On April 15, 2020, the fire disaster almost destroyed Notre-Dame in Paris. In a detailed article, Science magazine has gathered expert information on the cathedral’s limestone and on possible damage as well as on renovation. The report also discusses other impacts of the inferno.
Italy’s exports of natural stone slabs and finished products decreased 2019 by (-)7% compared to the previous year. To the USA: (-)7.9%, to Germany: (+)4.3%, to Switzerland: (+)2.4%. As a result of the uncertainties around Brexit there was (-)24.5% to the United Kingdom. Exports of machinery and tools were (-)2.8%. The figures were published on the LinkedIn account of Flavio Marabelli, honorary president of Confindustria Marmomacchine.