The US is the largest importer of finished marble products in the world. What was the trend in import value per state in 2018?
The total value of US finished marble imports in 2018 stood at $1.124 billion, raised by 7.34% from 2017, and it is the largest number achieved during the last decade. Compared to 2008, the total value of US finished marble imports increased by 13.14%.
Stonenews.eu, after studying the statistical results* of the International Trade Centre, the UN Comtrade and the National Statistical Institutes, is presenting the growth of US finished marble imports per state in 2018.
As presented at the table, the state with the greatest upward growth in finished marble imports for 2018 was West Virginia, which increased their value of imports by 865.88%, followed by Alaska whose import value was raised by 475.04% and North Dakota by 333.57%.
On the contrary, the state with the most significant downward trend in finished marble imports for 2018 was South Dakota by -81.07%. Mississippi comes second with a decrease in import value growth by -56.16% and Arkansas growth third, declined by -42.93%.
* Due to consistent data flow, statistics may alter during the year
** The statistics are derived by the HS Codes below (Harmonized System Codes):
680221: Marble, travertine and alabaster 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, setts, curbstones and flagstones).
680291: Marble, travertine and alabaster, in any form (excluding 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).