15 May, 2008
Over the past few years, Greek marble is used in many buildings in China, with the value of exports approaching 25 million dollars.
However, the Chinese market seems to ask for greater quantities of Greek marble, as stated by the trade attaché of China to Greece, Cheng Dayan, during a visit he made to Drama, northern Greece, on Wednesday.
Cheng met with Drama Prefect Constantine Evmiridis, in the presence of the president of the Chamber of Commerce of Drama, Kyriakos Harakidis.
The Chinese official disclosed that his fourth in a row visit to Drama is the continuation of the promotion of the export of Greek marble to China. Drama Prefecture is the country’s greatest exporter of marble.
According to Cheng, China imported in 2007, 118,000 tons of marble from Greece, marking 16.4% of imports, valued at 25 million dollars, compared to 23 million dollars in 2006.
Source: Athens News Agency