Markets: Selling Stone

Inland natural stone markets in China: all eyes on middle-class private customers

Former Trade Organization President speaks about challenges faced by the stone branch at the Xiamen Trade Fair World Stone Congress

Brazil’s natural stone statistics show sustained negative growth in export profits

Abirochas, Brazil’s natural stone trade Organization, has published its 2017 edition of „Informe“ / plummeting prices probably due to saturation of the market

Italy’s exports of finished products crashed in 2017 but the fall was absorbed by strong rise in raw-material-exports

IMM Carrara’s data also corroborates negative growth in turnover with the USA and falling mean prices

Portuguese LSI Stone turns vice to virtue by artfully filling faults in limestone to create unique marketing material

The company’s headquarters are in close proximity to stalactite caverns, so once in a while small zones with Onyx marble can be found in its quarry

Engineered Stone Countertop Demand in the USA to Grow 4.5% Annually Through 2022

During the 2012-2017 period, growth had even been 28% mainly due to sales advances in the residential market

How producers of ceramics, quartz composites, and engineered stone practice plagiarism

Protecting names such as „Marble“ or „Calacatta“ is the topic of discussions / A clean slate for the stone branch?

China: increase in imports of natural stone, decrease in exports

Local production of marble slabs was up slightly but down significantly for granite slabs

Only the export of value-added products, not of raw blocks, can make a difference in a country’s economy

The World Bank has based its latest report on global wealth on a new method of calculation

NEOM on the coast of the Gulf of Aqaba: Saudi Arabia is planning the future

On a vast terrain an ambitious building project is dedicated to sustainability – stone should be a natural choice

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