure you receive an accurate and current quote based on your specific product needs, we encourage you to submit a detailed request.

Iran Bitumen Price Update: August 2023

Bitumen Types

1st Week

2nd Week

3rd Week

4th Week

Bitumen 60/70 Drum (Per Ton)

410$-420$

410$-420$

405$-415$

400$-410$

Bitumen 60/70 Jumbo Bag (Per Ton)

400$-410$

400$-410$

395$-405$

390$-400$

Bitumen 60/70 Bulk Bitumen (Per Ton)

320$-330$

320$-330$

315$-325$

310$-320$

Bitumen 80/100 Drum (Per Ton)

410$-420$

410$-420$

405$-415$

400$-410$

Bitumen 60/70 Jey Embossed (Per Ton)

415$-425$

415$-425$

410$-420$

405$-415$

Bitumen 60/70 Pasargad Embossed (Per Ton)

415$-425$

415$-425$

410$-420$

405$-415$

*To ensure you receive an accurate and current quote based on your specific product needs, we encourage you to submit a detailed request.

Irran Bitumen Price Update: July 2023

Bitumen Types

1st Week

2nd Week

3rd Week

4th Week

Bitumen 60/70 Drum (Per Ton)

350$-360$

370$-380$

375$-385$

390$-400$

Bitumen 60/70 Jumbo Bag (Per Ton)

340$-350$

360$-370$

365$-375$

380$-390$

Bitumen 60/70 Bulk Bitumen (Per Ton)

260$-270$

280$-290$

285$-295$

300$-310$

Bitumen 80/100 Drum (Per Ton)

350$-360$

370$-380$

375$-385$

390$-400$

Bitumen 60/70 Jey Embossed (Per Ton)

365$-375$

385$-395$

390$-400$

405$-415$

Bitumen 60/70 Pasargad Embossed (Per Ton)

365$-375$

385$-395$

390$-400$

405$-415$

*To ensure you receive an accurate and current quote based on your specific product needs, we encourage you to submit a detailed request.

Global Bitumen Latest Prices

Bitumen prices are updated on a quarterly basis

Global Average Bitumen Price for 2024

Product

First Quarter

Second Quarter

Third Quarter

Fourth Quarter

Bitumen Bulk (Per Ton)

400$-410$

405$-415$  

*To ensure you receive an accurate and current quote based on your specific product needs, we encourage you to submit a detailed request.

Global Average Bitumen Price for 2023

Product

First Quarter

Second Quarter

Third Quarter

Fourth Quarter

Bitumen Bulk (Per Ton)

420$-430$

430$-440$

440$-450$

435$-445$

*To ensure you receive an accurate and current quote based on your specific product needs, we encourage you to submit a detailed request.

bitumen weekly news

Bitumen News

Explore the latest News in the bitumen market with our “Bitumen News” page, offering key insights into trends, price movements, and supply chain dynamics. Designed for industry professionals seeking to stay informed and ahead.

Other Necessary Information About Bitumen

Bitumen, also known as asphalt or tar, is a dark, thick, and sticky substance that is widely used in road construction and waterproofing applications. It is a by-product of the refining of crude oil and is composed of various hydrocarbons. Bitumen is classified based on its viscosity and the temperature at which it can be handled. In this part, we will provide information about the different kinds of bitumen available on the global market, how it is delivered, and a short description of commercial ports.

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Exploring The Global Bitumen Market: Types, Prices, And Trends

BITUMEN TYPES

Bitumen, a dark, gooey substance with a high viscosity, is produced by distilling crude oil. In order to build highways, airports, and other infrastructure, it is a crucial element. Bitumen price are affected by a number of variables, including bitumen type, supply and demand, location, and crude oil prices.

Bitumen consumption is rising as a result of an increase in infrastructure development projects worldwide. With almost 85% of the world’s bitumen use going toward road building, this industry is the largest consumer of the substance. Bitumen is also used for insulation, waterproofing, and roofing.

The world’s most popular bitumens and the variables influencing their cost will be covered in this part. We’ll also examine the bitumen market’s recent patterns and potential developments worldwide.

  • Oxidized Bitumen (Blown Asphalt)

Bitumen that has been exposed to air and heat and as a result has grown harder and more brittle is known as oxidized bitumen, sometimes known as blasted asphalt. The oxidized bitumen grades 85/25, 95/25, and 115/15 are the most often utilized ones.

The grade of the raw materials utilized, the level of oxidation, and the cost of transportation are only a few of the variables that affect the price of oxidized bitumen. The market’s dynamics of supply and demand, the cost of manufacturing, and the costs of substitute items are further elements that influence the pricing.

  • Penetration Bitumen

Road building, roofing, and waterproofing often employ penetration bitumen, a form of bitumen. The penetration bitumen grades 60/70, 80/100, and 40/50 are the most often utilized. In tenths of a millimeter at 25°C, the values show the bitumen’s penetration depth.

The cost of transportation, the refinement process, and the quality of the crude oil utilized are only a few of the variables that affect the price of penetrating bitumen. The market’s dynamics of supply and demand, the cost of manufacturing, and the costs of substitute items are further elements that influence the pricing.

  • Viscosity Grade Bitumen (VG Bitumen)

A form of bitumen called viscosity grade bitumen, or VG bitumen, is often used in the paving and building of roads. VG10, VG20, VG30, and VG40 are the most frequently utilized grades of VG bitumen.

The cost of transportation, the refinement process, and the quality of the crude oil utilized all affect the price of VG bitumen. The market’s dynamics of supply and demand, the cost of manufacturing, and the costs of substitute items are further elements that influence the pricing.

  • Cutback Bitumen

To make it simpler to handle and apply, cutback bitumen has been combined with solvents. MC30, MC70, MC250, RC30, RC70, RC250, SC70, and SC250 are the most frequently used grades of cutback bitumen.

Many elements, including the caliber of the raw materials utilized, the degree of blending, and the cost of transportation, have an impact on the price of cutback bitumen. The market’s dynamics of supply and demand, the cost of manufacturing, and the costs of substitute items are further elements that influence the pricing.

  • Emulsion Bitumen

Bitumen that has been diluted with water and emulsifiers to make it more pliable is known as emulsion bitumen. Emulsion bitumen types CSS1, CSS1H, CRS1, CRS2, SS1H, SS1, and RS1 are the most often utilized kinds. The types of emulsifiers used are indicated by the letters in the names.

The kind and caliber of the emulsifiers used, the degree of mixing, and the location of the maker are only a few of the variables that affect the cost of emulsion bitumen. The market’s dynamics of supply and demand, the cost of manufacturing, and the costs of substitute items are further elements that influence the pricing.

  • Polymer Modified Bitumen (PMB)

Bitumen that has been combined with polymer additives to improve its performance and qualities is known as polymer-modified bitumen (PMB). The most widely utilized polymers are ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) and styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS) (EVA).

Since it provides better durability, flexibility, and resistance to rutting and cracking, PMB is often utilized in the building of roads. Moreover, it is used in waterproofing and roofing applications.

The kind and grade of the polymers used, the level of modification, and the cost of shipping all have an impact on the pricing of PMB. The market’s dynamics of supply and demand, the cost of manufacturing, and the costs of substitute items are further elements that influence the pricing.

  • Performance Grade Bitumen (PG Bitumen)

To guarantee that the bitumen used in road construction can endure the severe weather conditions and significant traffic loads, the bitumen industry has created the idea of Performance Grade Bitumen. Performance Grade Bitumen is a preferred material for constructing roads because it can tolerate a variety of temperature conditions and traffic loads.

Performance Grade Bitumen PG 64-22

Performance Grade Bitumen PG 58-28

Performance Grade Bitumen PG 76-22

Performance Grade Bitumen PG 70-10

One of the most often used Performance Grade Bitumens worldwide is PG 64-22. It is a bitumen that has been treated with polymers to endure heavy traffic volumes and harsh weather. The cost of transportation, the refinement process, and the quality of the crude oil utilized are only a few of the variables that affect the price of PG 64-22.

Another well-liked Performance Grade Bitumen that is often used in road building is PG 58-28. It’s a polymer-modified bitumen designed to endure heavy traffic loads and temperate weather. The cost of transportation, the refinery’s efficiency, and the quality of the crude oil utilized all have an impact on the price of PG 58-28.

High-performance bitumen known as PG 76-22 is designed to endure harsh climate conditions and high traffic volumes. It is a polymer-modified bitumen with better qualities than regular bitumens, making it a great option for building roads in challenging climates. The cost of transportation, the refinement process, and the quality of the crude oil utilized are only a few of the variables that affect the cost of PG 76-22.

A high-performance bitumen called PG 70-10 is designed to handle both severe traffic loads and mild weather conditions. It is a polymer-modified bitumen that is commonly utilized in road building and has great qualities. The cost of transportation, the refinement process, and the quality of the crude oil utilized are only a few of the variables that affect the price of PG 70-10.

  • Crumb Rubber Modified Bitumen (CRMB)

Crumb Rubber Modified Bitumen, or simply CRMB, is an innovative material derived by blending regular bitumen with crumb rubber. This mixture enhances the quality of bitumen, increasing its resistance to various factors like weather changes, heavy traffic, and more.

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A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO BITUMEN PRICE

Factors, Market Trends, and Regional Differences

Bitumen, a critical material in road construction and roofing, holds a price subject to various influences. This part dives into the intricacies of bitumen pricing, the factors that sway it, and its regional discrepancies.

Being a by product of the oil refining process, bitumen’s price is inherently linked to crude oil prices. Therefore, any conversation about “What is the price of bitumen?” often points back to the international oil market. For instance, shifts in the price of a barrel of oil directly impact the bitumen price in USD, affecting both global and regional markets.

Transportation costs play a significant role in determining bitumen prices. Given its high viscosity and specific handling requirements, shipping costs increase with the distance from the source. This is why the answer to “How much is a ton of bitumen?” can differ based on the purchase location. For example, the bitumen price in Iran, a major global producer, is generally lower than in Turkey due to reduced transportation costs. Similarly, the UAE bitumen price may be higher due to the extensive logistics involved in its distribution.

Tax and tariff structures also contribute to regional price variations. For instance, the price of Iran bitumen in Bangladesh could be higher than the domestic price due to import duties. Similarly, the bitumen price in India, Malaysia, or Pakistan can differ due to these countries’ unique import policies.

Demand for bitumen also influences its price, with peak construction seasons often leading to price surges. Hence, “How much is a ton of bitumen today?” can vary depending on the season, also affecting the bitumen price per kg.

Historical pricing data, such as the bitumen price history, provides valuable insights into market trends and future price movements. The bitumen price index and bitumen price chart are commonly used tools for this analysis. For instance, the bitumen price chart for 2023 shows a noticeable upward trend, indicating increased global demand.

Quality and grade of bitumen also cause price variations, often referred to as the bitumen price range. Higher-quality bitumen suited for heavy-duty roads commands a higher price than lower grades.

Staying updated with the bitumen price list today is crucial for industry stakeholders, enabling them to make informed decisions based on the current bitumen market price. Understanding the bitumen price per ton in USD can help businesses plan their expenditure and manage resources effectively.

In countries like the UAE, with high oil production, bitumen prices reflect that abundance. On the other hand, a question like “How much is bitumen in Turkey?” might yield a higher price due to Turkey’s reliance on imported bitumen. Similarly, the price of 1 barrel of bitumen can fluctuate based on global crude oil prices and regional market conditions.

In conclusion, understanding the various factors influencing bitumen prices – from crude oil prices, transportation costs, seasonal demand, to taxation and bitumen grade – is of paramount importance for industry players to navigate the market effectively and make informed decisions. Do remember that while this part provides a comprehensive overview of bitumen pricing, actual costs can vary significantly due to factors such as project-specific requirements, local market conditions, and contractual agreements. Always consult with a trusted industry expert or source before making any procurement decisions.

WHAT AFFECTS BITUMEN PRICE?

There are numerous variables that can affect bitumen price. The following are a few of the most crucial ones to think about:

Crude Oil Prices: As bitumen is a by-product of crude oil refining, any fluctuation in crude oil prices directly impacts the price of Bitumen.

Costs of production: The price of producing bitumen varies according to the extraction technique used. The cost of producing bitumen from oil sands, for instance, is higher than the cost of producing it from traditional oil wells. Bitumen price may be significantly impacted by its production costs.

Supply and Demand: The fundamental principle of supply and demand also holds for bitumen. The price of Bitumen can rise with higher demand, particularly in regions undergoing extensive road construction activities. Conversely, when the supply of Bitumen surpasses demand, prices may decrease.

Seasonality: The Bitumen price is also influenced by seasonal variations. Bitumen’s primary use is in road construction, an industry significantly affected by weather conditions. In regions with distinct seasons, the demand for bitumen usually increases during warmer months, leading to seasonal price hikes.

The availability of bitumen can also affect prices, in a similar manner. Crude oil, the main feedstock used to make bitumen, is scarce, so the supply of bitumen is largely reliant on its availability. If the supply of crude oil is disrupted, the production of bitumen may be reduced, and prices may ultimately rise.

Transportation Costs: The cost of transporting Bitumen from the refineries to the end-users also affects the final price. Longer distances and complicated transport routes can contribute to an increase in the overall cost.

Quality: Bitumen’s quality can have an impact on its cost. Bitumen comes in various varieties, each with unique characteristics like softening points, viscosities, and ductility. Generally speaking, higher quality bitumen costs more.

Political and Economic Factors: Political instability, trade policies, and the economic conditions of oil-producing countries can also sway the price of Bitumen.

A number of microeconomic factors also have an impact on bitumen price in addition to these macroeconomic factors. The quality and performance of the product, the level of customer service offered by the supplier, and the overall cost of the product are just a few of the factors that buyers of bitumen take into account when making purchasing decisions.

producing countries can also sway the price of Bitumen.

Conditions of the World Economy

The demand for bitumen, particularly in emerging economies, is significantly impacted by global economic conditions. Demand for bitumen is driven by economic expansion and the construction of new infrastructure, while demand may fall during economic downturns.

Environmental Regulations

The bitumen price can be significantly influenced by environmental regulations on its use and production. Higher production costs, which result in higher bitumen price, can be caused by factors like stricter regulations on greenhouse gas emissions and the use of fossil fuels.

Several variables, including the type of packaging used to transport and store bitumen, can cause the bitumen price to change significantly. In this section, we’ll look at how different packaging options, like jumbo bags, new still drums, and bulk, affect the bitumen price around the world.

Bitumen is commonly packaged in new still drums. Steel is used in their construction, and each one can carry a certain amount of bitumen. New still drums offer a safe and dependable means of transporting bitumen, which is one of their benefits. Additionally, they can be stacked, which allows for more compact storage and the saving of storage space. Due to the high cost of producing the drums, using new still drums may result in an increase in bitumen price. The cost of transportation in general and the weight of the drums both have the potential to raise bitumen price.

But jumbo bags are a more economical way to package bitumen. They can hold a lot of bitumen and are made of sturdy woven polypropylene. Jumbo bags can be loaded onto a truck or container without the use of special heavy lifting tools, making them simple to handle and transport. In addition to being recyclable, they are an environmentally friendly choice. Jumbo bags, which are less expensive to produce and transport than brand-new still drums, can help lower the overall cost of bitumen.

Another option for bitumen packaging is bulk. Bitumen is being moved in this instance in tanker trucks or containers. Because it doesn’t require any additional packaging, bulk transportation is the most economical way to transport bitumen. The cost per unit can be further decreased by allowing for the transportation of larger volumes of bitumen via bulk transportation. However, the need for specialized infrastructure and equipment limits the availability of bulk transportation in some areas.

Bitumen price can be significantly influenced by the type of packaging used. Although new still drums offer a safe and dependable method of moving bitumen, their production costs and weight can drive up the price. The overall cost of bitumen can be reduced by using jumbo bags, which are a cost-effective alternative. The most economical way to transport bitumen is in bulk, but it needs specialized infrastructure and equipment.

As a result, bitumen price can be significantly impacted by the packaging used. The cost of bitumen can rise overall even though new still drums provide a safe and dependable alternative. While bulk transportation is the most economical option but calls for specialized infrastructure, jumbo bags are a cost-effective alternative that can lower the price of bitumen. Because of this, when pricing bitumen for construction projects, it is crucial to carefully consider the packaging options.

Keeping Abreast with Bitumen price

Considering the volatility of Bitumen price, it’s crucial for stakeholders, including suppliers, contractors, and construction firms, to stay updated with the latest market trends. Understanding the dynamics of bitumen pricing aids in making informed purchasing decisions, effective budget planning, and competitive pricing strategies.

While the factors discussed above significantly impact the Bitumen price, they are not the only ones. Therefore, a thorough understanding of the bitumen market is necessary for anyone involved in industries that depend on this vital material.

IRAN BITUMEN PRICE: A DETAILED DISSECTION OF MARKET DYNAMICS

In the realm of construction and infrastructure development, Bitumen holds a vital place. Bitumen, due to its top-tier binding capability, robust resistance to deformation, and remarkable durability, is the go-to material for numerous industries. This part aims to offer a comprehensive analysis of Iran Bitumen price and shed light on the influences steering its fluctuations.

Bitumen: The Preferred Industrial Choice

Bitumen, due to its unique attributes, enjoys significant demand in the global market. It is especially favored for road construction and other heavy-duty applications that require a high level of strength and longevity. The demand and supply dynamics of this product play a significant role in shaping the Bitumen price in Iran and across the globe.

Iran: A Global Bitumen Powerhouse

Positioned favorably with vast oil reserves and advanced refining capacities, Iran is a key player in the global bitumen market. It exports high-quality Bitumen to various countries, making the Iran Bitumen price a matter of global interest.

Key Influencers of Iran Bitumen price

Several factors come into play when determining the Bitumen price in Iran:

  1. Crude Oil Prices: Bitumen is a derivative of crude oil, making its price directly influenced by the fluctuations in crude oil prices.
  2. Demand and Supply Mechanics: The balance between demand and supply also plays a vital role. An increase in demand with a constrained supply can push the prices upward, and the opposite can lead to a decrease in prices.
  3. Seasonal Variations: The demand for Bitumen is subject to seasonal variations. With construction activities generally picking up in the warmer months, the demand for Bitumen rises, affecting its price.
  4. Political and Economic Landscape: The political and economic climate, both domestic and international, can impact the Iran Bitumen price. Factors like economic sanctions, trade policies, and diplomatic relations can all play a part.

Market Dynamics: Navigating the Bitumen Industry

Understanding the Iran Bitumen price is key to navigating the complex landscape of the bitumen industry. However, it’s not just about understanding the present; one must also look forward to future trends and developments, such as technological advancements in bitumen production and the emergence of sustainable alternatives.

To Summarize

Bitumen is a significant player in the construction industry, particularly in the development of infrastructure projects. Grasping the factors influencing bitumen prices and locating the best bitumen suppliers are crucial aspects to navigate this market. This part serves as a guide to understand bitumen price dynamics and locate reliable sources for quality bitumen.

1. Bitumen Price Influences:

1.1. Bitumen Price and Market Demand: Bitumen price is profoundly influenced by the balance of supply and demand. Factors such as production levels, storage capacity, and infrastructure projects across the globe contribute to these dynamics.

1.2. Bitumen Price and Crude Oil: Bitumen is a derivative of crude oil. Therefore, bitumen price is directly impacted by fluctuations in oil prices, which in turn influence production costs and the final bitumen market price.

1.3. Bitumen Price and International Trade: Import and export regulations, trade agreements, and tariffs imposed by governments can influence bitumen prices. Such factors determine the cost of transporting bitumen, affecting the bitumen price list in different markets.

2. Bitumen Price List Considerations:

2.1. Bitumen Grade and Specifications: Different applications require different grades of bitumen, leading to varying bitumen price lists. The grade and specifications required for the bitumen affect the bitumen market price.

2.2. Additives and Modifiers: Bitumen products enhanced with additives or modifiers for improved performance characteristics can command a different bitumen price.

2.3. Quality Certifications: Bitumen products that meet internationally recognized quality standards can command higher prices due to their superior performance and durability.

3. Identifying Bitumen Sellers, Suppliers, and Manufacturers:

3.1. Bitumen Sellers and Manufacturers in Iran: Bitumen sellers in Iran, like Petro Naft and other reputable suppliers, offer competitive pricing and consistent product quality. Including them and us in your list of bitumen suppliers can provide a broader range of options.

3.2. Global Bitumen Suppliers: Established global suppliers with a strong track record of providing quality bitumen products should also be included in your list of nearby bitumen manufacturers and suppliers.

3.3. Online Platforms and Directories: These platforms connect buyers with verified bitumen suppliers and manufacturers, allowing the buyers to compare bitumen price lists, product specifications, and customer reviews.

4. Where to Buy Bitumen:

4.1. Contacting Suppliers: Once you’ve identified potential suppliers, initiate contact through their available communication channels. You can reach out to Petro Naft and other bitumen suppliers in Iran, or the nearby bitumen manufacturer of your choice, to inquire about the bitumen price in Iran or other regions.

4.2. Buy Bitumen: After your research, you can purchase bitumen from the supplier that best meets your needs. Request a detailed quotation, including product specifications, bitumen price, delivery terms, and payment options.

4.3. Evaluating Additional Services: Consider the additional services offered by suppliers. These services can contribute to a smooth procurement process and overall customer satisfaction.

Conclusion:

Awareness of factors influencing bitumen price and knowing where to buy bitumen are key for buyers in this market. By understanding market dynamics, quality considerations, and identifying reliable bitumen suppliers, buyers can make informed decisions to purchase bitumen.

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MARKET TRENDS AND FORECAST FOR BITUMEN PRICES

Due to a variety of variables, including supply-demand dynamics, fluctuating crude oil prices, geopolitical tensions, and shifting laws, the bitumen market has been unstable recently. The worldwide bitumen market was estimated to be worth $71.4 billion in 2019 and is anticipated to reach $90.4 billion by 2027, increasing at a CAGR of 3.1% from 2020 to 2027, according to a research by Research and Markets.

The increasing need for infrastructure development, especially in emerging nations, is one of the main drivers influencing bitumen demand. Large amounts of bitumen are needed for the building of roads, motorways, bridges, and other infrastructure projects. Bitumen is also extensively used in the waterproofing and roofing sectors.

The market is anticipated to rebound in the ensuing years as the need for infrastructure projects grows on a worldwide scale. Future demand for bitumen is also anticipated to be driven by the development of innovative technologies like warm-mix asphalt and polymer-modified bitumen.

Conclusion

Bitumen is an essential component of infrastructure construction and waterproofing solutions. Oxidized bitumen, penetration bitumen, viscosity grade bitumen, cutback bitumen, emulsion bitumen, and polymer-modified bitumen are among the bitumen varieties that are most often utilized. The cost of transportation, the dynamics of supply and demand, the price of substitute goods, and the quality of the raw materials all have an impact on the cost of bitumen.

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Global Bitumen Market: Long-Term Outlook and Regional Trends

The bitumen market is anticipated to expand in the future as demand for infrastructure projects develops worldwide. The bitumen market has a good long-term outlook, notwithstanding potential short-term volatility brought on by changes in crude oil prices and geopolitical unrest.

The state of the bitumen market varies greatly across nations and regions, depending on things like infrastructural development, the state of the economy, and political stability. Although other areas like Africa and America have sizable bitumen markets, Asia and the Middle East are the main producers and consumers of bitumen. In the next years, the bitumen sector is anticipated to keep expanding because to the rising need for infrastructure construction. The sector is anticipated to develop as new technology and environmentally friendly practices become available, with an emphasis on lowering environmental impact and enhancing infrastructure quality.

Because of a number of variables, including supply and demand, production costs, and governmental policy, bitumen price vary widely throughout nations and areas of the globe. In this section, we’ll look at how bitumen prices are currently doing throughout the globe in different parts of the world.

Asia and the Middle East’s Position on the Bitumen Market

The world’s greatest producer and user of bitumen is the Asia-Middle East area. Major participants in the bitumen industry include nations like Iran, India, Singapore, South Korea, Iraq, and the United Arab Emirates. The cost of production, the price of crude oil, and government regulations all have an impact on bitumen pricing in this area. For instance, the US sanctions have caused Iran, the world’s biggest producer of bitumen, to see a fall in bitumen exports.

The price of bitumen has been varying in India as a result of adjustments made to the tax structure of the nation. Due to Singapore’s important position and its function as a trading center for the Asian bitumen market, prices there have remained mostly steady. While being a major producer of bitumen, South Korea also imports the substance to fulfill local demand.

The majority of the world’s bitumen is produced and consumed in the Asia and Middle East area, which holds 85% of the market. The rapid urbanization and industrialization of nations like China, India, Iran, and Singapore is blamed for the region’s supremacy.

Iran is the biggest exporter of bitumen in the world, with an annual production capacity of over 4 million metric tons. Iran sells goods to regions of Europe, Asia, and Africa, and its bitumen sector has a large impact on the nation’s economy. India, on the other hand, consumes more bitumen than any other country, at a pace of nearly 6 million metric tons annually. India’s expanding road infrastructure development is predicted to fuel a 6.5% yearly growth in the country’s bitumen industry.

The building of highways, airports, and other infrastructure developments in South Korea are what generate the need for bitumen. The nation also exports a substantial amount of bitumen, with China being its principal buyer. A well-established bitumen market exists in Singapore as a significant commercial center, with imports coming from the Middle East and exports going to other Southeast Asian nations.

The greatest bitumen deposits in the Middle East are in Iraq, which also has a 3.5 million metric ton annual production capability. Because of the government’s emphasis on infrastructural development, the bitumen sector in the nation has seen tremendous growth in recent years. Bitumen is also widely produced and used in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), both of which have made considerable investments in infrastructure.

African Bitumen Market Situation

The demand for bitumen in Africa is rising, with the biggest customers being Nigeria, South Africa, and Egypt. The price of importing bitumen from other nations, such Europe and the Middle East, has an impact on bitumen pricing in Africa. In addition, the expanding number of road development projects in Africa is driving up demand for bitumen.

Bitumen is expensive in Nigeria as a result of the high cost of importing the material. Due to the country’s low capability for production, imports are the main source of bitumen for the majority of its demands. The cost of importing bitumen and the country’s changing exchange rate both have an impact on bitumen pricing in South Africa. In contrast, Egypt has a sizable refining capability and produces the majority of its bitumen locally, which leads to very steady pricing.

The bitumen market in Africa is still relatively small but expanding, with annual consumption at around 2.5 million metric tons. Road building, which is a large area of infrastructure development in the region, is what mainly drives the need for bitumen.

Egypt is the biggest user and producer of bitumen in North Africa, with an annual production capacity of over 1.2 million metric tons. The Middle East and other African nations both get exports from this nation. Nigeria’s bitumen market is expanding in West Africa as a result of the nation’s emphasis on infrastructure improvement and the building of new roads. With an annual consumption rate of over 1 million metric tons, South Africa is the biggest bitumen market in Southern Africa. Road building and maintenance are the driving forces behind the nation’s bitumen sector.

American Bitumen Market Situation

Because of the development of roads, airports, and other infrastructure developments, America has a sizable bitumen market. Canada, the US, and Mexico generate the most bitumen in the area.

The third-largest bitumen deposits in the world are in Canada, which also has an annual production capacity of around 2.7 million metric tons. The nation exports goods to the United States and other nations, with the United States receiving the lion’s share of such goods. The United States consumes over 5 million metric tons of bitumen annually, making it the second-largest user of the substance. Road building, particularly in places like California and Texas, is the main driver of the nation’s bitumen sector. The development of roads, airports, and other infrastructure developments in Mexico is what drives the bitumen industry.

North America

Bitumen is produced and used in large quantities throughout North America, with the United States and Canada playing a prominent role in the market. The cost of production, the price of crude oil, and governmental regulations all have an impact on bitumen pricing in North America. The bitumen market in the area is very competitive, with several suppliers and companies fighting for market share.

The capacity for production and the price of transportation in the United States both have an impact on bitumen pricing. The majority of the bitumen used in the nation is produced there, but to fulfill demand, the substance is also imported. The price of production and transportation has an impact on bitumen pricing in Canada. Oil sands, an important source of bitumen, are abundant throughout the nation.

South America

Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela are among the key participants in the South American bitumen market, which is expanding. A number of factors, such as the price of crude oil, the cost of production, and governmental regulations, have an impact on bitumen pricing in South America. The bitumen market in the area is very competitive, with several suppliers and companies fighting for market share.

The country’s need for bitumen, which is fueled by an increase in road building projects, has an impact on bitumen pricing in Brazil. Since that Mexico is a net importer of bitumen, the cost of production and transportation has an impact on bitumen pricing in that nation. Despite having substantial crude oil reserves, Venezuela’s political and economic circumstances has caused a drop in the country’s production capacity, which has resulted to highly unpredictable bitumen price.

Status of the European Bitumen Market

Bitumen is produced in substantial quantities throughout Europe, where nations like Italy, Spain, Greece, and the Netherlands are key participants in the industry. The price of crude oil, the cost of production, and the level of demand all have an impact on bitumen pricing in Europe. The bitumen market in the area is very competitive, with several suppliers and companies fighting for market share.

The cost of importing the commodity has an impact on bitumen price in Spain, whereas the high tax rates in Italy have an impact on pricing. Bitumen prices in Greece are influenced by the cost of transportation as well as the country’s economic status. The Netherlands’ Rotterdam seaport serves as an important center for the distribution of bitumen across Europe, with local dynamics of supply and demand having an impact on bitumen pricing.

As a result of the development of highways, airports, and other infrastructure projects, Europe has a well-established bitumen market. Russia, Italy, Spain, and Greece manufacture the most bitumen in the area.

Russia is the second-largest producer of bitumen in the world, with an annual production capacity of over 4 million metric tons. Poland and Germany are the nation’s top export destinations, although it also sells to nations in Asia and Europe. Although having smaller bitumen markets, Italy, Spain, and Greece are key producers and consumers of bitumen. Road building and upkeep in these nations is what drives the bitumen sector.

There is a sizable bitumen trading center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, where businesses from all over the globe trade bitumen. The port is well-positioned and acts as a bridge between Europe and other continents. The port is one of the biggest bitumen trade centers in the world, handling over 8 million metric tons of bitumen annually.

Bitumen Market Situation in Other Regions

With nations like Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia being significant market participants, the Baltic area is a burgeoning market for bitumen. The cost of delivering the product and the level of demand for the commodity are only two of the many variables that affect bitumen pricing in this area. The bitumen market in the area is very competitive, with several suppliers and companies fighting for market share.

The location of Latvia and the price of importing bitumen both have an impact on bitumen pricing there. Although being a major producer of bitumen, Lithuania also imports the substance to fulfill local demand. Bitumen is a product that Estonia net imports, and as a result, the cost of transportation and the country’s economic state both have an impact on bitumen pricing.

There are several additional areas with sizable bitumen markets in addition to the ones already listed. Taiwan, Thailand, Bahrain, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, and Venezuela are a few of them.

Highway and other infrastructure developments in Taiwan are what fuel the bitumen industry. The nation sells bitumen to other Asian nations and imports it from the Middle East. The development of roads and airports in Thailand is the primary driver of the bitumen business. In recent years, the bitumen sector in the nation has expanded dramatically as a result of major government investment in infrastructural growth.

While being tiny, Bahrain’s bitumen industry is expanding because to the development of roads and other infrastructure projects. With the government investing in infrastructural development, the bitumen business in the nation is anticipated to expand dramatically over the next several years.

Kazakhstan’s emphasis on infrastructure improvement and the building of new motorways has resulted in a burgeoning bitumen market. The bitumen sector in the nation has expanded dramatically in recent years, and it can now produce 2 million metric tons of bitumen annually.

The development of motorways and other infrastructure projects in Indonesia is what drives the bitumen industry. The bitumen sector in the nation has expanded dramatically in recent years, and it can now produce around 2.5 million metric tons of bitumen annually.

With one of the greatest bitumen deposits in the world and an annual production capability of over 3.5 million metric tons, Venezuela is a major producer of this substance. Political and economic unrest have recently had a severe effect on the nation’s bitumen business, but the government is striving to resurrect the sector.

Conclusion

In conclusion, bitumen price fluctuates widely around the globe based on a number of variables including supply and demand, production costs, and governmental regulations. Asia and the Middle East are the world’s top producers and consumers of bitumen, with Iran, India, Singapore, South Korea, Iraq, and the United Arab Emirates among its key participants. Many nations compete for market share in Europe and North America, which are both major producers and consumers of bitumen. The demand for bitumen is rising because to the rising number of road building projects, and the markets in Africa, South America, and Asia-Pacific are expanding.

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Global Bitumen Transportation and Delivery Terms

Bitumen transportation from production centers to end users has grown in importance as a consequence of the rise in bitumen demand on a worldwide scale in recent years. The many bitumen delivery terms used across the globe, such as FOB, CFR, and CPT, will be covered in this section.

FOB (Free on Board) 

The bitumen business often uses the delivery word “FOB.” It is a phrase used in international commerce to describe how a supplier delivers items to a customer at a designated port of shipment. The customer is responsible for paying the shipping costs, insurance, and unloading the goods at the destination port under the FOB delivery term. The supplier is responsible for loading the products aboard the vessel.

For the export of bitumen from the producing countries to the customer, the phrase “FOB delivery” is used in the bitumen sector. A customer in Europe, for instance, may purchase bitumen from a Middle Eastern supplier FOB at the port of loading. The expense of transportation, insurance, and unloading the bitumen at the final port would then be the buyer’s responsibility.

CFR (Cost and Freight) 

In the bitumen sector, CFR is another extensively used delivery word. It is a phrase used in international commerce to define how a supplier delivers products to a customer at a certain port of delivery. The cost of shipping and insurance for the products are the supplier’s responsibilities under the CFR delivery term, and the buyer is in charge of unloading the items at the destination port.

The export of bitumen from the producing countries to the customer is referred to as a CFR delivery in the bitumen sector. A supplier of bitumen in the Middle East, for instance, may offer the product CFR to a customer in Europe. The customer would be in charge of unloading the bitumen at the destination port, while the supplier would be in charge of paying the transportation costs and insurance for the bitumen.

CPT (Carriage Paid To) 

The delivery term CPT is used to indicate when a provider delivers items to a customer at a specified location. In accordance with the CPT delivery term, the supplier is in charge of paying for the items’ shipping and insurance up until they arrive at the specified location. The unloading of the items at the destination is the buyer’s responsibility.

The transportation of bitumen from the supplier to the customer inside the same nation is referred to as CPT delivery in the bitumen sector. A supplier of bitumen in the US, for instance, may sell CPT to a customer in another state. The bitumen’s transportation costs and insurance up until it reaches the specified location of destination would be the responsibility of the supplier, and its unloading would be the responsibility of the customer.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the bitumen business strongly depends on the movement of the product from the nation of production to the ultimate customer. The delivery words FOB, CFR, and CPT are often used in the business to define the conditions of shipping. Each delivery term has benefits and drawbacks, and the choice of delivery term that best meets the interests of the customer and the supplier is up to them. Buyers and suppliers may bargain for the best terms for their bitumen transportation requirements by being aware of the various delivery terms.

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Bitumen Business in Commercial Ports

By the transit of products, including bitumen, commercial ports serve as crucial hubs of international commerce, connecting nations and markets. In order to make asphalt for roads, airports, and other infrastructure projects, bitumen, a critical component of the construction industry, is utilized. The many commercial ports throughout the globe and their importance to the bitumen industry will be examined in this essay. We will also talk about the issues these ports confront, how they contribute to global commerce, and the technologies and ideas that have improved them.

Crude oil is used to make bitumen, a dark, thick, and sticky material that is shipped in enormous amounts between nations. The transportation of bitumen from the site of production to the end location is significantly influenced by commercial ports in the bitumen industry. Bitumen and other items enter and leave the world’s markets via commercial ports, which link several nations and marketplaces.

Since they provide a practical and effective route to transport the product from the site of production to the end destination, commercial ports are crucial in the bitumen industry. The ports provide loading and unloading services, storage facilities, and transportation infrastructure including trains, roadways, and waterways. To help firms manage their logistics, they also provide a variety of support services including customs clearance, freight handling, and paperwork.

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