It is reported that in 2021, the value of the imported natural stones in the United States will exceed 2.3 billion US dollars, a year-on-year increase of 27.9%. Among them, the value of stone imported from Brazil exceeded 750 million US dollars, a year-on-year increase of 29.6%, accounting for 32.7% of the value of natural stone imported from the United States, and it is the largest import source of natural stone in the United States. Followed by Italy, India, China, and Turkey, accounting for 17.3%, 14.4%, 12.4%, and 10.9%.
In terms of quantity, last year, the United States imported more than 3 million tons of natural stone, divided into six categories: granite slabs and products, marble slabs and products, travertine, non-roofing slate, other calcium carbonate stone, and other stone. Among them, about 1.4 million tons of granite plates and products were imported from Brazil, accounting for more than 48%; 810,000 tons of marble plates and products were imported from Turkey, accounting for more than 51%; and 240,000 tons of travertine were imported, and those imported from Turkey accounted for The ratio exceeds 61%; other calcium carbonate stone imports are 130,000 tons, and imports from Canada account for more than 14%; other stone materials are imported 510,000 tons, and imports from Brazil account for more than 32.7%.
At the same time, the value of imported quartz stone slabs in the United States in 2021 will be nearly 1.72 billion US dollars, a significant increase over the previous year, an increase of 45.8%. Among them, the value of imported goods from Spain exceeded 360 million US dollars, a year-on-year increase of 46.2%, accounting for 21.2% of the value of imported quartz stone plates from the United States. India accounted for 19.5% of the value, Vietnam accounted for 18.5%, Israel accounted for 4.2%, South Korea accounted for 3.1%, and Italy accounted for 3.1%.