Imports of processed marble, granite and ceramics of Russia were high in 2021. The imports of ceramics dominate, but imports of processed marbles have increased steadily over the last five years. In contrast, imports of processed granites are declining.
Between 2017 – 2021 the value of processed marble imports increased by +19.54%, the quantity by +7.78% and the average price per tonne by +10.91%. Imports of ceramics also increased with +25.3% in value, +20.92% in quantity and +3.62% in average price per tonne. On the other hand, for worked granites, the value of imports decreased by -23.77%, the quantity by -42.94%, while the average price per tonne increased by +33.61%.
Focusing on the import trend between 2020 and 2021, the table below shows the changes in import value and quantity:
The rise in Russia’s imports of processed marbles is due to increased imports from Italy, Turkey, China and Spain. The shares of the major supplier countries in Russia’s total imports in 2021 were as follows:
In 2021, Italy’s shares of Russia’s total import value and quantity decreased significantly compared to 2020. There was also a recorded decrease in the shares of Belarus and India. The lost shares of these countries were mainly taken up by China and secondarily by Turkey, while Greece also significantly increased its share in the Russian market.
The decrease in imports of processed granite is mainly due to the decreasing imports from China and Spain. The table below shows the shares of the leading supplier countries in Russia’s total imports in 2021:
Despite a considerable decline in its share, China remained the primary supplier country in 2021. Imports from Spain also recorded a decrease. Brazil and India took the lost shares, leading India to strengthen its position in the Russian market.
An increase was recorded in ceramics imports in 2021 from all the leading supplying countries, excluding China. In the table below, we can see the breakdown of the shares of Russia’s total imports in 2021:
Despite the increase in imports, the shares of Spain, China, Italy, Belarus and Poland, the primary supplier countries, have declined. India gained most of the lost share, with Ukraine following.
*The statistics are derived from the analysis of the Tariff Class Codes – Harmonized System (HS) Codes:
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) .
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).
6907: Ceramic flags and paving, hearth or wall tiles; ceramic mosaic cubes and the like, whether or not on a backing (excl. of siliceous fossil meals or similar siliceous earths, refractory 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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