By 2013 Dolomite Export Price May Exceed $43/tonn

06 Jul 2010 • by Natalie Aster
By 2013 Dolomite Export Price May Exceed $43/tonn
Dolomite is a widespread mineral that is a major constituent of sedimentary carbonate rocks and dolomite limestone. They form primarily due to the magnesium-enriched salt water forcing on calcareous sediments.

Today dolomite is used not solely in construction, but also in such sectors as metallurgy (for magnesium metal production), in glass industry (for glass thermal resistance development), in chemical industry. Moreover, they are a source of magnesium saline, that is widely applied in contemporary medicine.

However, it is most widely known as a trim/decorative stone that is attributed to the variety of its colours and shades and beautiful natural arrangement. That is why dolomite is frequently used for statues, columns, window sills, banisters, which adds a degree of sophistication and individuality to the modern interior.

According to the market report Trends and Prospects in International Trade in Dolomite published at, since 2003 the global dolomite market has experienced import and export prices growth. By 2009 export prices rose by 1.8, import prices – by 2.2.

Table 1. Dolomite: global export prices in 2003 – 2009, $/tonn

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009*
Export 20 23 26 26 29 34 34

Table 2. Dolomite: global import prices in 2003 – 2009, $/tonn

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009*
Export 21 28 25 30 39 45 48

* - estimations are presented for 2009

According to data, by 2013 dolomite export prices will rise and make up $43/tonn. Belgium (44%), Canada, Germany, China, etc. are the major exporters on the global dolomite market.

Figure 1. Leading exporters (2008)

More information on dolomite market may be found in the report Trends and Prospects in International Trade in Dolomite recently published at

The report encompasses information on global dolomite trade and global dolomite market trends. The data in this report will be primarily of interest for strategic planning specialists, foreign economic activities managers, and other market experts, as the data is presented as a breakdown by countries, regions and years (2003 – 2008).

The report offers the following analytical information on dolomite: executive summary, global trade dynamics (2003 – 2008), export-import data of 2008, major suppliers and consumers, prices. World market development forecasts for 2010 – 2013 are also covered in the report.

The trade intelligence statistics of more than 125 countries is presented in 150 tables and charts.


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