Zimbabwe bans export of unprocessed granite

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In June last year, the government gave granite miners 6-months to submit plans to process locally.

According to trade data most Zimbabwean granite is sold to Italy, China, Belgium, and Spain.

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There are several mining companies in Mutoko, Mashonaland East, Mt Darwin district in Mashonaland Central province.

Granite contributes about 1.6% of Zimbabwe’s total exports according to official data from Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe.

In 2020, Zimbabwe exported $47.4M in Granite.

The main destinations of Zimbabwe exports on Granite were Mozambique ($18.1M), Italy ($15.3M), China ($5.25M), Poland ($2.7M), and Spain ($2.16M).

In 2020, Zimbabwe imported $37.7k in Granite, mainly from South Africa ($27k) and Hong Kong ($10.8k).

Source: www.zawya.com