US Granite, Marble & Stone Industry

  • February 2010
  • -
  • Global Industry Analysts

This report analyzes the US Market for Granite, Marble & Stone in US$ Million and Million Metric Tons by the following Product Segments: Crushed Stone, and Dimension Stone (Granite, Marble, & Other Stones). Annual forecasts are provided for the period 2007 through 2015. Also, a five-year historic analysis is provided. The report profiles 288 companies including many key and niche players such as American Marazzi Tile, Inc., Benchmark, CaesarStone, Cambria, CCM Enterprises, Craig Baker Marble Co., Inc., Dakota Granite Company, Dal-Tile International, Inc., Duracite, Inc., Precision Countertops, Inc., RockSolid Granit USA Incorporated, U.S. Stoneworks, Inc., and Vangura Surfaces Products, Inc. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

Table Of Contents


GRANITE, MARBLE and STONE MCP-1590
A US MARKET REPORT


CONTENTS


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-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Crushed Stone I-3
Dimension Stone I-3
Granite I-4
Marble I-4
Other Stones I-4


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Introduction II-1
Table 1: Global Stone Market (2006): Percentage Breakdown of
Production Volume by Leading Country - China, India, Italy,
Iran, Turkey, Spain, Brazil and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-1
Polished Marble Tiles and Slabs in Demand II-2
Granite Industry Shifts to a High-Volume Low Margin Business II-2
Factories Focus on Working with New Materials II-2
Growing Use of Granite in Major Projects II-2
Granite Turns into a Capital Intensive Industry II-2
Regional Market Trends II-3
Slump in US Stone Imports Prevails II-3
US EPA Confirms Safety of Granite II-3
Sharp Decline in Italian Exports of Marble and Granite II-3
Italian Stone Industry Targets Lebanese Market II-3
War Against Terror Impairs Pakistani Exports of Marble and
Chromite II-4
Indian Granite Industry Targets Domestic Market II-4
Indian Granite Industry Requires Latest Technologies II-4
China to Witness Growth in Countertops Market II-4
Turkey Fails to Meet the Demand for Processed Marble II-5

2. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-6
Stone - Introduction II-6
Key Features of Stone II-6
Durability II-6
Grain Size II-6
Color II-6
Pattern II-6
Various Forms of Stone II-7
Unpolished Tiles II-7
Polished Tiles II-7
Slabs II-7
Decorative Objects II-7
Chips II-7
Glance into Select Product Categories II-7
Crushed Stone II-7
Dimension Stone II-7
Granite II-8
Origin and Occurrence II-8
Types of Granite II-9
Uses II-9
Technological Evolution in the Granite Industry II-9
Marble II-9
Formation II-10
Types of Marble II-10
Uses II-10
As a Construction Material II-10
Industrial Use II-10
Greenstone II-10
Limestone II-10
Sandstone II-11
Slate II-11
Traprock and Basalt II-11

3. THE UNITED STATES - A REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE II-12

3A. MARKET OVERVIEW II-12
Market Analysis II-12
Production Scenario II-12
Dimension Stone II-12
Table 2: US Production Volume of Dimension Stone in Thousand
Tons for the Period 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13
Crushed Stone II-13
Table 3: US Production Volume of Crushed Stone in Million
Tons for the Period 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14

Table 4: US Crushed Stone Market (2008): Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Production by Product Segment - Dolomite
and Limestone, Granite, Traprock and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14

3B. EXPORT-IMPORT STATISTICS II-15
Table 5: US Exports of Granite (2007 and 2008): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Exports by Destination Country - Canada,
China, Italy, UK, Mexico and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-15

Table 6: US Exports of Granite (2007 and 2008): Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Exports by Destination Country - China,
Canada, Italy, Switzerland, Mexico and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15

Table 7: US Exports of Marble (2007 and 2008): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Export by Destination Country - Canada,
Mexico, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Italy and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16

Table 8: US Exports of Marble (2007 and 2008): Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Exports by Destination Country - Canada,
Mexico, Bahamas, Hong Kong, Japan and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16

Table 9: US Imports of Worked Marble (2008): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Imports by Source Country - Italy, China,
Spain, Turkey, Greece, India, Israel and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-17

Table 10: US Imports of Worked Granite (2007 and 2008):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports by Source Country -
Brazil, China, Italy, India and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-17

Table 11: US Imports of Worked Travertine (2008): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Imports by Source Country - Turkey, Mexico,
India, Peru and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18

Table 12: US Imports of Slate (2007 and 2008): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Imports by Source Country - China, India,
Brazil, Canada, Spain, Italy, UK and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18

Table 13: US Imports of Granite (2007 and 2008): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Imports by Source Country - Brazil, China,
Italy, India, Taiwan and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-19

Table 14: US Imports of Granite (2007 and 2008): Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Imports by Source Country - Brazil, China,
India, Italy, Taiwan and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-19

Table 15: US Imports of Marble (2007 and 2008): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Imports by Source Country - Turkey, Italy,
China, Mexico, Spain and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-20

Table 16: US Imports of Marble (2007 and 2008): Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Imports by Source Country - Turkey,
Lebanon, Italy, Mexico, Spain and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-20

3C. PRODUCT LAUNCHES II-21
DuPont-StoneTech Unveils New Stone Countertop Sealer II-21
Real Granite Unveils Modular Granite Systems II-21
Easy Granite Launches a New Service II-21
Granite Countertop Rolls Out a Quartz Countertop II-21
GandL Marble Unveils Granite Countertop Campaign II-22
The Artison Group Releases Artison Stone Collection With
Lifetime Warranty II-22
RealStone Systems Releases Two Veneer Wall Products II-22

3D. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS II-23
Cambria Enters into Partnership with Renaissance II-23
Martin Marietta Takes over Three Cemex Quarries II-23
GranQuartz Buys Sommer and Maca’s Stone Business II-23
Rock Tops Granite Inaugurates a New Store II-23
Industrial Realty Group to Buy American Stone Industries II-23
General Shale Brick Snaps Up Arriscraft International II-24
Fletcher Building Buys Formica II-24
Pearlman Industries Purchases Dimensional Tools II-24
Dixieline Lumber Completes Snaps Up Sandstone Brick II-24
Vulcan Materials Takes Over Avery Gravel II-24
Graniterock Announces Gilroy Plant Closure II-25
Owens Corning Divests CFM Business II-25

3E. KEY PLAYERS II-26
American Marazzi Tile, Inc. II-26
Benchmark II-26
CaesarStone II-26
Cambria II-26
CCM Enterprises II-27
Craig Baker Marble Co., Inc. II-27
Dakota Granite Company II-27
Dal-Tile International, Inc. II-27
Duracite, Inc. II-28
Precision Countertops, Inc. II-28
RockSolid Granit USA Incorporated II-28
U.S. Stoneworks, Inc. II-29
Vangura Surfaces Products, Inc. II-29

3F. MARKET ANALYTICS II-30
Table 17: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Dimension Stone Market - Annual Consumption Figures in US$
Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-30

Table 18: US Historic Perspective for Dimension Stone Market -
Annual Consumption Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001
through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-30

Table 19: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Dimension Stone by Product Segment - Granite, Marble, and
Other Stones Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-31

Table 20: US Historic Perspective for Dimension Stone by
Product Segment - Granite, Marble, and Other Stones Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in US$
Million for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-31

Table 21: US 12-Year Perspective for Dimension Stone by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Value
for Granite, Marble and Other Stones Markets for 2003, 2009 and
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-32

Table 22: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Crushed Stone Market - Annual Consumption Figures in Million
Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-33

Table 23: US Historic Perspective for Crushed Stone Market -
Annual Consumption Figures in Million Metric Tons for Years
2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-33

Table 24: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Crushed Stone Market - Annual Consumption Figures in US$
Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-34

Table 25: US Historic Perspective for Crushed Stone Market -
Annual Consumption Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001
through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-34


III. OTHER SELECT REGIONAL MARKETS

1. CANADA III-1
Market Overview III-1
Export-Import Statistics III-1
Table 26: Canadian Exports of Marble and Other Stone Products
(2007 and 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports by
Destination Country - China, Italy, US and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-1

Table 27: Canadian Exports of Granite and Other Stone
Products (2007 and 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Value Export
by Destination Country - US, China, Taiwan, Italy, South
Korea and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2

Table 28: Canadian Imports of Granite and Other Stone
Products (2007 and 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports
by Source Country - US, China, India, Brazil, South Africa,
Zimbabwe and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2

Table 29: Canadian Imports of Marble and Other Stone Products
(2007 and 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports by
Source Country - US, Italy, India, Spain, China, France and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3
Product Launch III-3
Blanco Releases New Color to Silgranit Range of Stone Sinks III-3
Strategic Corporate Development III-4
Silver Reserve Takes Over Infrastructure Materials III-4
Granite Canada Exports - A Key Player III-4

2. ITALY III-5
Market Overview III-5
Italian Stone Industry - A Recent Past Perspective III-5
Export Statistics III-6
Table 30: Italian Exports of Stone Products (2006 and 2007):
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Exports by Product Segment -
Finished Marble Products, Marble Slabs and Blocks, Finished
Granite Products, Granite Slabs and Blocks and Other Finished
Stone Products (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 31: Italian Exports of Stone Products (2006 and 2007):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports by Product Segment -
Finished Marble Products, Finished Granite Products, Marble
Slabs and Blocks, Granite Slabs and Blocks and Other Finished
Stone Products (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7
Marazzi Group S.p.A. - A Key Player III-7

3. SPAIN III-8
Stone Industry - An Overview III-8
Spanish Natural Stone Trade III-8
Export-Import Statistics III-9
Table 32: Spanish Exports of Natural Stone (2007): Percentage
Breakdown of Export Revenue by Material - Marble, Slate and
Granite (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 33: Spanish Exports of Natural Stone (2007): Percentage
Breakdown of Export Revenue by Destination Country - France,
US, UK, Germany, China, UAE and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 34: Spanish Exports of Natural Stone (2007): Percentage
Breakdown of Export Revenue for Leading Spanish Regions -
Valencia, Galicia, Castile-Leon and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 35: Spanish Exports of Natural Stone (2007): Percentage
Breakdown of Export Volume by Destination Country - China,
France, UK and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

Table 36: Spanish Imports of Natural Stone (2007): Percentage
Breakdown of Import Value by Material - Granite, Marble and
Slate (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

Table 37: Spanish Imports of Natural Stone (2007): Percentage
Breakdown of Import Value by Source Country - China, Italy,
Turkey, Portugal, India, Brazil and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

Table 38: Spanish Imports of Natural Stone (2007): Percentage
Breakdown of Import Value for Leading Spanish Regions -
Valencia, Galicia, Catalonia, Andalusia, Basque Country and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 39: Spanish Imports of Natural Stone (2007): Percentage
Breakdown of Import Volume by Source Country - Portugal,
China, Turkey, India and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-11
Product Launch III-11
Cosentino Launches Eco-Friendly Countertops III-11
Cosentino SA - A Key Player III-12

4. RUSSIA III-13
Russian Crushed Stone Market - An Overview III-13
Table 40: Russian Crushed Stone Market (2007-2012):
Production in Thousand Tons (includes corresponding Graph/
Chart) III-13
Table 41: Russian Crushed Stone Market (2007): Percentage
Breakdown of Consumption by End-Use Segment - Construction
Activities, Ready-Mix Concrete, Road Construction and
Reinforced Concrete (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13
Crushed Granite Market in Leningrad and St. Petersburg Region III-14
Table 42: Russian Crushed Granite Market (2006 and 2007):
Market Share of Leading Players in Leningrad and St.
Petersburg Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14
Strategic Corporate Developments III-14
LSR Group Commences Production in the new Granit- Kuznechnoye
Plant III-14
VB-Development-Chernozemye to build Crushed Granite Plant III-15

5. CHINA III-16
Market Overview III-16
Chinese Marble Industry - An Overview III-16
Export Statistics III-17
Table 43: Chinese Exports of Stone (2005-2007): Export Value
in US$ Million (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 44: Chinese Exports of Granite (2005-2007): Export
Value in US$ Million, and Export Volume in Thousand Tons
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 45: Chinese Exports of Stone (2007): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Exports by Destination Country - Japan,
South Korea, US, Kazakhstan, Hong Kong and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 46: Chinese Exports of Granite and Related Products (2006 and
2007): Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports by Destination
Country - Japan, Korea, US, Germany, Netherlands and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18
Strategic Corporate Developments III-18
Shanghai Plant Set to Increase Output Capacity III-18
Silkar Mining builds pilot plant in China III-19

6. INDIA III-20
Indian Stone Industry - An Overview III-20
Impact of Global Economic Recession III-20
Adoption of Latest Technology III-20
A peek into Indian Granite Industry III-21
Exports Witness a Decline III-21
Table 47: Indian Exports of Granite (2006-2008): Volume
Exports in Thousand Tons, and Value Exports in US$ Million
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22
Tumbling Sales and Export Realization Delays Affect Granite
Industry III-22
Quarries Hit by Global Economic Recession III-22
Marble Industry in Rajasthan - A Victim of Recession III-23
Rajasthan Marble Industry Opposes Increased Ceiling on Marble
Imports III-23
Strategic Corporate Developments III-23
Floriana Group enters Branded Marble Segment III-23
Asian Granito Expands Capacity III-24
SVIL Mines to Open Marble Processing Unit III-24
Oriental Trimex to Establish Processing Unit III-24

7. PAKISTAN III-25
Granite and Marble Industry - An Overview III-25
Development of Granite and Marble Industry III-25
Government Initiatives to Boost Exports III-26
Marble Industry in Islamabad - A Key Issue III-26
Processing of Marble Stone III-26
Marble Wastes III-26
Threat to Environment III-26
Human Life at Risk III-27
Strategic Corporate Development III-27
Pasdec Inks MoU with Fata Development Authority III-27

8. TURKEY III-28
Market Overview III-28
Turkish Marble and Granite Industry III-28
Export Statistics III-29
Table 48: Turkish Exports of Natural Stone (2007 and 2008):
Percentage Breakdown of Export Value by Country - US, China,
UK, Canada, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 49: Turkish Exports of Natural Stone (2007 and 2008):
Percentage Breakdown of Export Value by Product Segment -
Processed Marble, Block Marble, Processed Granite, Block
Granite and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 50: Turkish Exports of Natural Stone (2007 and 2008):
Percentage Breakdown of Export Volume by Product Segment -
Block Marble, Processed Marble, Block Granite, Processed
Granite and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 51: Turkish Exports of Processed Stone (2006):
Percentage Breakdown of Export Value by Country - US, UK,
Spain and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31
Strategic Corporate Developments III-31
Gefung to Buy MTN III-31
GEFUNG Enters into Partnership with Tawjeed III-31

9. BRAZIL III-32
Brazilian Stone Industry - An Overview III-32
Dimension Stone Market III-32
Market Trends III-33
Export Statistics III-33
Table 52: Brazilian Exports of Dimension Stone (2007):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports by Destination Country -
US, Italy, China, Spain and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 53: Brazilian Exports of Dimension Stone (2007):
Percentage Breakdown of Export Revenue for Leading Brazilian
States - Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, São
Paulo, Bahia, Ceará, Paraíba and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 54: Brazilian Exports of Stone Products (2006 and 2007):
Percentage Breakdown of Export Revenue by Product Segment -
Finished Products and Processed Granite Slabs, Blocks and
Rough Granite Slabs, Slate, Simple Finished Stones,
Soapstone and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34
Strategic Corporate Development III-34
Cimentos Snaps Up Two Sao Paulo Based Companies III-34

10. MEXICO III-35
Market Overview III-35
Marble Production III-35
Table 55: Mexican Marble Market (2002-2007): Production
Volume in Thousand Tons (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-35
Strategic Corporate Development III-35
PebbleArt Buys Several Marble Beverage Coasters in Mexico III-35

11. EGYPT III-36
Egyptian Stone Sector - An Overview III-36

12. SOUTH AFRICA III-37
Market Overview III-37


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 288 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 299)

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Region/Country Players
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The United States 39
Canada 3
Europe 143
France 6
Germany 12
The United Kingdom 18
Italy 23
Spain 14
Rest of Europe 70
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 95
Latin America 3
Africa 2
Middle East 14
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