Marble refers to limestone whose calcite or dolomite has undergone re-crystallization due to metamorphism. Travertine, otherwise labelled as calc-sinter, hovers somewhere between marble and limestone and, therefore, these notions frequently come along. Both stones, Marble and Travertine, are well-liked materials for building.
Having been holding the lead in the global Travertine market for long, Italy has given way to other significant Travertine supplies such as Turkey, Iran, Peru and Mexico. In the U.S., up almost all the Marble demand is fed by imports from overseas. Pakistan is deemed as the major Marble producing and exporting economy worldwide, with nine-tenth of the product absorbed by China. Given the finest quality of the stone available in the country and skillfulness in finished goods’ production, these exports can be moved up to far higher levels. Pakistan thus could gain by exporting all Marble varieties to Qatar, the Mideast, or India.
This Catalogue comprises an array of research reports depicting key trends set to shape up success in the world Marble and Travertine market. Regional and cross-country market analyses are addressed in the research reports, too. Besides focusing on the actual market standing, the research reports cover both historical and forecast market values. Comprehensive analysis findings on global trade operations, export and imports dynamics, vendors and buyers, average prices are also limelighted in the research reports.