President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the “Great Hall of the People” in Beijing on December 24, 2014- Press Photo
CAIRO- 29 December 2017: About 28 Egyptian marble companies will take part in the Xiamen International Stone Fair that will be held in China on March 6-9, 2018, Chairman of the Export Council for Building Materials (ECBM) Walid Gamal el Din said on Thursday.
"Xiamen is one of the biggest fairs for stones in the world and it displays the latest techniques in this field," Gamal el Din told MENA.
Egypt's exports of marble and granite hit 2.127 million tons during the past 11 months compared to 1.739 million tons over the same period in the past year, he noted.
China is the biggest importer of Egypt's marble and granite, followed by Libya and Saudi Arabia, he added.
Egypt's exports of construction materials recorded 4.6 million dollars from January to November 2017 up from 4.4 million dollars over the same period in the past year.