Italy’s natural stone products exports in 2018

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Italy is one of the leaders in natural stone market globally. What was the export trend of Italy’s natural stone products in 2018?

Italy is the second largest marble exporter in the world, with large amounts of granite exports as well.

Stonenews.eu, after studying the statistical results* of the International Trade Centre, the UN Comtrade and the National Statistical Institutes, is presenting Italy’s natural stone products export growth between 2017 and 2018 as well as the value and quantity of these exports in 2018 based on the HS Code that the products are included.

As presented at the tables above, the highest value of exports was achieved on HS Code 680291, which also had a record high in price per tonne in 2018. A record high was also achieved for HS Code 251511 both in export value and quantity of exports together with HS Code 680221 which had a record high in price per tonne.

In the top 4 HS Code categories based on export value, there was a slight rise in value in 2018 compared to 2017. The largest growth of 29.38% in export value was recorded in HS Code 251520 while the greatest loss of -24.93% was recorded in HS Code 680229.

As for the quantity of natural stone products exports, it decreased in all top 5 HS Code categories. However, the most significant decline (48.06%) was recorded for HS Code 251520, which had the largest increase in natural stone export value!

Lastly, the highest price per unit growth was also achieved for products in HS Code 251520, with the massive uprise of 149.11% in 2018 compared to 2017.

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