Industry Statistics

Imports of Natural Stone in USA 2013

The US Market for natural stone is the biggest source of demand for many stone processing factories all over the world, and the recent recovery of that market has proved to be a blessing for the companies that have good knowledge of the market. Stone imports in 2013 reached a figure of almost US$ 2.8 billion, according to the data provided by the US International Trade Commission.

Brazil ornamental stone industry statistics – 2012

According to the study realized by Cid Chiodi Filho for the Brazilian association ABIROCHAS and released in the first months of 2013, the exports of the country of ornamental rocks were 1,060 million US$ in 2012, out of which 76,8% consisted of processed stone and the remaining were rough blocks. This figure was 6,08% higher in value and 2,27% higher in physical volume compared to 2011. The following tables highlight the most significant aspects of the Brazilian industry.