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Global Granite, Marble, and Stone Industry

  • September 2015
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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Granite, Marble and Stone in terms of consumption in US$ Million. The report also analyzes the US market for Dimension Stone by the following Product Types: Granite, Marble, Limestone, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2014 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 220 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Ablegroup Berhad
American Marazzi Tile, Inc.
Benchmark Building Supplies Ltd.
CaesarStone
Cambria

Table Of Contents

Global Granite, Marble, and Stone Industry


I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1 Disclaimers.............. I-2 Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2 Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-2 Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3 Crushed Stone.............. I-3 Dimension Stone.............. I-3 Granite.............. I-4 Marble.............. I-4 Limestone.............. I-4 Sandstone.............. I-4 Slate.............. I-4

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW.............. II-1 Prelude.............. II-1 Crushed Stone Market: Asia-Pacific, the Largest Region Worldwide II-2 Table 1: Global Crushed Stone Market - Geographic Regions Ranked by CAGR for 2014-2020: Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Japan, Europe, Canada and the US (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-3 Global Dimension Stone Industry..............II-3 Architectural Stone - Preferred for Residential Use II-4 Table 2: Leading Global Players in Artificial Marble (2014): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales by Company (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4 Countertop Industry Witnesses Growth II-5 Recession in Retrospect and the Road Ahead II-5 The 2007-2009 Recession..............II-5 US Market for Granite, Marble and Stones Hit Hard by Economic Recession.............. II-6 Granite, Marble and Stones Market Posts Healthy Gains in 2010 II-6 2009-2012 Europe Debt Crisis in Retrospect II-7 US Fiscal Crisis and Eurodebt Crisis Mars Market Performance in 2012 and Early 2013..............II-8 Eurozone Economic Outlook..............II-8 Table 3: Business Climate Indicator in the Eurozone Area from January 2014 to June 2015: Breakdown by Month (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-9 Improvement in Global GDP Performance to Benefit Market Growth in 2014 and Beyond..............II-10 Table 4: World Real GDP Growth by Region/Country: 2013-2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11 Table 5: World GDP (2014): Percentage Share Breakdown of Nominal GDP Value by Select Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-12 Outlook.............. II-12

2. MARKET DYNAMICS AND TRENDS..............II-13 While Sand and Gravel Reserves Deplete, Crushed Stones Offer Promise.............. II-13 Polished Marble Tiles and Slabs in Demand II-13 Granite Industry Shifts to a High-Volume Low Margin Business II-13 Growing Use of Granite in Major Projects II-13 Granite Tile and Ceramic Tile - A Comparison II-14 Granite Turns into a Capital Intensive Industry II-14 With Rising Competition from New Materials, Companies Acquiring Quarries to Remain Relevant II-14 India - A Leading Producer of Granite II-14 Table 6: Leading Indian Players in Granite Market (2014): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales by Company (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15 Imitation Tiles: A Force to Reckon With for the Stone Industry II-15 Localized Market Operations: The Result of High Cost of Land Transportation.............. II-15 Rising Energy Costs Sink Producer Margins II-16 Rising Investments in Infrastructure Projects: Favorable Growth Prospects.............. II-16 Table 7: Global Infrastructure Spending Estimates by Sector (2013-2030P) (in US$ Trillion)..............II-17

Table 8: Global Infrastructure Spending Estimates by Region/Country (2010-2030P) (in US$ Trillion) II-17 Rising Commercial Real Estate Investments - Positive Outlook for Granite, Marble and Stone..............II-17 Table 9: Global Commercial Real Estate Market (2014E): Percentage Breakdown of Direct Investments by Region - Americas, Asia-Pacific and EMEA (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-18 Government Funding - Vital to Boost Aggregate Demand II-19 Population Growth and Urbanization Drive Demand for Granite, Marble and Stone.............. II-19 Table 10: Global Population Estimates (2000-2050) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-20

Table 11: Total Population Worldwide by Urban and Rural Population in Thousands: 1950-2050P (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-21

Table 12: Total Population Worldwide: Percentage Breakdown by Urban and Rural Population for the Years 1950-2050P (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-22 Expanding Middle Class Population: Opportunities for the Construction Sector..............II-22 Table 13: Global Middle Class Population (in Millions) by Geographic Region: 2010, 2020P and 2030P (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-23

Table 14: Global Middle Class Population by Geographic Region: Percentage Share Breakdown for 2010, 2020P and 2030P (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-24 Construction Sector Turns Focus onto Green Granite, Marble and Stone.............. II-24 Eco-Awareness and Sustainability Spur Innovations II-25 Rising Energy Consumption Propels Demand for Green Materials II-25 Table 15: Green Buildings Market (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues by Construction Sector (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-25

Table 16: Global Energy Consumption by Sector (2013) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-26 Demand for Green Building Supplies Rises II-26 Environmental Issues of Aggregates Production and Usage II-26 Recycling of Construction and Demolition Waste to Reduce Environmental Desecration..............II-27 Environment Safety a Major Challenge in Granite Industry II-28 Trade Statistics: Limestone Flux, Limestone and Other Calcareous Stone.............. II-28 Table 17: Global Export of Limestone Flux, Limestone and Other Calcareous Stone (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Exports by Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-28

Table 18: Global Import of Limestone Flux, Limestone and Other Calcareous Stone (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Imports by Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-28

3. CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY - A REVIEW..............II-29 Industry amidst Economic Upheavals: A Retrospective Insight II-29 Construction Activity Nosedives in Developed Markets, Developing Regions Show Resilience II-29 Eurozone Crisis Once Again Moderates Demand II-30 Economic Deceleration in Asia-Pacific Hurts Market Sentiments II-31 Economic Recovery Aids Market Growth II-31 Table 19: Growth in the Global Construction Market by Sector (2013-2020) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-33

Table 20: Global Construction Market (2015P and 2020P): Percentage Breakdown of Construction Spending by Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-34 Improvement in Global GDP Bodes Well for the Market II-34 Fading Fiscal Cliff Concerns in the US to Spruce Up the Market II-35

4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW.............. II-36 Stone - Introduction..............II-36 Key Features of Stone..............II-36 Durability.............. II-36 Grain Size.............. II-36 Color.............. II-36 Pattern.............. II-36 Relation between Stone Color and Composition II-37 Surface Textures of Stones..............II-37 Classification of Stones..............II-38 Metamorphic Stones.............. II-38 Sedimentary Stones.............. II-38 Igneous Stones.............. II-38 Man-Made Stones.............. II-39 Popular Stone Names..............II-39 Forms of Stone.............. II-39 Unpolished Tiles.............. II-39 Polished Tiles.............. II-39 Slabs.............. II-39 Decorative Objects.............. II-40 Chips.............. II-40 Maintenance of Stone's Reflectivity II-40 Glance into Select Product Categories II-40 Crushed Stone.............. II-40 Dimension Stone.............. II-40 Granite.............. II-40 Characteristic of Granite in Various Applications II-41 Origin and Occurrence..............II-42 Types of Granite..............II-42 Granite Mining.............. II-42 Technological Evolution in the Granite Industry II-43 Government Regulations for Granite Mining in the US II-43 Radon Emissions from Granite - A Non-Critical Issue II-43 Applications.............. II-44 Engineering.............. II-44 Buildings.............. II-44 Sculpture and memorials..............II-44 Rock climbing.............. II-44 Antiquity.............. II-45 Other Applications..............II-45 Marble.............. II-45 An Overview.............. II-45 Types of Marble and Applications II-46 Colorless Marbles..............II-46 Construction Marble..............II-46 Artificial Marble..............II-46 White Marble.............. II-47 Physical Properties of Marbles II-47 Color.............. II-47 Hardness.............. II-47 Acid Reaction.............. II-47 Supports Polish..............II-48 Textures.............. II-48 Health Hazards of Marble Dust..............II-48 Granite and Marble - Key Characteristics Compared II-49 Limestone.............. II-49 Popular Varieties of Limestone II-49 Major Applications of Limestone II-50 Key End-Use Markets for Limestone Products II-51 Slate.............. II-51 Uses of Slate.............. II-51 Sandstone.............. II-52

5. EXTRACTION, QUARRYING AND PROCESSING OF STONES II-53 Stone Quarrying and Processing II-53 Development of Quarries: An Increasingly Difficult Proposition II-53 Extraction of Granite..............II-53 Extraction of Marble..............II-54 Marble Extraction Methods..............II-54 Limestone Extraction..............II-54 Formation in Marine Environment II-54 Formation through Evaporation II-55 Mining and Crushing of Limestone II-55 Slate Extraction.............. II-55 Quarrying and Processing of Slate II-56

6. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS II-57 Al-Murad Granite Unveils New Granite Range II-57 Lundhs Unveils Branded Natural Stone for Kitchen Work Surfaces II-57 Daltile Unveils New Collection of Natural Stone Granite and Quartzite Slabs.............. II-57

7. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY..............II-58 Samaka Stones to Commence Marble Mining in Benishangual-Gumuz State.............. II-58 Pacific Shore Stones to Launch New Location in Greenville II-58 Fox Marble Inks Agreement with Banyan Stone II-58 MSI Establishes New Distribution Center in Charlottle II-58 Axson US Partners with Tenax USA II-58 Cosmos Granite and Marble Moves to New Facility in Atlanta II-58 Marble and Granite Inks Distribution Agreement with Colorquartz II-59 Levantina Establishes New Granite Center II-59 Dal-Tile to Establish New Tile Manufacturing Plant and Distribution Center in Dickson..............II-59 MSI Establishes Distribution Center in Kansas II-59 Pacific Shore Stones Inks Agreement with Caesarstone II-59

8. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS..............II-60 Ablegroup Berhad (Malaysia)..............II-60 American Marazzi Tile, Inc. (US) II-60 Benchmark Building Supplies Ltd. (UK) II-60 CaesarStone (US).............. II-60 Cambria (US).............. II-61 CCM Enterprises (US)..............II-61 COSENTINO SA (Spain)..............II-61 Craig Baker Marble Co., Inc. (US) II-62 Dakota Granite Company (US)..............II-62 Dal-Tile Corporation (US)..............II-62 Duracite, Inc. (US).............. II-63 Granite Canada Exports (Canada)..............II-63 Marazzi Group (Italy)..............II-63 OJSC LSR Group (Russia)..............II-63 PebbleArt Inc. (US).............. II-64 Precision Countertops, Inc. (US) II-64 RockSolid Granit USA Incorporated (US) II-64 Silkar Mining (Turkey)..............II-64 U.S. Stoneworks, Inc. (US)..............II-65 Vangura Surfaces Products, Inc. (US) II-65

9. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE..............II-66 Table 21: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Crushed Stone by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa, and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66

Table 22: World Historic Review for Crushed Stone by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa, and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013(includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-67

Table 23: World 14-Year Perspective for Crushed Stone by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa, and Latin American Markets for Years 2007, 2015, and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-68

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES.............. III-1 A.Market Analysis.............. III-1 US Stone Industry: An Overview III-1 Current and Future Analysis..............III-1 Production Scenario..............III-2 Dimension Stone..............III-2 Table 24: US Production Volume of Dimension Stone in Thousand Metric Tons for the Period 2009 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2

Table 25: US Production of Dimension Stone (2012 and 2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Production by Type (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3 Crushed Stone.............. III-3 Table 26: Crushed Stone Production in the US (2010-2014) (in Billion Metric Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-4

Table 27: Crushed Stone Production in the US (2014): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Volume by Product - Granite, Limestone and Dolomite, Miscellaneous Stone, Sandstone and Quartzite, Traprock, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 28: Crushed Stone Production in the US (2014): Percentage Share Breakdown of Transport Mode Used for Transporting Stones - Truck, Railway, Waterways, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 29: Crushed Stone Use in the US (2014): Percentage Share Breakdown of Consumption Volume by End-Use - Agricultural Use, Cement Production, Construction Material, Lime Manufacturing, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5 A Review of US Limestone Deposits III-5 Production Patterns..............III-6 Issues Associated with Limestone Mining III-6 Environmental Regulations on Lime Production III-6 Construction Materials Market: Promising Growth Prospects Drives Demand.............. III-7 Table 30: US Construction Spending by Type of Construction (2012, 2013 and 2014): Percentage Breakdown of Annual Spending for Residential and Non-Residential Construction (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 31: Residential Construction in the US (2007-2014): Number of Housing Starts by Type - Single-Family Units and Multi-Family Units (in ‘000) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-9

Table 32: US Public and Private Spending on Non-Residential Construction (2012 and 2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Construction Spending by Sector (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-10

Table 33: Projected Growth of the US Construction Market by Sector (2012-2020) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11 Distribution and Supply of Construction Materials: An Overview III-11 Regulations Governing Crushed Stone Market III-12 Federal Regulations..............III-12 State Regulations..............III-12 Local Regulations..............III-12 Export-Import Statistics..............III-13 Table 34: US Exports of Crude or Roughly Trimmed Granite (2013 and 2014): Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports by Country of Destination Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-13

Table 35: US Exports of Crude or Roughly Trimmed Marble and Travertine (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports by Country of Destination (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 36: US Imports of Slate (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports by Country of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-14

Table 37: US Imports of Crude or Roughly Trimmed Granite (2013 and 2014): Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports by Country of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 38: US Imports of Granite (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Imports by Country of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-15

Table 39: US Imports of Marble (2012 and 2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Imports by Country of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 40: US Imports of Marble and Travertine (2014): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Imports by Country of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16 Product Launches..............III-16 Strategic Corporate Developments III-16 Key Players.............. III-17 B.Market Analytics..............III-22 Crushed Stone.............. III-22 Table 41: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Crushed Stone Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 42: US Historic Review for Crushed Stone Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-23 Dimension Stone - Value Sales..............III-24 Table 43: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Dimension Stone by Type - Granite, Marble, Limestone and Other Stones Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 44: US Historic Review for Dimension Stone by Type - Granite, Marble, Limestone and Other Stones Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-25

Table 45: US 14-Year Perspective for Dimension Stone by Type - Percentage Breakdown of Sales Value for Granite, Marble, Limestone and Other Stones Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26 Dimension Stone - Volume Consumption III-27 Table 46: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Dimension Stone by Type - Granite, Marble, Limestone and Other Stones Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 47: US Historic Review for Dimension Stone by Type - Granite, Marble, Limestone and Other Stones Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-28

Table 48: US 14-Year Perspective for Dimension Stone by Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Granite, Marble, Limestone and Other Stones Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-29

2. CANADA.............. III-30 A.Market Analysis.............. III-30 Current and Future Analysis..............III-30 Construction Market: An Insight III-30 Table 49: Housing Starts in Canada (2008-2013): Breakdown of Number of Housing Starts in ‘000s (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-30 Export-Import Statistics..............III-31 Table 50: Canadian Exports of Marble and Other Stones (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports by Country of Destination (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 51: Canadian Exports of Crude or Roughly Trimmed Granite (2013 and 2014): Percentage Breakdown of Value Export by Country of Destination (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-31

Table 52: Canadian Imports of Crude or Roughly Trimmed Granite (2013 and 2014): Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports by Country of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-32

Table 53: Canadian Imports of Marble and Other Stone Products (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports by Country of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32 Granite Canada Exports - A Select Player III-33 B.Market Analytics..............III-33 Table 54: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Crushed Stone Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 55: Canadian Historic Review for Crushed Stone Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-34

3. JAPAN.............. III-35 A.Market Analysis.............. III-35 Current and Future Analysis..............III-35 Market Overview.............. III-35 Table 56: Annual Housing Construction Starts in Japan (2007-2013) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36 B.Market Analytics..............III-36 Table 57: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Crushed Stone Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 58: Japanese Historic Review for Crushed Stone Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-37

4. EUROPE.............. III-38 A.Market Analysis.............. III-38 Current and Future Analysis..............III-38 Increasing Construction Activity to Drive Market Growth III-38 Table 59: Construction Industry in Europe (2010-2015E): Percentage Change of Construction Output by Segment (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 60: European Construction Market (2014): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales by End-Use Sector - Civil Engineering, Non-Residential, and Residential (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-40 Overview of Slate industry in Europe III-40 B.Market Analytics..............III-41 Table 61: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Crushed Stone by Region/ Country - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-41

Table 62: European Historic Review for Crushed Stone by Region/Country - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 63: European 14-Year Perspective for Crushed Stone by Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2007, 2015, and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-43

4a. FRANCE.............. III-44 A.Market Analysis.............. III-44 Current and Future Analysis..............III-44 Recovering Construction Activity to Foster Growth III-44 B.Market Analytics..............III-45 Table 64: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Crushed Stone Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 65: French Historic Review for Crushed Stone Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-46

4b. GERMANY.............. III-47 A.Market Analysis.............. III-47 Current and Future Analysis..............III-47 German Stone Market..............III-47 Table 66: Construction Output (% Growth) in Germany (2011-2014) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48 B.Market Analytics..............III-48 Table 67: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Crushed Stone Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 68: German Historic Review for Crushed Stone Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-49

4c. ITALY.............. III-50 A.Market Analysis.............. III-50 Current and Future Analysis..............III-50 Market Overview.............. III-50 Construction Industry in Italy III-50 Italian Stone Industry - A Recent Past Perspective III-51 EXIM Statistics.............. III-52 Table 69: Italian Exports of Stone Products (2013 and 2014): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Exports by Product Segment - Marble Slabs and Blocks, Finished Granite Products, Finished Marble Products, Granite Slabs and Blocks and Other Finished Stone Products (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-52

Table 70: Italian Exports of Stone Products (2013 and 2014): Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports by Product Segment - Marble Slabs and Blocks, Finished Marble Products, Finished Granite Products, Granite Slabs and Blocks and Other Finished Stone Products (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-53

Table 71: Italian Imports of Stone Products (2013 and 2014): Percentage Breakdown of Import Volume by Product Segment - Marble Slabs and Blocks, Finished Granite Products, Finished Marble Products, Granite Slabs and Blocks and Other Finished Stone Products (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-54

Table 72: Italian Imports of Stone Products (2013 and 2014): Percentage Breakdown of Import Value by Product Segment - Marble Slabs and Blocks, Finished Marble Products, Finished Granite Products, Granite Slabs and Blocks and Other Finished Stone Products (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-55 Marazzi Group - A Major Player III-55 B.Market Analytics..............III-56 Table 73: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Crushed Stone Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 74: Italian Historic Review for Crushed Stone Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-57

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM..............III-58 A.Market Analysis.............. III-58 Current and Future Analysis..............III-58 UK Stone Industry.............. III-58 An Overview of the Construction Industry III-58 Table 75: New Housing Starts in the UK by Country: FY 2008-09 through FY 2013-14 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-59 Product Launch.............. III-60 Corporate Development..............III-60 Benchmark Building Supplies Ltd. - A Select Player III-60 B.Market Analytics..............III-61 Table 76: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Crushed Stone Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 77: UK Historic Review for Crushed Stone Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-62

4e. SPAIN.............. III-63 A.Market Analysis.............. III-63 Current and Future Analysis..............III-63 Stone Industry - An Overview III-63 Construction Industry in Spain III-63 Corporate Development..............III-64 Cosentino SA - A Select Player III-64 B.Market Analytics..............III-65 Table 78: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Crushed Stone Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 79: Spanish Historic Review for Crushed Stone Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-66

4f. RUSSIA.............. III-67 A.Market Analysis.............. III-67 Russian Crushed Stone Market - An Overview III-67 Upcoming Construction Projects in Russia to Drive Demand III-67 OJSC LSR Group - A Key Player..............III-68 B.Market Analytics..............III-68 Table 80: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Crushed Stone Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

Table 81: Russian Historic Review for Crushed Stone Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-69

4g. REST OF EUROPE.............. III-70 A.Market Analysis.............. III-70 Current and Future Analysis..............III-70 Turkey - A Select Market..............III-70 Market Overview..............III-70 Turkish Marble and Granite Industry III-70 Export Statistics..............III-71 Table 82: Turkish Exports of Natural Stone (2013 and 2014): Percentage Breakdown of Export Volume by Country of Destination (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-71

Table 83: Turkish Exports of Marble and Travertine (2013 and 2014): Percentage Breakdown of Export Volume by Country of Destination (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-72

Table 84: Turkish Exports of Processed Marble (2013 and 2014): Percentage Breakdown of Export Volume by Country of Destination (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-72

Table 85: Turkish Exports of Processed Travertine (2013 and 2014): Percentage Breakdown of Export Volume by Country of Destination (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73 Silkar Mining (Turkey) - A Select Player III-73 B.Market Analytics..............III-74 Table 86: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Crushed Stone Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-74

Table 87: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Crushed Stone Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-75

5. ASIA-PACIFIC.............. III-76 A.Market Analysis.............. III-76 Current and Future Analysis..............III-76 Construction Activity Picks Momentum in Asian Countries III-76 Table 88: Asian Construction Market (2013): Construction Spending in US$ Billion by Select Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-77

Table 89: Asian Construction Market (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Spend by Sector (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-77

Table 90: Projected Growth in the Asian Construction Market by Country and Sector (2014-2020) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-78 B.Market Analytics..............III-79 Table 91: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Crushed Stone by Region/Country - China, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-79

Table 92: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Crushed Stone by Region/Country - China, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-80

Table 93: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Crushed Stone by Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for China, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2007, 2015, and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-81

5a. CHINA.............. III-82 A.Market Analysis.............. III-82 Current and Future Analysis..............III-82 Market Overview.............. III-82 China: The Dominant Limestone Producing Nation III-82 Chinese Marble Industry - An Overview III-83 Economic Factors Spur Growth of Granite, Marble and Stone in China.............. III-83 Table 94: Chinese Construction Market (2015E): Percentage Share Breakdown of Spending by Segment - Residential, Non-Residential, and Non-Building (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-83 Urbanization Trend: Positive Impact on Granite, Marble and Stone Market.............. III-84 Table 95: Urbanization Rate (%) in China by Region (2014) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-84 B.Market Analytics..............III-84 Table 96: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Crushed Stone Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-84

Table 97: Chinese Historic Review for Crushed Stone Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-85

5b. INDIA.............. III-86 A.Market Analysis.............. III-86 Current and Future Analysis..............III-86 Indian Stone Industry - An Overview III-86 Adoption of Latest Technology III-86 A Peek into Indian Granite Industry III-86 Select Granite Exploration Projects (2013) III-87 Table 98: Indian Reserves/Resources of Granite (Dimension Stone) by Grade (2010): Reserves in Thousand Cubic Meters for Black Granite, Colored Granite and Unclassified Granite (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-88

Table 99: Indian Reserves of Granite (Dimension Stone) by State (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Reserves in Units for Karnataka, Odisha and Rajasthan (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-88

Table 100: Indian Exports of Granite (2011-2013): Volume Exports in Thousand Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-88 Natural Stones Market Exhibit Significant Growth III-89 Role of Private Companies in Performing Quarrying and Mining Activities Witnesses Upward Momentum III-89 Resurgence of Construction Activity Portends Positive Outlook III-90 Table 101: Urbanization Trends in India: Number of Inhabitants (in Million) for Years 1991, 2001, 2011 and 2021P (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-90

Table 102: Urbanization Trends in India: Number of Cities with more than One Million Inhabitants for Years 1991, 2001 and 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-91

Table 103: Percentage Share Breakdown of Indian Households by Income Group (2015 and 2025P) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-91 Construction Aggregates: Huge Potential for Growth III-92 Table 104: Construction Aggregates Market in India (2014): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Sales by Product Segment - Crushed Stone, Sand, Gravel, and Recycled Aggregates (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-92 Granite Exports Witness Growth III-93 Table 105: Indian Exports of Granite (2012 and 2013): Percentage Breakdown of Export Volume by Country of Destination (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-93

Table 106: Indian Exports of Granite (Cut Blocks/ Slabs) (2012 and 2013): Percentage Breakdown of Export Volume by Country of Destination (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-94

Table 107: Indian Exports of Crude/Roughly Trimmed Granite (2012 and 2013): Percentage Breakdown of Export Volume by Country of Destination (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-94

Table 108: Indian Exports of Other Granite Stones (2012 and 2013): Percentage Breakdown of Export Volume by Country of Destination (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-95

Table 109: Indian Exports of Granite (Polished Blocks/Tiles) (2012 and 2013): Percentage Breakdown of Export Volume by Country of Destination (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-96 Indian Imports of Granite Faces Restrictions from Government III-96 Table 110: Indian Imports of Granite (2012 and 2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Volume by Country of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-97

Table 111: Indian Imports of Crude/Roughly Trimmed Granite (2012 and 2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Volume by Country of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-98

Table 112: Indian Imports of Granite (Polished Blocks/Tiles) (2012 and 2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Volume by Country of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-99

Table 113: Indian Imports of Other Granite (2012 and 2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Volume by Country of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-100 Tumbling Sales and Export Realization Delays Affect Granite Industry.............. III-100 Quarries Hit by Global Economic Recession III-101 Marble Industry in Rajasthan - A Victim of Recession III-101 Rajasthan Marble Industry Opposes Increased Ceiling on Marble Imports..............III-101 Corporate Development..............III-101 B.Market Analytics..............III-102 Table 114: Indian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Crushed Stone Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-102

Table 115: Indian Historic Review for Crushed Stone Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-103

5c. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC..............III-104 A.Market Analysis.............. III-104 Current and Future Analysis..............III-104 Pakistan - An Overview of Granite and Marble Industry III-104 Development of Granite and Marble Industry III-104 Government Initiatives to Boost Exports III-105 Islamabad's Marble Industry III-105 Processing of Marble Stone III-105 Threat to Environment and Human Life III-105 Ablegroup Berhad (Malaysia) - A Select Player III-106 B.Market Analytics..............III-106 Table 116: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Crushed Stone Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-106

Table 117: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Crushed Stone Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-107

6. MIDDLE EAST and AFRICA.............. III-108 A.Market Analysis.............. III-108 Current and Future Analysis..............III-108 Construction Industry in the Middle East - An Overview III-108 Egyptian Stone Sector - An Overview III-109 Saudi Arabia.............. III-109 United Arab Emirates..............III-109 South Africa: Market Overview..............III-109 Product Launch.............. III-110 B.Market Analytics..............III-111 Table 118: Middle East and African Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Crushed Stone Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-111

Table 119: Middle East and African Historic Review for Crushed Stone Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-112

7. LATIN AMERICA.............. III-113 A.Market Analysis.............. III-113 Current and Future Analysis..............III-113 Construction Industry Review III-113 B.Market Analytics..............III-114 Table 120: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Crushed Stone by Region/ Country - Brazil, and Rest of Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-114

Table 121: Latin American Historic Review for Crushed Stone by Region/Country - Brazil, and Rest of Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-115

Table 122: Latin American 14-Year Perspective for Crushed Stone by Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Brazil, and Rest of Latin America Markets for Years 2007, 2015, and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-116

7a. BRAZIL.............. III-117 A.Market Analysis.............. III-117 Current and Future Analysis..............III-117 Brazilian Stone Industry - An Overview III-117 Market Trends.............. III-117 Growth in Construction Activities Drives Demand for Granite, Marble and Stone..............III-118 Table 123: Brazilian Short Term Construction Expenditure for FIFA 2014 Football World Cup and Rio 2016 Olympic Games by Project Type (2010-2016): Percentage Breakdown of Spending on Subways, Highways, Stadiums, and Airports (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-118

Table 124: Major Construction Projects in Brazil (Completed and Ongoing)..............III-119 Aggregates Market..............III-119 Table 125: Aggregate Consumption in Brazil (2014): Percentage Share Breakdown of Consumption Volume by Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-119 B.Market Analytics..............III-120 Table 126: Brazilian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Crushed Stone Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-120

Table 127: Brazilian Historic Review for Crushed Stone Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-121

7b. REST OF LATIN AMERICA..............III-122 A.Market Analysis.............. III-122 Current and Future Analysis..............III-122 Mexican Stone Market..............III-122 Construction Industry Overview III-122 B.Market Analytics..............III-123 Table 128: Rest of Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Crushed Stone Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-123

Table 129: Rest of Latin American Historic Review for Crushed Stone Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-124

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 220 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 225)

The United States (37) Canada (4) Europe (125) - France (4) - Germany (9) - The United Kingdom (18) - Italy (21) - Spain (9) - Rest of Europe (64) Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (44) Latin America (3) Africa (9) Middle East (3)

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