Italy is the largest finished marble products exporter in Europe (export value) and the third largest in the world after Turkey and China. From 2009 to 2018, Italy exported finished marble products of around $ 9.5 billion worth. Spain comes second among European countries in finished marble products exports, followed by Greece and Portugal.
2018 was an overall successful year as most of the countries achieved to increase the value of their finished marble products exports, even if in some cases the quantity was smaller. But what was the finished marble products export growth of the four major exporting countries during the first six months of 2019 compared to the same period of 2018?
At the table below, Stonenews.eu is presenting the growth rate of finished marble products exports both in value and quantity of exports for Italy, Spain, Greece and Portugal in the first half of 2019 compared to 2018’s.
As seen at the table, Spain was the only country that experienced an overall loss both in export value and quantity of exports in every month of 2019. On the other hand, Greece was the only country that presented significant increase in export value in two months, February and April, compared to the same months of 2018, having a rise also in quantity of exports in the same months. Italy suffered important decrease in export value and in quantity of exports in March, May and June 2019, while Portugal exported 22.18% more finished marble products in June 2019 than in 2018.
It is worth mentioning that during the first six months of 2019, Italy exported finished marble products of €386.94 million worth, Spain €81.05 million, Greece €71.54 million, and Portugal €36.73 million.
*Due to consistent data flow, statistics may alter during the year