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Stone Products Market Report Now Available on ReportsandReports


The $6.8 billion U.S. stone product industry has increased at strong rates over the past decade. Demand has been driven by homeowner's desire for more durable, high quality, and prestigious building materials. Declining average stone product prices has also stimulated demand.

Dallas, TX, May 20, 2010 --(PR.com)-- ReportsandReports Announce it Will Carry the Stone Products Market Research Report in its Store.

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The $6.8 billion U.S. stone product industry has increased at strong rates over the past decade. Demand has been driven by homeowner's desire for more durable, high quality, and prestigious building materials. Declining average stone product prices has also stimulated demand. Declining average prices are a result of improved quarry and fabricator productivity and the availability of lower-cost foreign-sourced stone products. Supplies are increasingly coming from manufacturers located in Brazil, China, Turkey, and India. This has made stone flooring and countertops more competitive in their respective markets. In addition, sales have been driven by record new single-family home construction and existing home resales. The latter trend has given a boost to the residential remodeling market.

Stone Industry Trends
Catalina Research uncovered these trends in our 214-page report on the U.S. and Canadian stone industry. Report sections cover all aspects of this industry including mines and quarries, stone product processors and fabricators, importers, end-use markets, and installers. In the Executive Summary section, Catalina conducts a growth analysis of the U.S. supply of stone products and rough stone. Catalina also provides data on rough stone and stone product price trends.

Stone Industry Shipments And Imports
This in-depth analysis has separate sections on U.S. shipments of stone products, stone product imports, and U.S. shipments and imports of rough stone. Each section provides dollar and quantity shipments by type of stone and type of use. In addition, import data is segmented by major country of origin.

End-Use Markets And Stone Installations
U.S. stone product industry market sales are segmented by end-use market and type of installation. End-use market sales are provided for residential and nonresidential markets. Sales are also broken out for stone countertops, flooring, other building products, and monuments. In addition, installer revenues were analyzed for interior and exterior stonework. An analysis of factors driving demand is provided as well. Data trends include spending on new residential and nonresidential building construction, total housing demand, housing starts and permits, average price and size of new homes, number of bathrooms per completed housing unit, homeowner remodeling spending, mortgage interest rates, and other economic and demographic trends. Export shipments are provided by product and by major country of destination. Catalina has provided data on the Canadian market in a separate section. This section includes data on the Canadian supply of rough stone, stone products, and imports and exports.

Industry Cost Structure And Profitability
Catalina analyzed the cost structure and profitability of U.S. stone quarries, processors, and fabricators. This analysis covers material inputs, the labor situation, and facility capital expenditures. Shipments of stone and related product working machinery are provided for U.S.- and foreign-based manufacturers.

Competitive Environment
Catalina evaluated the competitive environment covering the position of the 3,800 plus U.S. stone product processors, fabricators, and installers; the 169 U.S. companies operating stone quarries; and products sourced from foreign-based suppliers. Catalina also estimated the sales of leading U.S. suppliers. In addition, Ceramic Tile and Stone Consultants (CTaSC) surveyed the leading fabricators and largest importers to develop a snapshot of the top competitor characteristics, determine the products they imported, and review the customers and end-use markets they target. The leading distributors are reviewed as well.

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Scope And Methodology
Catalina Research has conducted an in-depth analysis of the U.S. stone industry. The report covers all aspects of the industry including mines and quarries, stone product processors and fabricators, importers, and end-use markets and stonework installers. Data is for the U.S. and Canadian market and is generally derived from U.S. government and Statistics Canada sources. In addition, a separate section includes the results of a survey of major fabricators and leading importers conducted by Ceramic Tile and Stone Consultants (CTaSC).

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