Finished granite exports trend 2009-2018 – Top five countries

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Granite and marble have been the most popular natural stones in construction industry for years. Which were the top five suppliers of finished granite in the world during the period 2009-2018?

Stonenews.eu, after studying the statistical results* of the International Trade Centre, the UN Comtrade and the National Statistical Institutes, is presenting the trend of finished granite exports in the top 5 exporting countries from 2009 to 2018.

From 2009 to 2018, the total value of finished granite exports globally increased by 28% while the quantity moved up only by 4.4%. The top players in the finished granite trade exports based on the total value of exports are in order of rank China, India, Brazil, Italy and Spain. 

As seen at the diagram above, China was by far the largest exporter of finished granite in the world in the period 2009-2018, amounting to $ 1.45 billion in export value only in 2018. Italy was at the second place with $ 3.32 billion just in 2018. From 2009 to 2018, China’s value of finished granite exports went up by 40.81%, India’s increased by 43.57%, Brazil’s by just 5.93% and Spain’s by 28.16%. Italy, on the contrary, showed a downward trend as the country’s value of finished granite exports declined by -23.1%.

China’s most successful year was 2015 with $ 4.76 billion value of finished granite exports. India’s record high was in 2013 with $ 1.02 billion, same year as Brazil’s with $ 0.84 billion. Italy’s best was in 2011 with $ 0.63 billion of export value while Spain through no heavy fluctuations scored the most in 2014 with $ 0.16 billion. 

Things remain the same when it comes for the quantity of finished granite exports. China holds the lead, leaving India and Brazil in the second and third place respectively, while Italy’s and Spain’s route had no large deviations.

From 2009 to 2018, China’s quantity of finished granite exports decreased by -11.25%, however the country is on the top of the list with 6.77 million tons of exported finished granite only in 2018, on a long distance from the second India which in 2018 exported 1.92 million tons of finished granite, achieving an increase of 111.48% compared to 2009. Brazil also exported more finished granite by 37.09% from 2009 to 2018 and Spain by 96.27%. Italy, on the other hand, suffered a decline in quantity of exports by -21.37%.

As for unit value, Italy is the country that sold finished granite more expensively during the years 2009-2018 by far, almost in double price than Brazil in the second place. 

*Due to consistent data flow, statistics may alter during the year