Imports of finished marble, granite products and ceramics of Russia in the first trimester of 2021

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What did Russia import the most in the first three months of 2021, marble, granite or ceramics?

The COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdowns led to a decline in imports of finished marble, granite products  and ceramics from Russia in 2020. However, between the first trimesters of 2020-2021 there was an increase in imports of finished marbles and ceramics while a decline in finished granites fell. In the following Table we see the changes (%) in the value and quantity of Russian imports between the first three months of 2020 – 2021 and last trimester of 2020 – first trimester of 2021:

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In the first three months of 2021, imports of finished marble had the highest value in recent years. The increase between the First trimesters 2020 – 2021 is due to the increase in imports from China, Greece, Spain, India, Oman and Serbia. On the contrary, imports from Italy and Turkey, which are Russia’s main suppliers, fell.

In the finished granites, the downward trend of the last five years continued between the First trimesters of 2020 – 2021, where a drop in imports from China and Spain was recorded.

In ceramics, the increase between the First trimesters of 2020 – 2021 is due to the increase in imports from India, Ukraine, Belarus and Italy. On the contrary, imports from Spain and China fell.

Imports of finished marble from Russia in the first three months of of 2021 reached $ 12 million, granite $ 4 million and ceramics $ 85 million.

 

*The statistics are derived from the analysis of the Tariff Class Codes – Harmonized System (HS) Codes:

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) .

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).

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

6907: Ceramic flags and paving, hearth or wall tiles; ceramic mosaic cubes and the like, whether or not on a backing (excl. of siliceous fossil meals or similar siliceous earths, refractory goods, tiles specially adapted as table mats, ornamental articles and tiles specifically manufactured for stoves).

*Due to consistent data flow, statistics may alter during the year

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