Chalk Market in India
In value terms, chalk production expanded modestly to $ in estimated in export price. Over the period under review, production continues to indicate a pronounced decrease. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 with an increase of %. As a result, production reached the peak level of $. From 2012 to , production growth failed to regain momentum.
The size of the chalk market in India shrank to $ in , declining by -% against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). Overall, consumption recorded a perceptible decrease. Over the period under review, the market hit record highs at $ in 2011; however, from 2012 to , consumption remained at a lower figure.