The USA market for natural stone in 2013 - new trends
Jeffrey Matthews firstname.lastname@example.org
The kitchen countertop market is continuously increasing its sales of stone. Granite imports have increased during the last year by almost 17%, while imports of marble have increased by about 10%, while all other stones such as basalt, slate, quartzite, porphyry, sandstone are slightly down in the market. Exports of granite and marble are up over 10% from the U.S. Marmomacc of Italy claims Italy processed marble and granite sales during the first quarter of 2013 was up by over 44 % to the U.S. while Europe declined 4.9%.