Published On: Mon, Sep 4th, 2017

Turkey’s natural stone sector targets 2 billion dollars exports by end 2017




NATURAL STONE XPORTS TURKEY

With the acceleration achieved in the Chinese and Indian markets, the natural stone sector which achieved a 16 percent export increase in the first 7 months targets 2 billion dollars at the end of the year.

It was reported by the Aegean Mine Exporters Association that the demand for natural stone had increased due to the acceleration of construction projects in China and India, and an increase of 16 percent was achieved in exports in the 7 month period, compared to the previous year.

In the same report it was also stated that during the January-July period, exports had reached US$ 1 billion 161 million and that there was a possibility to reach US$ 2 billion at the end of the year.

The report said the natural stone sector had increased its exports to China by 39 percent to US$ 525 million and to India with 109 percent corresponding to US$ 46 million.



Records show the Turkish natural stone sector peaked at $ 2 billion 222 million dollars in exports in 2013.

 

Points to Consider When Importing Stone from Turkey
By ALPER OZULOGUL (Turkish Natural Stone Expert)

Mr. Ozulogul possesses very close and good relations to majority quarry & factory owners in Turkey and has a very good reputation in the sector as a reliable stone expert. He lives in Izmir and currently works at Stoneline Company as consultant.

e-mail: alper@stone-line.com / aozulogul@hotmail.com
TEL +90 232 486 88 14 – GSM + 90 532 5837404

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