China, the Most Active Stone Production and Consumption Market
Learned from the General Administration
of Customs, China' s total amount of stone imports and exports amounted to USD
9.61 billion, with 49.08 million tons involved in 2017. The imports capped a
robust year and reached to 14.65 million tons valuing USD 2.79 billion with an increase in tonnage of 23.21%, and by value of 26.78%. As the most
active stone production and consumption market, China' s total trade share in
global stone industry maintains at about 25%~30%. Natural stone are importing worldwide
mainly from Turkey, India, Italy, Brazil, Iran, Egypt, Spain, Greece, Portugal,
Norway, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Finland, South Africa. And the main export
destinations of natural stone materials includes USA, Germany, UAE,
Netherlands, Belgium, UK, Japan, India, Korea, Vietnam, etc.
Xiamen Port, where Xiamen Stone Fair is held, accounted for nearly 60% of China's stone import volume and became the largest stone production base and distribution center. Complete stone production line is established and well-developed here. Raw block quarrying, R&D center, further processing, logistics and other allied services created a virtuous industry cycle. The top stone enterprises in China have already set their processing base here and kept exploring a vast new market.