Following our previous report on Turkey’s marble products exports growth to China during the first two months of 2020, Stonenews.eu, after collecting, studying and editing the statistical data provided by the Turkish Statistical Institute (Turkstat), is presenting the country’s total marble products export growth in the 1st quarter of this year, both for blocks and slabs as well as finished marble products, examining the value and quantity of exports and comparing it with last year’s same quarter as well as exactly the previous quarter in 2019.
As seen at the picture above, Turkey’s marble blocks and slabs exports followed a downward trend both in value and quantity of exports in the first three months of 2020 compared with the same period of 2019. The decline was almost identical which means that the price per tonne remained rather stable. At the same time, finished marble products exports recorded small but still positive growth both in value and quantity of exports.
Things change dramatically when the comparison is made with the exactly previous quarter, that is to say the last three months of 2019. Marble blocks and slabs exports were hit severely, as the growth was almost cut in the middle, both in value and quantity of exports. Finished marble products suffered a much smaller, rather low, decrease, in value and quantity of exports, as well.
*Due to consistent data flow, statistics may alter during the year