Brazil’s Granite Products Export Growth: 1st Quarter 2020

Brazil is the second largest granite blocks and slabs exporter in the world and among the 5 most productive countries in natural stones. But how has the global downfall in trade and construction globally affected Brazil’s granite exporting activities?, after collecting, studying and editing the statistical data provided by Brazil’s Ministry of Social Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (Ministério de Desenvolvimento Social, Indústria e Comércio Exterior), is presenting the country’s granite products export growth in the 1st quarter of 2020, compared with last year’s same quarter as well as exactly the previous quarter in 2019, both in value and quantity of exports.

As seen at the image above, Brazil’s granite products exports followed a downward trend in the first three months of 2020 in comparison with last year’s same period of time, both in blocks and slabs and finished granite products. More specifically, finished granite products experienced larger fall both in value and quantity of exports than block and slabs exports. 

Things went from bad to worse for granite blocks and slabs exports when the comparison was made with the last three months of 2019. Brazil exported 29.92% less granite blocks and slabs than the last quarter of 2019 which led to a 20.82% decline in export value. On the contrary, finished granite products exports suffered a smaller decrease, both in value and quantity of exports.

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