China’s unprocessed marble and granite imports dropped significantly between the second quarters of 2021 and 2022. During the same period, imports of unprocessed granite also fell, although considerably less.
In 2022, between the first and second quarters, unprocessed marble imports showed a decline, while granite imports increased.
The following table depicts the value and quantity changes of imports between the second quarters of 2021 and 2022 and the first and second quarters of 2022.
Except for the second quarter of 2020, the value and quantity of 2022 imports of unprocessed marble are at their lowest level in at least the last five years. Imports of unprocessed granite remained high, despite the drop in value and quantity. The average price per tonne of both materials recorded a five-year high.
Imports of unprocessed marble from Turkey, China’s primary supplier, Greece, Iran and Egypt all fell. In contrast, imports from Italy increased.
Imports of raw granite from India, China’s principal supplier, decreased. On the contrary, imports from Brazil showed a noteworthy increase.
*The statistics are derived from the analysis of the Tariff Class Codes – Harmonized System (HS) Codes:
25151100: Marble & travertine, crude or roughly trimmed.
25151200: Marble & travertine, merely cut into a square / rectangular blocks / slabs.
25181000: Dolomite, not calcined / sintered.
25161100: Granite, crude or roughly trimmed.
25161200: Granite, merely cut into a square / rectangular blocks / slabs.
*Due to consistent data flow, statistics may alter during the year
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