Markets: Selling Stone

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

What the steep increase in freight costs means for stone exports from China to Europe

Analysis for the market of gravestones in Poland: Moving cheap grades and products is not economical it at the moment, and traders may soon have to look for new suppliers

Brazil’s natural stone exports weathered 2020 surprisingly well with only a slight decline despite the Covid-19-crisis

Once again, it was processed quartzite and marble products, as well as soapstone, that yielded good returns

On the Reiserberg not far from Kaiserslautern in Germany there is a walk-in sundial with 12 obelisks made of the local sandstone

The project brings together numerous local features and offers something with which the citizens can identify as well as economic perspectives

In 2020, spending on home improvements and repairs in the US grew by more than 3 percent

New Report by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies / Free Online-Webinar on March 25, 2021

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