INCREASING EXPORT OF ITALIAN STONE PRODUCTS
News Date: 22.02.2014
The facts emerging from Istat Data analysed by Marmomacc observatory and Confindustria
Marmomacc tells that in the first half of 2013 total Italian exports of decorative and building stone, limestone, gypsum, clays and slate (processed and unhewa products) grew by 7.3 per cent amounting to 896 million euros, against 835 million euros for the same period in 2012.
But Italian imports of the decorative and building stone have fallen down. In 2013 it fell to 190 million euros compared to 199 million euros in the first half of 2012 (-4.3%).
Italian exports of machinery and technologies also could not show encouraging results. It remained almost stable amounting to 447 million euros against 463 million euros in 2012.
Italian processed and semi-finished stone products are increasingly in demand in different countries. In first half of 2013 exports amounted to 713 million euros (+7.1%) against 666 million euros in the same period in 2012.