Brazil’s granite and marble exports in the first quarter of 2022

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The rise recorded by Brazil’s exports of marble in recent years continued in Q1 2022. In contrast, granite exports remained on a downward trend. Between the first quarters of 2018 – 2022, marble exports increased by +128.77% in value and +115.92% in quantity. During the period, granite exports decreased by -13.37% in value and -6.64% in quantity.

Focusing on 2022, the table below shows the % changes in the value and quantity of granite and marble exports between the first quarters of 2021 and 2022:

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The continued rise has driven Brazil’s first quarter of 2022 marble exports to record levels in both value and quantity. The increase was achieved by a surge in unprocessed marble exports, mainly to China. Exports of processed marbles declined, mainly due to a drop in exports to the United States.

In granites, the decrease compared to 2021 is due to processed granite exports the U.S. declining. Exports of raw granite increased due to an increase in exports to China.

*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)

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

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