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

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Italy’s exports of marble, granite and ceramics decreased or increased in the first trimester of 2021?

The pandemic had a different impact on Italy’s marble, granite products and ceramic exports. Between 2019 – 2020 there was a decrease in the value of exports of marble products by -20.85%, finished granite products by -6.21% and ceramics by -0.18%. However, according to Eurostat statistics, exports in the first trimester of 2021 show signs of improvement.

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*Marble Products

In the total exports of marble products, the downward trend continues with the value of exports of the 1st three months of 2021 being the lowest of the last five years. The table below shows the changes (%) in the value and quantity of total exports of Italian marble products between the first trimesters of 2020 – 2021 and the last trimester of 2020 and the first trimester of 2021:

The decline between the first three months of  2020 – 2021 in total exports of marble products is due to the decrease in exports of finished marble products to the USA and Saudi Arabia. The increase in exports of marble blocks and slabs to China limited the overall decline.

Exports between the last trimester of 2020 and the first trimester of 2021 were negatively affected by the decline in exports to the USA, China, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

*Finished Granites

Exports of finished granite products have been falling steadily in recent years. However, the value of exports in the first trimester of 2021 is the highest in the last four years. The table below shows the changes (%) in the value and quantity of Italy’s finished granite exports between the first trimesters of 2020 – 2021 and the last three months of 2020 and the first trimester of 2021:

The increase between the first trimesters of 2020 – 2021 is due to the increase in exports of finished granite to European countries and specifically to Germany, Switzerland, France, Austria and Poland.

Exports between the last trimester of 2020 and the first trimester of 2021 were negatively affected by the decline in exports to Germany and the USA.

*Ceramics

Ceramic exports were less affected by the pandemic with the value of exports in the first three months of 2021 being the highest in the last five years. The table below shows the changes (%) in the value and quantity of Italian ceramic exports between the first trimester of 2020 – 2021 and the last trimester of 2020 and the first three months of 2021:

In the Table we observe the continuous rise of Italian ceramics due to the increase of exports to European countries and specifically to France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

 

*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) .

* Processed Granites:

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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