Natural stone is the fastest growing sector within mining sector. It is also on the way to Become one of the leading sectors in the export of Turkey
Most firms operating within the region sell marble in block form. However, instead of selling the marble in block form, selling it after processing, will generate much more value-added and much more revenue.
A marble processing unit that will be established in the WMR will be an advantageous and a high profit margin investment for reasons as follows;
• There are rich marble reserves in the region
• The current companies are exporting marble unprocessed which is a great loss in terms of sale price
• The presence of colored marbles such as Burdur Beige and Burdur Brown which are on the way to be a trade-mark worldwide.
• Marble produced or processed within the region, can be transported easily by sea, motor or railway with low costs.
• Strong demand from foreign markets to the marble products, especially from China
• Marble producers have been organized as chambers and associations, by this way they operate in a more efficient manner.
• The presence of the young and dynamic workforce