Following our previous report on the evolution of Greek marble exports in the first four months of 2020, Stonenews.eu presents the evolution of the country’s marble exports as well as exports of processed marble products in the first six months of 2020, compared to the corresponding period last year, as well as the last half of 2019, examining the value and quantity of exports.
Regarding marble blocks and slabs the decline recorded is half (-49.51%) in value and (-38.20%) in quantity, compared to the first half of 2020 while at the same levels is the decline in exports of marble blocks and slabs and compared to the second half of 2019.
A drop was also observed in the exports of processed marble, but it is significantly smaller than that of marble blocks and slabs. For the first half of 2020, the decline in value and quantity is very small compared to the corresponding first half of 2019, while it differs negatively compared to the second half of 2019.
The first half of 2020 was a difficult period for marble exports, which is reflected in the numbers, in detail for each month. For marble blocks and slabs, every month (from January to June) there was a decline in exports, compared to the first half of 2019 which is even more impressive in March, April and May, due to the pandemic that has broken out.
In terms of exports of processed marble products, in the first three months we had a slight increase compared to the corresponding of 2019 but from April to June the decline is particularly noticeable in relation to the “movement” that was observed in the corresponding months of 2019 .
*Due to the continuous flow of data, the statistics may change during the year.