Pakistan Marble trade is growing as China is importing the raw marble blocks from Pakistan. According to stats issues by ministry of commerce, China imported 70,790 metric ton of Pakistani marble from July to March 2010-11. This is the huge quantity of marble export to china.The most part of this export was raw material in the shape of raw and squared blocks which is very low priced in Pakistan.
Among other top importers of Pakistani natural stone from July to March 2010-11 are:
UAE – 2,994 metric ton
Saudi Arabia- 2,515 metric ton
Italy -2,414 metric tons
Pakistan is also losing the opportunity to earn huge amount of money from marble trade because Pakistan is lacking resources to buy high tech machinery for marble extraction. China is getting benefit of this and importing the raw blocks and selling finished products to the world as there own product.