We have been telling you for a while that quartz is ubiquitous, which was our nice way of saying commoditized and cheap. Now Cambria, the leading quartz manufacturer based in the US has filed an anti-dumping petition against 301 quartz factories in China. Yes, three hundred and one. That means they think quartz is being sold in the US for less than it costs to make. And they also claim countervailing dumping, which means the quartz from China is being subsidized, further allowing it to be sold in the US for even less, driving pricing down and forcing domestic manufacturers out of business. The press release can be found here.
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