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Granite’s recovery at the start of Fourth Quarter 2010 is robust; although marble is in the doldrums and travertine is declining from a peak in mid-summer. Other calcareous, meanwhile, is just plain wacky.

Read more: StatWatch: October 2010

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Good gains continue with granite and marble as the import market begins to recover. Travertine looks static, other calcareous is weak, and slate suffers from China dropping its export of the stone by a third.

Read more: StatWatch: May 2010

A mainly positive report for the latest month available, especially with granite and marble. Travertine is a bit moribund, while slate and other calcareous still work out recovery strategies.

Read more: StatWatch: April 2010

CARRARA, Italy – An upcoming study of worldwide dimensional stone shows a tonnage drop by more than 10 percent from 2007 to 2009.

Read more: Carrara: '09 U.S. Imports Stumble

At least the year didn’t end as awful as it began with stone imports, and some countries show positive numbers in a few categories. Overall, though, shipments remain well behind December 2008 totals.

Read more: StatWatch: December 2009