Turkey’s crude steel output increases by 11.5 percent in January-May
According to a statement released by the Turkish Steel Producers’ Association (TCUD), the rising trend in Turkish crude steel production continued in May this year. Turkish crude steel output in May this year increased by 8.6 percent month on month and was up by 9.7 percent year on year to 3.29 million mt.
In the given month, Turkey’s crude steel output by electric arc furnaces rose by 11.5 percent, while production by integrated plants increased by 5.9 percent, both year on year.
In the first five months of this year, Turkish crude steel output rose by 11.5 percent to 15.1 million mt, year on year. In the given period, Turkey’s crude steel output by electric arc furnaces rose by 15.3 percent to 10.3 million mt, while production by integrated plants increased by 4.2 percent to 4.82 million mt, both year on year.
In the January-May period of this year, Turkey’s billet output increased by 6.2 percent to 10.3 million metric tons, while its slab output rose by 24.7 percent to 4.8 million metric tons, both on year-on-year basis.
*This was published on SteelOrbis website on June 16, 2017.