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3.24mln tons of stone imported via Xiamen Port so far this year

Updated: 2014-06-25
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According to the Xiamen Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, up to June 23rd, Xiamen Port has imported a total of 3.24 million tons of stone worth USD $607 million, up 2.5% and 2.11%, respectively, compared with the same period of the previous year.

According to the analysis of the Xiamen Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, the domestic market’s high demand for Brazilian stone contributed to the growth of Xiamen’s stone imports. Besides, there are a good number of stone companies that have acquired mines abroad and exploited overseas markets so they can import the stones as well as re-export the stone products, which has also helped the stability of stone imports.

There are four distribution centers and markets in Xiamen for stones from all over the world. More than 1,000 kinds of high-quality stone are imported and exported through Xiamen Port each year, where stones from all over the world are gathered. Incomplete statistics show that more than 50% of all Brazilian high-quality granites, more than 60% of all Indian granite blocks, and more than 30% of all Turkish marble blocks and more than 80% of all Italian and Spanish granites are shipped to Xiamen, distributed, processed and re-exported via Xiamen Port.

Each year thousands of stone suppliers, makers and merchants from all over the world gather in the city for the annual Xiamen Stone Fair, which is seen as a miniature model of developmental trends for the global stone industry.
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