Due to the decline in imports of raw marble from China, Turkish marble companies have turned their attention to exports of processed marble.
In doing so, they have managed to not only limit losses but exceed them, recording a five-year record in Q1 2022 in total marble export value. The export volume declined only slightly and remained at a very high level. The table below shows the changes in export value and quantity between the first quarters of 2021 and 2022:
The increase is mainly due to increasing exports to all major destinations, the U.S., India, India, Israel, Egypt, Iraq and the United Arab Emirates. Exports to China continued their downward trend and are among the lowest in recent years.
The export dispersion remained high, as in the first quarter of 2022, Turkey exported marble to 138 countries, compared to 135 in the first quarter of 2021.
*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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