Markets: Selling Stone

Peter’s Corner: Italy’s natural stone exports declined by (-)5.3% in 2019 after value for the 4th year in succession and that is also the repercussion of persistent marketing failures

The country’s stone sector presents itself with Haute Couture alone – the Prêt-à-Porter is completely missing and left over to the competitors

In the US, private demand for natural stone seems to have increased in the last months

In its newsletter, the Natural Stone Institute (NSI) states that “the average homeowner has decided to put their money to work in their own backyard”

EMIB President Mevlüt Kaya: “Towards added value through design, but still no renunciation of block exports, because otherwise that market will be lost to Iran”

The online issue of Turkish Stone World magazine also mentions the slump in exports from January to June 2020

British Martin Moore’s “New Classic” kitchen features flat panels and delicate round mouldings on the doors

The company is inspired by the classical English lifestyle and has a focus on craft and handwork with natural stone as an important material

Also in Brazil, the corona lockdown seems to bring about a greater citizens’ appreciation for their homes

The furniture industry in the state of Rio Grande do Sul recorded a strong recovery in May and June / Abirochas figures for natural 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

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