Stone Industry Statistical Data
Stone is the world's original building and memorial material. It has been used for thousands of years and most of the oldest, remaining structures in the world are made from stone. Stone continues to be used on new structures. Its natural beauty and enduring quality is still highly preferred.
During the past ten years, the popularity of natural stone has increased immensely. Is this a trend or is the desire for natural stone going to continue for centuries to come? This is the million dollar question and one that we can only predict.
The following links are for informational purposes only. The listed links are representative of information on the internet and are not comprehensive. No inferences should be drawn from whether or not a source is referenced. MIA is not responsible for broken or discontinued links. We welcome input on additional industry statistics for consideration to this industry resource.
- U.S. Census Bureau (Department of Commerce)/Forecasts and Table: Reed Construction Data
- North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) has replaced the U.S. Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system. Developed jointly by the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, the NAICS provides new comparability in statistics about business activity across North America.
- 2007 NAICS Code 327991 provides the lines of work categorized as Cut Stone and Stone Product Manufacturing.
- New Home Construction Information: New construction in the residential housing market represents about 30% of the countertop market.
- How Home Remodeling Impacts Business: Home remodeling construction in the residential housing market represents nearly 70% of the countertop market.
- Granite Information over 50% of the granite and marble used in countertop applications is imported. Surprisingly, imported granite cost per ton has decreased since its peak pricing in 2001.
- American Statistics Index (ASI) — This is the single best source for locating government statistics and is published annually, with monthly supplements. The ASI provides an index to all the statistical publications of the U.S. government. It lists documents from the U.S. Census Bureau, CURRENT INDUSTRIAL REPORTS (CIR), the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and special studies by governmental agencies.
- Trade Shows are an easy way to keep abreast of the changes in the natural stone industry. Ranging from new equipment to educational seminars, attending annual tradeshows will be a good investment. For a chronological list of upcoming events, please see http://www.marble-institute.com/events/index.cfm