India’ s exports of marble, granite and ceramics in the first half of 2021

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A rapid increase is recorded in the exports of marble, granite and ceramic products of India between the first semesters of 2020 – 2021, marking the total return to pre-pandemic levels. The exports of the first half of the year exceeded even the exports of the first half of 2019 and recorded an increase in the value of exports of marble products by + 6.43%, granite by + 20.92% and ceramics by + 57.35%.

There was an increase between the first three months and the second trimester of 2021 in the value of marble and granite exports, while in ceramics a small decrease was recorded. In the Table below we see the changes (%) between first Semesters of 2020 – 2021 and between the first three months and the second trimester of 2021:

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In the Table we observe the rapid increase between the first semesters of 2020 – 2021 in all materials but also the limited increase between the first and second trimester of 2021 in marbles and granites and the small drop in ceramics. Difficulties in the delivery of materials due to the significant shortage of containers and rising transport costs are affecting India’s exports.

In conclusion, it should be noted that India is currently on the brink of an energy crisis as low carbon reserves are not able to meet the country’s energy needs. The reason is the large increase in production after the pandemic that led to an increase in energy demand.

 

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

Marble Products:

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).

Granite Products:

251611: Granite, crude or roughly trimmed (excluding already with the characteristics of setts, curbstones and flagstones).

251612: Granite, merely cut, by sawing or otherwise, into blocks or slabs of a square or rectangular shape (excluding already with the characteristics of 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 jewellery, clocks, lamps and lighting fittings and parts thereof, original sculptures and statuary, setts, curbstones and flagstones)

Ceramics:

6907: Unglazed ceramic flags and paving, hearth or wall tiles; unglazed ceramic mosaic cubes and the like, whether or not on a backing (excluding of siliceous fossil meals or similar siliceous earths, refractory ceramic 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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