ARMA Releases 2018 Q4 Report on Asphalt Roofing Product Shipments

Washington D.C. (January 25, 2019) – The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has released its Quarterly Product Shipment Report, covering asphalt roofing product shipments in the United States and Canada in the final quarter of 2018. The report includes year-to-date shipment information and a comparison with the prior year’s data.

“By issuing these reports, ARMA is providing the interested members of the public an opportunity to stay up-to-date on the asphalt roofing industry,” said ARMA’s Executive Vice President Reed Hitchcock.

Asphalt Roofing Product Shipments

Shipments (squares) Q4-2018 Q4-2017 % Change YTD 2018 YTD 2017 % Change
Shingles – US (including Individual shingles) 29,962,044 30,379,426 -1.4% 143,453,436 151,098,256 -5.1%
BUR – US (not including saturated felts) 1,674,370 2,170,704 -22.9% 7,919,157 9,290,841 -14.8%
Modified Bitumen – US 7,800,172 7,853,109 -0.7% 35,387,384 34,361,438 3.0%
Shingles – Canada (including Individual shingles) 1,305,005 1,969,802 -33.7% 14,355,450 14,876,926 -3.5%

Roofing product shipment data is collected from participating manufacturers by an independent third party, Association Research Inc., and aggregated to create this report.

About ARMA:

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) is a trade association representing North America’s asphalt roofing manufacturing companies and their raw material suppliers. The association includes the majority of North American manufacturers of asphalt shingles and asphalt low slope roof membrane systems. Information that ARMA gathers on modern asphalt roofing materials and practices is provided to building and code officials, as well as to regulatory agencies and allied trade groups. Committed to advances in the asphalt roofing industry, ARMA is proud of the role it plays in promoting asphalt roofing to those in the building industry and to the public.