Portugal’s exports of marble and granite followed a different path in the first quarter of 2022. Statistics show that granite exports recorded a considerable increase, compared to the first quarter of 2021, both in value and quantity.
Marble exports increased in value but decreased in quantity. The following table presents the changes in the value and quantity of Portugal’s exports of marble and granite between the first quarters of 2021 and 2022.
The decrease in the quantity of marble is due to the decreased exports of unprocessed marble to China. The fall could have been higher if it was not held back by increasing exports to India. The increase in value was due to increased exports of processed marble to more destinations.
In granites, the rise was due to increased exports of unprocessed and processed granite to Spain. Exports of processed granite to Germany and the United Kingdom also increased significantly.
In the first quarter, the export value of marble exceeded EUR 28 million and that of granite EUR 34 million.
*The statistics are derived from the analysis of the Harmonized System (HS) Codes:
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)
*Due to consistent data flow, statistics may alter during the year
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