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An overview of the domestic market of dimension stones in Greece


  • A. Papadopoulos

    (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)


The exploitation of dimension stones, especially marble, has always been important for Greek economy. In the dimension stone market, granite and schist are also included. However, marble is by far the most important product of the dimension stone market of Greece. An attempt to highlight the trends of the last decade in the market of dimension stones in Greece is attempted. Several factors potentially affecting the demand are also assessed. Domestic demand for dimension stones seems to increase, but this is applied more to the general constructions sector rather than in private dwellings. The production and exports of marble and schist follow increasing patterns since 2011. The domestic market of granite is more complicated, due to the fact that there is no systematic exploitation of granite in Greece, even though the demand and therefore the imports increase steeply since 2017.

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  • A. Papadopoulos, 2021. "An overview of the domestic market of dimension stones in Greece," Mineral Economics, Springer;Raw Materials Group (RMG);Luleå University of Technology, vol. 34(2), pages 323-330, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:minecn:v:34:y:2021:i:2:d:10.1007_s13563-020-00236-1
    DOI: 10.1007/s13563-020-00236-1

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    1. Careddu, Nicola & Di Capua, Giuseppe & Siotto, Giampaolo, 2019. "Dimension stone industry should meet the fundamental values of geoethics," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 63(C), pages 1-1.
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