Despite the problems caused by the pandemic, Greek marble companies managed to restore exports to very high levels.
The analysis of the statistical data between 2017 – 2021 shows that the marble exports of Greece in the first six months of the year have returned to the levels of 2017. However, they are -9.5% away from the exports of 2018, which were the highest in five years. Specifically, the exports of marble blocks and slabs reached the levels of 2017, while in contrast to the finished ones, they were the highest in five years.
Between first and second Semesters of 2020 – 2021 and first and second trimestre of 2021 there was a large increase in exports both in value and quantity:
The rise is due to increased exports of marble blocks and slabs to China and finished marble products to the United States, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar.
According to the statistics of the first half of 2021, the exports of marble and granite internationally moved upwards. The increase in exports during the first six months of the year is extremely satisfactory if we take into account that it took place under very unfavorable conditions: Exhibitions did not take place, business trips to and from the main markets were limited and also there was a supply chain crisis.
*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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