Brazil, China, India, Italy, Spain. Which country increased granite exports the most?
Stonenews.eu, after researching the latest available statistics, comparatively analyzes the exports of the first three months of 2021 of the main granite suppliers worldwide, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Spain. The comparison includes the total export values of granite, blocks and slabs and finished, between three different time periods:
- First Trimester 2020 – Fourth Trimester 2020
- First Trimester 2020 – First Trimester 2021
- Fourth Trimester 2020 – First Trimester 2021
In the table below we see the changes (%) of the value of exports by supplier country and time period:
In the table we see that India and Spain are the only countries that recorded an increase in exports in all three periods. We see that China has managed to overcome the shock of the outbreak of the pandemic and the lockdown by rapidly increasing its exports in the Fourth Quarter 2020. Between the Fourth Quarter 2020 and the First Quarter 2021 we observe the large decline in Chinese exports and the very small of Italy which was expected given that the last three months of 2020 was the period with the highest exports.
China with a ratio of about 99% in finished granite recorded the highest value of exports from other countries in all three trimesters. It is followed by India with 63% finished granite and 37% blocks and slabs, Brazil with 79% in finished granite and 21% blocks and slabs, Italy with 95% finished and 5% blocks and slabs and finally Spain with 73% finished and 27% blocks and slabs .
* The statistics are derived from the analysis of the Tariff Class Codes – Harmonized System (HS) 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).
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)
*Due to consistent data flow, statistics may alter during the year
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