Comparison of Italy’s exports of marble, granite, and ceramics in 2021

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Italy’s granite and ceramics exports in 2021 set a record, both in value and quantity. In terms of value, marble exports reached pre-pandemic levels, while quantity is the lowest in five years.

However, marble exports have seen a higher increase than granites and ceramics. The table below shows the changes (%) in the value and quantity of exports between 2020 and 2021:

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The increase in marble exports is mainly due to the growth in exports to China, India, and USA. In granite, the rise is due to exports to Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and France. For ceramics, the increase is mainly due to increasing exports to the USA but mainly due to the EU Member States France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands.

 

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

Marble Products:

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

Granite Products:

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)

Ceramics:

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