The EU and Turkey have established a rather strong and mutually profitable link. According to Eurostat, in 2019, Turkey was the sixth largest partner for EU exports of goods (3 %) and also the sixth largest partner for EU imports of goods (4 %). Among EU Member States, Germany was both the largest importer of goods from and the largest exporter of goods to Turkey. But what about trade balance in marble trade between the two parts? Was there a difference between marble blocks and slabs and finished marble products trade? And how has the line of imports and exports been moving through the last decade? Stonenews.eu, after collecting, studying and editing the statistical data provided by Eurostat, is presenting the EU’s marble import and export value growth from/to Turkey between 2010 – 2019, both for marble blocks and slabs and finished marble products.
As seen in the graph above, the EU’s marble blocks and slabs export value to Turkey was extremely low, contrary to the import value from Turkey, which, after a downwards course till 2015, followed a constant rise. More specifically, in 2019, the EU imported from Turkey marble blocks and slabs of €30.08 million, which was by now the best year for marble blocks and slabs trade between the two parts.
As for finished marble products, the gender gap between exports and imports is still big, as the export value from the EU to Turkey was steadily increasing while the EU’s import value from Turkey followed a consistent upward trend, after a huge jump up from 2010 to 2011. In 2019, the EU’s finished marble products imports from Turkey reached €125.34 million worth, which once again was the best year during the decade.