India has one of the highest granite reserves in the world. With amore than 110 shades, India accounts for over 20 percent of the total granite reserves across the world. The total granite reserves in the India are estimated around 13.87 Crore tonnes and it is one of the largest exporters of granite and granite products in the world.
Granite Rich Areas
The Southern and Eastern belts of the nation are places where granite is available in abundance such as those in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Assam, Bihar, Rajasthan, Orissa, Meghalaya and Madhya Pradesh.
Export of Granite
Despite competition China, Brazil, and Saudi Arabia, the Indian granite exports still maintain a 4% annual growth rate over the last few years. According to the latest trading data, India exported total of about 1.65 million tonnes in volume, or the equivalent of US$839 million in value of granite and granite products to the global market in 2018, representing over 39.3% of the world's total granite exports in that year. The revenue from the granite exports in India is the largest in the stone exports industry. Granite exporters in India export most of its granite to China (55%), the UK (18%), and the US (5%).