Brazil, China, Greece, India, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Turkey. Which country increased marble 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 marble suppliers worldwide, Brazil, China, Greece, India, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Turkey. Iran and Egypt, which are equally major suppliers, were not included because they do not have recent statistics available. The comparison includes the total export values of marble blocks and slabs and finished marble products, 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 following Table we see the changes (%) of the value of exports per supplier country and time period:
The table shows the positive trend of exports between the First Three months of 2020 and the Fourth trimester of 2020 and between the First three months of 2020 – First Trimester of 2021. The decline we see between the Fourth trimester of 2020 and the First trimester of 2021 is expected given that the last three months was a period with the highest exports for all supplier countries with only one exception, Spain. The only country that recorded an increase in the three time periods is Portugal.
Turkey with a ratio of about 40% in marble blocks and slabs and 60% in finished marble products during the three trimesters recorded the highest value of exports from other countries. It is followed by China with a ratio of about 99% in finished marble products and only 1% in marble blocks and slabs, Italy with 26% marble blocks and slabs and 74% finished marble products, Greece with 53% marble blocks and slabs and 47% finished marble, Spain with 26% marble blocks and slabs and 74% finished marble products, India with 17% marble blocks and slabs and 83% finished marble products, Portugal with 30% marble blocks and slabs and 70% finished marble products and finally Brazil with 20% marble blocks and slabs and 80% in finished marble products.
*The statistics are derived from the analysis of the Tariff Class Codes – Harmonized System (HS) Codes:
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).
*Due to consistent data flow, statistics may alter during the year
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