Markets: Selling Stone

Top 20 most expensive residential markets worldwide ranked by US$ per square meter

Monaco with $49,000 on top of the list followed by NYC, London, St Tropez and St Cap Ferrat

Primeira Pedra: a marble carpet instead of pavement in an unpretentious London district

Designer Michael Anastassiades used production waste as a means of advertising for Portugal’s stone branch

Guidoni Group: „One Stop Shop“-concept places the customer at the center of sales replacing the stone or its tradition

Brazil’s stone branch behemoth has taken up engineered stone and ceramics in its program without letting up on granites

GfK market analysis: in 2018, Europeans had around €355 more per person for spending compared to the year before

Among the 42 studied countries Liechtenstein, Switzerland, and Iceland had the highest average purchasing power

Circular Economy is gaining momentum and will play an ever greater role in Europe’s economy of the future

Cosentino Group of Spain, producers of Silestone and Dekton, are poised to face the challenge

As of 2020 costs for oversea freight transportation of natural stone could go up

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has established that the maximum sulfur content in fuel must be reduced sharply

Lundhs of Norway now has designer objects in limited editions for sale

But first and foremost, it’s all about merchandising and promotion of the company’s stone

Dr. Carlo Montani predicts sustained growth for the stone branch until 2025

His criticism: too much waste and too little marketing / Montani recommends propagation of natural stone as a symbol of peace

Belgium goes into the second round with its „Local Stone Ambassadors“

Architects and artists alike are taking an active role in campaigns launched by the Natural Stone Trade Organization and are gaining in popularity

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