Markets: Selling Stone

Brexit: „Early orders, at the moment, increased costs for shipping and extended delivery times, on the long run“

Interview with Stephan Bohlinger from German stone tools and machinery company J. König about the UK leaving the EU

Freedonia market research: US Outdoor Cooking and Entertaining Products to Grow 5.2% in 2019

Homeowners are increasingly likely to dedicate parts of their outdoor living spaces to dining and entertaining

Training for tour-guides: heightening awareness for stone by means of storytelling

Bad Urach UNESCO-Global Geopark in the Swabian Jura is bringing its knowledge pool within reach of tourists

New European business vehicle INSTEX might facilitate stone trade with Iran

France, Germany, and Britain announced triangular transactions to circumvent Donald Trump’s sanction against Iran

Comparing life-cycle assessment of floor coverings, natural stone has an outstanding track record

Study by the German Deutscher Naturwerkstein-Verband (DNV) calling other countries to translate the publication’s English version for their own marketing

Theme of the year 2019: stone marketing with new ideas, e.g.: product design and emotions

Peter Becker, editor in chief of, asks what is in store for the next twelve months and what should the branch be delivering

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

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