The Finished Natural Stone Products France imported most in 2017

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France is one of the most important markets for Finished Natural Stone Products in the world. Let’s find out which was the one that the country imported most in 2017.

Stonenews.eu, after studying the statistic reports of the International Trade Centre and the National Statistical Institutes, is presenting the Finished Natural Stone Products that France imported most in 2017 according to their HS Codes.

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From 2001 to 2017 France has shown several positive and negative fluctuations in Finished Natural Stone Products imports. During the last years, the country decreased their imports, however between 2016 and 2017 there was an increase in value and quantity of imports in parallel with a decrease in price per tonne.

Finished Slate Products (HS Code 680300) are those that stand out among the Finished Natural Stone Products that France imported in 2017.

In the table below, we can see France’s Finished Natural Stone Products imports in brief, according to their HS Code, focusing on the value, quantity and price per tonne between 2016 and 2017 as well as the shares in value and quantity out of the 2017 total imports.

As shown at the table, France imported in higher price per tonne in 2017 than in 2016, and more specifically by +4.23% under HS Code 680221 and by +0.79% under Code 680300. On the contrary, imports with lower price per tonne were under HS Code 680291 by -14.84%, under code 680229 by -6%, under code 680292 by -4.67%, under code 680210 by -3.92%, under code 680293 by -3.37%, under code 680229 by -1.9% and under code 680223 by -0.85%.

Finally, it should be noted that France’s top Finished Natural Stone Products suppliers are Spain, China, Turkey, Italy and India.

*Τhe statistics are derived from the following HS Codes  (Harmonized System Codes):

680293: Granite, in any form, polished, decorated or otherwise worked (excluding tiles, cubes and similar articles of subheading 6802.10, imitation jewellery, clocks, lamps and lighting fittings and parts thereof, original sculptures and statuary, setts, curbstones and flagstones).

680291: Marble, travertine and alabaster, in any form (excluding tiles, cubes and similar articles of subheading 6802.10, imitation jewellery, clocks, lamps and lighting fittings and parts thereof, buttons, original sculptures and statuary, setts, curbstones and flagstones).

680299: Monumental or building stone, in any form, polished, decorated or otherwise worked (excluding calcareous stone, granite and slate, tiles, cubes and similar articles of subheading 6802.10, articles of fused basalt, articles of natural steatite, ceramically calcined, imitation jewellery, clocks, lamps and lighting fittings and parts thereof, original sculptures and statuary, setts, curbstones and flagstones).

680300: Worked slate and articles of slate or of agglomerated slate (excluding slate granules, chippings and powder, mosaic cubes and the like, slate pencils, and ready-to-use slates or boards with writing or drawing surfaces).

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).

680292: Calcareous stone, in any form (excluding marble, travertine and alabaster, tiles, cubes and similar articles of subheading 6802.10, imitation jewellery, clocks, lamps and lighting fittings and parts thereof, original sculptures and statuary, setts, curbstones and flagstones).

680210: Tiles, cubes and other processed articles of natural stone, incl. slate, for mosaics and the like, whether or not rectangular or square, the largest surface area of which is capable of being enclosed in a square of side of < 7 cm; artificially coloured granules, chippings and powder of natural stone, incl. slate.

680221: Marble, travertine and alabaster 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, setts, curbstones and flagstones).

680229: Monumental or building stone and articles thereof, simply cut or sawn, with a flat or even surface (excluding marble, travertine, alabaster, granite and slate, those 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).

Source: Stonenews.eu, ITC