New record high on marble blocks and slabs exports of Greece in 2018

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Greece has been increasing rapidly marble blocks and slabs exports year after year breaking all previous records., after studying the statistical results of the International Trade Centre, the UN Comtrade and the National Statistical Institutes, is presenting the marble blocks and slabs exports of Greece in 2018.

In recent years, Greece has grown into one of the world’s five largest exporters of marble blocks and slabs, maintaining the balance in quantity that positively affects the price per tonne. Specifically, during the five years 2014-2018 Greece’s exports of marble blocks and slabs had an increase of 122% in value, 55% in quantity and 43% in price per ton.

2018 closed for Greece with a new record high on export value and price per ton. In the table below we can see the exports of marble blocks and slabs in 2018 with the corresponding changes compared to 2017.

As we can see in the table, the export value increased by 15% as opposed to the quantity which decreased by 2%, though positively affecting the price per tonne, which increased by 17%. We can also see that the export value in 2018 stood at $ 341 million, surpassing the almost $ 297 million in 2017.

During 2018, there were some months more notable due to the higher value, quantity and price per tonne of Greece’s marble blocks and slabs exports recorded. In the following chart we can see the trend in export value.

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

**The statistics are derived by the HS Codes below (Harmonized System Codes):

***2515 Marble, travertine, ecaussine and other calcareous monumental or building stone of an apparent specific gravity of >= 2,5, and alabaster, whether or not roughly trimmed or merely cut, by sawing or otherwise, into blocks or slabs of a square or rectangular shape (excluding in the form of granules, chippings or powder)

Source:, ITC, UN Comtrade