Italy’s stone exports to the USA on the rise

31 August 2021

For the Italian stone industry 2021 began with comforting signs coming from the US. According to US Department of Commerce data processed by ICE-Italian Trade Agency New York, in the first 3 months of 2021 Italy in fact increased its exports of natural stone materials to the American market by 12.8% from the year before.

We remind readers that 2020 ended with a downturn on an annual basis of 15.4% fewer sales to the United States, Italy’s number one buyer with a share of some 25% of total sector exports.

Also increasing in the first quarter of the year were US imports of Italian stone-working technology (+18.4%), which last year had remained on 2019 levels.

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