Markets: Selling Stone

A ceramics manufacturer from Sweden has registered the name of a limestone with the EU for its product

Until now, the motto in the country has been live-and-let-live, but the company is moving into dangerous territory with its “Granitkeramik“ trademark

Chen Guoqing: “In China, natural stone for the private home is not so popular as in the West, and we are fighting a lack of professional stonemasons and installers“

Interview with the President of the Chinese Stone Association (CSMA) with a preview of the Stone Forum at Xiamen Stone Fair (May 18 – 21, 2021)

Africa Wealth Report 2021 – the wealthiest countries and cities in Africa

The study by AfrAsia Bank and New World Wealth market researchers examines the continent for trends by the rich, in luxury and management of assets

The 2020 figures for Italy’s exports of natural stone are dire (-17,3 %) and continue the trend of recent years

Decline also in exports of technology, but this is solely due to the Covid 19 pandemic

Art installation on Stanford University’s Science and Engineering Quad: like a playground for thoughts with 12 oversized marbles made of colored stones

Artist Alicja Kwade created the spheres for the campus between the School of Engineering’s buildings

China’s natural stone exports grew by +14.7% to US$6.53 billion in 2020 despite the Covid-19 pandemic

The most important buyers came from Asia / The country has overcome the Trump shock / Probably due to the container chaos: -8% in shipments to Europe

France’s stone sector presents a study on the life cycle assessment (LCA) of gravestones

Objects were compared with stone from France and China, and , not surprisingly, the domestic products performed better

Peter’s Corner: 2020 brought the natural stone sector an increased demand from private customers despite the Covid-19 crisis

Overall, the coming years should also be positive because marble, granite & Co benefit from the eco-trend / However, increased freight costs bring shifts

Turkish natural stone exports in 2020 were negative compared to the previous year, but positive developments could also clearly be seen

Block exports to China collapsed by -22% by value due to Covid-19, but there are strong increases (almost) everywhere in deliveries of finished products

Nature in the Quarry: an active quarrying zone can be a Garden of Eden especially for pioneering animal and plant species

In the “Life in Quarries“ project in Belgium, measures have been developed to facilitate the establishment of rare species with little effort

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