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Catalina Research and Ceramic Tile and Stone Consultants release quarterly report

Posted Date: 2/9/2016
[San Diego, Calif.] Catalina Research and Ceramic Tile And Stone Consultants, Inc. (CTaSC) announced the release of the 2015 Catalina Report on Natural, Quartz and Manufactured Stone and the 2016 Catalina Mortar, Grout and Cement Mixes quarterly report.

The 2015 Catalina Report on Natural, Quartz and Manufactured Stone report is an in-depth industry investigation of the $10 billion U.S. natural, quartz and manufactured stone product industry. The U.S. stone product market has been recovering at double-digit rates since 2011.
The recovery is being led by the recovery in new home construction. The residential remodeling market is also benefiting from the increase in existing home sales, the rise in home prices and improved homeowner finances. The increase in existing home sales stimulates homeowner remodeling projects and the rise in home prices is an incentive for non-movers to invest in their homes and upgrade to stone countertops and flooring.

The Natural, Quartz and Manufactured Stone report includes the following:
• Stone Industry Trends
• Stone Industry Shipments and Imports
• End-Use Markets and Factors Driving Demand

Home centers and other distribution channel sales of flooring and countertops are analyzed as well. Export shipments are provided by product and by major country of destination. Catalina has provided data on the Canadian market in a separate section.

In addition, the report includes:
• Industry Cost Structure and Profitability - Catalina analyzed the cost structure and profitability of U.S. stone quarries, processors/fabricators and manufactured stone producers. 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 over 2,100 U.S. stone product processors/fabricators, quarries, manufactured stone producers, as well as foreign-based suppliers.

The 2015 Natural, Quartz, and Manufactured Stone analysis will assist industry companies to take advantage of the opportunities in 2016 and beyond. This is the sixth version of the Catalina Stone Report.

Donato Pompo, president of CTaSC, stated, “In-depth information about the stone industry is very hard to come by. It’s vital for all of us to know what’s going on in the market and understand how the current state of the economy will affect our business and our future opportunities.”

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