With exports exceeding $ 1.4 billion in the first nine months of 2021, Turkey’s marble exports have already covered 89% of the total 2020 exports, approximately $ 1.6 billion. Statistics show that Turkish marble companies have maintained an upward trend in exports despite the problems posed by the pandemic.
In the table below, we see the changes (%) in the value and quantity of the Turkish marble exports between the nine months of 2020 – 2021 and between the second and third quarters of 2021:
In the table, we observe the increase of exports between the nine months of 2020 – 2021 due to the increasing exports to China, the USA, India, Iraq and France. Between the second and third quarters of 2021, the decline is mainly due to the decreasing exports to China, the USA and France.
*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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