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In 2017 the construction of new shopping centers in Europe slowed down

In 2017 in Europe construction was completed for 3.8 million square meters of new malls or stores, 23% less than in 2016. On the level of macro-areas, in Western Europe 1.5 million square meters more were built, a drop of 22.7%, while in Central and Eastern Europe 2.3 million square [...]

19 June 2018 admin Magazine @en 0

Marble stars in a deluxe restyling in London

Natural stone, and in particular Calacatta marble, was one of the materials chosen by London’s LLI interior design firm to restyle a seven-floor townhouse in Highgate Hill, a very chic and trendy part of London. Among the client’s requests of the designers was a precise mandate to create a contemporary [...]

18 June 2018 admin Magazine @en 0

Italian stone sector: exports stable in 2017 but with a 5.4% drop in finished products

The final balance for 2017 shows that for that year the worth of Italy’s foreign sales of stone materials remained the same of 2016, amounting to 1.931 billion euros. This is a figure attesting to the essential stability of the country’s exports of ornamental stones after a 2016 that saw a decline [...]

6 April 2018 admin Magazine @en 0

In 2017 Italian stone technology exports worth more than 1.2 billion euros, up 24.7%

The official statistics for 2017 showed a strong uptake in Italy’s exports of machinery, equipment and tools for extracting and processing stone materials, with growth of 24.7% from the previous year. [...]

5 April 2018 admin Magazine @en 0

“Pietra Naturale Autentica” network born

Chartered on April 4 was the enterprise network denominated “Pietra Naturale Autentica” (“Authentic Natural Stone”)  – open to all companies working in the Italian techno-stone industry – with the aim to promote a strong communication campaign in aid of authentically natural stone products. [...]

4 April 2018 admin Magazine @en 0

The upward trend in demand for bathrooms tops and kitchen continues

World demand for countertops, especially for kitchens and bathrooms, is expected to rise at a rate of 2.3% annually from 2017 to 2021, when it will approach 500 million square meters. [...]

10 October 2017 admin Magazine @en 0