Comparison of India – Brazil granite and marble exports for 2021

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India and Brazil are the largest granite exporters in the world. Although the two countries’ marble exports are much lower than granite, they are among the top 10 largest marble exporters worldwide. Their leading positions come after the rapid rise in exports over the last five years.

More specifically, India set a five-year record in granite and marble export value in 2021. In the same year, Brazil’s marble exports were at a five-year high. Even though 2021 granite exports were higher than 2019 and 2020, they did not reach 2017 levels.

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The table below shows the changes (%) in the value and quantity of India’s and Brazil’s granite exports between 2020 and 2021:

Similarly, the table below shows the changes (%) in the value and quantity of India’s and Brazil’s marble exports between 2020 and 2021:

The two tables show that Brazil’s granite and marble exports increased more than India’s.

The primary destination of both countries’ unfinished granite and marble is China, while the leading destination of processed granite and marble is the United States. However, current transportation challenges and the distance between India and China and Brazil and the U.S. explain the trend in exports.

In 2021, India’s granite exports exceeded $1.6 billion and Brazil’s exceeded $639 million. The two countries’ marble exports hovered around the same level at $125 million each.

 

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

Marble

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.

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

Granite

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 jewellery, 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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