Comparison of Israel’s imports of finished marble, granite and ceramics between 2011 – 2020

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What has Israel imported more in the last decade, finished marble, granite products or ceramics?

Israel is one of the largest importers of finished marble, granite and ceramics in the world. However, how did the imports of these products start in the last decade?

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Imports of finished marble, granite products and ceramics from Israel have risen sharply in the last decade. Specifically, between 2011 – 2020, imports of finished granite products increased by + 163.11%, marble + 51.82% and ceramics + 47.21%. In the Chart that follows we see comparatively the course of the value of imports of finished marble, granite products and ceramics of Israel between 2011 – 2020.

In the Graph we see the dominance of ceramics over finished marble and granite products and the steady upward trend of all three materials over the decade. We also note that imports of ceramic and finished marble were not adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic unlike granite which recorded a fall.

Israel is the main supplier of finished marble products to Turkey, granites to China and ceramics to Italy, Spain, Turkey and China.

 

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

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).

6908: Glazed ceramic flags and paving, hearth or wall tiles; glazed ceramic mosaic cubes and the like, whether or not on a backing (excl. of siliceous fossil meals or similar siliceous earths, refractory ceramic goods, tiles specially adapted as table mats, ornamental articles and tiles specifically manufactured for stoves).

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).

680223: Granite and 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 00, 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) .

680293: Granite, in any form, polished, decorated or otherwise worked (excl. 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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