Markets: Selling Stone

Architects pinpoint the weak spots of natural stone: price and ease of cleaning

German Natural Stone Association DNV conducted a market analysis of marble, granite, and other popular types of stone

Shortfall in new homes is keeping the pressure on house prices and rents

„2019 State of the Nation’s Housing Report“ by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies

Stonethica takes old ideas for use of marble remnants one step further

Laminated slabs can be used by architects in construction projects to obtain optimal sustainability results

Japanese Nikkei Asian Review: deliveries to the US relabeled in Vietnam

US-President Donald Trump’s tariffs cause complex chain reactions in the world economy and are not his „easy to win trade war“

Project „Life in Quarries“: give endangered species living space in active quarries

Providing living space for flora and fauna next to active quarry areas can be achieved with little or no effort

„One Million Grams of Granite“: Austrian stonemasons busy themselves with artistic inspiration for one ton of local stone

The finished works are on display at Upper Austria’s Landscape and Gardening Show

GfK market analysis: EU newcomers have significant increases in per capita purchasing power

But the distance to the average of the countries in the West is still big

Peter’s Corner: why is there no innovation in the natural stone awards?

Only one worldwide distinction exists for innovation in building and design with natural stone

„Despite a decline of our block-exports to China, Trump’s tariffs can be favorable for Turkish deliveries to the US“

Interview with Banu Bekisoglu, member of the Board of the Aegean Minerals & Natural Stone Exporters (EIB)

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