Higher price per ton for Portugal’s Marble Blocks and Slabs exports in 2017

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Portugal is one of the leading countries in Marble Blocks and Slabs exports worldwide. 2017 ended with an increase in value, quantity and price per ton.

Stonenews.eu, after studying the statistical results of the International Trade Centre and the National Statistical Institutes, is presenting the growth in Portugal’s Marble Blocks & Slabs exports between 2016 and 2017 as well as the export shares in value and quantity in 2017.

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In 2017, Portugal’s Marble Blocks and Slabs exports, after showing a downward trend in previous years, clawed their way back with an increase in price per ton as well as in value and quantity. More specifically, in 2017 Portugal exported Marble Blocks and Slabs in higher price per ton by +7,31%, in comparison to 2016, while there was an increase in exports value by +9,59% and in quantity by +2,12%.

The growth of exports to China, which is the top destination country, had a definitive impact on the overall picture of Portugal’s marble blocks and slabs exports.

The table below is showing the 10 leading countries that imported Marble Blocks & Slabs from Portugal according to the shares in value of 2017.

As seen at the table above, in 2017 and in comparison to 2016, Portugal exported Marble Blocks & Slabs in higher price per ton to Italy by +49,40%, to Chinese Taipei by +27,24%, to Algeria by +22,16%, to France by +16,66% and to China by +7,65%.  On the contrary, Portugal exported in lower price per ton to Spain by -30,64%, to India by -28%, to United Kingdom by -13,41%, to Germany by -3,66% and to Peru by -3,01%.

In 2017 Portugal exported Marble Blocks & Slabs to 53 countries. 63% of the exports value was under HS Code 251520*, 24,65% under code  251512* and the rest 12,35% under code 251511*.

*Statistic reports on Marble Blocks and Slabs and Finished Marble Products result from the HS Codes below (Harmonized System 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

251520: Ecaussine and other calcareous monumental or building stone of an apparent specific gravity of >= 2,5, and alabaster, whether or not roughly trimmed or merely cut, by sawing or otherwise, into blocks or slabs of a square or rectangular shape (excluding in the form of granules, chippings or powder, and marble and travertine)

Source: Stonenews.eu, ITC