After consecutive down years, Turkey’s marble exports are recovering and returning to pre-pandemic levels. Statistics show that Turkish marble companies have managed to make up for losses in specific markets and increase their exports despite the problems caused by the pandemic and transport obstacles.
The table below shows the changes (%) in the value and quantity of Turkey’s marble exports between 2020 – 2021:
Specifically, between 2017 and 2021, exports of unfinished granite show a continuous decline, while processed granite shows a constant increase. The drop in unfinished granites is due to the decrease in exports to China, while the rise of processed granites is due to increasing exports to the U.S. In particular, between 2017 and 2021, exports of unfinished granites to China recorded a decline of -38.31% in value and -35.85% in quantity. At the same time, processed marble exports to the U.S. showed an increase of +45.19% in value and +56.17% in quantity in processed marble exports to the U.S.
*The statistics are derived from the analysis of the Tariff Class Codes – 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 jewellery, 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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