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

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India during the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020 managed to increase the value of exports compared to 2019, in ceramics by + 17.56% and granites by + 2.35% while on the contrary in marbles fell by -6.77%. In the first three months of 2021 the reduction of COVID-19 cases gave a boost to Indian industries leading to an increase in exports compared to the first trimester of 2020.

The table below shows the changes (%) in the value and quantity of India’s total exports of marble, granite and ceramics between the first three months of 2020-2021 and the last trimester of 2020 and the first trimester of 2021:

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India is the largest exporter of granite in the world. In ceramics, the rapid growth of exports in recent years has led it to the fourth place among the leading suppliers worldwide. Marble exports are much lower than for granites and ceramics.

The main destination of India’s granite exports is China, the USA. and Vietnam. In ceramics are Saudi Arabia, the USA and the United Arab Emirates. In marbles, is mainly the USA.

 

*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 jewelery, 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 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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