Marble provided a bright spot for dimensional-stone imports in September, and granite tonnage also looked good ... although it could be only a one-month reprieve from this year’s downward trend.

Read more: StatWatch, September 2008

   The decline in granite imports continued through August, with most of the other dimensional-stone imports following suit – with the exception of a manic market in other calcareous.

Read more: StatWatch: August 2008

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   If the first six months of 2008’s U.S. dimensional-stone imports translated into an aviation weather report for the rest of the year, it’d be three words: foggy, ceiling uncertain.

Read more: Mid-2008: New World Orders?

  Information on U.S. stone imports becomes available a few months after the fact; right now, June marks the latest data available. Some in-depth analysis of stone imports at mid-year will be available in the October 2008 Stone Business (and you can sign up for a free subscription here), but an overview of June figures offer some interesting insights.

Read more: StatWatch: June 2008

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It couldn’t last forever.

Read more: Import Trends 2007: The Hard Truth