Canada’s imports of finished marble, granite and ceramics in the first trimester of 2021

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Canada is a very important market that absorbs large quantities of finished marble, granite and ceramics. The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns have widened the steady decline in all three materials over the past three years.

Specifically, between 2017 – 2020 there was a decrease in the value of imports of finished marble products by -40.59%, of granite by -44.37% and ceramics -21.81%. However, in the first trimester of 2021, imports of finished marble, granite and ceramics recovered compared to the first three months of 2020.

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In the Table below we see the changes (%) in the value of exports between the first three months of 2020 – 2021, the last three months of 2020 and the first three months of 2021 of imports of finished marble, granite and ceramics of Canada.

The rise in ceramics between the first three months of 2020-2021 is due to increased imports from India, China, Spain and Turkey. The increase in finished marble products is due to the increase in imports from China and in finished granites to imports from Brazil and India.

The Fourth trimester of 2020 was the trimester with the highest imports for Canada so the decline we see in the Table between Fourth trimester of 2020 – Fourth trimester 2021 was expected.

Imports of finished marble products from Canada in the first trimester of 2021 exceeded $ 17.6 million, granite $ 10 million and ceramics $ 79 million.

 

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

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 jewelery, clocks, lamps and lighting fittings and parts thereof, buttons, original sculptures and statuary, 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 jewelery, clocks, lamps and lighting fittings and parts thereof, original sculptures and statuary, setts, curbstones and flagstones) .

6907: Ceramic flags and paving, hearth or wall tiles; ceramic mosaic cubes and the like, whether or not on a backing (excl. of siliceous fossil meals or similar siliceous earths, refractory 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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