200_marbleIs the recovery continuing for stone? The data from U.S. ports-of-entry offers a mixed report; most categories and countries are building up from 2010, but a single country -- and it's a big one -- may cast some uncertainty.

Read more: StatWatch: U.S. Stone Imports, March 2011

PICT0032The shortest month of the year offers some of the smallest numbers, but the 2011 totals tend to top 2010's performance.


Read more: StatWatch: February 2011

2005_travertineGranite shipments remain strong at the start of 2011, with Brazil finding hot competition from China to be #1. Travertine also shows signs of good recovery, according to a Stone Business analysis of U.S. import data.

Read more: StatWatch: January 2011

graniteWith initial reports in for December 2010, it’s possible to take a preliminary look at last year’s U.S. imports in dimensional stone -- and it's good news for granite.

Read more: Granite Imports Up in '10

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Granite and slate have an exceptional month. Marble is here and there, travertine gets its growth outside of Turkey, and other calcareous stone still suffers from the Lebanese letdown.

Read more: StatWatch: November 2010