Markets: Selling Stone

Consumption by US citizens fell significantly in the second quarter of 2020

The US Department of Commerce has estimated -33.2%, but according to statistical methods common elsewhere in the world this was “only” -9.5%

China’s foreign trade seems to be recovering from the Covid 19 pandemic

In July 2020, for the first time, exports and imports rose compared to the previous year / Medical equipment proved to be an export hit

Eurostat publishes for 37 countries in Europe their Gross Domestic Product per capita, Consumption per capita and Price Level Indices

In individual consumption, Luxembourg is ahead followed by Norway, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Denmark, the UK and Belgium

Covid-19: SapienStone sees changes in living and praises its porcelain stoneware (with natural stone appearance) for it

High-quality materials make the difference not only in the kitchen, according to the manufacturer

Peter’s Corner: the new start after Covid-19, which Marmomac wants to give companies with its “Re-Start” Project, could be more than just back to business as usual

Peter Becker, editor-in-chief of, believes that the industry must take environmental aspects more seriously and redefine luxury

Eastbound – Westbound: Container trains now operate according to regular schedules between China and Europe

The railway could also play an important role for the natural stone trade along the new Silk Road (One Belt, One Road)

Peter’s Corner: what Covid-19 means for the natural stone industry and how it can adapt to it

Peter Becker, editor-in-chief of, highlights different aspects of the construction industry in times of pandemic

Summer heat in the city – light granite as road surface can help to keep the temperatures bearable

Not only the high albedo of the material can keep the microclimate within limits, but also an installation that promotes rainwater seepage

China, US and EU are the largest economies in the world

Eurostat has released the 2017 results of the International Comparison Program

Italian Biesse Group has published the 3. edition of its Sustainability Report

The document gives an overview of the company’s economic, social, and environmental performance in 2019

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