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Bill Braun
ARMA Communications Manager

Washington D.C. (January 15, 2020) – The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has released its final Quarterly Product Shipment Report for the year 2019. The report covers asphalt roofing product shipments in the United States and Canada in the fourth quarter, as well as year-to-date shipment information and a comparison with the prior year’s data.

“ARMA’s shipment report provides relevant, valuable insight into the asphalt roofing industry, and is a valued resource for ARMA members and others interested in the industry,” said ARMA’s Executive Vice President Reed Hitchcock.

Asphalt Roofing Product Shipments

Shipments (squares) Q4
% Change YTD
YTD 2018 % Change
Shingles – U.S. (including individual shingles) 28,443,053 29,962,044 -5.1% 146,605,438 143,453,436 2.2%
BUR – U.S. (not including saturated felts) 2,006,975 1,721,593 16.6% 8,046,953 8,143,917 -1.2%
Modified Bitumen – U.S. 7,352,310 7,800,172 -5.7% 34,049,807 35,387,384 -3.8%
Shingles – Canada (including individual shingles) 1,253,945 1,305,005 -3.9% 12,620,495 14,355,450 -12.1%

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.