Markets: Selling Stone

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

Michael Picco: “We have to communicate more with green facts about natural stone, e.g., Environmental Product Declarations and Life-Cycle-Assessments”

The 2021 president of the Natural Stone Institute (NSI) sees the moment favorable to reach even internationally standardized datasheets for marble, granite etc

Brazil’s export companies criticize the umbrella organization Abirochas and want government subsidies to be used more precisely for new markets abroad

In the meantime, the dispute has reached the legal level and the resignation of President Reinaldo Sampaio is being demanded

China’s stone sector is taking great strides in “green“ extraction and processing

Social standards for workers also play a role in the model projects, which will have an impact on the industry throughout Asia

International standards for marble, granite & Co: the Natural Stone Institute’s Chuck Muehlbauer was appointed chair of the Technical Committee TC 327

The coming ISO-approved definitions will be about “requirements and test methods for blocks, slabs, semifinished and finished products intended for use in building and for monuments“

The Swedish Natural Stone Association launches a certification for the installation of gravestones

The seal adopts the specifications of the state committee, is valid for 5 years and may be used for company advertising

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