Natural stone slab refers to solid sheets or thin slabs of natural stone such as granite, marble, limestone, and slate which are cut and shaped into thin pieces for commercial and residential flooring and wall applications. Natural stone slabs are durable, easy to clean and maintain, heat and moisture resistant, and provide an aesthetic appeal which drives their use in indoor floors, outdoor patios, countertops, and wall cladding in high-end commercial and residential constructions.
The global natural stone slab market is estimated to be valued at US$ 78.23 Bn in 2024 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 11.% over the forecast period 2024 to 2031, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
Market key trends:
The increasing demand from the global construction industry is a major factor propelling growth of the natural stone slab market. According to estimates, the global construction industry is expected to grow at approximately 3.5% annually until 2030, driven by infrastructure development and residential construction projects in developing economies of Asia Pacific and Latin America. Natural stone slabs are a popular choice of flooring and wall cladding materials in luxury residential and commercial construction projects due to their aesthetic beauty and high durability. Thus, the substantial growth of the global construction industry in the upcoming years will boost consumption of natural stone slabs during the forecast period.
Strength: Natural stone slabs possess quality, durability, and aesthetic appeal. They are preferred for applications such as flooring, countertops, and interior and exterior cladding.
Weakness: The availability and accessibility of natural stone are limited and declining. Prices of natural stone slabs fluctuate frequently.
Opportunity: Growing residential and commercial construction activities worldwide present an opportunity for market growth. The increasing popularity of green buildings provides scope for natural stone adoption.
Threats: Technology advancements enable production of artificial stones that mimic natural stones at competitive prices. Stringent mining regulations pose threats.
Global Natural Stone Slab Market Size is expected to witness high growth.
Regional analysis: The Asia Pacific region dominates the global market and is expected to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period. Expanding construction activities in China, India, and other Southeast Asian countries drive the demand. Increasing environmental concerns are boosting green building projects using natural stones in the region.
Key players operating in the natural stone slab market are DHL International GmbH, AnyLogistix, LogicManager, Inc., SAP Arbia, Avetta, LLC, EXIGER, MetricSream, JAGGAER, CURA, Marsh LLC. Players adopt collaboration, partnership, and acquisition strategies to expand globally. They offer solutions for transportation, warehouse management, vendor management, safety & sustainability to cater to varied customer needs.
1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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