Markets: Selling Stone

The demand for countertops in the US is expected to rise (+)3.8% per year to $42 billion in 2024

Freedonia Group’s market researchers see engineered stone as the fastest growing surface material / Natural stone’s share also increasing

Coronavirus: the mostly small companies of the stone sector have largely mastered the crisis so far

The critical point is the shipping which is partly at a standstill or has become more expensive / Adjustments in the companies with reduced workforces and home office

China’s foreign trade slumped significantly in January-February 2020 compared to the year before

Imports and exports fell on average by (-)17.2% / With ASEAN countries being the most important trade partners, however, there was a slight increase

The coronavirus will reduce China’s natural stone imports and thus have an impact worldwide

Consequences also for container traffic and trade fair activities / Politician in Massa-Carrara appeals: „We are not intimidated by a virus”

E-Commerce Congress at IMM Cologne: Achieving greater customer satisfaction and a better shopping experience with online trading

From the lectures one could deduce where the strengths of traditional trade and handicraft lie

Grassi Pietre has staged its underground quarry „Cava Acque di Grancona” as a museum for visitors

It shows the importance of Pietra di Vicenza for the region since the times of Andrea Palladio

Topics of the year 2020: Climate change and design – great marketing opportunities for the natural stone branch

Peter Becker, editor-in-chief of, asks what is coming in the next 12 months and what the sector should contribute

Despite all Western sanctions, Iran has become a big stone producer and exporter in the last years

In his statistic yearbook, Dr. Carlo Montani notes that the country’s deliveries go almost only to markets in the East