Which Country Exports the Most Natural Quartz Crystal in the World?

Other Mining And Quarrying May 28, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

In 2016, approx. 3.6M tonnes of quartz were exported worldwide; descending by -15.2% against the previous year figure. In general, quartz exports continue to indicate a remarkable increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010, when it surged by 53% against the previous year level. Over the period under review, global quartz exports attained its maximum volume of 4.3M tonnes in 2015, falling back in the following year.

In value terms, quartz exports amounted to $409M in 2016. Overall, quartz exports continue to indicate a prominent increase. Global quartz export peaked of $435M in 2015, falling back in the following year.

Top Quartz Exporting Countries in the World

1. Turkey (68.1 million USD)

2. India (49.7 million USD)

3. China (41.6 million USD)

4. Kazakhstan (40.7 million USD)

5. Brazil (36.9 million USD)

6. Spain (30.8 million USD)

7. Italy (16.2 million USD)

8. Germany (11.7 million USD)

Quartz Exports By Country

In 2016, Germany (745K tonnes), Spain (548K tonnes), China (488K tonnes), Turkey (458K tonnes), India (438K tonnes), and Kazakhstan (318K tonnes) represented the major exporters of quartz in the world, creating 82% of total export. The following exporters - Brazil (61K tonnes), and Italy (56K tonnes) occupied near 3% of total exports, each.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of quartz exports, among the main exporting countries, was attained by Germany (+24.2% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest quartz markets worldwide were Turkey ($68M), India ($50M) and China ($42M), together accounting for 39% of global exports.Kazakhstan, Brazil, Spain, Italy and Germany lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 33%.

Brazil (+21.9% per year) recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to the quartz exports, in terms of the main exporting countries, over the last 9 years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Quartz Export Prices By Country

The average quartz export price stood at $112 per tonne in 2016, going up by 11% against the previous year. In general, quartz export price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2012, an increase of 27% against the previous year level. In that year, average quartz export price attained its maximum level of $116 per tonne. From 2013 to 2016, growth of average quartz export price stood at a somewhat lower level.

There were significant differences in the average export prices amongst major exporting countries. In 2016, the country with the highest export prices was Brazil ($610 per tonne), while Germany ($16 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of quartz export prices was attained by Brazil (+11.3% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 2506 - Quartz; (other than natural sands), quartzite, whether or not roughly trimmed or merely cut, by sawing or otherwise, into blocks or slabs of a rectangular (including square) shape.

Source: World: Quartz Crystal (Natural) - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025