Exports and imports of natural stone of Brazil in 2017- a summary

Export turnover

Exports of Brazilian ornamental rocks and diverse products amounted to US$ 1.107 billion and 2.36 million tons in 2017. These figures mean a 2.74% decline in turnover and a 4.10% decline in physical volume as compared to the year 2016. Processed stone accounted for 80.45% of the total in 2017, similar to the figure of 80.15% in 2016.


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International Architecture Contest ARCHISTONE 2017

During the fair "Beautiful Houses.Russian Architectural Salon", "Interior Salon" and "Stone Salon", that took place in October 2017, an International Competition for Architects, ARCHISTONE, was introduced. In this competition, organised by the publishing house Beautiful Houses with the support of the Union of Architects of Russia and Union of Architects of Moscow, several projects were presented.

A unique bar made in granite

In the restaurant “ A Barra”, in Madrid (Spain), which boasts of one Michellin star rating, the central bar is the most striking element of the place ( as suggested by the name “Barra” which mean Bar). Its dimensions and special characteristics, its elaboration, was a real challenge for all those who were involved in the project.

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Xiamen Stone Fair 2018 - impressions

The Xiamen Stone fair, held annually from 6 to 9 March in the Chinese city, has always been an important indicator of the situation of the natural stone industry, not just in China but also in other countries. Normally held soon after the Chinese New Year, with the winter almost over in the northern hemisphere, it is especially important for the sellers of blocks, both marble and granite. During the 4 days duration of the fair those in mining of stone get a fairly reliable indication of what demand for their materials will be in the months ahead.

Quantra presents Renaissance, a new collection in quartz surfaces

About Quantra
Quantra, a globally recognized brand in quartz surfaces across different nations is part of Pokarna Group which has varied interests, viz., Granite Mining & Processing, Apparel Manufacturing / Retailing & Textile distribution.
Based on exclusive Italian technology called Bretonstone licensed from Breton S.p.A Italy, the Quantra factory is located at Visakhapatnam (India). The quartz surfaces are distributed in US, Europe, Middle East and India.

Craftsmanship industry in Macael (Spain)

Most people in the world of stone and others too normally associate Macael in the province of Almeria with the multinational Cosentino, which has its headquarters and main manufacturing units located there. Often overshadowed, not very well known outside Spain, there also exists another very sophisticated industry in the area of craftsmanship in marble with a great tradition going back centuries.