Media Contact:

Bill Braun
ARMA Communications Manager

Washington D.C. (April 23, 2020) – The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has released the first Quarterly Product Shipment Report for 2020. The report covers asphalt roofing product shipments in the United States and Canada in the first quarter, as well as a comparison with the prior year’s data.

“ARMA members and others interested in the industry value ARMA’s shipment report for the relevant, important insights it provides into the asphalt roofing industry,” said ARMA’s Executive Vice President Reed Hitchcock.

Asphalt Roofing Product Shipments

Shipments (squares) Q1
% Change YTD
YTD 2019 % Change
Shingles – U.S. (including individual shingles) 34,099,598 37,414,443 -8.9% 34,099,598 37,414,443 -8.9%
BUR – U.S. (not including saturated felts) 1,742,176 1,630,680 6.8% 1,742,176 1,630,680 6.8%
Modified Bitumen – U.S. 7,155,650 7,557,680 -5.3% 7,155,650 7,557,680 -5.3%
Shingles – Canada (including individual shingles) 3,719,782 4,143,208 -10.2% 3,719,782 4,143,208 -10.2%

Roofing product shipment data is collected from participating manufacturers by an independent third party, Association Research Inc., and aggregated to create this report. Companies that are not members of ARMA may examine the free quarterly summaries, and those ineligible for ARMA membership can subscribe to the full, detailed report on the ARMA website.

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.