Production of asphalt mixes in 2017 - POSITIVE TREND
According to the data obtained from ZAS - Slovenian Asphalt Pavement Association, 1,79 million tons of hot asphalt mixtures were produced in Slovenia in 2017, which is 200,000 tons or 13% more than in 2016. the expected increse in production is the result od incresed investment in road renovation by the two largest state-ownes contractors DARS and DRSI. With a positive trend, production is approaching the desired amount od a million tonnes of total annual production, which could begin t improve the poor state of the roads in Slovenia.
In the year 2017, approximately 1,240,000 tons of carbonate, 290,000 tons of silicate stone fractions, about 66,000 tons of slag and about 78,000 tons of bitumen binders were used in the production of asphalt mixtures. Of this, 63,000 tons of road-bulding bitumen and 15,000 tons of polymers of modified bitumen were used.The share of modified bitumen in relation to the consumption of all bitumen thus amounted to around 23.5% in 2017.
The largest share in the total production is AC surf asphalt mixture (905,000 tons), followed by AC base (682,000 tons), AC bin (128,000 tons), SMA (68,000 tons) and PA (6,000 tons).
In Europe, 282.5 mllion tins of asphalt were produced in 2016 (in the EU - 28 226.8 million tons), which is slightly more than in 2015, when 278.7 million tons were produced. According to data published in Asphalt in figures 2016 most asphalt is produced in Germany (41 million tons), Turkey (40), France(34), Italy (23), Great Britan (22) and Poland (19).
PRODUCTION OF ASPHALT MIXTURES IN SLOVENIA FROM 1998 - 2017
PRODUCTION IN EUROPE FROM 1998 - 2016