Slate is a foliated metamorphic rock that splits into thin, smooth and flat plates. Slate is derived from the shale’s metamorphism. The rock is suitable for various construction uses due to its properties such as weather resistance and durability. Considering its long-lasting structure and natural texture, slate has a good surface grip. Being a perfect construction material, it is widely used for flooring, paving, wall cladding, roofing, etc.
Slate stone is utilized in the production of steps and risers, moldings, blackboards, refrigerators, lintels, sinks and a lot more. Major slate mining countries are the UK, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany and the USA and Brazil. Slates Ornate, Inc., Grey Slate & Stone Ltd., Bautzen Granit GmbH, Stoneten are amid the top market participants.
The research reports within the Catalogue comprise all available data on the Slate Market. The reports include valuable and cutting-edge information on price fluctuations, demand and supply changes, export and import flows. Reviews of current market dynamics and future opportunities of the industry are included in the research reports. Market players’ profiles are contained in the reports too.
International Trade in Slate: Trends and Prospects
The reports examine global slate market trends (historical, current and forecast) with respect to international trade including slate global trade dynamics, exports/imports by geography, leading suppliers and consumers, average prices.