Following our previous report on Portugal’s marble exports growth during the first half of 2019, Stonenews.eu is presenting the up-to-date growth statistics plus the three months till September 2019. The original data are derived from Eurostat (last update 15/11/2019).
The first table at the graphic above shows Portugal’s marble blocks and slabs growth both in value and quantity of exports, from January to September 2019, compared to last year’s same period of time. 2019 has been a great year for Portugal’s marble blocks and slabs exports, as both value and quantity of exports showed significant positive growth in general, with the exception of August that showed a slight decrease (-1.44%). More specifically, March showed the highest rise in export value with 73.64%, followed by February with 67.42% and July with 63.27%. As for quantity of exports, Portugal exported significantly more marble blocks and slabs during the nine months of 2019 than last year, showing more than a two-fold increase in February and in July. Even June which was the month with the lowest increase in quantity of exports, had a considerable positive growth of 30.48%.
The second table shows Portugal’s finished marble products growth both in value and quantity of exports, from January to September 2019, compared to last year’s same period of time. Finished marble products export value had many fluctuations. August was the month during which the greatest increase was achieved though the quota was low. On the contrary, the largest decrease was recorded in March. As for quantity of exports, the decrease is a fact only during the first quarter of the year while the rest of the months closed with a positive sign.
It is worth mentioning that during the first nine months of 2019, Portugal managed to export marble blocks and slabs of 31.13 million euros worth against 23.01 million of the previous year as well as finished marble products of 53.09 million euros against 54.5 million euros in the first nine months of 2018.
*Due to consistent data flow, statistics may alter during the year