Moralemeter

 

Last update: May. 17, 2017
 
 
 

WORLD
Summer 2017

 

The industry is now in the peak season for business. The marble industry is doing fairly well, not so the granite industry.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CHINA
Summer 2017
 
The construction industry has recovered strongly in recent months and the stone industry is doing better than ever during the last three years. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EASTERN EUROPE
Summer 2017
 
Dynamic but price sensitive markets. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GERMANY
Summer 2017

 

Solid economy. Many projects coming into the market. The local industry is doing very well indeed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 
 
India
Summer 2017

 
The economy has recovered faster than expected from demonetisation. Overall demand increasing in most parts of the country.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MIDDLE EAST
Summer 2017
 
Demand in Saudi Arabia is down by around 40 to 50%. But Qatar and Dubai have seen some revival in new projects. Other markets show weak demand.
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SPAIN
Summer 2017

There is a lot of rehabilitation and renovation work going on in cities like Madrid and Barcelona, on the coast and the Baleares. In the interior there is still no significant increase in demand. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S.A.
Summer 2017
 
The construction industry is close to peak activity, surely it cannot get much better. But there is oversupply of quartz and other artificial materials, so natural stone exporters from rest of the world are facing huge pressure on prices and unacceptably extended payment terms.