Brazil’s exports of marble, granite and ceramics in the nine months of 2021

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Despite the severe impact of the pandemic, Brazil managed to increase exports of marble, granite and ceramics in the nine months of 2021. The improvement of the epidemiological situation and the increase in demand from the USA positively affected Brazil’s exports.

Specifically, the exports of marble and ceramics for the nine months of 2021 are the highest in the last five years. Granite exports, on the other hand, continued to decline.

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In the table below we see the changes (%) in the value of exports of marble, granite and ceramics of Brazil between the nine months of 2020 – 2021 and between first, second and third trimester of 2021

In the table we observe that between the nine months of 2020 – 2021 the growth of exports of marble and ceramics is much higher than granite. Between the trimesters, marble exports were higher than those of ceramics and granites.

The increase in marble is mainly due to the increase in exports of finished marble to the USA. The lower increase in granite exports is due to the small increase in exports of finished granite products to the USA. and slabs and blocks to China. The main reason for the increase in exports of ceramics is an increase in exports to the USA. and the neighboring countries of Latin America, Paraguay, Argentina, Dominican Republic.

 

*The statistics are derived from the analysis of the Tariff Class Codes – Harmonized System (HS) Codes:

Marble Products:

251511: Marble and travertine, crude or roughly trimmed.

251512 Marble and travertine, merely cut, by sawing or otherwise, into blocks or slabs of a square or rectangular shape.

680221: Marble, travertine and alabaster articles thereof, simply cut or sawn, with a flat or even surface (excl. with a completely or partly planed, sand-dressed, coarsely or finely ground or polished surface, tiles, cubes and similar articles of subheading 6802,10, setts, curbstones and flagstones).

680291: Marble, travertine and alabaster, in any form (excl. tiles, cubes and similar articles of subheading 6802.10, imitation jewellery, clocks, lamps and lighting fittings and parts thereof, buttons, original sculptures and statuary, setts, curbstones and flagstones).

Granite products:

251611: Granite, crude or roughly trimmed (excluding already with the characteristics of setts, curbstones and flagstones).

251612: Granite, merely cut, by sawing or otherwise, into blocks or slabs of a square or rectangular shape (excluding already with the characteristics of setts, curbstones and flagstones).

680223: Granite and articles thereof, simply cut or sawn, with a flat or even surface (excluding with a completely or partly planed, sand-dressed, coarsely or finely ground or polished surface, tiles, cubes and similar articles of subheading 6802 10 00, setts, curbstones and flagstones)

680293: Granite, in any form, polished, decorated or otherwise worked (excluding tiles, cubes and similar articles of subheading 6802.10, imitation jewellery, clocks, lamps and lighting fittings and parts thereof, original sculptures and statuary, setts, curbstones and flagstones)

Ceramics:

6907: Unglazed ceramic flags and paving, hearth or wall tiles; unglazed ceramic mosaic cubes and the like, whether or not on a backing (excluding of siliceous fossil meals or similar siliceous earths, refractory ceramic goods, tiles specially adapted as table mats, ornamental articles and tiles specifically manufactured for stoves)

*Due to consistent data flow, statistics may alter during the year

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