Brazil’s exports of granite and marble block and slabs in 2018

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Did the decline of Brazil’s granite exports continue in 2018? And what about marble exports?

Stonenews.eu, after studying the statistical results of the International Trade Centre, the UN Comtrade and the National Statistical Institutes, is presenting Brazil’s exports of marble and granite block and slabs in 2018.

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Brazil is the second largest exporter of granite block and slabs in the world, but exports have been declining significantly since 2014. On the contrary, marble block and slabs exports, although much lower, have been moving upwards in recent years. Specifically, granite blocks and slabs exports between 2014 and 2018 decreased by 26,13% while marble exports increased by 48,85%.

The following table presents Brazil’s exports of granite and marble block and slabs in 2018 and their changes between 2017 and 2018.

The table shows the great difference between granite and marble blocks and slabs concerning the value and the quantity of exports, as well as the rapid increase in marble exports to granite.

The granite blocks and slabs statistics show that between 2017 and 2018, the export value to China increased by 2.79%, but it was not enough to contain the overall decline. The significant decline in Brazil’s exports to other destinations has decisively affected total exports.

As for marble blocks and slabs, the large increase in exports to Italy and China has boosted total exports resulting to a record high.

In conclusion, Brazil exports granite blocks and slabs mainly under HS Code 251612 and marble blocks and slabs mainly under HS Code 251512.

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**Τα στατιστικά δεδομένα προκύπτουν από τους HS Codes (Harmonized System Codes):

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).

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.

Source: Stonenews.eu, ITC, UN Comtrade